This report describes the typical weather at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (Charlottesville, Virginia, 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.
Charlottesville, Virginia has a warm humid temperate climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by forests (99%).
The month of November is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 63Â°F to 53Â°F over the course of the month, exceeding 75Â°F or dropping below 40Â°F only one day in ten.
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 50 minutes, implying an average day-over-day decrease of 1.7 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is November 30 with 9:43 hours of daylight; the longest day is November 1 with 10:34 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:44am on November 4; the latest sunset is at 6:14pm on November 1; the latest sunrise is at 7:42am on November 3; the earliest sunset is at 4:54pm 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 ranges from 38% (mostly clear) to 44% (partly cloudy).
On November 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 43% of the time, partly cloudy 6% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 38% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 35%, with little variation over the course of the month.
Throughout November, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain and moderate rain.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 44% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 18, when it is observed during 16% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 30% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 10, when it is observed during 11% of all days.
The likelihood of snow falling is highest around November 30, occurring in 6% 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 42% (comfortable) to 88% (very humid) over the course of a typical November, rarely dropping below 24% (dry) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around November 7, at which time the relative humidity drops below 51% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around November 1, rising above 79% (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 24Â°F (dry) to 46Â°F (dry) and is rarely below 10Â°F (dry) or above 60Â°F (comfortable).
Over the course of November typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 12 mph (calm to gentle breeze), rarely exceeding 18 mph (moderate breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 6 mph (light breeze) occurs around November 26, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 12 mph (gentle breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 5 mph (light breeze) occurs around November 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 12 mph (gentle breeze).