Average Weather in October in Wathena Kansas, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 13°F, from 74°F to 61°F, rarely falling below 46°F or exceeding 85°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 10°F, from 50°F to 40°F, rarely falling below 27°F or exceeding 63°F.
For reference, on July 20, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Wathena typically range from 69°F to 89°F, while on January 6, the coldest day of the year, they range from 19°F to 37°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 Wathena 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 2, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 69% of the time.
For reference, on February 12, 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 Wathena, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 25% and ending it at 19%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 43% on June 8, and its lowest chance is 8% on January 12.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Wathena is decreasing, starting the month at 3.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.5 inches or falls below 1.0 inches, and ending the month at 2.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.9 inches or falls below 0.6 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Wathena, 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, 15 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 29 seconds, and weekly decrease of 17 minutes, 24 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 10 hours, 31 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 11 hours, 46 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The earliest sunrise of the month in Wathena is 7:16 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 31 minutes later at 7:47 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 7:02 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 43 minutes earlier at 6:18 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Wathena 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 14 hours, 59 minutes later, at 8:51 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:37 AM and sets 9 hours, 21 minutes later, at 4:58 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Wathena is decreasing during October, falling from 7% to 0% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 68% of the time, while on November 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 Wathena is gradually increasing during October, increasing from 10.2 miles per hour to 10.8 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 12.7 miles per hour, while on August 7, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October
Wind Direction in October
The growing season in Wathena typically lasts for 6.0 months (184 days), from around April 14 to around October 15, rarely starting before March 27 or after May 3, and rarely ending before September 25 or after November 5.
During October in Wathena, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly decreasing falling from 81% to 16% 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 Wathena are increasing during October, increasing by 248°F, from 3,622°F to 3,870°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Wathena is decreasing during October, falling by 1.4 kWh, from 4.6 kWh to 3.2 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 Wathena are 39.759 deg latitude, -94.950 deg longitude, and 817 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Wathena contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 292 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 869 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (420 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (659 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Wathena is covered by cropland (77%) and trees (14%), within 10 miles by cropland (73%) and trees (15%), and within 50 miles by cropland (81%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Wathena 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Wathena.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Wathena 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 Wathena is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Wathena and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Rosecrans Memorial Airport (98%, 2.8 kilometers, northeast); Kansas City International Airport (1.1%, 55 kilometers, south); and Brenner Field (0.9%, 65 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .