October weather forecast and climate
Rifle, CO

The scenic Triple Falls of the Rifle Falls in Colorado, flowing to the still waters of the river below
The scenic Triple Falls of the Rifle Falls in Colorado, flowing to the still waters of the river below

Weather in October

October, the same as September, is another fresh autumn month in Rifle, Colorado, with average temperature ranging between min 33.1°F (0.6°C) and max 54.7°F (12.6°C).

Temperature

In October, the average high-temperature declines considerably, from an agreeable 70.9°F (21.6°C) in September, to a fresh 54.7°F (12.6°C). In October, in Rifle, the average low-temperature is 33.1°F (0.6°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in Rifle is 56%.

Rainfall

In October, in Rifle, Colorado, the rain falls for 7.9 days. Throughout October, 1.06" (27mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Rifle, there are 107.7 rainfall days, and 11.89" (302mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall in Rifle. October is the first month it typically snows in Rifle. Throughout October, in the average 2 snowfall days, it receives 1.57" (40mm) of snow. Throughout the year, there are 58.6 snowfall days, and 36.85" (936mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

In Rifle, the average length of the day is 11.1h.

Sunshine

In October, the average sunshine in Rifle is 7.3h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Rifle are January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: In October, the average maximum UV index of 2 translate into the following recommendations:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in October in Rifle?

In Rifle, Colorado, in October, the average high-temperature is 54.7°F (12.6°C), and the average low-temperature is 33.1°F (0.6°C).

What is the average humidity in October in Rifle?

The average relative humidity in October is 56%.

How many days does it rain in October in Rifle?

In Rifle, during October, the rain falls for 7.9 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.06" (27mm) of precipitation.

When does it start to snow in Rifle?

October is the first month it typically snows in Rifle. Throughout October, in the average 2 snowfall days, it receives 1.57" (40mm) of snow.

What is the average length of the day in October in Rifle?

In Rifle, Colorado, the average length of the day in October is 11.1h.

How many hours of sunshine does Rifle have in October?

In Rifle, Colorado, the average sunshine in October is 7.3h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Rifle?

Months with the lowest UV index in Rifle are January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 2.

How high is the UV index in October in Rifle?

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Rifle is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in October
Rifle, CO

Average temperature in October - Rifle, CO
  • Average high temperature in October: 54.7°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (80.2°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (30.6°F).

  • Average low temperature in October: 33.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (50.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (12°F).

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Average pressure in October
Rifle, CO

Average pressure in October - Rifle, CO
  • Average pressure in October: 30.06"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.27").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is May (29.93").

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Average wind speed in October
Rifle, CO

Average wind speed in October - Rifle, CO
  • Average wind speed in October: 4.8mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is June (6.2mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is January (4.1mph).

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Average humidity in October
Rifle, CO

Average humidity in October - Rifle, CO
  • Average humidity in October: 56%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (85%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (43%).

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Average rainfall in October
Rifle, CO

Average rainfall in October - Rifle, CO
  • Average rainfall in October: 1.06"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is April (1.57").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (0.51").

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Average rainfall days in October
Rifle, CO

Average rainfall days in October - Rifle, CO
  • Average rainfall days in October: 7.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is April (14 days).
The month with the least rainy days is June (5.9 days).

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Average snowfall in October
Rifle, CO

Average snowfall in October - Rifle, CO
  • Average snowfall in October: 1.57"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (8.74").
Months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in October
Rifle, CO

Average snowfall days in October - Rifle, CO
  • Average snowfall days in October: 2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (13 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in October /
Average sunshine in October
Rifle, CO

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Rifle, CO
  • Average daylight in October: 11.1h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.9h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.4h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 7.3h

Months with the most sunshine are June, July and August (Average sunshine: 11.9h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 6.1h).

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Average sunshine days in October
Rifle, CO

Average sunshine days in October - Rifle, CO
  • Average sunshine days in October: 20 days

The month with the most sunshine days is June (20.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (11.7 days).

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Average UV index in October
Rifle, CO

Average UV index in October - Rifle, CO
  • Average UV index in October: 2

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 5).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, October, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in October
Rifle, CO

Average cloud cover in October - Rifle, CO
  • Average cloud cover in October: 17

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 39).
Months with the least cloud cover are June and September (Cloud cover 12).

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Average visibility in October
Rifle, CO

Average visibility in October - Rifle, CO
  • Average visibility in October: 6mi

Months with the highest visibility are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (6mi).
The month with the lowest visibility is January (4mi).

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