November Weather and Records

Posted at 6:52 PM, Nov 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-01 18:52:53-04

WEST MICHIGAN –(FOX 17) — It’s a new month, and here is a look at the weather we normally have and some of the records that exist.

TEMPERATURES: Normal highs this month drop from 54 degrees on the 1st to 40 by the 30th. Normal lows drop from 37 to 28 degrees. The record high for November is 81, which was set on the 1st in 1950. The record low is 10 below, which was set on the 25th, also in 1950. November 1950 is the only month in Grand Rapids when the record monthly high and record monthly low were set in the same year.

PRECIPITATION: There is normally 3.51 inches of precipitation in November. There has been as much as 7.90 inches (2003) and as little as 0.06″ (1904).

SNOWFALL: Included in the precipitation total is an average of 6.8 inches of snow. The snowiest November was in 1951, when Grand Rapids received 26.9 inches.

LENGTH OF DAYLIGHT: Here is a look at the sunrise/sunset times as well as the length of daylight:

  • 1st: Sunrise 7:17am;  Sunset 5:34pm; Length of daylight 10 hours and 17 minutes
  • 30th: Sunrise 7:53am;  Sunset 5:09pm;  Length of daylight 9 hours and 16 minutes

The loss of daylight this month is just under an hour.

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