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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
1027 AM EST THU DEC 1 2016

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...THE BUFFALO NY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2016

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            72   11/18                         73  11/05
                        11/01                             11/04
LOWEST             24   11/23                         23  11/23
AVG. MAXIMUM     53.1              47.6     5.5     54.3
AVG. MINIMUM     37.0              33.9     3.1     38.0
MEAN             45.1              40.7     4.4     46.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               1.6    -1.6        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      7              13.1    -6.1        7
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.75   1985
 MINIMUM         0.51   1904
TOTALS           3.35              4.01   -0.66     1.32
DAYS >= .01        12                                 11
DAYS >= .10         8                                  4
DAYS >= .50         3                                  0
DAYS >= 1.00        0                                  0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.16   11/02 TO 11/03           11/12 TO 11/12
                                                          11/28 TO 11/28
                                                          11/28 TO 11/28

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           45.6   2000
TOTALS            0.9               7.9    -7.0        T
SINCE 7/1         0.9               8.8    -7.9
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      0.9   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     591               728    -137      558
 SINCE 7/1        970              1333    -363     1044
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1        939               544     395      657
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/230
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/230    DATE  11/10

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            4
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             15
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         11

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       6
LIGHT RAIN               11     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                4     SLEET                      1
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      1

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

...MILD, DRY NOVEMBER...

NOVEMBER WILL GO DOWN AS A PERSISTENTLY MILD MONTH, EXCEPT FOR ONE
BRIEF COLD SPELL THAT GAVE THE BUFFALO REGION ITS FIRST MEASURABLE
SNOWFALL OF THE SEASON. PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH REMAINED BELOW
NORMAL, THOUGH SEVERAL EVENTS BROUGHT A DECENT AMOUNT OF
PRECIPITATION.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR NOVEMBER WAS 45.1F DEGREES, PLACING THIS
NOVEMBER TIED FOR THE 8TH WARMEST ON RECORD. TEMPERATURE RECORDS FOR
BUFFALO DATE BACK TO 1871. THERE WERE 24 DAYS THIS MONTH THAT
FINISHED ABOVE NORMAL, AND WHILE THE MONTH AS A WHOLE FINISHED MILD,
THERE WERE NO DAILY RECORDS ESTABLISHED. TEMPERATURES REMAINED AT OR
ABOVE FREEZING THROUGH THE AUTUMN SEASON, AND IT WAS NOT UNTIL
NOVEMBER 21ST THAT THE FIRST SUBFREEZING TEMPERATURE OCCURRED. THIS
IS THE 4TH LATEST OCCURRENCE OF A SUBFREEZING TEMPERATURE ON RECORD
FOR BUFFALO. IN TOTAL THERE WERE JUST FOUR DAYS THAT REACHED BELOW
FREEZING, WHICH IS TIED FOR 5TH FEWEST NUMBER OF DAYS. THE MILD
AUTUMN ALSO BROUGHT A LATER TREE FOLIAGE CHANGE THAN NORMAL TO THE
REGION. THERE WERE 8 DAYS THIS MONTH THAT TOPPED THE 60F MARK, WHICH
IS 4 DAYS MORE THAN NOVEMBER NORMAL.

BUFFALO, LIKE MUCH OF THE NORTHEAST U.S. HAD BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION THIS MONTH, WITH 3.35 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION
MEASURED. THIS IS TWO-THIRDS OF AN INCH BELOW THE NORMAL OF 4.01
INCHES. SEVERAL EVENTS BROUGHT CALENDAR DAY HALF TO ONE INCH
PRECIPITATION TOTALS, BUT THERE WERE NO EXTREME OR RECORD BREAKING
RAINFALL EVENTS. THE 12 DAYS OF MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION WAS 3 DAYS
FEWER THAN NORMAL. SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH WAS ALSO BELOW NORMAL,
WITH JUST 0.9 INCHES MEASURED ON THE 20TH.

THERE WERE SEVERAL NOTABLE WEATHER EVENTS THIS MONTH. THE FIRST WAS
A LONG DURATION RAIN EVENT, THIS ON THE 2ND AND 3RD OF THE MONTH
WHEN WAVES OF RAIN ALONG A WEAK, AND SLOW MOVING COLD FRONTAL
BOUNDARY PASSED ACROSS THE REGION. THIS BROUGHT 2-DAY RAINFALL
TOTALS OF OVER AN INCH TO MUCH OF WESTERN NEW YORK. THE SECOND EVENT
WAS THE FIRST SIGNIFICANT LAKE EFFECT SNOW EVENT FOR THE LOWER GREAT
LAKES. A DEEP AREA OF LOW PRESSURE SLOWLY TRAVELED ACROSS SOUTHERN
QUEBEC OVER THE WEEKEND OF THE 19TH TO 20TH. THIS SYSTEM TRANSPORTED
ATLANTIC MOISTURE OVER THE EASTERN GREAT LAKES THAT FED ABUNDANT
MOISTURE INTO BANDS OF LAKE EFFECT SNOW THAT FELL SOUTHEAST OF THE
LAKES ON A COLD NORTHWEST FLOW. GREATEST SNOW TOTALS (NEARLY A FOOT)
FELL TO THE SOUTHEAST OF LAKE ERIE, AND ALSO EAST OF BUFFALO, WHERE
A GEORGIAN BAY CONNECTION BROUGHT A BAND OF SNOW THAT DROPPED A FOOT
TO A FOOT AND A HALF OF SNOW ACROSS THE GENESEE VALLEY AND NORTHERN
FINGER LAKES REGION. THE THIRD EVENT WAS A STRONG COLD FRONT THAT
PASSED ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK AS THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER CLOSED. THIS
FRONT BROUGHT HALF TO ONE INCH OF RAINFALL, AND ALSO PRODUCED A
THUNDERSTORM ACROSS THE BUFFALO METRO AREA. OUTSIDE OF THESE THREE
EVENTS, THERE WERE A FEW STORM SYSTEMS THAT BROUGHT MINOR RAINFALL
AMOUNTS.

LAKE ERIE REMAINED QUITE WARM THROUGH THE MONTH, DROPPING FROM 58F
DEGREES ON THE 2ND TO 47F DEGREES AT MONTHS END. IN A MONTH THAT
FAVORS HIGH WIND EVENTS, THE GREATEST WIND GUST REGISTERED WAS 49
MPH, THIS BEHIND A COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE ON THE 10TH.

IN ALL A MILD MONTH FOR WESTERN NEW YORK, INTERRUPTED BRIEFLY BY THE
SEASON`S FIRST NOTABLE LAKE EFFECT SNOW EVENT.

AUTUMN STATS...SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER. DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL
IN PARENTHESIS.


TEMPERATURE...      55.5F  (+4.3)  3RD WARMEST

PRECIPITATION...    11.29" (-0.14) 50TH WETTEST

SNOWFALL...           0.9"

&&

THOMAS

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