This report describes the typical weather at the Lunken/Cincnnati (Cincinnati, Ohio, United States) weather station over the course of an average November. It is based on the historical records from 1974 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Cincinnati, Ohio has a humid continental climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by forests (45%), croplands (39%), and built-up areas (13%).
The month of November is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 61°F to 49°F over the course of the month, exceeding 74°F or dropping below 36°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of November, the length of the day is gradually decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 51 minutes, implying an average day-over-day decrease of 1.7 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is November 30 with 9:39 hours of daylight; the longest day is November 1 with 10:30 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 7:09am on November 4; the latest sunset is at 6:36pm on November 1; the latest sunrise is at 8:08am on November 3; the earliest sunset is at 5:16pm on November 30.
Daylight savings time (DST) ends at 1:00am on November 4, 2012, shifting sunrise and sunset to an hour earlier.
The median cloud cover ranges from 80% (partly cloudy) to 94% (mostly cloudy). The trend is for the sky to be becoming cloudier with the median cloud cover increasing by 14% from the start to the end of the month.
On November 1, the clearest day of the month, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 43% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 56% of the time.
On November 30, the cloudiest day of the month, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 70% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 29% 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 51% of days. Precipitation is least likely around November 1, occurring in 41% of days.
Throughout November, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain, light snow, and moderate rain.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 46% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 12, when it is observed during 22% of all days.
Light snow is the most severe precipitation observed during 18% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 30, when it is observed during 13% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 15% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 25, when it is observed during 7% of all days.
The likelihood of snow falling is highest around November 30, occurring in 17% of days.
Accumulation at this location in November is extremely unlikely. The chances of there being snow on the ground are highest around November 30, occurring 2% of the time.
The snow is typically at its deepest on November 26, with a median depth of 2.3"; the depth exceeds 2.7" only one year out of ten.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 47% (comfortable) to 94% (very humid) over the course of a typical November, rarely dropping below 29% (dry) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around November 4, at which time the relative humidity drops below 56% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around November 1, rising above 92% (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 25°F (dry) to 47°F (dry) and is rarely below 13°F (dry) or above 60°F (comfortable).
Over the course of November typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 15 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 22 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 8 mph (light breeze) occurs around November 30, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 6 mph (light breeze) occurs around November 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 13 mph (moderate breeze).