October Weather in Forsyth Montana, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 15°F, from 69°F to 54°F, rarely falling below 37°F or exceeding 84°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 11°F, from 43°F to 33°F, rarely falling below 20°F or exceeding 53°F.
For reference, on July 27, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Forsyth typically range from 63°F to 91°F, while on January 1, the coldest day of the year, they range from 14°F to 31°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in October in Forsyth
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 in Forsyth
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The month of October in Forsyth experiences increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 39% to 48%.
The clearest day of the month is October 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 61% of the time.
For reference, on March 19, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 59%, while on July 28, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 77%.
Cloud Cover Categories in October in Forsyth
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Forsyth, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is decreasing, starting the month at 14% and ending it at 8%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 31% on June 2, and its lowest chance is 3% on January 23.
Over the course of October in Forsyth, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 13% to 7%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 1% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in October in Forsyth
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Forsyth is decreasing, starting the month at 1.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.0 inches or falls below 0.2 inches, and ending the month at 0.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October in Forsyth
Over the course of October in Forsyth, 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, 34 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 3 minutes, 8 seconds, and weekly decrease of 21 minutes, 57 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 10 hours, 6 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 11 hours, 40 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October in Forsyth
The earliest sunrise of the month in Forsyth is 7:05 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 41 minutes later at 7:46 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 6:45 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 53 minutes earlier at 5:53 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Forsyth during 2021, 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 5:14 AM and sets 15 hours, 48 minutes later, at 9:02 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:46 AM and sets 8 hours, 36 minutes later, at 4:23 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October in Forsyth
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for October 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in October in Forsyth
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Forsyth is essentially constant during October, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 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 in Forsyth
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This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Forsyth is essentially constant during October, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 10.5 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on January 18, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.6 miles per hour, while on July 30, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October in Forsyth
The hourly average wind direction in Forsyth throughout October is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 54% on October 31.
Wind Direction in October in Forsyth
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
The growing season in Forsyth typically lasts for 5.0 months (155 days), from around May 2 to around October 4, rarely starting before April 11 or after May 21, and rarely ending before September 13 or after October 22.
During October in Forsyth, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly decreasing falling from 57% to 3% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in October in Forsyth
Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days in Forsyth are gradually increasing during October, increasing by 124°F, from 2,761°F to 2,885°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in October in Forsyth
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Forsyth is decreasing during October, falling by 1.5 kWh, from 4.1 kWh to 2.6 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in October in Forsyth
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Forsyth are 46.266 deg latitude, -106.678 deg longitude, and 2,520 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Forsyth contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 410 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,631 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,004 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,520 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Forsyth is covered by grassland (49%) and shrubs (41%), within 10 miles by grassland (80%) and shrubs (10%), and within 50 miles by grassland (81%) and shrubs (13%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Forsyth, 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 Forsyth.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Forsyth 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 Forsyth is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Forsyth and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Frank Wiley Field (KMLS, 61%, 64 kilometers, east); Jordan Airport (KJDN, 24%, 120 kilometers, north); and Logan International Airport (KBIL, 16%, 153 kilometers, west).
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.
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