This report describes the typical weather at the Jack Edwards Airport (Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States) weather station over the course of an average November. It is based on the historical records from 2006 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Gulf Shores, Alabama 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 (61%), croplands (20%), forests (14%), and grasslands (4%).
The month of November is characterized by falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 73°F to 66°F over the course of the month, exceeding 79°F or dropping below 57°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 10:21 hours of daylight; the longest day is November 1 with 10:58 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:08am on November 4; the latest sunset is at 6:03pm on November 1; the latest sunrise is at 7:07am on November 2; the earliest sunset is at 4:50pm on November 28.
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 24% (mostly clear) to 38% (mostly clear). The trend is for the sky to be becoming cloudier with the median cloud cover increasing by 14% from the start to the end of the month.
On November 2, the clearest day of the month, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 69% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 31% of the time.
On November 30, the cloudiest day of the month, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 48% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 52% 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 30% of days. Precipitation is least likely around November 7, occurring in 26% of days.
Throughout November, the most common forms of precipitation are thunderstorms, moderate rain, light rain, and heavy rain.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 32% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around November 2, when it is observed during 11% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 30% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 29, when it is observed during 10% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 22% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 28, when it is observed during 7% of all days.
Heavy rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 16% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 18, when it is observed during 5% 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 46% (comfortable) to 95% (very humid) over the course of a typical November, rarely dropping below 29% (dry) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around November 1, at which time the relative humidity drops below 56% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around November 18, rising above 92% (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 39°F (dry) to 58°F (comfortable) and is rarely below 25°F (dry) or above 68°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 13 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 18 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 6 mph (light breeze) occurs around November 25, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 13 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 5 mph (light breeze) occurs around November 4, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 11 mph (gentle breeze).