This report describes the typical weather at the Lakefront Airport (New Orleans, Louisiana, United States) weather station over the course of an average November. It is based on the historical records from 2007 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
New Orleans, Louisiana has a warm humid temperate climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (41%), croplands (32%), forests (11%), built-up areas (6%), and lakes and rivers (5%).
The month of November is characterized by falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 73°F to 65°F over the course of the month, exceeding 79°F or dropping below 57°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of November, the length of the day is gradually decreasing. The shortest day of the month is November 30 with 10:22 hours of daylight; the longest day is November 1 with 10:58 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:17am on November 4; the latest sunset is at 6:13pm on November 1; the latest sunrise is at 7:16am on November 3; the earliest sunset is at 5:00pm 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 ranges from 16% (mostly clear) to 33% (mostly clear). The trend is for the sky to be becoming rapidly cloudier with the median cloud cover increasing by 18% 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 72% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 24% of the time.
On November 30, the cloudiest day of the month, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 39% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 56% 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 27% of days. Precipitation is least likely around November 9, occurring in 22% of days.
Throughout November, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain, moderate rain, and heavy rain.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 41% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 17, when it is observed during 11% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 29% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 25, when it is observed during 8% of all days.
Heavy rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 24% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 30, when it is observed during 7% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in November or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 50% (mildly humid) to 87% (very humid) over the course of a typical November, rarely dropping below 37% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 97% (very humid).
The air is driest around November 2, at which time the relative humidity drops below 58% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around November 20, rising above 83% (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 44°F (dry) to 60°F (comfortable) and is rarely below 33°F (dry) or above 68°F (muggy).
The time of the month between November 1 and November 30 is the most comfortable, with dew points that are neither too dry nor too muggy.
Over the course of November typical wind speeds vary from 3 mph to 20 mph (light air to fresh breeze), rarely exceeding 25 mph (strong breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 12 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around November 30, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 19 mph (fresh breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 10 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around November 10, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 16 mph (moderate breeze).