Average Weather in October in Fort Yates North Dakota, United States
Daily low temperatures decrease by 12°F, from 42°F to 30°F, rarely falling below 19°F or exceeding 52°F.
For reference, on July 24, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Fort Yates typically range from 61°F to 86°F, while on January 3, the coldest day of the year, they range from 7°F to 24°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
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The month of October in Fort Yates experiences increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 40% to 49%.
The clearest day of the month is October 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 60% of the time.
For reference, on January 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 58%, while on July 24, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 76%.
Cloud Cover Categories in October
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Fort Yates, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is decreasing, starting the month at 15% and ending it at 9%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 34% on June 6, and its lowest chance is 4% on December 20.
Over the course of October in Fort Yates, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 15% 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
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Fort Yates is decreasing, starting the month at 1.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.1 inches or falls below 0.2 inches, and ending the month at 0.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.6 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 Fort Yates is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.3 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in October
Over the course of October in Fort Yates, 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, 7 seconds, and weekly decrease of 21 minutes, 50 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 10 hours, 8 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 11 hours, 41 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The earliest sunrise of the month in Fort Yates is 7:41 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 41 minutes later at 8:21 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 7:22 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 53 minutes earlier at 6:29 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Fort Yates 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 5:51 AM and sets 15 hours, 46 minutes later, at 9:37 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:21 AM and sets 8 hours, 38 minutes later, at 4:59 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Fort Yates is essentially constant during October, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 18, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 20% 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 Fort Yates is essentially constant during October, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 11.8 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.6 miles per hour, while on July 31, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.9 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during October is 12.0 miles per hour on October 19.
Average Wind Speed in October
Wind Direction in October
The growing season in Fort Yates typically lasts for 4.8 months (147 days), from around May 7 to around October 1, rarely starting before April 18 or after May 25, and rarely ending before September 13 or after October 19.
The month of October in Fort Yates 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 50% 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 Fort Yates are gradually increasing during October, increasing by 106°F, from 2,504°F to 2,610°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Fort Yates is rapidly decreasing during October, falling by 1.5 kWh, from 4.0 kWh to 2.5 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 Fort Yates are 46.087 deg latitude, -100.630 deg longitude, and 1,624 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Fort Yates contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 190 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,620 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (820 feet). Within 50 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (935 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Fort Yates is covered by grassland (57%), water (23%), and cropland (17%), within 10 miles by grassland (87%), and within 50 miles by grassland (79%) and cropland (19%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Fort Yates 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 Fort Yates.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Fort Yates 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 Fort Yates is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Fort Yates and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Ashley Municipal Airport (55%, 33 kilometers, northeast); Mobridge Municipal Airport (21%, 63 kilometers, south); Bismarck Municipal Airport (15%, 78 kilometers, north); and Lemmon Municipal Airport (8%, 116 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .