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...NOVEMBER 2014 CENTRAL INDIANA CLIMATE SUMMARY...

TEMPERATURES...

THE MAJORITY OF NOVEMBER WAS COLD FOR CENTRAL INDIANA WITH MANY
LOCATIONS EXCEEDING 60 DEGREES ON ONLY FOUR OR FIVE DAYS DURING THE
MONTH. THE MONTH BEGAN ON A COLD NOTE AFTER ONE OF THE COLDER
HALLOWEENS IN RECENT MEMORY. THE ENTIRE AREA FINALLY RECEIVED THE
INITIAL HARD FREEZE FOR THE FALL WITH LOWS INTO THE MIDDLE AND UPPER
20S ON THE 1ST AND 2ND. HOWEVER...TEMPERATURES WARMED QUICKLY AFTER
THE COOL START ON THE 1ST WITH MANY AREAS EXPERIENCING THEIR WARMEST
HIGHS OF THE MONTH ON THE 3RD WITH READINGS IN THE MIDDLE AND UPPER
60S. TEMPERATURES TURNED COOLER AGAIN AFTER THE PASSAGE OF A COLD
FRONT ON THE 4TH WITH HIGHS LARGELY REMAINING IN THE 40S FROM THE
6TH THROUGH THE 8TH. THE RETURN OF HIGH PRESSURE AND SOUTHERLY WINDS
BROUGHT A BRIEF STRETCH OF MILDER WEATHER WITH HIGHS PEAKING IN THE
60S ON THE 10TH AND 11TH.

THE PASSAGE OF A STRONG COLD FRONT DURING THE EARLY AFTERNOON OF THE
11TH BROUGHT AN ABRUPT END TO THE MILDER TEMPERATURES AND BEGAN AN
EXTENDED STRETCH OF MUCH COLDER WEATHER WITH TEMPERATURES THAT
GENERALLY REMAINED BELOW 40 DEGREES. SUBFREEZING HIGHS OCCURRED ON
MULTIPLE DAYS DURING THIS PERIOD. THIS PERIOD WAS HIGHLIGHTED BY THE
COLDEST DAY IN NOVEMBER FOR MANY IN NEARLY 40 YEARS ON THE 18TH WHEN
SOME LOCATIONS COULD NOT EVEN MAKE IT TO 20 DEGREES. LOWS FELL INTO
THE SINGLE DIGITS ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA ON THE MORNING OF THE 18TH
AS WELL. THIS WAS THE FIRST OCCURRENCE OF SUCH A COLD MORNING IN THE
MONTH OF NOVEMBER SINCE 1986. FOR INDIANAPOLIS...THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 14 DEGREES EXPERIENCED ON THE 18TH WAS THE COLDEST
DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN NOVEMBER SINCE NOVEMBER 29 1976. EVEN
MORE IMPRESSIVE...INDIANAPOLIS EXPERIENCED SIX DAYS IN NOVEMBER WITH
HIGHS AT OR BELOW 32 DEGREES...THE MOST IN NOVEMBER SINCE 1950.

SOUTHERLY WINDS AND THE PASSAGE OF A WARM FRONT FINALLY BROUGHT
MILDER WEATHER TO CENTRAL INDIANA BEGINNING ON THE 22ND AND
PERSISTING INTO THE MORNING HOURS OF THE 24TH BEFORE TEMPERATURES
PLUMMETED AGAIN WITH THE PASSAGE OF A STRONG COLD FRONT. HIGHS
REMAINED IN THE 30S THROUGH THE 28TH BEFORE FINISHING THE MONTH ON A
WARMER NOTE AS HIGHS MADE IT INTO THE MIDDLE 60S ON THE 30TH.

DESPITE THE BRIEF STRETCHES OF WARMER TEMPERATURES...THE REGION
GENERALLY SAW TEMPERATURES AVERAGE 6 TO 9 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL FOR
THE MONTH. FOR INDIANAPOLIS...THIS WAS THE COLDEST NOVEMBER SINCE
1976 AND THE FOURTH COLDEST NOVEMBER SINCE 1950.

AT INDIANAPOLIS...THERE WERE NINE DAYS WITH ABOVE NORMAL AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES AND 22 DAYS WITH BELOW NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURES.

NOVEMBER 2014 WAS THE 6TH COOLEST IN THE INDIANAPOLIS AREA SINCE
WEATHER RECORDS BEGAN IN 1871.

PRECIPITATION...

NOVEMBER LIQUID PRECIPITATION RANGED FROM BELOW NORMAL IN WESTERN AND
SOUTHERN INDIANA TO ABOVE NORMAL IN PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST INDIANA.
MONTHLY TOTALS MEASURED FROM 1.5 INCHES IN SOUTHEAST INDIANA TO 4.5
INCHES IN EXTREME NORTH CENTRAL INDIANA. MUCH OF THE STATE RECEIVED
BETWEEN TWO AND FOUR INCHES OF LIQUID PRECIPITATION.

SNOWFALL DURING NOVEMBER WAS ABOVE NORMAL FOR ALMOST ALL OF INDIANA.
MONTHLY SNOWFALL TOTALS RANGED FROM LESS THAN ONE INCH TO NEAR 19
INCHES IN THE SOUTH BEND AREA. AWAY FROM LAKE MICHIGAN...SNOWFALL
RANGED FROM A TRACE TO FIVE INCHES IN SOUTHERN INDIANA. THE HEAVIEST
LAKE EFFECT SNOW FELL ON THE 13TH WHILE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN INDIANA
RECEIVED MUCH OF THEIR SNOWFALL LATE ON THE 16TH AND EARLY ON THE
17TH.

BARRING SNOWFALL...INDIANA WAS ON THE DRY SIDE THROUGH THE 21ST.
MUCH OF THE RAINFALL DURING NOVEMBER FELL ON THE 23RD AND EARLY ON
THE 24TH. RAINFALL OF ONE TO THREE INCHES CAUSED LOWLAND FLOODING
ALONG PORTIONS OF THE WABASH RIVER IN WESTERN INDIANA...BANKFULL
CONDITIONS TO THE TIPPECANOE RIVER DOWNSTREAM OF OAKDALE DAM IN
NORTH CENTRAL INDIANA AND ELEVATED TO NEAR FLOOD STAGE LEVELS ON THE
WHITE AND EAST FORK WHITE RIVERS IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN INDIANA.

NOVEMBER 2014 WAS THE 66TH DRIEST IN THE INDIANAPOLIS AREA SINCE
WEATHER RECORDS BEGAN IN 1871.

SEVERE WEATHER...

THE ONLY INSTANCE OF SEVERE WEATHER ACROSS CENTRAL INDIANA IN
NOVEMBER TOOK PLACE ON THE MORNING OF THE 24TH AS A STRONG COLD FRONT
PASSED THROUGH THE REGION. A 69 MPH WIND GUST WAS RECORDED IN
COLUMBUS AND TREES WERE DOWNED IN JENNINGS AND LAWRENCE COUNTIES AS
A LINE OF STORMS PASSED THROUGH.

FOR INFORMATION ON SEVERE WEATHER IN OTHER AREAS DURING
NOVEMBER...VISIT THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER SEVERE WEATHER EVENT
SUMMARIES WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/CLIMO/ONLINE/.

MISCELLANEOUS...

THE MAXIMUM WIND GUST AT INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WAS 47
MPH OUT OF THE WEST SOUTHWEST ON THE AFTERNOON OF THE 24TH AS STRONG
WINDS IMPACTED THE REGION IN THE WAKE OF THE PASSAGE OF A STRONG COLD
FRONT. FOG OR HAZE WAS REPORTED AT INDIANAPOLIS ON 15 DAYS DURING THE
MONTH. DENSE FOG WAS REPORTED ON THE 5TH.

DECEMBER 2014 OUTLOOK...

THE OFFICIAL OUTLOOK FOR DECEMBER 2014 FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICTION
CENTER INDICATES A GREATER CHANCE OF ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR
CENTRAL INDIANA. AT INDIANAPOLIS...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IS 31.6
DEGREES. THE OUTLOOK INDICATES EQUAL CHANCES OF NEAR...ABOVE OR
BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR CENTRAL INDIANA. THE AVERAGE
PRECIPITATION FOR DECEMBER AT INDIANAPOLIS IS 3.17 INCHES WITH 6.9
INCHES OF SNOWFALL.

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LEE





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