Climatological Report (Monthly)
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000 CXUS51 KBUF 052233 CLMBUF CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY 541 AM EST FRI DEC 1 2017 ................................... ...THE BUFFALO NY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2017... CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010 CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2017 WEATHER OBSERVED NORMAL DEPART LAST YEAR`S VALUE DATE(S) VALUE FROM VALUE DATE(S) NORMAL ................................................................ TEMPERATURE (F) RECORD HIGH 80 11/03/1961 LOW 2 11/30/1875 HIGHEST 65 11/28 72 11/18 11/01 LOWEST 19 11/11 24 11/23 AVG. MAXIMUM 47.8 47.6 0.2 53.1 AVG. MINIMUM 31.9 33.9 -2.0 37.0 MEAN 39.8 40.7 -0.9 45.1 DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.0 0.0 0 DAYS MAX <= 32 1 1.6 -0.6 0 DAYS MIN <= 32 16 13.1 2.9 7 DAYS MIN <= 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 PRECIPITATION (INCHES) RECORD MAXIMUM 9.75 1985 MINIMUM 0.51 1904 TOTALS 5.09 4.01 1.08 3.35 DAYS >= .01 17 12 DAYS >= .10 13 8 DAYS >= .50 4 3 DAYS >= 1.00 1 0 GREATEST 24 HR. TOTAL 2.01 11/05 TO 11/05 11/02 TO 11/03 11/03 TO 11/03 11/03 TO 11/03 SNOWFALL (INCHES) RECORDS TOTAL 45.6 2000 TOTALS 0.1 7.9 -7.8 0.9 SINCE 7/1 0.2 8.8 -8.6 SNOWDEPTH AVG. 0 MM MM 0 DAYS >= 1.0 0 2.1 -2.1 0 GREATEST SNOW DEPTH 0 MM 0 MM 24 HR TOTAL 0.1 11/10 TO 11/10 DEGREE_DAYS HEATING TOTAL 747 728 19 591 SINCE 7/1 1115 1333 -218 970 COOLING TOTAL 0 0 0 0 SINCE 1/1 603 544 59 939 .................................................... WIND (MPH) AVERAGE WIND SPEED 10.7 HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 35/290 HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 46/300 DATE 11/09 SKY COVER POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 1 NUMBER OF DAYS PC 10 NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 19 AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 72 WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORM 3 MIXED PRECIP 0 HEAVY RAIN 5 RAIN 10 LIGHT RAIN 19 FREEZING RAIN 0 LT FREEZING RAIN 0 HAIL 0 HEAVY SNOW 0 SNOW 1 LIGHT SNOW 7 SLEET 0 FOG 16 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 0 HAZE 0 - INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS. R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED. MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING. T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT. && ...NEAR-SNOWLESS NOVEMBER... A CONSTANT FLOW OF PACIFIC AIR BOTTLED COLDER AIR WELL TO THE NORTH THIS MONTH, WITH THE ONE TRUE, BRIEF SURGE OF ARCTIC AIR MID-MONTH PRODUCING THE ONLY MEASURABLE SNOWFALL...AMOUNTING TO A TENTH OF AN INCH AT THE BUFFALO AIRPORT. THERE WERE SEVERAL SOAKING RAINFALL EVENTS THROUGH THE MONTH THAT BROUGHT NOVEMBER`S TOTAL PRECIPITATION TO OVER AN INCH ABOVE NORMAL. THE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE AVERAGED 39.8F WHICH IS ABOUT A DEGREE BELOW NORMAL. THERE WAS ONE BRIEF ARCTIC BLAST THIS MONTH, THIS ON THE 10- 11TH. A RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 29F WAS SET ON THE 10TH (BREAKING THE RECORD OF 30F/1877), AND A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 19F WAS TIED ON THE 11TH (TIED 19F/1957). THE FIRST 32F READING OF THE COOL SEASON OCCURRED ON NOVEMBER 7TH. THIS MADE FOR 212 CONSECUTIVE DAYS ABOVE FREEZING...WHICH TIED FOR THE 5TH LONGEST STREAK. PRECIPITATION TOTALED 5.09 INCHES FOR THE MONTH. MUCH OF THIS PRECIPITATION OCCURRED OVER THE 2ND THROUGH THE 6TH, INCLUDING A NEW DAILY RECORD OF 2.01 INCHES ON THE 5TH. THE PRECIPITATION ON THE 6TH WAS THE LAST DAY IN 10 CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION AT BUFFALO. THERE WERE 17 DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION, 2 DAYS GREATER THAN NORMAL. THERE WAS JUST ONE DAY WITH MEASURABLE SNOW, THIS A 0.1 OF AN INCH ON THE 10TH. THIS IS THE THIRD NOVEMBER IN A ROW WITH LESS THAN AN INCH OF SNOW. THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER CONTINUED THE WET PATTERN FROM THE END OF OCTOBER, WITH 6 CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF RAIN CREATING A SOGGY GROUND ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK. HIGH PRESSURE THEN BROUGHT COOLER, BUT MUCH DRIER WEATHER FROM THE 7TH THROUGH THE MORNING OF THE 9TH. A SHARP COLD FRONT CROSSED WESTERN NEW YORK LATER ON THE 9TH, AND USHERED IN THE COLDEST AIR OF THE WINTER SEASON THUS FAR FOR THE 10TH AND 11TH. THIS COLD AIRMASS ALSO PRODUCED THE FIRST MEASURABLE SNOWFALL FOR BUFFALO, WITH 0.1 INCHES ACCUMULATING ON THE 10TH. COOL AND UNSETTLED WEATHER REMAINED ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK MID- MONTH. THE FIRST LAKE EFFECT SNOW EVENT OCCURRED ON SUNDAY THE 19TH THROUGH MONDAY THE 20TH. BEHIND A COLD FRONT, LAKE EFFECT SNOW BEGAN THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS SUNDAY EAST OF LAKE ERIE, WHILE OFF LAKE ONTARIO, THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW BECAME HEAVIEST MONDAY MORNING WITH UP TO A FOOT OF SNOW FALLING OVER THE SOUTHERN TUG HILL REGION. THOUGH 6 OF THE LAST 7 DAYS OF THE MONTH FINISHED ABOVE TEMPERATURE NORMALS, INCLUDING 65F ON THE 28TH WITH GUSTY SOUTHERLY WINDS, TEMPERATURES FOR NOVEMBER FINISHED BELOW NORMAL. LAKE ERIE DROPPED 10 DEGREES THIS MONTH, FROM 55F DOWN TO 45F. WINDS AVERAGED JUST BELOW NORMAL THIS NOVEMBER AND THERE WERE NO MAJOR WIND EVENTS. THE STRONGEST WIND GUST WAS ON THE 9TH WHEN GUSTS REACHED 46 MPH ALONG AN ARCTIC FRONT. IN ALL A COOL, UNSETTLED MONTH FEATURING A LACK OF SNOW. && THOMAS $$

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