October weather forecast
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

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The famous Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, with the deepwater section passage for large water vessels
The famous Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, with the deepwater section passage for large water vessels

Weather in October

In October, Sault Ste. Marie enters fully into the fall season. The city is adorned with the rich hues of red, orange and gold that demonstrate the beauty of fall. The rainfall remains at 3.8" (97mm), fueling the lustrous fall colors throughout the city. While daylight hours lessen and temperatures cool significantly, fall-specific activities rise in popularity. Engaging in fall festivals and hikes to admire the fall foliage highlight October's charm.

Temperature

The commencement of October in Sault Ste. Marie indicates a shift in the average high-temperature, receding from September's comfortable 66.6°F (19.2°C) to a cool 53.2°F (11.8°C). During October nights, Sault Ste. Marie witnesses a consistent average temperature of 37.8°F (3.2°C).

Rainfall

In Sault Ste. Marie, during October, the rain falls for 15.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.82" (97mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Sault Ste. Marie, there are 162.9 rainfall days, and 32.95" (837mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Sault Ste. Marie are January through May, October through December. October is the first month it typically snows in Sault Ste. Marie. Throughout October, in the average 2.2 snowfall days, it receives 1.61" (41mm) of snow. Throughout the year, in Sault Ste. Marie, there are 79.2 snowfall days, and 120.39" (3058mm) of snow is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In October, the average ocean temperature in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, is 50°F (10°C).
Note: Dipping into 50°F (10°C) below 50°F (10°C) is possible with the right protection; absent that, anticipate cold shock and hampered breathing. Swimming momentarily at 55.4°F (13°C) can be jarring.

Daylight

The average length of the day in October in Sault Ste. Marie is 10h and 53min.
On the first day of October in Sault Ste. Marie, sunrise is at 7:36 am and sunset at 7:16 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 8:18 am and sunset at 6:23 pm EDT.

Sunshine

In Sault Ste. Marie, the average sunshine in October is 4h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in October in Sault Ste. Marie is 3. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium health hazard from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: A daily maximum UV index of 3 in October translates into the following instructions:
Take necessary precautions - Defending against sun damage is advocated. Limiting sun exposure during midday hours helps in reducing the harmful effects of UV radiation. Sunglasses that guard against UVA and UVB rays are pivotal in minimizing sun-induced ocular damage. Consider carefully! The reflective quality of snow can almost double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
Updated: Feb 12, 2024 | Published by: Weather U.S. | Resources

Frequently asked questions

What is the average October temperature in Sault Ste. Marie?

In Sault Ste. Marie, in October, the average high-temperature is 53.2°F (11.8°C), and the average low-temperature is 37.8°F (3.2°C).

How much does it rain in Sault Ste. Marie in October?

In Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, during October, the rain falls for 15.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.82" (97mm) of precipitation.

When does it start to snow in Sault Ste. Marie?

October is the first month it typically snows in Sault Ste. Marie. Throughout October, in the average 2.2 snowfall days, it receives 1.61" (41mm) of snow.

What is the water temperature in October in Sault Ste. Marie?

In Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, in October, the average water temperature is 50°F (10°C). At temperatures below 50°F (10°C), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 55.4°F (13°C) is not comfortable.

What is the average length of the day in October in Sault Ste. Marie?

In Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, the average day length in October is 10h and 53min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in October in Sault Ste. Marie?

On the first day of October in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, sunrise is at 7:36 am and sunset at 7:16 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 8:18 am and sunset at 6:23 pm EDT.

How many hours of sunshine does Sault Ste. Marie have in October?

In October, the average sunshine duration in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, is 4h.

What is the UV index reading in October in Sault Ste. Marie?

In Sault Ste. Marie, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health threat from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in October
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average temperature in October - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average high temperature in October: 53.3°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (76.2°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (23°F).

  • Average low temperature in October: 37.8°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (54.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (7.6°F).

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Average rainfall in October
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average rainfall in October - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average rainfall in October: 3.8"

The wettest months (with the highest rainfall) are September and October (3.8").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (1.3").

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Average rainfall days in October
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average rainfall days in October - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average rainfall days in October: 15.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is December (18.8 days).
The months with the least rainy days are April and August (10.9 days).

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Average snowfall in October
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average snowfall in October - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average snowfall in October: 1.6"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (33.5").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in October
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average snowfall days in October - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average snowfall days in October: 2.2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (19.6 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July and August (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in October
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average sea temperature in October - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average sea temperature in October: 50°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (59°F).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February, March and April (36°F).

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Average daylight in October /
Average sunshine in October
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average daylight in October: 10h and 5min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 48min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8h and 42min).

  • Average sunshine in October: 4h and 0min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9h and 48min).
The month with the least sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 2h and 18min).

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Average UV index in October
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average UV index in October - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average UV index in October: 3

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 8).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 1).

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