Climatological Report (Monthly)
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000 CXUS51 KGYX 052134 CCB CLMPWM PWMCLMPWM 000 TTAA00 KGYX 041641 CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME 851 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016 ................................... ...THE PORTLAND ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2016... CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010 CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1941 TO 2016 /FOR TEMPERATURES/ CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2016 /FOR PRECIPITATION/ CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1882 TO 2016 /FOR SNOWFALL/ WEATHER OBSERVED NORMAL DEPART LAST YEAR`S VALUE DATE(S) VALUE FROM VALUE DATE(S) NORMAL ................................................................ TEMPERATURE (F) RECORD HIGH 74 11/01/2003 11/04/1987 11/01/1974 LOW 3 11/24/1989 HIGHEST 63 11/18 65 -2 69 11/06 LOWEST 23 11/29 16 7 18 11/24 AVG. MAXIMUM 50.6 48.0 2.6 53.0 AVG. MINIMUM 32.3 30.9 1.4 32.1 MEAN 41.5 39.4 2.1 42.5 DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.0 0.0 0 DAYS MAX <= 32 0 0.8 -0.8 1 DAYS MIN <= 32 16 17.7 -1.7 17 DAYS MIN <= 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 PRECIPITATION (INCHES) RECORD MAXIMUM 13.50 1983 MINIMUM 0.56 1939 TOTALS 4.06 4.93 -0.87 2.30 DAILY AVG. 0.14 0.16 -0.02 0.08 DAYS >= .01 11 11.2 -0.2 8 DAYS >= .10 7 7.4 -0.4 5 DAYS >= .50 3 3.1 -0.1 1 DAYS >= 1.00 2 1.3 0.7 1 GREATEST 24 HR. TOTAL 1.28 11/15 TO 11/16 SNOWFALL (INCHES) RECORDS TOTAL 24.3 1921 TOTALS 0.5 1.9 -1.4 T SINCE 7/1 0.5 1.9 -1.4 T SNOWDEPTH AVG. 0 DAYS >= TRACE 3 1.5 1.5 DAYS >= 1.0 0 0.7 -0.7 GREATEST SNOW DEPTH T 11/22 11/21 24 HR TOTAL 0.5 11/20 TO 11/21 DEGREE_DAYS HEATING TOTAL 696 767 -71 667 SINCE 7/1 1252 1491 -239 1246 COOLING TOTAL 0 0 0 0 SINCE 1/1 553 359 194 492 ................................................................. WIND (MPH) AVERAGE WIND SPEED 7.0 HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 36/310 DATE 11/11 HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 45/310 DATE 11/11 SKY COVER AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.50 AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 73 WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORM 0 HEAVY RAIN 4 RAIN 6 LIGHT RAIN 13 FREEZING RAIN 0 LT FREEZING RAIN 0 HEAVY SNOW 0 SNOW 0 LIGHT SNOW 3 FOG 11 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 2 HAZE 2 - INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS. R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED. MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING. T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT. && THE FIRST HALF OF NOVEMBER FEATURED A TYPICAL FALL-LIKE WEATHER PATTERN WITH A FEW DAYS OF ABOVE NORMAL WEATHER FOLLOWED BY A COLD FRONT AND COOLER WEATHER. BY THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH WARM WEATHER BEGAN TO DOMINATE. THE TEMPERATURE REACHED 50 DEGREES OR HIGHER FOR 8 STRAIGHT DAYS FROM THE 13TH THROUGH THE 20TH INCLUDING 3 DAYS OF 60 DEGREES OR MORE. A STORM SYSTEM BROUGHT MORE THAN AN INCH OF RAIN ON THE 15TH AND 16TH AND COMBINED WITH THE HIGHEST ASTRONOMICAL TIDE IN DECADES TO PRODUCE MINOR COASTAL FLOODING. THE FIRST SNOWFALL OF THE SEASON CAME ON THE NIGHT OF THE 20TH INTO THE MORNING OF THE 21ST WHEN 0.5 INCHES OF SNOW WAS MEASURED. ALTHOUGH THE SNOW WAS LIGHT, IT WAS A SIGN OF A SHIFT IN THE WEATHER PATTERN AS THE PERSISTENT WARM WEATHER CAME TO AN END. COOLER THAN NORMAL WEATHER WAS THE RULE FOR THE REST OF NOVEMBER. ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM BROUGHT MORE THAN AN INCH OF RAIN ON THE 29TH AND 30TH, HELPING TO KEEP THE PERSISTENT DROUGHT FROM INTENSIFYING. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 41.5 DEGREES WHICH WAS 2.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD WAS 2011 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 44.7 DEGREES. THE COLDEST WAS IN 1967 AT ONLY 34.7 DEGREES. THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE OBSERVED THIS MONTH WAS 23 DEGREES ON THE 29TH. THIS WAS THE SECOND WARMEST MONTHLY LOW TEMPERATURE ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER. THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE YEARS WITH THE WARMEST MONTHLY LOW TEMPERATURES FOR NOVEMBER. LOWEST TEMPERATURE IN NOVEMBER (1940 TO PRESENT) RANK TEMP YEAR 1 24 1998 2 23 2016 <=== 23 2009 23 1975 5 22 1990 6 21 2011 21 1999 21 1988 21 1983 21 1948 21 1944 A TOTAL OF 4.06 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 0.87 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS MARKED THE 6TH STRAIGHT NOVEMBER WITH BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION. THE LAST NOVEMBER WITH ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION WAS IN 2010. THE DRIEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD WAS 1939 WITH ONLY 0.56 INCHES. THE WETTEST WAS IN 1983 WHEN 13.50 INCHES WAS MEASURED. THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 0.5 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WHICH WAS 1.4 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THE MOST SNOWFALL ON RECORD IN NOVEMBER WAS IN 1921 WHEN 24.3 INCHES FELL. MEASURABLE SNOW HAS FALLEN IN NOVEMBER ABOUT 71 PERCENT OF THE TIME. THERE HAVE BEEN 33 YEARS WHICH ONLY OBSERVED A TRACE OF SNOW IN NOVEMBER, MOST RECENTLY IN 2015. THERE HAVE BEEN 6 YEARS WHICH OBSERVED NO SNOW IN NOVEMBER, MOST RECENTLY IN 2006. NO DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN NOVEMBER 2016. $$ KIMBLE

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