Anchorage Weather in November

By November, winter has definitely arrived in Anchorage, Alaska. This is usually when severely cold weather starts descending upon the city.

This page gives detailed information on the typical November temperature, precipitation, snow, sun, humidity, wind and storms for Anchorage.

The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, located a few miles from downtown Anchorage.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

28 °F November average high -2 °C
17 °F November average low -9 °C

In most years, Anchorage averages a daily maximum temperature for November that's between 23 and 33 degrees Fahrenheit (-5 to 0 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 10 and 23 °F (-12 to -5 °C).

The days at Anchorage cool off steadily during November. By the end of the month, the temperature has dropped around 7 °F (4 °C) below what it was at the start.

3 days 40 °F max. or more (4 °C)
18 days 20 °F min. or less (-8 °C)

Anchorage averages 20 days in November when the thermometer remains below freezing for the entire day. Temperatures above 50 °F (10 °C) occur during November only once a decade.

Most nights in Anchorage this month have freezing temperatures. The thermometer dips to 0 °F (-18 °C) or below on an average of 2 nights.

Rainy Weather iconPrecipitation

1.2 in total precipitation 29 mm
9 days of rain or snowfall

Half the time, Anchorage receives 0.3 to 1.7 inches (7 to 44 mm) of precipitation in November. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.

Snowy Weather iconSnow

13.1 in total snowfall 33.3 cm
8 days with new snow

November's snowfall varies a lot from year to year in Anchorage. Between 4 and 19 inches (10 to 49 cm) of fresh snow arrives in half the years. Less new snow lands in one out of four Novembers, while another twenty-five percent are snowier.

Anchorage typically has at least 5 inches (13 cm) of snow on the ground for 12 days this month. The snow normally accumulates to 10 inches (25 cm) or deeper on 3 days.

Sunny Weather iconSun

32 % sunshine
6 days clear skies

The sun's rays reach the ground in Anchorage during 32 percent of daylight hours on average in November, for a total of 69 hours in the month. Typically on 6 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.

Sunlight in November at Anchorage lasts for 7 hours and 14 minutes a day on average. The longest day of the month is the 1st with 8 hours and 28 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have shortened to 6:08 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or three from year to year.

Humid Weather iconHumidity

77 % November average humidity

The relative humidity in Anchorage during November usually peaks at 79 percent in the morning then drops to 74 percent by mid afternoon.

Local Time12 am3 am6 am9 am12 pm3 pm6 pm9 pm
Humidity % 78 79 79 78 76 74 77 78

Windy Weather iconWind

6.4 mph November wind speed average 10.3 kph

November is less windy than most other months in Anchorage.

Stormy Weather iconStorms

2 days snowfall of 3 inches (8 cm) or more
0 days with thunderstorms in November

These weather data are long-term historical averages provided by the National Climatic Data Center of the United States. The temperature and precipitation numbers are 1981-2010 normals while the humidity and thunderstorm statistics are 1961-1990 normals.

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