Average Weather in October in Kettle Falls Washington, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 19°F, from 68°F to 50°F, rarely falling below 42°F or exceeding 79°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 8°F, from 43°F to 35°F, rarely falling below 25°F or exceeding 51°F.
For reference, on August 2, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Kettle Falls typically range from 58°F to 90°F, while on January 1, the coldest day of the year, they range from 22°F to 31°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
Извор, Macedonia (5,705 miles away); Zelenogorskoye, Ukraine (5,765 miles); and Kemaliye, Turkey (6,205 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Kettle Falls (view comparison).
The month of October in Kettle Falls experiences very rapidly increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 43% to 62%.
The clearest day of the month is October 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 57% of the time.
For reference, on January 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 75%, while on August 3, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 77%.
Cloud Cover Categories in October
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Kettle Falls, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 14% and ending it at 26%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 35% on November 27, and its lowest chance is 8% on August 20.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Kettle Falls is increasing, starting the month at 0.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.7 inches or falls below 0.1 inches, and ending the month at 1.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.5 inches or falls below 0.6 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Kettle Falls, 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, 42 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 3 minutes, 25 seconds, and weekly decrease of 23 minutes, 55 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 9 hours, 57 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 11 hours, 39 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The earliest sunrise of the month in Kettle Falls is 6:51 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 45 minutes later at 7:37 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 6:30 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 57 minutes earlier at 5:33 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Kettle Falls 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 4:49 AM and sets 16 hours, 9 minutes later, at 8:58 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:41 AM and sets 8 hours, 17 minutes later, at 3:58 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Kettle Falls is essentially constant during October, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 10, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in October
The average hourly wind speed in Kettle Falls is essentially constant during October, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 3.6 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 20, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.9 miles per hour, while on January 7, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October
Wind Direction in October
The growing season in Kettle Falls typically lasts for 5.5 months (168 days), from around April 26 to around October 11, rarely starting before April 2 or after May 17, and rarely ending before September 22 or after October 30.
During October in Kettle Falls, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly decreasing falling from 74% to 9% 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 Kettle Falls are gradually increasing during October, increasing by 92°F, from 2,371°F to 2,462°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Kettle Falls is rapidly decreasing during October, falling by 1.8 kWh, from 3.8 kWh to 1.9 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 Kettle Falls are 48.611 deg latitude, -118.056 deg longitude, and 1,627 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Kettle Falls contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,975 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,833 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,222 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,483 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Kettle Falls is covered by shrubs (38%), sparse vegetation (38%), and grassland (10%), within 10 miles by trees (35%) and shrubs (34%), and within 50 miles by trees (62%) and shrubs (23%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Kettle Falls 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Kettle Falls.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Kettle Falls 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 Kettle Falls is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Kettle Falls and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: West Kootenay Regional Airport (41%, 61 kilometers, northeast); Deer Park Airport (25%, 85 kilometers, southeast); Omak Airport (17%, 109 kilometers, west); and Osoyoos Automatic Weather Reporting System (17%, 111 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .