Average Weather in October in Rich Hill Missouri, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 11°F, from 75°F to 64°F, rarely falling below 49°F or exceeding 85°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 55°F to 45°F, rarely falling below 33°F or exceeding 66°F.
For reference, on July 21, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Rich Hill typically range from 72°F to 90°F, while on January 22, the coldest day of the year, they range from 26°F to 43°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 Rich Hill experiences increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 31% to 40%.
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 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 51%, while on August 27, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 72%.
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 Rich Hill, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is decreasing, starting the month at 27% and ending it at 22%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 46% on June 8, and its lowest chance is 12% on January 12.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Rich Hill is decreasing, starting the month at 3.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 7.2 inches or falls below 1.0 inches, and ending the month at 3.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.1 inches or falls below 0.8 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Rich Hill, 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, 10 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 20 seconds, and weekly decrease of 16 minutes, 22 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 10 hours, 37 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 11 hours, 47 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The earliest sunrise of the month in Rich Hill is 7:13 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 29 minutes later at 7:42 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 7:00 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 41 minutes earlier at 6:19 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Rich Hill 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 5:54 AM and sets 14 hours, 49 minutes later, at 8:43 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:30 AM and sets 9 hours, 31 minutes later, at 5:01 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Rich Hill is rapidly decreasing during October, falling from 13% to 2% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 79% of the time, while on December 12, 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 Rich Hill is increasing during October, increasing from 9.3 miles per hour to 10.3 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 12.0 miles per hour, while on August 4, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October
Wind Direction in October
The growing season in Rich Hill typically lasts for 7.0 months (215 days), from around April 2 to around November 3, rarely starting before March 14 or after April 20, and rarely ending before October 15 or after November 27.
The month of October in Rich Hill is more likely than not fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly decreasing from 99% to 58% 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 Rich Hill are increasing during October, increasing by 310°F, from 4,050°F to 4,360°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Rich Hill is decreasing during October, falling by 1.4 kWh, from 4.7 kWh to 3.3 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 Rich Hill are 38.096 deg latitude, -94.361 deg longitude, and 784 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Rich Hill contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 161 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 792 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (259 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (509 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Rich Hill is covered by cropland (87%), within 10 miles by cropland (79%) and trees (17%), and within 50 miles by cropland (73%) and trees (20%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Rich Hill 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Rich Hill.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Rich Hill 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 Rich Hill is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Rich Hill and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Clinton Memorial Airport (30%, 66 kilometers, northeast); Atkinson Municipal Airport (23%, 79 kilometers, southwest); Johnson County Executive Airport (19%, 90 kilometers, north); Lee's Summit Municipal Airport (17%, 96 kilometers, north); and Springfield-Branson National Airport (11%, 128 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .