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October Weather in Ocean Shores Washington, United States

Daily high temperatures decrease by 6°F, from 62°F to 55°F, rarely falling below 51°F or exceeding 69°F.

Daily low temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 51°F to 47°F, rarely falling below 40°F or exceeding 56°F.

For reference, on August 18, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Ocean Shores typically range from 55°F to 65°F, while on December 22, the coldest day of the year, they range from 40°F to 47°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in October in Ocean Shores

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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 Ocean Shores

Average Hourly Temperature in October in Ocean ShoresOct112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMSepNovvery coldcoldcoolvery cold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Listowel, Ireland (4,569 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Ocean Shores (view comparison).

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The month of October in Ocean Shores experiences very rapidly increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 46% to 66%.

The clearest day of the month is October 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 54% of the time.

For reference, on January 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 75%, while on August 2, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 76%.

Cloud Cover Categories in October in Ocean Shores

Cloud Cover Categories in October in Ocean ShoresOct11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%SepNovOct 154%Oct 154%Oct 3134%Oct 3134%Oct 1146%Oct 1146%Oct 2139%Oct 2139%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Ocean Shores, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 31% and ending it at 55%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 64% on November 17, and its lowest chance is 6% on July 31.

Probability of Precipitation in October in Ocean Shores

The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

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 Ocean Shores is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 4.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 7.7 inches or falls below 0.9 inches, and ending the month at 9.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 15.6 inches or falls below 3.9 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in October in Ocean Shores

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average snowfall.

Over the course of October in Ocean Shores, 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, 36 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 3 minutes, 13 seconds, and weekly decrease of 22 minutes, 30 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 10 hours, 2 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 11 hours, 39 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October in Ocean Shores

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise of the month in Ocean Shores is 7:16 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 42 minutes later at 7:58 AM on October 31.

The latest sunset is 6:54 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 54 minutes earlier at 6:00 PM on October 31.

Daylight saving time is observed in Ocean Shores during 2024, but it neither starts nor ends during October, so the entire month is in standard time.

For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:21 AM and sets 15 hours, 54 minutes later, at 9:15 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:59 AM and sets 8 hours, 31 minutes later, at 4:30 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October in Ocean Shores

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October in Ocean ShoresOct11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031312 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMSepNov7:16 AM7:16 AMOct 16:54 PMOct 16:54 PM7:58 AM7:58 AMOct 316:00 PMOct 316:00 PM7:30 AM7:30 AMOct 116:35 PMOct 116:35 PM7:44 AM7:44 AMOct 216:17 PMOct 216:17 PMSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of October. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in October in Ocean Shores

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in October in Ocean ShoresOct112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMSepNov0010102020203040000101020203030
northeastsouthwest
Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of October 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for October 2024. 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 Ocean Shores

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in October in Ocean ShoresOct112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMSepNovSep 26:56 PMSep 26:56 PMSep 177:35 PMSep 177:35 PMOct 211:50 AMOct 211:50 AMOct 174:27 AMOct 174:27 AMNov 15:48 AMNov 15:48 AMNov 151:29 PMNov 151:29 PMNov 3010:22 PMNov 3010:22 PM6:03 AM6:03 AM8:01 PM8:01 PM7:23 PM7:23 PM7:41 AM7:41 AM7:11 AM7:11 AM6:50 PM6:50 PM6:02 PM6:02 PM7:59 AM7:59 AM8:21 AM8:21 AM5:47 PM5:47 PM4:15 PM4:15 PM8:48 AM8:48 AM7:29 AM7:29 AM3:44 PM3:44 PM
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.
Oct 2024IlluminationMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseMeridian PassingDistance
1
1%6:06 AME6:37 PMW-12:24 PMS252,389 mi
2
0%7:11 AME6:50 PMW-1:02 PMS252,597 mi
3
1%8:16 AMESE7:05 PMWSW-1:42 PMS252,376 mi
4
4%9:23 AMESE7:21 PMWSW-2:23 PMS251,712 mi
5
9%10:31 AMESE7:42 PMWSW-3:07 PMS250,575 mi
6
15%11:41 AMSE8:07 PMSW-3:54 PMS248,928 mi
7
23%12:50 PMSE8:42 PMSW-4:46 PMS246,741 mi
8
32%1:56 PMSE9:27 PMSW-5:41 PMS244,012 mi
9
43%2:52 PMSE10:26 PMSW-6:39 PMS240,788 mi
10
50%3:39 PMSE11:37 PMSW-7:38 PMS237,183 mi
11
65%4:15 PMSE--8:35 PMS233,391 mi
12
75%-12:56 AMSW4:43 PMESE9:30 PMS229,680 mi
13
85%-2:19 AMWSW5:05 PMESE10:23 PMS226,371 mi
14
93%-3:43 AMWSW5:25 PME11:14 PMS223,801 mi
15
96%-5:07 AMW5:43 PME--
16
98%-6:32 AMW6:02 PMENE12:04 AMS222,273 mi
17
100%-7:59 AMWNW6:23 PMENE12:55 AMS221,989 mi
18
99%-9:28 AMWNW6:49 PMENE1:49 AMS223,014 mi
19
95%-10:57 AMNW7:22 PMNE2:46 AMS225,249 mi
20
88%-12:19 PMNW8:06 PMNE3:45 AMS228,450 mi
21
79%-1:30 PMNW9:02 PMNE4:46 AMS232,275 mi
22
69%-2:25 PMNW10:09 PMNE5:46 AMS236,346 mi
23
58%-3:06 PMNW11:21 PMNE6:42 AMS240,315 mi
24
50%-3:36 PMWNW-7:34 AMS243,907 mi
25
37%12:33 AMENE3:58 PMWNW-8:21 AMS246,938 mi
26
28%1:44 AMENE4:16 PMWNW-9:05 AMS249,306 mi
27
20%2:52 AMENE4:31 PMW-9:45 AMS250,979 mi
28
12%3:57 AME4:45 PMW-10:24 AMS251,980 mi
29
7%5:02 AME4:58 PMW-11:02 AMS252,367 mi
30
3%6:07 AME5:12 PMWSW-11:41 AMS252,215 mi
31
0%7:13 AMESE5:28 PMWSW-12:21 PMS251,603 mi

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 Ocean Shores is essentially constant during October, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on July 26, 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 in Ocean Shores

Humidity Comfort Levels in October in Ocean ShoresOct11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%SepNovOct 10%Oct 10%Oct 310%Oct 310%Oct 110%Oct 110%Oct 210%Oct 210%comfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

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 Ocean Shores is rapidly increasing during October, increasing from 7.2 miles per hour to 9.3 miles per hour over the course of the month.

For reference, on December 3, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.8 miles per hour, while on August 17, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.3 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in October in Ocean Shores

Average Wind Speed in October in Ocean ShoresOct11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mphSepNovOct 17.2 mphOct 17.2 mphOct 319.3 mphOct 319.3 mphOct 117.8 mphOct 117.8 mphOct 218.5 mphOct 218.5 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The wind direction in Ocean Shores during October is predominantly out of the north from October 1 to October 6 and the south from October 6 to October 31.

Wind Direction in October in Ocean Shores

Wind Direction in October in Ocean ShoresNSOct11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%SepNovwestsoutheastnorth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Ocean Shores 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 Ocean Shores is gradually decreasing during October, falling by 3°F, from 56°F to 53°F, over the course of the month.

Average Water Temperature in October in Ocean Shores

Average Water Temperature in October in Ocean ShoresOct112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313148°F48°F50°F50°F52°F52°F54°F54°F56°F56°F58°F58°F60°F60°F62°F62°FSepNovOct 156°FOct 156°FOct 3153°FOct 3153°FOct 1155°FOct 1155°FOct 2154°FOct 2154°F
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 Ocean Shores typically lasts for 10 months (309 days), from around February 9 to around December 14, rarely starting after March 7, or ending before November 13.

The month of October in Ocean Shores is reliably fully within the growing season.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in October in Ocean Shores

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in October in Ocean Shoresgrowing seasonOct11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%SepNov100%Oct 16100%Oct 1690%Nov 1390%Nov 13very coldcoldcoolcomfortable
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

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 Ocean Shores are gradually increasing during October, increasing by 121°F, from 1,189°F to 1,310°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in October in Ocean Shores

Growing Degree Days in October in Ocean ShoresOct11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031311,000°F1,000°F1,100°F1,100°F1,200°F1,200°F1,300°F1,300°F1,400°F1,400°F1,500°F1,500°F1,600°F1,600°FSepNovOct 11,189°FOct 11,189°FOct 311,310°FOct 311,310°FOct 111,241°FOct 111,241°FOct 211,281°FOct 211,281°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of October, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 Ocean Shores is rapidly decreasing during October, falling by 1.7 kWh, from 3.5 kWh to 1.8 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in October in Ocean Shores

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in October in Ocean ShoresOct11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWhSepNovOct 13.5 kWhOct 13.5 kWhOct 311.8 kWhOct 311.8 kWhOct 112.8 kWhOct 112.8 kWhOct 212.2 kWhOct 212.2 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Ocean Shores are 46.974 deg latitude, -124.156 deg longitude, and 23 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Ocean Shores is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 26 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 10 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (381 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (4,964 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Ocean Shores is covered by herbaceous vegetation (51%) and water (37%), within 10 miles by water (73%) and herbaceous vegetation (13%), and within 50 miles by water (52%) and trees (37%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Ocean Shores, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Ocean Shores.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Ocean Shores 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 Ocean Shores is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Ocean Shores and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:

To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Ocean Shores and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.

Other Data

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 © OpenStreetMap contributors.

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