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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
1256 PM EST TUE DEC 1 2015

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...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
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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
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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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