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November Weather in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, United States

Daily high temperatures decrease by 11°F, from 58°F to 47°F, rarely falling below 32°F or exceeding 71°F.

Daily low temperatures decrease by 8°F, from 42°F to 33°F, rarely falling below 22°F or exceeding 53°F.

For reference, on July 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Pittsburgh typically range from 66°F to 83°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 23°F to 37°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in November in Pittsburgh

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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 in Pittsburgh

Average Hourly Temperature in November in PittsburghNov11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303012 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMOctDecfreezingvery coldcoldcoolcoolfreezingcomfortable
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Tulcea, Romania (5,071 miles away); Krasnodar, Russia (5,433 miles); and Urus-Martan, Russia (5,746 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Pittsburgh (view comparison).

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The month of November in Pittsburgh experiences increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 49% to 60%.

The clearest day of the month is November 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 51% of the time.

For reference, on January 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 69%, while on August 26, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 65%.

Cloud Cover Categories in November in Pittsburgh

Cloud Cover Categories in November in PittsburghNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%OctDecNov 151%Nov 151%Nov 3040%Nov 3040%Nov 1148%Nov 1148%Nov 2144%Nov 2144%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Pittsburgh, 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 15, and its lowest chance is 20% on January 30.

Over the course of November in Pittsburgh, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 26% to 23%, 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 0% throughout.

Probability of Precipitation in November in Pittsburgh

The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

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 Pittsburgh is essentially constant, remaining about 2.5 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 4.2 inches or falling below 0.9 inches.

The highest average 31-day accumulation is 2.5 inches on November 14.

Average Monthly Rainfall in November in Pittsburgh

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average snowfall.

Snowfall

As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day snowfall during November in Pittsburgh is gradually increasing, starting the month at 0.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.5 inches or falls below -0.0 inches, and ending the month at 1.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.0 inches or falls below -0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Snowfall in November in Pittsburgh

The average snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Over the course of November in Pittsburgh, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 55 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 54 seconds, and weekly decrease of 13 minutes, 15 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is November 30, with 9 hours, 31 minutes of daylight and the longest day is November 1, with 10 hours, 26 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in November in Pittsburgh

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The latest sunrise of the month in Pittsburgh is 7:51 AM on November 2 and the earliest sunrise is 59 minutes earlier at 6:52 AM on November 3.

The latest sunset is 6:16 PM on November 1 and the earliest sunset is 1 hour, 22 minutes earlier at 4:54 PM on November 30.

Daylight saving time (DST) starts at 1:00 AM on November 3, 2024, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour later.

For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:49 AM and sets 15 hours, 4 minutes later, at 8:53 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:39 AM and sets 9 hours, 17 minutes later, at 4:56 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in November in Pittsburgh

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in November in PittsburghNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930302 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMOctDec6:52 AM6:52 AMNov 35:13 PMNov 35:13 PM7:23 AM7:23 AMNov 304:54 PMNov 304:54 PM7:07 AM7:07 AMNov 165:01 PMNov 165:01 PMDSTNov 3DSTNov 3SolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of November. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in November in Pittsburgh

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in November in PittsburghNov11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303012 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMOctDec010102020200001020203030
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of November 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for November 2024. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in November in Pittsburgh

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in November in PittsburghNov11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303012 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMOctDecOct 22:50 PMOct 22:50 PMOct 177:27 AMOct 177:27 AMNov 18:48 AMNov 18:48 AMNov 154:29 PMNov 154:29 PMDec 11:22 AMDec 11:22 AMDec 154:02 AMDec 154:02 AMDec 305:28 PMDec 305:28 PM7:04 AM7:04 AM6:57 PM6:57 PM6:09 PM6:09 PM7:41 AM7:41 AM7:59 AM7:59 AM6:07 PM6:07 PM4:38 PM4:38 PM8:13 AM8:13 AM8:03 AM8:03 AM4:53 PM4:53 PM3:58 PM3:58 PM8:14 AM8:14 AM7:51 AM7:51 AM4:34 PM4:34 PM
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.
Nov 2024IlluminationMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseMeridian PassingDistance
1
0%7:59 AMESE6:07 PMWSW-1:03 PMS250,738 mi
2
1%9:03 AMESE6:36 PMWSW-1:49 PMS249,422 mi
3
5%9:08 AMSE6:11 PMSW-1:40 PMS247,779 mi
4
10%10:12 AMSE6:55 PMSW-2:33 PMS245,816 mi
5
17%11:11 AMSE7:49 PMSW-3:30 PMS243,535 mi
6
26%12:03 PMSE8:52 PMSW-4:27 PMS240,947 mi
7
36%12:46 PMSE10:01 PMWSW-5:24 PMS238,089 mi
8
47%1:23 PMESE11:13 PMWSW-6:18 PMS235,047 mi
9
50%1:53 PMESE--7:10 PMS231,964 mi
10
70%-12:27 AMWSW2:19 PMESE7:59 PMS229,042 mi
11
80%-1:41 AMW2:44 PME8:48 PMS226,532 mi
12
89%-2:56 AMW3:08 PME9:37 PMS224,708 mi
13
96%-4:12 AMW3:34 PMENE10:28 PMS223,817 mi
14
99%-5:31 AMWNW4:03 PMENE11:22 PMS224,032 mi
15
100%-6:52 AMWNW4:38 PMENE--
16
100%-8:13 AMNW5:21 PMNE12:20 AMS225,408 mi
17
97%-9:29 AMNW6:14 PMNE1:22 AMS227,851 mi
18
92%-10:35 AMNW7:17 PMNE2:24 AMS231,132 mi
19
85%-11:28 AMNW8:26 PMNE3:25 AMS234,921 mi
20
76%-12:09 PMWNW9:35 PMENE4:22 AMS238,859 mi
21
66%-12:42 PMWNW10:43 PMENE5:13 AMS242,611 mi
22
50%-1:08 PMWNW11:47 PMENE5:59 AMS245,906 mi
23
46%-1:30 PMWNW-6:42 AMS248,554 mi
24
36%12:49 AME1:49 PMW-7:22 AMS250,442 mi
25
27%1:48 AME2:08 PMW-8:00 AMS251,533 mi
26
19%2:48 AME2:27 PMW-8:38 AMS251,849 mi
27
12%3:48 AMESE2:47 PMWSW-9:18 AMS251,468 mi
28
6%4:49 AMESE3:10 PMWSW-10:00 AMS250,498 mi
29
2%5:53 AMESE3:37 PMWSW-10:45 AMS249,068 mi
30
0%6:58 AMESE4:11 PMSW-11:34 AMS247,310 mi

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 Pittsburgh is essentially constant during November, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on July 28, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 40% of the time, while on November 5, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in November in Pittsburgh

Humidity Comfort Levels in November in PittsburghNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%OctDecNov 10%Nov 10%Nov 300%Nov 300%Nov 110%Nov 110%Nov 210%Nov 210%drydryhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortable
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

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 Pittsburgh is gradually increasing during November, increasing from 4.7 miles per hour to 5.3 miles per hour over the course of the month.

For reference, on February 2, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.5 miles per hour, while on August 3, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.4 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in November in Pittsburgh

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The hourly average wind direction in Pittsburgh throughout November is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 44% on November 30.

Wind Direction in November in Pittsburgh

Wind Direction in November in PittsburghNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%OctDecwestsoutheastnorth
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The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

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 Pittsburgh typically lasts for 6.5 months (200 days), from around April 12 to around October 29, rarely starting before March 26 or after April 29, and rarely ending before October 11 or after November 14.

The month of November in Pittsburgh 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 41% to 1% over the course of the month.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in November in Pittsburgh

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in November in PittsburghNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%OctDecNov 141%Nov 141%Nov 301%Nov 301%Nov 1117%Nov 1117%Nov 213%Nov 213%50%Oct 2950%Oct 2990%Oct 1190%Oct 110%Dec 180%Dec 18freezingvery coldcoldcoolfrigidwarm
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

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 Pittsburgh are gradually increasing during November, increasing by 68°F, from 3,409°F to 3,478°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in November in Pittsburgh

Growing Degree Days in November in PittsburghNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930303,200°F3,200°F3,300°F3,300°F3,400°F3,400°F3,500°F3,500°F3,600°F3,600°F3,700°F3,700°FOctDecNov 13,409°FNov 13,409°FNov 303,478°FNov 303,478°FNov 113,442°FNov 113,442°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of November, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 Pittsburgh is gradually decreasing during November, falling by 1.0 kWh, from 2.7 kWh to 1.8 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in November in Pittsburgh

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in November in PittsburghNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300.0 kWh0.0 kWh0.5 kWh0.5 kWh1.0 kWh1.0 kWh1.5 kWh1.5 kWh2.0 kWh2.0 kWh2.5 kWh2.5 kWh3.0 kWh3.0 kWh3.5 kWh3.5 kWh4.0 kWh4.0 kWh4.5 kWh4.5 kWh5.0 kWh5.0 kWh5.5 kWh5.5 kWhOctDecNov 12.7 kWhNov 12.7 kWhNov 301.8 kWhNov 301.8 kWhNov 112.4 kWhNov 112.4 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Pittsburgh are 40.441 deg latitude, -79.996 deg longitude, and 758 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Pittsburgh contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 535 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 887 feet. Within 10 miles also contains significant variations in elevation (663 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,365 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Pittsburgh is covered by artificial surfaces (97%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (79%) and trees (18%), and within 50 miles by trees (63%) and cropland (23%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Pittsburgh, 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 Pittsburgh.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Pittsburgh and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:

To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Pittsburgh and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , 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 airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © OpenStreetMap contributors.

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