Climatological Report (Monthly)
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000 CXUS51 KBUF 012303 CLMBUF CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY 1256 PM EST TUE DEC 1 2015 ................................... ...THE BUFFALO NY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2015... CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010 CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2015 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 73 11/05 68 11/11 11/04 LOWEST 23 11/23 14 11/19 AVG. MAXIMUM 54.3 47.6 6.7 44.0 AVG. MINIMUM 38.0 33.9 4.1 31.6 MEAN 46.2 40.7 5.5 37.8 DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.0 0.0 0 DAYS MAX <= 32 0 1.6 -1.6 5 DAYS MIN <= 32 7 13.1 -6.1 16 DAYS MIN <= 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 PRECIPITATION (INCHES) RECORD MAXIMUM 9.75 1985 MINIMUM 0.51 1904 TOTALS 1.32 4.01 -2.69 2.58 DAYS >= .01 11 19 DAYS >= .10 4 10 DAYS >= .50 0 1 DAYS >= 1.00 0 0 GREATEST 24 HR. TOTAL 0.40 11/12 TO 11/12 SNOWFALL (INCHES) RECORDS TOTAL 45.6 2000 TOTALS T 7.9 -7.9 20.5 SINCE 7/1 T 8.8 -8.8 SNOWDEPTH AVG. 0 MM MM 1 DAYS >= 1.0 0 2.1 -2.1 6 GREATEST SNOW DEPTH 0 MM 12 11/20 24 HR TOTAL T 11/28 TO 11/28 DEGREE_DAYS HEATING TOTAL 558 728 -170 809 SINCE 7/1 1044 1333 -289 1298 COOLING TOTAL 0 0 0 0 SINCE 1/1 657 544 113 516 ................................................. WIND (MPH) AVERAGE WIND SPEED 11.0 HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 41/250 HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 57/230 DATE 11/12 SKY COVER POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 8 NUMBER OF DAYS PC 11 NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 11 AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 66 WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORM 0 MIXED PRECIP 0 HEAVY RAIN 1 RAIN 2 LIGHT RAIN 14 FREEZING RAIN 0 LT FREEZING RAIN 0 HAIL 0 HEAVY SNOW 0 SNOW 2 LIGHT SNOW 3 SLEET 0 FOG 7 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 0 HAZE 2 - INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS. R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED. MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING. T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT. && ...A VERY MILD...SUNNY...WINDY AND SNOWLESS END TO AUTUMN.... PERSISTENT STORM TRACKS TO OUR WEST AND NORTH THROUGH THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER BROUGHT ATYPICAL NOVEMBER WEATHER CONDITIONS TO WESTERN NEW YORK...WITH MILD TEMPERATURES...SUNNY SKIES AND JUST A FLURRY OF SNOW. THIS STORM TRACK ALSO BROUGHT SEVERAL WIND STORMS TO THE REGION...AND SEICHES ON THE LAKE. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN NOVEMBER WAS 46.2F WHICH PLACED NOVEMBER AS THE 7TH WARMEST ON RECORD. THE WARMEST DAY THIS MONTH WAS 73F DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED ON BOTH THE 4TH AND 5TH...AND THIS VALUE WAS ALSO THE WARMEST NOVEMBER TEMPERATURE READING SINCE NOVEMBER 7TH OF 2008. ONE NEW TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS ESTABLISHED...WITH THE 73F READING ON THE 4TH TYING THE RECORD SET BACK IN 1938. THERE WERE 22 DAYS ABOVE NORMAL THIS MONTH...WITH AT LEAST 6 DAYS FEATURING AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AT LEAST 15 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. IT WAS A DRY MONTH WITH JUST 1.32 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION RECORDED AT THE BUFFALO AIRPORT. THIS TOTAL MAKES THIS NOVEMBER THE 9TH DRIEST ON RECORD. THERE WERE 11 DAYS THAT HAD MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION...BELOW THE AVERAGE OF 15 DAYS...AND OF THOSE 11 DAYS ONLY 4 RECORDED MORE THAN A TENTH OF AN INCH. THERE WERE ONLY THREE YEARS THAT HAD A FEWER NUMBER OF DAYS IN NOVEMBER RECORDING A TENTH OF AN INCH OR MORE. THERE WERE SEVERAL DAYS WITH A FLURRY OF SNOW...BUT NOTHING SUBSTANTIAL ENOUGH TO MEASURE...MAKING THIS JUST THE 7TH NOVEMBER ON RECORD WITHOUT ANY MEASURABLE SNOW. NOVEMBER WILL BE NOTED FOR SEVERAL STORMS WITH WIND...THESE ORIGINATING FROM STORMS THAT PASSED TO THE WEST AND NORTH OF THE EASTERN GREAT LAKES. NOTABLE WIND EVENTS OCCURRED ON THE 1ST...6TH...12TH...18TH-19TH AND 22ND OF THE MONTH. THE STRONGEST WINDS OCCURRED WITH THE WIND EVENT ON THE 12TH...WHEN JUST BEHIND A COLD FRONT WINDS REACHED A PEAK SPEED OF 57 MPH AT THE AIRPORT. WATER LEVELS ALSO ROSE ON LAKE ERIE...TO JUST OVER 9 FEET ABOVE THE LOW WATER DATUM WHILE PRODUCING SOME DAMAGE NEAR CANALSIDE IN DOWNTOWN BUFFALO AND CLOSING ROADS ALONG THE IMMEDIATE LAKE ERIE SHORELINE. THERE WAS ONE MINOR LAKE EFFECT SNOW EVENT. ON SUNDAY INTO MONDAY THE 22ND AND 23RD SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW FELL ACROSS SKI COUNTY ON A WESTERLY FLOW. TEMPERATURES WARMED QUICKLY AND THIS SNOW MELTED JUST A DAY OR TWO LATER. LAKE ERIE REMAINED A DEGREE OR TWO ABOVE NORMAL THROUGH THE MONTH...WITH THE LAKE WATER TEMPERATURE FALLING FROM 55F TO 46F DEGREES BY MONTHS END. AVERAGE WIND SPEEDS THIS MONTH FINISHED AT THE NORMAL OF 11.0 MPH. THOUGH THERE WERE SEVERAL NOTABLE WIND STORMS THIS MONTH...MANY DAYS WITH HIGH PRESSURE AIRMASSES BROUGHT RELATIVELY LIGHT WIND TOO. IN ALL NOVEMBER WILL BE REMEMBERED AS A MILD END TO AUTUMN...NOTABLE FOR LACK OF SNOWFALL...BUT SEVERAL WIND STORMS THROUGH WESTERN NEW YORK. ...AUTUMN REVIEW... ALL THREE MONTHS OF METEOROLOGICAL AUTUMN...SEPTEMBER...OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER FINISHED WITH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES...MAKING THE SEASON THE 5TH WARMEST ON RECORD. BOTH SEPTEMBER AND NOVEMBER WERE WELL ABOVE NORMAL...WITH OCTOBER FINISHING JUST ABOVE NORMAL MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURES. THOUGH A WARM AUTUMN...THERE WAS JUST ONE TEMPERATURE RECORD SET...THIS ON NOVEMBER 4TH. SEPTEMBER WAS A WET MONTH...INCLUDING A DAILY RECORD OF NEARLY 2 INCHES OF RAIN FALLING ACROSS METRO BUFFALO AREA ON THE 13TH. THIS WETTER THAN NORMAL PATTERN CONTINUED INTO OCTOBER WITH ANOTHER PRECIPITATION RECORD SET ON THE 28TH OF OCTOBER. NOVEMBER FINISHED MUCH BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION VALUES. FOR THE 6TH TIME IN RECORDED HISTORY (SINCE 1884)...BUFFALO DID NOT MEASURE ANY SNOWFALL THIS AUTUMN SEASON. HERE ARE SOME STATS FOR THE 3 AUTUMN MONTHS FOR BUFFALO (NORMAL). TEMPERATURE.................55.0F (51.2F)......+3.8F **5TH WARMEST** PRECIPITATION...............9.42" (11.43").....-2.01" SNOWFALL........................T (8.8")......-8.8" && THOMAS $$

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