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November Weather in Santa Fe New Mexico, United States

Daily high temperatures decrease by 12°F, from 56°F to 45°F, rarely falling below 33°F or exceeding 66°F.

Daily low temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 31°F to 22°F, rarely falling below 13°F or exceeding 39°F.

For reference, on July 3, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Santa Fe typically range from 54°F to 83°F, while on January 6, the coldest day of the year, they range from 18°F to 40°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in November in Santa Fe

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 Santa Fe

Average Hourly Temperature in November in Santa FeNov11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303012 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 AMOctDecfreezingfreezingvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortable
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.

Nevşehir, Turkey (6,728 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Santa Fe (view comparison).

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The month of November in Santa Fe experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 30% throughout the month.

The clearest day of the month is November 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 72% of the time.

For reference, on July 27, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 37%, while on June 11, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 79%.

Cloud Cover Categories in November in Santa Fe

Cloud Cover Categories in November in Santa FeNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%OctDecNov 172%Nov 172%Nov 3069%Nov 3069%Nov 1171%Nov 1171%Nov 2170%Nov 2170%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 Santa Fe, the chance of a wet day over the course of November is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 12% and ending it at 9%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 37% on August 1, and its lowest chance is 7% on January 24.

Over the course of November in Santa Fe, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 8% to 3%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 3% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 2% throughout.

Probability of Precipitation in November in Santa Fe

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 Santa Fe is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.8 inches, and ending the month at 0.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.6 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in November in Santa Fe

Average Monthly Rainfall in November in Santa FeNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 in3.0 in3.0 in3.5 in3.5 inOctDecNov 10.7 inNov 10.7 inNov 300.2 inNov 300.2 inNov 110.5 inNov 110.5 inNov 210.3 inNov 210.3 in
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 Santa Fe is increasing, starting the month at 1.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.9 inches or falls below -0.0 inches, and ending the month at 2.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.5 inches or falls below 0.2 inches.

Average Monthly Snowfall in November in Santa Fe

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 Santa Fe, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 46 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 34 seconds, and weekly decrease of 11 minutes, 0 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is November 30, with 9 hours, 56 minutes of daylight and the longest day is November 1, with 10 hours, 41 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in November in Santa Fe

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 Santa Fe is 7:27 AM on November 2 and the earliest sunrise is 59 minutes earlier at 6:28 AM on November 3.

The latest sunset is 6:07 PM on November 1 and the earliest sunset is 1 hour, 17 minutes earlier at 4:50 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 5:48 AM and sets 14 hours, 35 minutes later, at 8:22 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:09 AM and sets 9 hours, 44 minutes later, at 4:54 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in November in Santa Fe

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in November in Santa FeNov11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303012 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMOctDec6:28 AM6:28 AMNov 35:05 PMNov 35:05 PM6:54 AM6:54 AMNov 304:50 PMNov 304:50 PM6:41 AM6:41 AMNov 164:55 PMNov 164:55 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 Santa Fe

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in November in Santa FeNov11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303012 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 AMOctDec010102020203040000102020303030
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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 Santa Fe

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in November in Santa FeNov11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303012 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMOctDecOct 212:50 PMOct 212:50 PMOct 175:27 AMOct 175:27 AMNov 16:48 AMNov 16:48 AMNov 152:29 PMNov 152:29 PMNov 3011:22 PMNov 3011:22 PMDec 152:02 AMDec 152:02 AMDec 303:28 PMDec 303:28 PM6:51 AM6:51 AM6:45 PM6:45 PM5:59 PM5:59 PM7:24 AM7:24 AM7:37 AM7:37 AM6:04 PM6:04 PM4:38 PM4:38 PM7:46 AM7:46 AM6:31 AM6:31 AM4:14 PM4:14 PM4:04 PM4:04 PM7:43 AM7:43 AM7:20 AM7:20 AM4:41 PM4:41 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%7:37 AMESE6:04 PMWSW-12:51 PMS250,654 mi
2
2%8:38 AMESE6:36 PMWSW-1:37 PMS249,314 mi
3
5%8:40 AMESE6:15 PMWSW-1:27 PMS247,648 mi
4
11%9:41 AMSE7:02 PMSW-2:21 PMS245,662 mi
5
18%10:39 AMSE7:56 PMSW-3:18 PMS243,359 mi
6
27%11:32 AMSE8:58 PMSW-4:15 PMS240,749 mi
7
37%12:17 PMESE10:05 PMWSW-5:11 PMS237,875 mi
8
50%12:56 PMESE11:14 PMWSW-6:05 PMS234,825 mi
9
59%1:29 PMESE--6:56 PMS231,746 mi
10
71%-12:24 AMWSW2:00 PMESE7:46 PMS228,845 mi
11
81%-1:34 AMW2:28 PME8:34 PMS226,375 mi
12
90%-2:45 AMW2:56 PME9:23 PMS224,610 mi
13
96%-3:57 AMW3:26 PMENE10:15 PMS223,794 mi
14
99%-5:11 AMWNW3:59 PMENE11:09 PMS224,093 mi
15
100%-6:28 AMWNW4:38 PMENE--
16
100%-7:46 AMWNW5:26 PMENE12:08 AMS225,550 mi
17
97%-8:59 AMNW6:21 PMNE1:10 AMS228,063 mi
18
92%-10:04 AMNW7:25 PMNE2:13 AMS231,392 mi
19
84%-10:58 AMNW8:31 PMENE3:13 AMS235,205 mi
20
75%-11:41 AMWNW9:38 PMENE4:10 AMS239,140 mi
21
65%-12:16 PMWNW10:42 PMENE5:01 AMS242,867 mi
22
50%-12:45 PMWNW11:43 PMENE5:47 AMS246,121 mi
23
45%-1:10 PMWNW-6:29 AMS248,717 mi
24
36%12:41 AME1:32 PMW-7:09 AMS250,548 mi
25
27%1:37 AME1:54 PMW-7:47 AMS251,581 mi
26
19%2:33 AME2:16 PMW-8:26 AMS251,844 mi
27
12%3:30 AMESE2:40 PMWSW-9:05 AMS251,416 mi
28
6%4:28 AMESE3:06 PMWSW-9:47 AMS250,408 mi
29
2%5:28 AMESE3:37 PMWSW-10:33 AMS248,951 mi
30
0%6:31 AMESE4:14 PMWSW-11:22 AMS247,174 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 Santa Fe is essentially constant during November, remaining around 0% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels in November in Santa Fe

Humidity Comfort Levels in November in Santa FeNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%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.

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 Santa Fe is essentially constant during November, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 7.9 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on April 10, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.9 miles per hour, while on August 2, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.6 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in November in Santa Fe

Average Wind Speed in November in Santa FeNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mphOctDecNov 17.8 mphNov 17.8 mphNov 308.1 mphNov 308.1 mphNov 118.0 mphNov 118.0 mph
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 Santa Fe throughout November is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 56% on November 28.

Wind Direction in November in Santa Fe

Wind Direction in November in Santa FeNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%OctDecwestsouthnortheast
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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 Santa Fe typically lasts for 5.2 months (159 days), from around May 5 to around October 11, rarely starting before April 18 or after May 22, and rarely ending before September 23 or after October 27.

The month of November in Santa Fe is very likely fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season gradually decreasing from 5% to 0% over the course of the month.

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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in November in Santa FeNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%OctDecNov 15%Nov 15%Nov 300%Nov 300%Nov 110%Nov 110%Nov 210%Nov 210%50%Oct 1150%Oct 11frigidfreezingvery coldcoldcoolcomfortable
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 Santa Fe are essentially constant during November, remaining within 14°F of 2,499°F throughout.

Growing Degree Days in November in Santa Fe

Growing Degree Days in November in Santa FeNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930302,200°F2,200°F2,300°F2,300°F2,400°F2,400°F2,500°F2,500°F2,600°F2,600°F2,700°F2,700°FOctDecNov 12,486°FNov 12,486°FNov 302,513°FNov 302,513°FNov 112,500°FNov 112,500°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 Santa Fe is gradually decreasing during November, falling by 0.9 kWh, from 4.2 kWh to 3.3 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in November in Santa Fe

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in November in Santa FeNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWhOctDecNov 14.2 kWhNov 14.2 kWhNov 303.3 kWhNov 303.3 kWhNov 113.8 kWhNov 113.8 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 Santa Fe are 35.687 deg latitude, -105.938 deg longitude, and 6,995 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Santa Fe contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 801 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 7,091 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (5,358 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,038 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Santa Fe is covered by shrubs (99%), within 10 miles by shrubs (55%) and trees (37%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (47%) and trees (38%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Santa Fe, 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 Santa Fe.

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