Average Weather in November in Milton-Freewater Oregon, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 13°F, from 56°F to 44°F, rarely falling below 31°F or exceeding 66°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 7°F, from 41°F to 34°F, rarely falling below 23°F or exceeding 51°F.
For reference, on July 31, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Milton-Freewater typically range from 63°F to 91°F, while on December 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 30°F to 39°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 Milton-Freewater experiences increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 57% to 67%.
The clearest day of the month is November 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 43% of the time.
For reference, on January 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 68%, while on July 29, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 82%.
Cloud Cover Categories in November
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Milton-Freewater, the chance of a wet day over the course of November is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 26% and ending it at 36%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 37% on December 1, and its lowest chance is 7% on August 5.
Over the course of November in Milton-Freewater, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 25% to 32%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain increases from 0% to 2%, and the chance of a day with only snow increases from 0% to 2%.
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 Milton-Freewater is gradually increasing, starting the month at 1.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.7 inches or falls below 0.6 inches, and ending the month at 2.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.3 inches or falls below 0.8 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 2.0 inches on November 23.
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 Milton-Freewater 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 Milton-Freewater, 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, 8 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 22 seconds, and weekly decrease of 16 minutes, 31 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is November 30, with 8 hours, 57 minutes of daylight and the longest day is November 1, with 10 hours, 5 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in November
The latest sunrise of the month in Milton-Freewater is 7:36 AM on November 3 and the earliest sunrise is 59 minutes earlier at 6:38 AM on November 4.
The latest sunset is 5:39 PM on November 1 and the earliest sunset is 1 hour, 29 minutes earlier at 4:10 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 5:03 AM and sets 15 hours, 45 minutes later, at 8:47 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:32 AM and sets 8 hours, 39 minutes later, at 4:11 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 Milton-Freewater is essentially constant during November, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 14, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% 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 Milton-Freewater is gradually increasing during November, increasing from 7.6 miles per hour to 8.4 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on December 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.4 miles per hour, while on September 8, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.5 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 Milton-Freewater typically lasts for 7.3 months (223 days), from around March 25 to around November 3, rarely starting before February 22 or after April 19, and rarely ending before October 13 or after November 25.
During November in Milton-Freewater, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is rapidly decreasing falling from 55% to 6% 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 Milton-Freewater are gradually increasing during November, increasing by 36°F, from 3,056°F to 3,092°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 Milton-Freewater is gradually decreasing during November, falling by 0.9 kWh, from 2.3 kWh to 1.3 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 Milton-Freewater are 45.933 deg latitude, -118.388 deg longitude, and 1,138 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Milton-Freewater contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 587 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,157 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (3,235 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,115 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Milton-Freewater is covered by cropland (74%) and artificial surfaces (16%), within 10 miles by cropland (68%) and grassland (17%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (41%) and cropland (29%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Milton-Freewater 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Milton-Freewater.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Milton-Freewater 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 Milton-Freewater is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Milton-Freewater and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Walla Walla Regional Airport (66%, 20 kilometers, northeast); Eastern Oregon Regional Airport (18%, 45 kilometers, southwest); Meacham, Meacham (7%, 47 kilometers, south); and Tri-Cities Airport (10%, 67 kilometers, northwest).
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.