Average Weather in October in Tontitown Arkansas, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 10°F, from 75°F to 65°F, rarely falling below 52°F or exceeding 84°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 55°F to 46°F, rarely falling below 33°F or exceeding 66°F.
For reference, on July 24, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Tontitown typically range from 70°F to 90°F, while on January 6, the coldest day of the year, they range from 29°F to 46°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 Tontitown experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 30% to 38%. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 29% on October 5.
The clearest day of the month is October 5, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 70% of the time.
For reference, on February 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 50%, while on July 24, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 71%.
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 Tontitown, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is essentially constant, remaining around 27% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 44% on May 27, and its lowest chance is 15% on January 13.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Tontitown is essentially constant, remaining about 3.7 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 7.4 inches or falling below 1.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Tontitown, 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, 5 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 11 seconds, and weekly decrease of 15 minutes, 15 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 10 hours, 43 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 11 hours, 48 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The earliest sunrise of the month in Tontitown is 7:12 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 27 minutes later at 7:38 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 7:00 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 39 minutes earlier at 6:21 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Tontitown 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 6:00 AM and sets 14 hours, 38 minutes later, at 8:37 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:24 AM and sets 9 hours, 42 minutes later, at 5:06 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Tontitown is rapidly decreasing during October, falling from 13% to 2% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 15, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 74% of the time, while on January 10, 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 Tontitown is gradually increasing during October, increasing from 5.5 miles per hour to 6.2 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on March 10, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.5 miles per hour, while on August 3, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October
Wind Direction in October
The growing season in Tontitown typically lasts for 6.9 months (210 days), from around April 3 to around October 31, rarely starting before March 14 or after April 21, and rarely ending before October 13 or after November 23.
During October in Tontitown, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is rapidly decreasing falling from 99% to 50% 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 Tontitown are increasing during October, increasing by 317°F, from 4,068°F to 4,385°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Tontitown is decreasing during October, falling by 1.3 kWh, from 4.9 kWh to 3.5 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 Tontitown are 36.178 deg latitude, -94.234 deg longitude, and 1,270 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Tontitown contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 171 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,268 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (741 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,208 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Tontitown is covered by cropland (84%) and artificial surfaces (15%), within 10 miles by cropland (65%) and artificial surfaces (17%), and within 50 miles by trees (58%) and cropland (38%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Tontitown 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 Tontitown.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Tontitown 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 Tontitown is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Tontitown and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Springdale Municipal Airport (40%, 11 kilometers, east); Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (30%, 13 kilometers, northwest); Drake Field (17%, 20 kilometers, south); and Smith Field (13%, 23 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .