Average Weather in October in Ballinger Texas, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 10°F, from 84°F to 74°F, rarely falling below 62°F or exceeding 92°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 62°F to 53°F, rarely falling below 40°F or exceeding 71°F.
For reference, on July 27, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Ballinger typically range from 74°F to 96°F, while on January 4, the coldest day of the year, they range from 37°F to 59°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 Ballinger experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 28% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 25% on October 8.
The clearest day of the month is October 8, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 75% of the time.
For reference, on February 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 43%, while on June 11, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 75%.
Cloud Cover Categories in October
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Ballinger, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is decreasing, starting the month at 20% and ending it at 15%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 34% on May 27, and its lowest chance is 9% on January 11.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Ballinger is decreasing, starting the month at 2.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.2 inches or falls below 0.3 inches, and ending the month at 1.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.8 inches or falls below 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Ballinger, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 55 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 50 seconds, and weekly decrease of 12 minutes, 51 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 10 hours, 55 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 11 hours, 50 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The earliest sunrise of the month in Ballinger is 7:33 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 22 minutes later at 7:55 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 7:24 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 33 minutes earlier at 6:50 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Ballinger 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 6:34 AM and sets 14 hours, 13 minutes later, at 8:48 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:35 AM and sets 10 hours, 5 minutes later, at 5:40 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October
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
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Ballinger is rapidly decreasing during October, falling from 18% to 3% over the course of the month.
For reference, on June 24, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 49% of the time, while on January 19, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in October
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Ballinger is gradually increasing during October, increasing from 9.7 miles per hour to 10.4 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.3 miles per hour, while on August 26, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October
The hourly average wind direction in Ballinger throughout October is predominantly from the south, with a peak proportion of 55% on October 1.
Wind Direction in October
The growing season in Ballinger typically lasts for 8.2 months (251 days), from around March 14 to around November 20, rarely starting before February 15 or after April 8, and rarely ending before November 1 or after December 10.
The month of October in Ballinger 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 91% 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 Ballinger are rapidly increasing during October, increasing by 522°F, from 5,382°F to 5,904°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Ballinger is decreasing during October, falling by 1.1 kWh, from 5.4 kWh to 4.3 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 Ballinger are 31.738 deg latitude, -99.947 deg longitude, and 1,624 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Ballinger contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 135 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,649 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (325 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,322 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Ballinger is covered by shrubs (65%), grassland (18%), and cropland (14%), within 10 miles by shrubs (45%) and grassland (30%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (56%) and grassland (29%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Ballinger, 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 6 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Ballinger.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Ballinger 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 Ballinger is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Ballinger and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Coleman Municipal Airport (27%, 53 kilometers, east); Mathis Field (19%, 67 kilometers, southwest); Dyess Air Force Base (15%, 78 kilometers, north); Abilene Regional Airport (15%, 79 kilometers, north); Brady Curtis Field (13%, 86 kilometers, southeast); and Avenger Field (11%, 95 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .