This report describes the typical weather at the Santa Fe Municipal Airport (Santa Fe, New Mexico, 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.
Santa Fe, New Mexico has a humid continental climate with warm summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by shrublands (61%), forests (20%), and grasslands (18%).
The month of November is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 59°F to 47°F over the course of the month, exceeding 69°F or dropping below 35°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 29 with 9:56 hours of daylight; the longest day is November 1 with 10:41 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:30am on November 4; the latest sunset is at 6:08pm on November 1; the latest sunrise is at 7:29am on November 3; the earliest sunset is at 4:51pm 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 is 12% (mostly clear) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On November 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 51% of the time, partly cloudy 10% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 23% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 21%, with little variation over the course of the month.
Throughout November, the most common forms of precipitation are light snow, light rain, and moderate snow.
Light snow is the most severe precipitation observed during 37% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 30, when it is observed during 10% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 26% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 1, when it is observed during 6% of all days.
Moderate snow is the most severe precipitation observed during 14% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 30, when it is observed during 4% of all days.
The likelihood of snow falling is highest around November 30, occurring in 15% 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 30% (comfortable) to 86% (very humid) over the course of a typical November, rarely dropping below 15% (very dry) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around November 1, at which time the relative humidity drops below 38% (comfortable) three days out of four; it is most humid around November 30, rising above 75% (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 13°F (dry) to 32°F (dry) and is rarely below 3°F (dry) or above 42°F (dry).
Over the course of November typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 17 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 24 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around November 21, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 17 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 17 mph (moderate breeze).