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NOUS46 KMFR 011417 CCA

530 AM PST THU DEC 1 2016


November 2016 continued where October left off.  A very active
weather pattern continued for the month with measurable precipitation
observed 13 of the 30 days.  With that being said,  Medford`s
precipitation was dry compared to climatological normals. However,
the North Bend site was 3 inches above climatological normals.

Snow began to fall across many of the Cascade passes and higher
elevations during the tail end of the month.  Thus a feeling of
Winter came with Mt Ashland and Crater Lake starting to see
respectable snowfall with each passing storm system.

Another note is that Medford has yet to hit the freezing mark for
fall. Thus,  the number of consecutive days with the minimum
temperature above freezing continues since last spring.  Some of
this can be attributed to the active weather pattern during the
month and the above normal temperatures for the year in general.  In
fact, November was the warmest on record using average temperature
as the standard and 5th warmest on record using maximum temperature
as the standard.

Although no maximum temperature records were set in Medford,  many
were set at other climatological sites showing how warm the month
was west of the Cascades.

The average temperature for the month was 49.9 degrees, which is 5.2
degrees above normal. The average maximum temperature was 58.8
degrees, which is 5.8 degrees above normal. The average minimum
temperature was 41.0 degrees which is 4.6 degrees above normal.  The
highest temperature for the month was 69 degrees on the 8th. The
lowest temperature for the month was 35 degrees on the 18th.

There were 10 clear days, 14 partly cloudy days, and 6 cloudy days.

Total precipitation for the month was a 1.64 inches, which is 1.38
inches below normal. The total precipitation for the water year
(beginning October 1st) stands at 7.13 inches which is 2.98 inches
above normal. Calendar year precipitation is now 17.15 inches which
is 2.29 inches above normal.

The average wind speed for the month was 3.7 mph. The fastest
recorded two-minute wind was 38 mph from the southeast on the 18th.
The peak wind was 47 mph from the southeast on the 18th.

The highest pressure for the month was 30.30 inches on the 23rd. The
lowest pressure for the month was 29.60 inches on the 26th.


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