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What to Expect in November: Weather

The graphic to the left compiles the average temperatures during the day and night in each region of Indiana.

Averages Last Year

The average temperatures during November for Indianapolis were almost exactly as predicted in the graphic to the left in the beginning of the month, but gradually getting colder as the month progressed. Comparing the first two weeks of November in 2021:

Nov. 1 - a high of 50 and a low of 34.

Nov. 15 - a high of 39 and a low of 26.

What Can We Expect?

Based on the average temps from last year and the graphic temp predictions above, November should start out relatively warm and gradually get colder. But, considering that the graphic predicts warmer temperatures then we saw last year, it might be colder this year and follow last year's pattern.

What About My City?

A helpful web page you can use to compare your own city's average temps from 2021 to this year is: Weather Spark

Just type in your city and data graphs for past years, as well as 2022, will appear.

Weather + Phenology: How Do They Relate?

The temperature impacts the phenology cycle of plants especially during these critical season changes. At this time in Indiana, the temp is getting low enough to cause leaves to start changing color and fall off their trees. If there is a drastic change in the typical expected temp for this month or next, it could lead to this process happening sooner than normal, or later than normal. This in turn affects the life cycle timing for many insects and animals who use these plants as a food source.

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