Average Weather in November in Columbus Indiana, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 12°F, from 60°F to 47°F, rarely falling below 34°F or exceeding 72°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 8°F, from 41°F to 33°F, rarely falling below 21°F or exceeding 54°F.
For reference, on July 20, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Columbus typically range from 67°F to 86°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 23°F to 38°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in November
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on November. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in November
The month of November in Columbus experiences increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 44% to 54%.
The clearest day of the month is November 2, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 56% of the time.
For reference, on December 25, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 59%, while on August 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 70%.
Cloud Cover Categories in November
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Columbus, the chance of a wet day over the course of November is essentially constant, remaining around 26% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 41% on June 8, and its lowest chance is 20% on January 29.
Over the course of November in Columbus, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 25% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 1% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in November
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during November in Columbus is essentially constant, remaining about 3.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 5.4 inches or falling below 1.2 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 3.2 inches on November 28.
Average Monthly Rainfall in November
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during November in Columbus is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.5 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in November
Over the course of November in Columbus, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 53 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 49 seconds, and weekly decrease of 12 minutes, 45 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is November 30, with 9 hours, 38 minutes of daylight and the longest day is November 1, with 10 hours, 31 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in November
The latest sunrise of the month in Columbus is 8:13 AM on November 3 and the earliest sunrise is 59 minutes earlier at 7:14 AM on November 4.
The latest sunset is 6:42 PM on November 1 and the earliest sunset is 1 hour, 21 minutes earlier at 5:21 PM on November 30.
Daylight saving time (DST) ends at 1:00 AM on November 4, 2018, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour earlier.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:17 AM and sets 14 hours, 56 minutes later, at 9:13 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:59 AM and sets 9 hours, 24 minutes later, at 5:24 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in November
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Columbus is essentially constant during November, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 23, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 56% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in November
This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Columbus is gradually increasing during November, increasing from 8.3 miles per hour to 8.8 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on February 25, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.8 miles per hour, while on July 31, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in November
Wind Direction in November
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
The growing season in Columbus typically lasts for 6.4 months (196 days), from around April 12 to around October 26, rarely starting before March 27 or after April 30, and rarely ending before October 9 or after November 12.
The month of November in Columbus is more likely than not fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly decreasing from 33% to 0% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in November
Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days in Columbus are gradually increasing during November, increasing by 76°F, from 3,787°F to 3,863°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in November
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Columbus is gradually decreasing during November, falling by 1.0 kWh, from 3.1 kWh to 2.1 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in November
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Columbus are 39.201 deg latitude, -85.921 deg longitude, and 620 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Columbus is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 82 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 618 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (436 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (840 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Columbus is covered by cropland (52%) and artificial surfaces (46%), within 10 miles by cropland (66%) and trees (29%), and within 50 miles by cropland (55%) and trees (38%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Columbus year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Columbus.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Columbus according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Columbus is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Columbus and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Columbus Bakalar Municipal Airport (94%, 8 kilometers, north); Monroe County Airport (4.1%, 61 kilometers, west); and Bowman Field (1.7%, 111 kilometers, south).
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.
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