Average Weather in October in Lucerne Valley California, United States
In Lucerne Valley, the month of October is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing by 12°F, from 84°F to 73°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 93°F or dropping below 62°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 10°F, from 57°F to 47°F, rarely falling below 39°F or exceeding 65°F.
For reference, on July 21, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Lucerne Valley typically range from 69°F to 97°F, while on December 25, the coldest day of the year, they range from 35°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 Lucerne Valley experiences increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 14% to 26%.
The clearest day of the month is October 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 86% of the time.
For reference, on February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 46%, while on September 7, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 89%.
Cloud Cover Categories in October
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Lucerne Valley, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is gradually increasing, starting the month at 4% and ending it at 6%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 16% on February 21, and its lowest chance is 1% on June 14.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Lucerne Valley is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.9 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Lucerne Valley, 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, 1 minute, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 2 seconds, and weekly decrease of 14 minutes, 16 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 10 hours, 48 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 Lucerne Valley is 6:42 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 25 minutes later at 7:07 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 6:31 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 36 minutes earlier at 5:55 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Lucerne Valley during 2017, 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 5:35 AM and sets 14 hours, 28 minutes later, at 8:03 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:50 AM and sets 9 hours, 51 minutes later, at 4:41 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Lucerne Valley is essentially constant during October, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% 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 Lucerne Valley is essentially constant during October, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 7.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on May 3, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.7 miles per hour, while on September 9, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October
Wind Direction in October
Lucerne Valley is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Lucerne Valley is gradually decreasing during October, falling by 2°F, from 68°F to 65°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in October
The growing season in Lucerne Valley typically lasts for 9.1 months (276 days), from around February 24 to around November 27, rarely starting before January 18 or after March 29, and rarely ending before November 8 or after December 19.
The month of October in Lucerne Valley 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 97% 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 Lucerne Valley is increasing during October, increasing by 439°F, from 4,468°F to 4,907°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Lucerne Valley is decreasing during October, falling by 1.5 kWh, from 5.9 kWh to 4.4 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 Lucerne Valley are 34.444 deg latitude, -116.968 deg longitude, and 2,989 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Lucerne Valley contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 817 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,999 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (5,449 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (11,066 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Lucerne Valley is covered by shrubs (100%), within 10 miles by shrubs (86%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (83%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Lucerne Valley 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Lucerne Valley.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Lucerne Valley 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 Lucerne Valley is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Lucerne Valley and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Southern California Logistics Airport (38%, 41 kilometers, west); San Bernardino International Airport (17%, 46 kilometers, southwest); Barstow Daggett County Airport (23%, 49 kilometers, north); Twenty-Nine Palms, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center (14%, 75 kilometers, east); and Palm Springs International Airport (8%, 81 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .