This report describes the typical weather at the Treverse City (Traverse City, Michigan, 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.
Traverse City, Michigan has a humid continental climate with warm summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by croplands (48%), forests (35%), oceans and seas (14%), and lakes and rivers (3%).
The month of November is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 51°F to 37°F over the course of the month, exceeding 63°F or dropping below 27°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of November, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 1:05 hours, implying an average day-over-day decrease of 2.2 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is November 30 with 9:05 hours of daylight; the longest day is November 1 with 10:10 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 7:25am on November 4; the latest sunset is at 6:30pm on November 1; the latest sunrise is at 8:23am on November 3; the earliest sunset is at 5:03pm on November 30.
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 98% (overcast) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On November 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 15% of the time, partly cloudy 9% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 75% 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 72% of days. Precipitation is least likely around November 1, occurring in 62% of days.
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 47% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 30, when it is observed during 43% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 29% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 1, when it is observed during 27% of all days.
Moderate snow is the most severe precipitation observed during 11% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 30, when it is observed during 9% of all days.
The likelihood of snow falling is highest around November 30, occurring in 54% of days.
Accumulation at this location in November is just less likely than not. The chances of there being snow on the ground are highest around November 30, occurring 38% of the time.
The snow is typically at its deepest on November 30, with a median depth of 3.2"; the depth exceeds 6.5" only one year out of ten.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 55% (mildly humid) to 92% (very humid) over the course of a typical November, rarely dropping below 39% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around November 1, at which time the relative humidity drops below 64% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around November 1, rising above 89% (very 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 20°F (dry) to 41°F (dry) and is rarely below 9°F (dry) or above 52°F (very comfortable).
Over the course of November typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 15 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 21 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around November 30, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 8 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around November 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).