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Average Weather in November in Prudhoe Bay Alaska, United States

Daily high temperatures decrease by 15°F, from 13°F to -1°F, rarely falling below -19°F or exceeding 26°F.

Daily low temperatures decrease by 15°F, from 3°F to -12°F, rarely falling below -29°F or exceeding 18°F.

For reference, on July 28, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Prudhoe Bay typically range from 41°F to 54°F, while on February 9, the coldest day of the year, they range from -21°F to -9°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in November

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

Average Hourly Temperature in November in Prudhoe Bay1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303012 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMOctDecfrigidfreezing
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.

Tosontsengel, Mongolia (3,578 miles away) and McMurdo Station, Antarctica (10,406 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Prudhoe Bay (view comparison).

Clouds

The month of November in Prudhoe Bay experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 84% throughout the month.

The clearest day of the month is November 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 17% of the time.

For reference, on January 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 90%, while on June 27, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 35%.

Cloud Cover Categories in November

Cloud Cover Categories in November in Prudhoe Bay181522291122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%OctDecNov 117%Nov 117%Nov 3015%Nov 3015%Nov 1117%Nov 1117%Nov 2116%Nov 2116%clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercastmostly clear
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.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Prudhoe Bay, the chance of a wet day over the course of November is essentially constant, remaining around 3% throughout.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 22% on August 17, and its lowest chance is 2% on April 1.

Probability of Precipitation in November

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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).

Snowfall

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 Prudhoe Bay is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.4 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.

The lowest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 0.1 inches on November 17.

Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in November

Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in November in Prudhoe Bay181522291122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300.0 in0.0 in0.1 in0.1 in0.2 in0.2 in0.3 in0.3 in0.4 in0.4 in0.5 in0.5 in0.6 in0.6 inOctDecNov 170.1 inNov 170.1 inNov 10.1 inNov 10.1 inNov 300.1 inNov 300.1 in
The average liquid-equivalent 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.

Sun

Due to its extreme latitude, Prudhoe Bay experiences polar day (also known as the midnight Sun) during the summer and polar night during the winter. These are periods of time in which the sun is continuously above or below the horizon for more than one day. The precise start and end dates of polar day and night vary from year to year and depend on the precise location and elevation of the observer, and the local topography.

In the winter in Prudhoe Bay during 2021, the Sun is continuously below the horizon for 1.8 months, setting at 12:54 PM on November 23, and not rising again until 12:56 PM on January 17. As such, polar night begins in November on and lasts beyond the end of the month.

The longest day of the month is November 1, with 6 hours, 13 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in November

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 earliest sunrise of the month in Prudhoe Bay is 10:02 AM on November 7 and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 23 minutes later at 12:24 PM on November 23.

The latest sunset is 4:42 PM on November 1 and the earliest sunset is 3 hours, 49 minutes earlier at 12:54 PM on November 23.

Daylight saving time (DST) ends at 1:00 AM on November 7, 2021, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour earlier.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in November

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in November in Prudhoe Bay181522291122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930302 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMOctDec12:24 PM12:24 PMNov 2312:54 PMNov 2312:54 PM10:02 AM10:02 AMNov 73:10 PMNov 73:10 PMSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoon
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.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for November 2021. 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

Moon in Prudhoe Bay1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303012 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMOctDecOct 63:06 AMOct 63:06 AMOct 206:57 AMOct 206:57 AMNov 41:15 PMNov 41:15 PMNov 1811:58 PMNov 1811:58 PMDec 187:36 PMDec 187:36 PM8:33 AM8:33 AM7:12 PM7:12 PM6:24 PM6:24 PM9:22 AM9:22 AM10:16 AM10:16 AM4:37 PM4:37 PM2:14 PM2:14 PM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM
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.

Humidity

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

Humidity Comfort Levels in November

Humidity Comfort Levels in November in Prudhoe Bay181522291122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%OctDecNov 160%Nov 160%Nov 10%Nov 10%Nov 300%Nov 300%drydry
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.

Wind

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 Prudhoe Bay is essentially constant during November, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 11.6 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on January 12, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.9 miles per hour, while on July 29, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.3 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in November

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 Prudhoe Bay throughout November is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 50% on November 30.

Wind Direction in November

Wind Direction in November in Prudhoe Bay181522291122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%OctDecwesteastsouthnorth
northeastsouthwest
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).

Water Temperature

Prudhoe Bay is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average surface water temperature in Prudhoe Bay is essentially constant during November, remaining around 29°F throughout.

Average Water Temperature in November

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Growing Season

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 Prudhoe Bay typically lasts for 1.7 months (51 days), from around June 28 to around August 18, rarely starting before June 7, or ending after September 8.

The month of November in Prudhoe Bay is reliably fully outside of the growing season.

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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in November in Prudhoe Bay181522291122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%OctDec-0%Nov 16-0%Nov 16frigidfreezingvery cold
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 Prudhoe Bay are essentially constant during November, remaining around 112°F throughout.

Growing Degree Days in November

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of November, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 Prudhoe Bay is essentially constant during November, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 0.1 kWh throughout.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in November

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in November in Prudhoe Bay181522291122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300.0 kWh0.0 kWh0.2 kWh0.2 kWh0.4 kWh0.4 kWh0.6 kWh0.6 kWh0.8 kWh0.8 kWh1.0 kWh1.0 kWh1.2 kWh1.2 kWh1.4 kWh1.4 kWh1.6 kWh1.6 kWhOctDecNov 10.2 kWhNov 10.2 kWhNov 300.0 kWhNov 300.0 kWhNov 110.1 kWhNov 110.1 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.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Prudhoe Bay are 70.255 deg latitude, -148.337 deg longitude, and 46 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Prudhoe Bay is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 59 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 39 feet. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (82 feet). Within 50 miles is essentially flat (965 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Prudhoe Bay is covered by sparse vegetation (56%), herbaceous vegetation (21%), and water (13%), within 10 miles by sparse vegetation (31%) and water (28%), and within 50 miles by water (45%) and grassland (33%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Prudhoe Bay, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Prudhoe Bay.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Deadhorse Airport (99%, 9 kilometers, southwest) and Barter Island LRRS Airport (1.1%, 180 kilometers, east).

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 © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.