This report describes the typical weather at the Brandon Airport (McGill Field) (Brandon, Manitoba, Canada) weather station over the course of an average November. It is based on the historical records from 1977 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Brandon, Manitoba has a humid continental climate with warm summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by croplands (78%) and grasslands (20%).
The month of November is characterized by very rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 41°F to 21°F over the course of the month, exceeding 56°F or dropping below 4°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of November, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 1:19 hours, implying an average day-over-day decrease of 2.6 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is November 30 with 8:26 hours of daylight; the longest day is November 1 with 9:45 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 7:35am on November 4; the latest sunset is at 6:16pm on November 1; the latest sunrise is at 8:34am on November 3; the earliest sunset is at 4:41pm on November 29.
Daylight savings time (DST) ends at 1:00am on November 4, 2012, shifting sunrise and sunset to an hour earlier.
The median cloud cover is 84% (mostly cloudy) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On November 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 26% of the time, partly cloudy 14% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 58% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around November 30, occurring in 54% of days. Precipitation is least likely around November 1, occurring in 45% of days.
Throughout November, the most common forms of precipitation are light snow, moderate snow, and light rain.
Light snow is the most severe precipitation observed during 64% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 30, when it is observed during 40% of all days.
Moderate snow is the most severe precipitation observed during 17% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 30, when it is observed during 10% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 12% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 1, when it is observed during 11% of all days.
The likelihood of snow falling is highest around November 30, occurring in 50% of days.
Accumulation at this location in November is about as likely as not. The chances of there being snow on the ground are highest around November 30, occurring 47% of the time.
The snow is typically at its deepest on November 24, with a median depth of 2.4"; the depth exceeds 7.5" only one year out of ten.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 58% (mildly humid) to 93% (very humid) over the course of a typical November, rarely dropping below 36% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around November 1, at which time the relative humidity drops below 70% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around November 5, rising above 90% (very humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a typical November, the dew point typically varies from -1°F (dry) to 30°F (dry) and is rarely below -21°F (dry) or above 40°F (dry).
Over the course of November typical wind speeds vary from 1 mph to 16 mph (light air to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 26 mph (strong breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 10 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around November 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 16 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around November 18, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).