Average Weather in November in Gig Harbor Washington, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 7°F, from 55°F to 47°F, rarely falling below 41°F or exceeding 61°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 6°F, from 45°F to 40°F, rarely falling below 32°F or exceeding 52°F.
For reference, on August 3, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Gig Harbor typically range from 57°F to 78°F, while on January 1, the coldest day of the year, they range from 38°F to 45°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 Gig Harbor experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 65% to 73%.
The clearest day of the month is November 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 35% of the time.
For reference, on January 19, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 74%, while on August 3, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 77%.
Cloud Cover Categories in November
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Gig Harbor, the chance of a wet day over the course of November is increasing, starting the month at 50% and ending it at 55%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 57% on November 18, and its lowest chance is 7% on August 4.
Over the course of November in Gig Harbor, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 50% to 54%, 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
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during November in Gig Harbor is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 6.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 10.3 inches or falls below 2.7 inches, and ending the month at 7.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 12.1 inches or falls below 3.2 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 8.0 inches on November 23.
Average Monthly Rainfall in November
Over the course of November in Gig Harbor, 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, 12 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 30 seconds, and weekly decrease of 17 minutes, 27 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is November 30, with 8 hours, 47 minutes of daylight and the longest day is November 1, with 9 hours, 59 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in November
The latest sunrise of the month in Gig Harbor is 7:56 AM on November 3 and the earliest sunrise is 58 minutes earlier at 6:58 AM on November 4.
The latest sunset is 5:53 PM on November 1 and the earliest sunset is 1 hour, 31 minutes earlier at 4:22 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 5:13 AM and sets 15 hours, 57 minutes later, at 9:10 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:54 AM and sets 8 hours, 28 minutes later, at 4:22 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in November
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Gig Harbor is essentially constant during November, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 4, 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Gig Harbor is gradually increasing during November, increasing from 4.8 miles per hour to 5.3 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on November 30, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.3 miles per hour, while on August 2, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in November
Wind Direction in November
Gig Harbor 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 Gig Harbor is gradually decreasing during November, falling by 2°F, from 52°F to 50°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in November
The growing season in Gig Harbor typically lasts for 9.3 months (281 days), from around February 23 to around December 1, rarely starting before January 21 or after March 16, and rarely ending before November 8 or after December 24.
The month of November in Gig Harbor is more likely than not fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly decreasing from 96% to 52% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in November
The average accumulated growing degree days in Gig Harbor are essentially constant during November, remaining within 14°F of 1,938°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in November
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Gig Harbor is gradually decreasing during November, falling by 0.8 kWh, from 1.8 kWh to 1.0 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 Gig Harbor are 47.329 deg latitude, -122.580 deg longitude, and 167 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Gig Harbor contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 381 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 150 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (538 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (14,068 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Gig Harbor is covered by artificial surfaces (41%), water (28%), and trees (24%), within 10 miles by trees (35%) and water (34%), and within 50 miles by trees (53%) and shrubs (14%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Gig Harbor 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 Gig Harbor.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Gig Harbor 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 Gig Harbor is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Gig Harbor and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Tacoma Narrows Airport (73%, 7 kilometers, south); Bremerton National Airport (14%, 22 kilometers, northwest); and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (13%, 24 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .