Average Weather in November in Big Rapids Michigan, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 13°F, from 52°F to 39°F, rarely falling below 27°F or exceeding 65°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 8°F, from 34°F to 26°F, rarely falling below 14°F or exceeding 46°F.
For reference, on July 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Big Rapids typically range from 57°F to 81°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 13°F to 29°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 Big Rapids experiences increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 51% to 62%.
The clearest day of the month is November 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 49% of the time.
For reference, on January 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 70%, while on August 7, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 68%.
Cloud Cover Categories in November
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Big Rapids, the chance of a wet day over the course of November is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 27% and ending it at 25%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 33% on June 7, and its lowest chance is 16% on February 4.
Over the course of November in Big Rapids, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 24% to 14%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain increases from 2% to 5%, and the chance of a day with only snow increases from 0% to 6%.
Probability of Precipitation in November
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during November in Big Rapids is decreasing, starting the month at 2.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.5 inches or falls below 0.9 inches, and ending the month at 1.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.0 inches or falls below 0.4 inches.
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 Big Rapids is gradually increasing, starting the month at 0.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.3 inches, and ending the month at 0.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.1 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in November
Over the course of November in Big Rapids, the length of the day is rapidly decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 1 hour, 3 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 10 seconds, and weekly decrease of 15 minutes, 10 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is November 30, with 9 hours, 12 minutes of daylight and the longest day is November 1, with 10 hours, 15 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in November
The latest sunrise of the month in Big Rapids is 8:20 AM on November 3 and the earliest sunrise is 59 minutes earlier at 7:21 AM on November 4.
The latest sunset is 6:32 PM on November 1 and the earliest sunset is 1 hour, 26 minutes earlier at 5:06 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 6:00 AM and sets 15 hours, 27 minutes later, at 9:27 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:12 AM and sets 8 hours, 55 minutes later, at 5:07 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in November
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Big Rapids is essentially constant during November, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 30, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 25% of the time, while on November 16, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in November
The average hourly wind speed in Big Rapids is gradually increasing during November, increasing from 10.1 miles per hour to 10.7 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on January 12, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.6 miles per hour, while on August 3, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in November
Wind Direction in November
The growing season in Big Rapids typically lasts for 4.5 months (136 days), from around May 20 to around October 2, rarely starting before May 1 or after June 8, and rarely ending before September 15 or after October 20.
The month of November in Big Rapids is reliably fully outside of the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in November
The average accumulated growing degree days in Big Rapids are essentially constant during November, remaining within 12°F of 2,388°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in November
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Big Rapids is gradually decreasing during November, falling by 0.9 kWh, from 2.4 kWh to 1.5 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 Big Rapids are 43.698 deg latitude, -85.484 deg longitude, and 968 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Big Rapids contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 197 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 951 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (545 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,152 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Big Rapids is covered by artificial surfaces (54%), cropland (29%), and trees (13%), within 10 miles by trees (55%) and cropland (36%), and within 50 miles by trees (51%) and cropland (37%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Big Rapids 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 Big Rapids.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Big Rapids 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 Big Rapids is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Big Rapids and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Roben-Hood Airport (98%, 2.5 kilometers, northwest); Fremont Municipal Airport (1.3%, 51 kilometers, southwest); and Mount Pleasant Municipal Airport (1.0%, 61 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .