Average Weather in October in Mojave California, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 12°F, from 83°F to 71°F, rarely falling below 60°F or exceeding 93°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 57°F to 49°F, rarely falling below 40°F or exceeding 66°F.
For reference, on July 27, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Mojave typically range from 71°F to 96°F, while on December 26, the coldest day of the year, they range from 36°F to 56°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in October
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on October. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in October
The month of October in Mojave experiences rapidly increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 15% to 27%.
The clearest day of the month is October 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 85% of the time.
For reference, on February 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 47%, while on September 7, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 90%.
Cloud Cover Categories in October
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Mojave, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is gradually increasing, starting the month at 3% and ending it at 7%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 18% on February 20, and its lowest chance is 0% on June 24.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Mojave is gradually increasing, starting the month at 0.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.8 inches or falls below -0.0 inches, and ending the month at 0.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Mojave, the length of the day is rapidly decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 1 hour, 3 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 5 seconds, and weekly decrease of 14 minutes, 37 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 10 hours, 46 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 11 hours, 49 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The earliest sunrise of the month in Mojave is 6:47 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 25 minutes later at 7:12 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 6:36 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 37 minutes earlier at 5:59 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Mojave during 2018, but it neither starts nor ends during October, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:38 AM and sets 14 hours, 31 minutes later, at 8:10 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:56 AM and sets 9 hours, 48 minutes later, at 4:44 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Mojave is essentially constant during October, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 4, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on October 12, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in October
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Mojave is essentially constant during October, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 8.0 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 25, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.4 miles per hour, while on September 9, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October
Wind Direction in October
The growing season in Mojave typically lasts for 9.2 months (280 days), from around February 19 to around November 26, rarely starting before January 19 or after March 26, and rarely ending before November 7 or after December 21.
The month of October in Mojave is very likely fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season gradually decreasing from 100% to 96% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in October
The average accumulated growing degree days in Mojave are rapidly increasing during October, increasing by 450°F, from 4,532°F to 4,982°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Mojave is rapidly decreasing during October, falling by 1.5 kWh, from 5.8 kWh to 4.3 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in October
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Mojave are 35.052 deg latitude, -118.174 deg longitude, and 2,789 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Mojave contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 335 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,785 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (3,907 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,130 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Mojave is covered by shrubs (86%) and grassland (14%), within 10 miles by shrubs (86%) and grassland (13%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (73%) and grassland (14%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Mojave year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Mojave.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Mojave according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Mojave is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Mojave and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Mojave Airport (97%, 2.7 kilometers, northeast); Tehachapi Municipal Airport (1.4%, 26 kilometers, west); and General Wm J Fox Airfield (1.9%, 35 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .