Average Weather in October in Rugby North Dakota, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 18°F, from 62°F to 44°F, rarely falling below 29°F or exceeding 77°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 12°F, from 38°F to 26°F, rarely falling below 13°F or exceeding 49°F.
For reference, on July 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Rugby typically range from 57°F to 81°F, while on January 12, the coldest day of the year, they range from -1°F to 16°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 Rugby experiences increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 42% to 51%.
The clearest day of the month is October 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 58% of the time.
For reference, on February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 64%, while on July 30, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 74%.
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 Rugby, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is decreasing, starting the month at 16% and ending it at 11%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 37% on June 23, and its lowest chance is 4% on February 2.
Over the course of October in Rugby, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 14% to 6%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 2% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow increases from 0% to 3%.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Rugby is decreasing, starting the month at 1.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.7 inches or falls below 0.2 inches, and ending the month at 0.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.5 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 Rugby is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.7 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in October
Over the course of October in Rugby, 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, 42 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 3 minutes, 23 seconds, and weekly decrease of 23 minutes, 42 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 9 hours, 57 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 11 hours, 38 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The earliest sunrise of the month in Rugby is 7:39 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 45 minutes later at 8:24 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 7:18 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 57 minutes earlier at 6:21 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Rugby 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 5:38 AM and sets 16 hours, 6 minutes later, at 9:45 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:28 AM and sets 8 hours, 19 minutes later, at 4:47 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 Rugby is essentially constant during October, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 18, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 19% 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Rugby is essentially constant during October, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 11.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 31, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.3 miles per hour, while on July 22, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.0 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during October is 11.4 miles per hour on October 20.
Average Wind Speed in October
The hourly average wind direction in Rugby throughout October is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 37% on October 23.
Wind Direction in October
The growing season in Rugby typically lasts for 4.4 months (136 days), from around May 12 to around September 25, rarely starting before April 24 or after May 29, and rarely ending before September 7 or after October 12.
The month of October in Rugby 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 32% to -0% 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 Rugby are gradually increasing during October, increasing by 63°F, from 1,966°F to 2,029°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Rugby is rapidly decreasing during October, falling by 1.5 kWh, from 3.7 kWh to 2.2 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 Rugby are 48.369 deg latitude, -99.996 deg longitude, and 1,549 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Rugby is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 85 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,544 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (249 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,109 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Rugby is covered by cropland (79%) and grassland (12%), within 10 miles by cropland (76%) and grassland (16%), and within 50 miles by cropland (66%) and grassland (23%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Rugby, 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 Rugby.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Rugby 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 Rugby is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Rugby and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Rugby Municipal Airport (99%, 3.1 kilometers, northwest) and Cando Municipal Airport (1.2%, 58 kilometers, east).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .