Today is about as sunny as we can get here in Northeast Ohio and Northwest Pennsylvania! Today will go into the books as the first sunny day during the month of October here in Youngstown, Ohio.

Most of us are happy to take in all the sunshine we can get as we are aware that the late fall and winter season typically bring more clouds and gloomy weather to our region.

The month of October is the sunniest month of the year here in Youngstown, Ohio.

It is the month of the year that features the highest number of days with sunny skies on average.

How to determine a sunny day

The National Weather Service uses a scale to determine whether a day is clear, partly cloudy or cloudy. Think of the sky cover as a number from zero to 10. Ten would be cloudy and zero would be clear.

Looking at the numbers in % of Opaque Cloud Coverage:
Cloudy/Overcast = 88% to 100% Opaque Cloud Coverage
Mostly Cloudy = 70% to 87% Opaque Cloud Coverage
Partly Sunny = 51% to 69% Opaque Cloud Coverage
Mostly Sunny = 26% to 50% Opaque Cloud Coverage
Sunny = 0% to 25% Opaque Cloud Coverage

Each day, the climate report will show a number for the amount of clear or cloud coverage. Below, you will find the scale that is used. This is how the records are kept in order to show if a day is clear, partly cloudy or cloudy.

NWS Sky Condition Scale
CLEAR = (Scale 0-3)
PARTLY CLOUDY = (Scale 4-7)
CLOUDY = (Scale 8-10)

How many days are sunny during October in Youngstown?

October will average eight days with sunny skies.

Youngstown,Ohio will average 8 clear days, 8 partly cloudy days and 15 cloudy days during the month of October.

OctoberAverage # of Days with Sky CoverPercent of the Month
Cloudy Days15 Days48% of the month
Partly Cloudy Days8 Days26% of the month
Clear Days8 Days26% of the month
Number of days in October at Youngstown, Ohio that are cloudy, partly cloudy, or clear.

How cloudy are we through the year?

See the chart below if you are wondering how many days through the year we are cloudy, partly cloudy, clear here in Youngstown.

Each YearAverage # of Days with Sky CoverPercent of the Year
Cloudy Days205 Days56% of the Year
Partly Cloudy Days97 Days27% of the Year
Clear Days63 Days17% of the Year
Days of the year in Youngstown, Ohio that are cloudy, partly cloudy, or clear.

The chart below shows the number of days each month that are clear, partly cloudy, or cloudy throughout the year in Youngstown, Ohio.

MonthClearPartly CloudyCloudy
Jan3523
Feb3520
Mar5620
Apr5718
May6917
Jun61212
Jul71311
Aug71212
Sep71013
Oct8815
Nov3621
Dec3523
The number of days each month that are clear, partly cloudy, and clear in Youngstown, Ohio

See how long the dry and clear weather will last with the Storm Team 27 Weather Forecast.