Updated: Oct 24, 2022
Homer Alaska Weather - October 2022
In like a lamb…
October has all eyes on the mountains across the bay, looking for more snow on the peaks. This year the snow has come and disappeared several times. High temperatures normally range from 51 degrees on October 1st to a low of 40 degrees on October 31st. Low temperatures range from 39 degrees on October 1st to 30 degrees on October 31st. We have more clouds than in September but most days bring some sunshine to brighten things up.
Temperatures were up to 60 degrees until October 10th. The North Wind rushed in and cropped our high temp to 36 with a low temp of 32. We got a light covering of snow. It disappeared quickly as temperatures rose into the normal range the next day.
Snow averages suggest more snow is in store, ending the month with a total of 2.6 inches.
Days Grow Shorter - and Shorter
The sun rose on October 1st at 8:12 AM and set at 7:38 PM. On October 31st it will rise at 9:25 AM and set at 6:13 PM. The length of the day is steadily decreasing by 5 minutes and 15 seconds daily, and 36 minutes and 46 seconds weekly. We begin October with 11 hours and 26 minutes and end with 8 hours and 48 minutes of daylight.
Homer participates in the craziness of Daylight Savings Time, but the insanity won’t kick in until November 6th.
In October we expect a bit of cloud cover every day. The sky is overcast an average of 57% throughout the month, so there is always the possibility of a bit of sun.
Tides in Homer
Kachemak Bay has one of the most significant tidal changes worldwide. Millions of cubic feet of water move in and out of the bay every 12 hours due to the gravity forces of the sun and moon, local topography, and weather. On average the ocean rises and falls 15 feet - and when the influences are extreme (like around the full moon), tides have been recorded at a high of 23.3 feet and a low of -5.9 feet. The low tides are excellent for walking on the beach, searching for sea creatures trapped around rocks in tidal pools.
Tide Information is available here.
Weatherspark.com has a nice summary of historical weather for Homer on a monthly basis.
Check out this weather station for regular updates and photos of what’s going on right now: