This report describes the typical weather at the Grand Strand Airport (North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 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.
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 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 (42%), forests (26%), croplands (18%), and grasslands (13%).
The month of November is characterized by falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 70°F to 62°F over the course of the month, exceeding 78°F or dropping below 51°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 10:05 hours of daylight; the longest day is November 1 with 10:47 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:38am on November 4; the latest sunset is at 6:22pm on November 1; the latest sunrise is at 7:36am on November 3; the earliest sunset is at 5:06pm on November 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) ends at 1:00am on November 4, 2012, shifting sunrise and sunset to an hour earlier.
The median cloud cover ranges from 26% (mostly clear) to 32% (mostly clear).
On November 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 38% of the time, partly cloudy 7% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 28% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 24%, 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 52% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 30, when it is observed during 15% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 25% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 30, when it is observed during 7% 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 51% (mildly humid) to 97% (very humid) over the course of a typical November, rarely dropping below 28% (dry) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around November 15, at which time the relative humidity drops below 66% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around November 2, rising above 95% (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 37°F (dry) to 58°F (comfortable) and is rarely below 20°F (dry) or above 69°F (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 0 mph to 11 mph (calm to gentle breeze), rarely exceeding 16 mph (moderate breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 6 mph (light breeze) occurs around November 30, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 11 mph (gentle breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 6 mph (light breeze) occurs around November 9, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 11 mph (gentle breeze).