Average Weather in November in Fort Dodge Iowa, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 16°F, from 54°F to 38°F, rarely falling below 23°F or exceeding 69°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 13°F, from 35°F to 22°F, rarely falling below 7°F or exceeding 48°F.
For reference, on July 18, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Fort Dodge typically range from 65°F to 84°F, while on January 20, the coldest day of the year, they range from 12°F to 28°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 Fort Dodge experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 45% to 53%.
The clearest day of the month is November 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 55% of the time.
For reference, on December 29, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 56%, while on July 28, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 71%.
Cloud Cover Categories in November
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Fort Dodge, the chance of a wet day over the course of November is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 17% and ending it at 15%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 43% on June 7, and its lowest chance is 8% on January 11.
Over the course of November in Fort Dodge, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 15% to 7%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 2% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow increases from 1% to 5%.
Probability of Precipitation in November
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during November in Fort Dodge is decreasing, starting the month at 1.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.8 inches or falls below 0.4 inches, and ending the month at 0.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.7 inches.
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 Fort Dodge is gradually increasing, starting the month at 0.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.3 inches or falls below -0.0 inches, and ending the month at 0.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.8 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in November
Over the course of November in Fort Dodge, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 60 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 4 seconds, and weekly decrease of 14 minutes, 28 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is November 30, with 9 hours, 19 minutes of daylight and the longest day is November 1, with 10 hours, 19 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in November
The latest sunrise of the month in Fort Dodge is 7:52 AM on November 3 and the earliest sunrise is 59 minutes earlier at 6:54 AM on November 4.
The latest sunset is 6:09 PM on November 1 and the earliest sunset is 1 hour, 25 minutes earlier at 4:44 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 5:39 AM and sets 15 hours, 18 minutes later, at 8:57 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:43 AM and sets 9 hours, 4 minutes later, at 4:46 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in November
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Fort Dodge is essentially constant during November, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 21, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 45% of the time, while on November 15, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in November
The average hourly wind speed in Fort Dodge is essentially constant during November, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 11.8 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 12, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 13.5 miles per hour, while on August 3, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in November
Wind Direction in November
The growing season in Fort Dodge typically lasts for 5.5 months (165 days), from around April 24 to around October 6, rarely starting before April 6 or after May 12, and rarely ending before September 18 or after October 24.
The month of November in Fort Dodge is reliably fully outside of the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in November
The average accumulated growing degree days in Fort Dodge are essentially constant during November, remaining within 16°F of 3,078°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in November
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Fort Dodge is gradually decreasing during November, falling by 0.9 kWh, from 2.8 kWh to 1.9 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 Fort Dodge are 42.497 deg latitude, -94.168 deg longitude, and 1,109 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Fort Dodge contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 197 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,089 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (266 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (640 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Fort Dodge is covered by artificial surfaces (51%) and cropland (43%), within 10 miles by cropland (94%), and within 50 miles by cropland (97%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Fort Dodge 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 Fort Dodge.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Fort Dodge 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 Fort Dodge is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Fort Dodge and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Fort Dodge Municipal Airport (87%, 6.0 kilometers, north); Webster City Municipal Airport (10%, 25 kilometers, east); and Arthur N Neu Airport (2.2%, 72 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .