This report describes the typical weather at the Tyndall Air Force Base (Panama City, Florida, 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.
Panama City, Florida 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 (50%), croplands (37%), and forests (12%).
The month of November is characterized by falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 75°F to 68°F over the course of the month, exceeding 82°F or dropping below 58°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 5:59am on November 4; the latest sunset is at 5:55pm on November 1; the latest sunrise is at 6:58am on November 3; the earliest sunset is at 4:42pm 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 35% (mostly clear) to 50% (partly cloudy). The trend is for the sky to be becoming rapidly cloudier with the median cloud cover increasing by 15% 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 35% 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 45% 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 34% of days. Precipitation is least likely around November 6, occurring in 29% of days.
Throughout November, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain, thunderstorms, and moderate rain.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 53% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 30, when it is observed during 18% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 20% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around November 1, when it is observed during 7% of all days.
Moderate rain 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 6% 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 52% (mildly humid) to 90% (very humid) over the course of a typical November, rarely dropping below 30% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around November 3, at which time the relative humidity drops below 64% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around November 18, rising above 85% (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 42°F (dry) to 61°F (comfortable) and is rarely below 26°F (dry) or above 72°F (very 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 1 mph to 12 mph (light air to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 19 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 7 mph (light breeze) occurs around November 30, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 12 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 7 mph (light breeze) occurs around November 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 12 mph (gentle breeze).