October weather forecast
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

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

October, the same as September, is a cool autumn month in Sault Ste. Marie, with average temperature fluctuating between 37.8°F (3.2°C) and 53.2°F (11.8°C).

Temperature

In Sault Ste. Marie, the average high-temperature drops, from a comfortable 66.6°F (19.2°C) in September, to a fresh 53.2°F (11.8°C). In Sault Ste. Marie, in October, the average low-temperature is 37.8°F (3.2°C).

Rainfall

In Sault Ste. Marie, in October, it is raining for 15.5 days, with typically 3.8" (96.5mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Sault Ste. Marie, there are 162.9 rainfall days, and 32.94" (836.8mm) 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, Michigan. Throughout October, in the average 2.2 snowfall days, it receives 1.6" (40.6mm) of snow. Throughout the year, in Sault Ste. Marie, there are 79.2 snowfall days, and 120.4" (3058.1mm) of snow is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In October, the average ocean temperature in Sault Ste. Marie is 50°F (10°C).
Note: 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.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, is 10.9h.

Sunshine

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

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in October in Sault Ste. Marie is 3. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: In October, the average maximum UV index of 3 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against the skin and eye damage is obliged. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

How many days does it rain in October in Sault Ste. Marie?

In Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, during October, the rain falls for 15.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.8" (96.5mm) of precipitation.

When does it start snowing in Sault Ste. Marie?

October is the first month it typically snows in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Throughout October, in the average 2.2 snowfall days, it receives 1.6" (40.6mm) of snow.

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

In Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, in October, the average water temperature is 50°F (10°C). Swimming in 50°F (10°C) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 50°F (10°C) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

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

The average length of the day in October is 10.9h.

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

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

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

In Sault Ste. Marie, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 3. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health threat from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in October
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average temperature in October - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average high temperature in October: 11.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (24.6°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (-5°C).

  • Average low temperature in October: 3.2°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (12.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-13.6°C).

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Average rainfall in October
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average rainfall in October - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average rainfall in October: 96.5mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (97mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (34mm).

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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: 40.6mm

The month with the highest snowfall is December (850.9mm).
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0mm).

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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: 10°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (15°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February, March and April (2°C).

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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: 10.9h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.8h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8.7h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 4h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9.8h).
The month with the least sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 2.3h).

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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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