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

29 °F November average high -2 °C
18 °F November average low -8 °C
4 days 40 °F max. or more (4 °C)
16 days 20 °F min. or less (-8 °C)

Anchorage averages 19 days in November when the thermometer remains below freezing for the entire day. Temperatures above 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) 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 30 mm
10 days of rain or snowfall

Half the time, Anchorage receives 0.4 to 1.7 inches (10 to 43 mm) of precipitation in November. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.

Snowy Weather iconSnow

12.6 in total snowfall 32 cm
8 days with new snow

November's snowfall varies a lot from year to year in Anchorage. Between 4.8 and 17 inches (12 to 43 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 11 days this month. The snow normally accumulates to 10 inches (25 cm) or deeper on 4 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

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

The weather data here are long-term averages provided by the US National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Temperature and precipitation are 1991-2020 normals while humidity and thunderstorms are 1961-1990 normals.

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