This report describes the typical weather at the Ohio State University Airport (Columbus, Ohio, United States) weather station over the course of an average November 15. It is based on the historical records from 1983 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Columbus, Ohio has a humid continental climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by croplands (84%), built-up areas (8%), and grasslands (7%).
The temperature typically varies from 38°F to 49°F and is rarely below 26°F or above 63°F.
The coolest hours of the day are from 2am to 9am with the coldest at 7am, at which time the temperature is below 45°F three days out of four.
The warmest hours of the day are from noon to 5pm with the hottest at 3pm, at which time the temperature is above 41°F three days out of four.
The day has gained half its heat by 11am and lost it again by 8pm.
On November 15 the Sun rises at 7:18am and sets at 5:15pm.
Solar noon is at 12:16pm.
For reference, on the longest day of the year the Sun rises at 6:03am and sets at 9:04pm, while on the shortest day of the year it rises at 7:50am and sets at 5:10pm.
Astronomical twilight begins and ends 94 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 5:44am and 6:49pm, respectively.
Nautical twilight begins and ends 62 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 6:16am and 6:17pm, respectively.
Civil twilight begins and ends 29 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 6:49am and 5:44pm, respectively.
Solar twilight begins and ends 39 minutes after sunrise and before sunset at 7:58am and 4:35pm, respectively.
The median cloud cover ranges from 53% (partly cloudy) to 87% (mostly cloudy).
At 2am, the clearest time of the day, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 30% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 30% of the time.
At 1pm, the cloudiest time of the day, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 65% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 35% of the time.
The sky is typically clearing in earnest by 10pm.
The clouds have typically started forming in earnest by 7am.
There is a 52% chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during the day.
The average measured liquid-equivalent quantity of precipitation is 0.028". Among only those days for which there is at least some measured precipitation, the average is 0.161" and the total rarely exceeds 0.307".
When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of slight rain (38% of days with precipitation have at worst slight rain), slight snow (23%), moderate rain (20%), and thunderstorms (5%).
Precipitation is most likely around noon and least likely around 2am.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location on November 15 or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 65% (mildly humid) to 85% (humid), rarely dropping below 44% (comfortable), or exceeding 98% (very humid).
The air is driest at 3pm, at which time the relative humidity is less than 78% (humid) three days out of four; it is most humid at 6am, exceeding 78% (humid) three days out of four.
The dew point ranges from 33°F to 36°F with an average of 35°F.
For reference, comfortable indoor conditions should have a relative humidity between 30% and 50% with a dew point of less than 65°F.
Sustained wind speeds typically vary from 8 mph to 12 mph (light breeze to gentle breeze) over the course of the day.
The peak sustained wind speed typically occurs around 1pm and is rarely outside the range 6 mph to 17 mph (light breeze to moderate breeze).
The wind is most calm around 4am, rarely exceeding 13 mph (moderate breeze).
The wind is most often out of the south (18% of the time), west (15% of the time), and south west (13% of the time). The wind is least often out of the north east (4% of the time) and east (4% of the time).