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Kathy Mekelburg



November Weather Summary:  November was the first colder than normal month since March. The monthly mean temperature of 36.9 degrees was 0.7 degrees below normal. Exceptionally mild conditions prevailed early in the month. The maximum temperature reached 67 degrees on the 3rd. This tied the November record maximum temperature set on November 1st, 2005. Minimum temperature of 15 degrees occurred on the 21st. There were 22 days with minimum temperatures 32 degrees or below. There were 837 heating degree days or 21 above normal. Total since July stands at 1,335 or 249 below normal. This translates to more than a 20 percent savings on heating bills. 

Total precipitation came to 4.34 inches or 1.02 inches below normal. Maximum calendar day amount of 1.35 inches occurred on the 22nd. There were 13 days with measurable precipitation. Total snowfall came to only 0.1 inches which is 4.0 inches below normal. This amount tied the second lowest November amount set in 2015. An interesting note; in years when November snowfall has been under an inch, the seasonal total are deficient. Maximum snowfall in a day was 0.1 inches on the 27th. There were five other days when trace amounts fell. Maximum depth on the ground was a trace on the 13th and 27th. 

Highest barometer was 30.59 inches on the 12th, while the lowest was 29.02 inches on the 19th. Mean relative humidity was 81.0 percent; the lowest was 35 percent on the 11th. Prevailing winds were from the west with an average speed of 3.5 miles per hour. Peak wind gust was 38/nw on the 17th. There were 2 clear days, 14 partly cloudy days, and 15 cloudy days. Daytime sky cover averaged 76 percent.

Autumn  (Sept. - Nov.): This was easily the warmest autumn on record. The mean temperature of 54.1 degrees was an astounding 6.1 degrees above normal. This smashed the old record maximum of 50.5 degrees set in 2011 and 2016 by 3.6 degrees. Precipitation of 13.80 inches was 2.00 inches below normal, while snowfall of 0.1 inches was 4.3 inches below normal.