This report describes the typical weather at the Kansas City Downtown Airport (Kansas City, Missouri, 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.
Kansas City, Missouri has a humid continental climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by grasslands (45%), croplands (31%), built-up areas (15%), forests (7%), and lakes and rivers (3%).
The month of November is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 61°F to 47°F over the course of the month, exceeding 74°F or dropping below 33°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 52 minutes, implying an average day-over-day decrease of 1.7 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is November 30 with 9:38 hours of daylight; the longest day is November 1 with 10:30 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:50am on November 4; the latest sunset is at 6:17pm on November 1; the latest sunrise is at 7:48am on November 3; the earliest sunset is at 4:56pm on November 28.
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 32% (mostly clear) to 46% (partly 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 61% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 39% of the time.
On November 30, the cloudiest day of the month, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 49% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 50% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 41%, with little variation over the course of the month.
Throughout November, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain, light snow, moderate rain, and thunderstorms.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 36% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 2, when it is observed during 16% of all days.
Light snow is the most severe precipitation observed during 19% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 30, when it is observed during 12% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 18% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 4, when it is observed during 8% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 13% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around November 1, when it is observed during 8% of all days.
The likelihood of snow falling is highest around November 30, occurring in 16% of days.
Either snow rarely accumulates at this location in November or snow depth measurements are unavailable or unreliable.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 47% (comfortable) to 83% (humid) over the course of a typical November, rarely dropping below 28% (dry) and reaching as high as 99% (very humid).
The air is driest around November 3, at which time the relative humidity drops below 58% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around November 24, rising above 76% (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 22°F (dry) to 45°F (dry) and is rarely below 9°F (dry) or above 59°F (comfortable).
Over the course of November typical wind speeds vary from 1 mph to 16 mph (light air to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 22 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 10 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around November 22, 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 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 16 mph (moderate breeze).