Average Weather In November For Taos, New Mexico, USA

Location

This report describes the typical weather at the Taos Regional Airport (Taos, New Mexico, United States) weather station over the course of an average November. It is based on the historical records from 1992 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.

Taos, 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 forests (49%), shrublands (44%), and grasslands (7%).

Temperature

The month of November is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 55°F to 44°F over the course of the month, exceeding 66°F or dropping below 33°F only one day in ten.

Daily High and Low Temperature in November

The daily average low (blue) and high (red) temperature with percentile bands (inner band from 25th to 75th percentile, outer band from 10th to 90th percentile).
Daily low temperatures range from 15°F to 25°F, falling below 4°F or exceeding 33°F only one day in ten.

Fraction of Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands in November

The average fraction of time spent in various temperature bands: frigid (below 15°F), freezing (15°F to 32°F), cold (32°F to 50°F), cool (50°F to 65°F), comfortable (65°F to 75°F), warm (75°F to 85°F), hot (85°F to 100°F) and sweltering (above 100°F).

Sun

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 46 minutes, implying an average day-over-day decrease of 1.5 minutes.

The shortest day of the month is November 30 with 9:52 hours of daylight; the longest day is November 1 with 10:38 hours of daylight.

Daily Hours of Daylight and Twilight in November

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line), with various degrees of daylight, twilight, and night, indicated by the color bands. From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray): full daylight, solar twilight (Sun is visible but less than 6° from the horizon), civil twilight (Sun is not visible but is less than 6° below the horizon), nautical twilight (Sun is between 6° and 12° below the horizon), astronomical twilight (Sun is between 12° and 18° below the horizon), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 6:30am on November 4; the latest sunset is at 6:05pm on November 1; the latest sunrise is at 7:28am on November 3; the earliest sunset is at 4:48pm on November 28.

Daylight saving time (DST) ends at 1:00am on November 4, 2012, shifting sunrise and sunset to an hour earlier.

Daily Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in November

The solar day over the course of the year 2012 . From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (solar, civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the "DST" labels.

Clouds

The median cloud cover is 4% (clear) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.

Median Cloud Cover in November

The median daily cloud cover (black line) with percentile bands (inner band from 40th to 60th percentile, outer band from 25th to 75th percentile).

On November 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 58% of the time, partly cloudy 4% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 21% of the time.

Cloud Cover Types in November

The fraction of time spent in each of the five sky cover categories. From top (most blue) to bottom (most gray), the categories are clear, mostly clear, partly cloudy, mostly cloudy, and overcast. Pink indicates missing data. Outside of the United States clear skies are often reported ambiguously, leading them to be lumped in with the missing data.

Precipitation

The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 2%, with little variation over the course of the month.

Probability of Precipitation at Some Point in the Day in November

The fraction of days in which various types of precipitation are observed. If more than one type of precipitation is reported in a given day, the more severe precipitation is counted. For example, if light rain is observed in the same day as a thunderstorm, that day counts towards the thunderstorm totals. The order of severity is from the top down in this graph, with the most severe at the bottom.

Throughout November, the most common forms of precipitation are thunderstorms.

Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 100% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around November 1, when it is observed during 4% of all days.

Types of Precipitation Throughout November

Relative frequency of various types of precipitation over the course of a typical November.

Snow

Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in November or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.

Humidity

The relative humidity typically ranges from 28% (dry) to 83% (humid) over the course of a typical November, rarely dropping below 14% (very dry) and reaching as high as 98% (very humid).

The air is driest around November 1, at which time the relative humidity drops below 36% (comfortable) three days out of four; it is most humid around November 30, rising above 74% (humid) three days out of four.

Relative Humidity in November

The average daily high (blue) and low (brown) relative humidity with percentile bands (inner bands from 25th to 75th percentile, outer bands from 10th to 90th percentile).

Dew Point

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 6°F (dry) to 26°F (dry) and is rarely below -5°F (dry) or above 36°F (dry).

Dew Point in November

The daily average low (blue) and high (red) dew point with percentile bands (inner band from 25th to 75th percentile, outer band from 10th to 90th percentile).

Wind

Over the course of November typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 14 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 21 mph (fresh breeze).

The highest average wind speed of 6 mph (light breeze) occurs around November 4, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 14 mph (moderate breeze).

The lowest average wind speed of 6 mph (light breeze) occurs around November 25, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 12 mph (moderate breeze).

Wind Speed in November

The average daily minimum (red), maximum (green), and average (black) wind speed with percentile bands (inner band from 25th to 75th percentile, outer band from 10th to 90th percentile).
The wind is most often out of the north (20% of the time), south west (15% of the time), and west (13% of the time).

Wind Directions in November

The fraction of time spent with the wind blowing from the various directions over the entire year. Values do not sum to 100% because the wind direction is undefined when the wind speed is zero.

Fraction of Time Spent with Various Wind Directions in November

The fraction of time spent with the wind blowing from the various directions on a daily basis. Stacked values do not always sum to 100% because the wind direction is undefined when the wind speed is zero.