Clouds Blanket Chicago For Much Of November

Bernie Tafoya
November 30, 2018 - 9:00 am

WBBM Newsradio/Bernie Tafoya


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The last day of November will feature something the Chicago area hasn't seen much of this month: the sun.

In fact, this month has been one of the cloudiest Novembers in recent memory. 

According to National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Donofrio, there have only been two days this month in which we had mostly clear skies.

Donofrio said November tends to be a cloudier month but that this month has been cloudier than usual. Including yesterday, there were 18 mostly cloudy days and 9 partly cloudy days. Mostly cloudy days have 80-100 percent cloud cover.

Donofrio said November is a month in which we see real temperature change, with the jetstream setting up with cooler air to our north and warmer air to our south. He said that produces rain, snow and clouds.

This month has been 6.2 degrees colder than average, he said.

"What the temperature does, it drives storms. And storms tend to bring rain, snow and a lot of cloud cover," according to Donofrio.

Donofrio said the Chicago area has had rain or snow more than half the days this month.