Average Weather in October in Loa Utah, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 14°F, from 66°F to 52°F, rarely falling below 40°F or exceeding 75°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 37°F to 28°F, rarely falling below 19°F or exceeding 45°F.
For reference, on July 11, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Loa typically range from 52°F to 82°F, while on January 3, the coldest day of the year, they range from 12°F to 33°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 Loa experiences increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 21% to 32%.
The clearest day of the month is October 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 79% of the time.
For reference, on March 1, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 46%, while on September 19, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 81%.
Cloud Cover Categories in October
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Loa, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 13% and ending it at 11%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 21% on August 10, and its lowest chance is 6% on June 20.
Over the course of October in Loa, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 12% to 6%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain increases from 1% to 4%, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 1% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Loa is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.8 inches or falls below 0.1 inches, and ending the month at 0.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.2 inches or falls below 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during October in Loa is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.5 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in October
Over the course of October in Loa, 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, 11 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 22 seconds, and weekly decrease of 16 minutes, 33 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 10 hours, 36 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 11 hours, 47 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The earliest sunrise of the month in Loa is 7:22 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 30 minutes later at 7:52 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 7:09 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 41 minutes earlier at 6:27 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Loa 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 6:03 AM and sets 14 hours, 51 minutes later, at 8:53 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:40 AM and sets 9 hours, 29 minutes later, at 5:09 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Loa is essentially constant during October, remaining around 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in October
The average hourly wind speed in Loa is essentially constant during October, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 6.7 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 7, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.0 miles per hour, while on August 11, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October
Wind Direction in October
The growing season in Loa typically lasts for 3.8 months (116 days), from around June 1 to around September 25, rarely starting before May 9 or after June 21, and rarely ending before September 5 or after October 14.
The month of October in Loa is more likely than not fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly decreasing from 33% to 1% 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 Loa are gradually increasing during October, increasing by 86°F, from 1,903°F to 1,989°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Loa is rapidly decreasing during October, falling by 1.5 kWh, from 5.4 kWh to 3.9 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 Loa are 38.403 deg latitude, -111.643 deg longitude, and 7,149 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Loa contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 433 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 7,104 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (4,413 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,884 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Loa is covered by cropland (63%) and shrubs (31%), within 10 miles by shrubs (80%) and trees (10%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (71%) and trees (24%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Loa 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 Loa.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Loa 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 Loa is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Loa and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Hanksville (25%, 81 kilometers, east); Bryce Canyon Airport (38%, 89 kilometers, southwest); Milford Municipal Airport (21%, 120 kilometers, west); and Carbon County Airport (16%, 155 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .