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Fall Weather in Ocean Shores Washington, United States

Daily high temperatures decrease by 16°F, from 65°F to 49°F, rarely falling below 43°F or exceeding 73°F.

Daily low temperatures decrease by 13°F, from 54°F to 41°F, rarely falling below 34°F or exceeding 59°F.

For reference, on August 18, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Ocean Shores typically range from 55°F to 65°F, while on December 22, the coldest day of the year, they range from 40°F to 47°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in the Fall in Ocean Shores

Average High and Low Temperature in the Fall in Ocean ShoresSepOctNov30°F30°F35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°FSummerWinterSep 165°FSep 165°F54°F54°FNov 3049°FNov 3049°F41°F41°FOct 162°FOct 162°F51°F51°FNov 155°FNov 155°F47°F47°F
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average fall temperatures. 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 the Fall in Ocean Shores

Average Hourly Temperature in the Fall in Ocean ShoresSepOctNov12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMSummerWintervery coldvery coldcoldcool
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Listowel, Ireland (4,569 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Ocean Shores (view comparison).

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The fall in Ocean Shores experiences very rapidly increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 34% to 71%.

The clearest day of the fall is September 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 66% of the time.

For reference, on January 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 75%, while on August 2, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 76%.

Cloud Cover Categories in the Fall in Ocean Shores

Cloud Cover Categories in the Fall in Ocean ShoresSepOctNov0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%SummerWinterSep 166%Sep 166%Nov 3029%Nov 3029%Oct 154%Oct 154%Nov 134%Nov 134%clearmostly clearpartly cloudyovercastmostly cloudy
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Ocean Shores, the chance of a wet day over the course of the fall is very rapidly increasing, starting the season at 16% and ending it at 62%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 64% on November 17, and its lowest chance is 6% on July 31.

Probability of Precipitation in the Fall in Ocean Shores

Probability of Precipitation in the Fall in Ocean ShoresSepOctNov0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%SummerWinterNov 1764%Nov 1764%Sep 116%Sep 116%Oct 131%Oct 131%Nov 156%Nov 156%rain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the season and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during the fall in Ocean Shores is very rapidly increasing, starting the season at 1.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.4 inches or falls below 0.1 inches, and ending the season at 11.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 17.8 inches or falls below 4.7 inches.

The highest average 31-day accumulation is 11.9 inches on November 23.

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Fall in Ocean Shores

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Fall in Ocean ShoresSepOctNov0 in0 in5 in5 in10 in10 in15 in15 in20 in20 inSummerWinterNov 2211.9 inNov 2211.9 inSep 11.6 inSep 11.6 inOct 14.3 inOct 14.3 inNov 19.8 inNov 19.8 in
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average snowfall.

Over the course of the fall in Ocean Shores, the length of the day is very rapidly decreasing. From the start to the end of the season, the length of the day decreases by 4 hours, 29 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 3 minutes, 0 seconds, and weekly decrease of 20 minutes, 57 seconds.

The shortest day of the fall is November 30, with 8 hours, 49 minutes of daylight and the longest day is September 1, with 13 hours, 18 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Fall in Ocean Shores

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Fall in Ocean ShoresSepOctNov0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrSummerWinterSep 2212 hr, 12 minSep 2212 hr, 12 minnightnightdaydayNov 308 hr, 49 minNov 308 hr, 49 minNov 19 hr, 59 minNov 19 hr, 59 min
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise of the fall in Ocean Shores is 6:36 AM on September 1 and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 25 minutes later at 8:01 AM on November 2.

The latest sunset is 7:54 PM on September 1 and the earliest sunset is 3 hours, 25 minutes earlier at 4:29 PM on November 30.

Daylight saving time (DST) starts at 1:00 AM on November 3, 2024, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour later.

For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:21 AM and sets 15 hours, 54 minutes later, at 9:15 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:59 AM and sets 8 hours, 31 minutes later, at 4:30 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in the Fall in Ocean Shores

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in the Fall in Ocean ShoresSepOctNov2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMSummerWinter6:36 AM6:36 AMSep 17:54 PMSep 17:54 PM7:41 AM7:41 AMNov 304:29 PMNov 304:29 PM8:01 AM8:01 AMNov 25:57 PMNov 25:57 PM7:16 AM7:16 AMOct 16:54 PMOct 16:54 PMDSTNov 3DSTNov 3SolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day in the fall. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in the Fall in Ocean Shores

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in the Fall in Ocean ShoresSepOctNov12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMSummerWinter01020300010203040
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Solar elevation and azimuth in the the fall of 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for the fall of 2024. 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 the Fall in Ocean Shores

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in the Fall in Ocean ShoresSepOctNov12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMSummerWinterAug 44:14 AMAug 44:14 AMAug 1911:26 AMAug 1911:26 AMSep 26:56 PMSep 26:56 PMSep 177:35 PMSep 177:35 PMOct 211:50 AMOct 211:50 AMOct 174:27 AMOct 174:27 AMNov 15:48 AMNov 15:48 AMNov 151:29 PMNov 151:29 PMNov 3010:22 PMNov 3010:22 PMDec 151:02 AMDec 151:02 AMDec 302:28 PMDec 302:28 PM9:20 PM9:20 PM8:18 PM8:18 PM5:56 AM5:56 AM8:01 PM8:01 PM7:23 PM7:23 PM7:41 AM7:41 AM7:11 AM7:11 AM6:50 PM6:50 PM6:02 PM6:02 PM7:59 AM7:59 AM8:21 AM8:21 AM5:47 PM5:47 PM7:29 AM7:29 AM3:44 PM3:44 PM8:27 AM8:27 AM4:06 PM4:06 PM
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The chance that a given day will be muggy in Ocean Shores is essentially constant during the fall, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on July 26, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% 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 the Fall in Ocean Shores

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Fall in Ocean ShoresSepOctNov0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%SummerWinterSep 10%Sep 10%Nov 300%Nov 300%Oct 10%Oct 10%Nov 10%Nov 10%comfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Ocean Shores is very rapidly increasing during the fall, increasing from 6.4 miles per hour to 10.7 miles per hour over the course of the season.

For reference, on December 3, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.8 miles per hour, while on August 17, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.3 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in the Fall in Ocean Shores

Average Wind Speed in the Fall in Ocean ShoresSepOctNov0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mphSummerWinterSep 16.4 mphSep 16.4 mphNov 3010.7 mphNov 3010.7 mphOct 17.2 mphOct 17.2 mphNov 19.4 mphNov 19.4 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The wind direction in Ocean Shores during the fall is predominantly out of the west from September 1 to September 3, the north from September 3 to October 6, and the south from October 6 to November 30.

Wind Direction in the Fall in Ocean Shores

Wind Direction in the Fall in Ocean ShoresWNSSepOctNov0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%SummerWinterwestsoutheastnorth
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The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Ocean Shores is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average surface water temperature in Ocean Shores is rapidly decreasing during the fall, falling by 7°F, from 58°F to 51°F, over the course of the season.

Average Water Temperature in the Fall in Ocean Shores

Average Water Temperature in the Fall in Ocean ShoresSepOctNov44°F44°F46°F46°F48°F48°F50°F50°F52°F52°F54°F54°F56°F56°F58°F58°F60°F60°F62°F62°FSummerWinterSep 158°FSep 158°FNov 3051°FNov 3051°FOct 156°FOct 156°FNov 153°FNov 153°F
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season in Ocean Shores typically lasts for 10 months (309 days), from around February 9 to around December 14, rarely starting after March 7, or ending before November 13.

The fall in Ocean Shores 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 100% to 71% over the course of the season.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Fall in Ocean Shores

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Fall in Ocean Shoresgrowing seasonSepOctNov0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%SummerWinter100%Sep 1100%Sep 171%Nov 3071%Nov 30100%Oct 1100%Oct 198%Nov 198%Nov 150%Dec 1450%Dec 14very coldcoldcoolfreezing
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

The average accumulated growing degree days in Ocean Shores are increasing during the fall, increasing by 392°F, from 955°F to 1,346°F, over the course of the season.

Growing Degree Days in the Fall in Ocean Shores

Growing Degree Days in the Fall in Ocean ShoresSepOctNov800°F800°F900°F900°F1,000°F1,000°F1,100°F1,100°F1,200°F1,200°F1,300°F1,300°F1,400°F1,400°F1,500°F1,500°F1,600°F1,600°FSummerWinterSep 1955°FSep 1955°FNov 301,346°FNov 301,346°FOct 11,189°FOct 11,189°FNov 11,311°FNov 11,311°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the fall, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Ocean Shores is very rapidly decreasing during the fall, falling by 4.2 kWh, from 5.2 kWh to 1.0 kWh, over the course of the season.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Fall in Ocean Shores

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Fall in Ocean ShoresSepOctNov0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhSummerWinterSep 15.2 kWhSep 15.2 kWhNov 301.0 kWhNov 301.0 kWhOct 13.5 kWhOct 13.5 kWhNov 11.7 kWhNov 11.7 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Ocean Shores are 46.974 deg latitude, -124.156 deg longitude, and 23 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Ocean Shores is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 26 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 10 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (381 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (4,964 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Ocean Shores is covered by herbaceous vegetation (51%) and water (37%), within 10 miles by water (73%) and herbaceous vegetation (13%), and within 50 miles by water (52%) and trees (37%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Ocean Shores, 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 Ocean Shores.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Ocean Shores 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 Ocean Shores is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Ocean Shores and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:

To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Ocean Shores and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © OpenStreetMap contributors.

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