Climatological Report (Monthly)
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000 CXUS51 KBUF 012306 CLMROC CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY 1256 PM EST TUE DEC 1 2015 ................................... ...THE ROCHESTER 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 11/02/1933 LOW 1 11/30/1875 HIGHEST 78 11/04 70 11/24 LOWEST 24 11/23 15 11/19 AVG. MAXIMUM 55.8 48.0 7.8 45.3 AVG. MINIMUM 37.3 33.0 4.3 32.1 MEAN 46.6 40.5 6.1 38.7 DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.0 0.0 0 DAYS MAX <= 32 0 1.4 -1.4 5 DAYS MIN <= 32 11 14.8 -3.8 15 DAYS MIN <= 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 PRECIPITATION (INCHES) RECORD MAXIMUM 7.72 1927 MINIMUM 0.33 1904 TOTALS 0.97 2.94 -1.97 2.41 DAYS >= .01 14 16 DAYS >= .10 2 5 DAYS >= .50 0 1 DAYS >= 1.00 0 0 GREATEST 24 HR. TOTAL 0.37 11/10 TO 11/11 SNOWFALL (INCHES) RECORDS TOTAL 24.9 1996 TOTALS 1.2 7.3 -6.1 9.1 SINCE 7/1 1.2 7.4 -6.2 9.1 SNOWDEPTH AVG. 0 MM MM 0 DAYS >= 1.0 0 2.3 -2.3 2 GREATEST SNOW DEPTH 1 11/23 3 11/21 11/20 24 HR TOTAL 0.6 11/22 TO 11/22 DEGREE_DAYS HEATING TOTAL 545 735 -190 783 SINCE 7/1 1040 1368 -328 1280 COOLING TOTAL 0 0 0 0 SINCE 1/1 698 539 159 542 ........................................................ WIND (MPH) AVERAGE WIND SPEED 9.6 HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 37/260 HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 50/240 DATE 11/22 SKY COVER POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.60 NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 8 NUMBER OF DAYS PC 8 NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 14 AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 66 WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORM 0 MIXED PRECIP 0 HEAVY RAIN 0 RAIN 2 LIGHT RAIN 12 FREEZING RAIN 0 LT FREEZING RAIN 0 HAIL 0 HEAVY SNOW 0 SNOW 2 LIGHT SNOW 4 SLEET 0 FOG 15 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 AND DRY 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 LIGHT COVERING OF SNOW. THIS STORM TRACK ALSO BROUGHT SEVERAL WIND STORMS TO THE REGION. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN NOVEMBER WAS 46.6F WHICH PLACED NOVEMBER 4TH WARMEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD. THE WARMEST DAY THIS MONTH WAS 78F DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 4TH OF THE MONTH. THIS TEMPERATURE WAS ALSO THE 4TH WARMEST ALL-TIME TEMPERATURE DURING THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER IN ROCHESTER...FALLING JUST 3 DEGREES SHY OF THE ALL-TIME NOVEMBER RECORD ESTABLISHED NOVEMBER 1ST 1950. ROCHESTER ALSO HAD FOUR CONSECUTIVE DAYS IN THE 70S IN NOVEMBER...FROM THE 3RD THROUGH 6TH FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER. THREE OF THESE DAYS IN THE 70S SET NEW DAILY RECORDS...ON THE 4TH (78F)...5TH (75F) AND 6TH (72F). THERE WERE 23 DAYS ABOVE NORMAL THIS MONTH...WITH 7 DAYS FEATURING AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AT LEAST 15 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. IT WAS A DRY MONTH WITH JUST 0.97 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION RECORDED AT THE ROCHESTER AIRPORT. THIS TOTAL MAKES NOVEMBER THE 8TH DRIEST ON RECORD. THERE WERE JUST TWO DAYS THAT RECORDED MORE THAN A TENTH OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION THIS MONTH. ONLY 1904 WITH ONE DAY HAD A FEWER NUMBER OF DAYS. LIGHT LAKE EFFECT SNOW FLEW ACROSS METRO ROCHESTER FROM THE 22ND THROUGH THE 24TH. IN TOTAL 1.2 INCHES OF SNOW GAVE THE CITY ITS FIRST FRESH SNOW COVERING OF THE SEASON. NOVEMBER WILL BE NOTED FOR SEVERAL WIND STORMS...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. THE STRONGEST WINDS OCCURRED WITH THE WIND EVENT ON THE 22ND...WHEN JUST BEHIND A COLD FRONT PASSAGE WINDS REACHED A PEAK SPEED OF 50 MPH AT THE AIRPORT. THERE WERE SEVERAL MINOR LAKE EFFECT SNOW EVENTS FROM LATE ON THE 22ND THROUGH THE 24TH. ON TUESDAY THE 24TH SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW FELL EAST OF ROCHESTER ACROSS WAYNE AND NORTHERN CAYUGA COUNTY. TEMPERATURES WARMED QUICKLY AND THIS SNOW MELTED JUST A DAY OR TWO LATER. IN ALL NOVEMBER WILL BE REMEMBERED AS A MILD END TO AUTUMN...NOTABLE FOR LITTLE SNOWFALL...AND 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 THIS SEASON THE 3RD WARMEST AUTUMN ON RECORD. BOTH SEPTEMBER AND NOVEMBER WERE WELL ABOVE NORMAL...WITH OCTOBER FINISHING JUST ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURE-WISE. THOUGH A WARM AUTUMN...THERE WERE 5 TEMPERATURE RECORDS ESTABLISHED...WITH A RECORD WARM MINIMUM ON SEPTEMBER 8TH...RECORD LOW MAXIMUM ON OCTOBER 17TH AND THREE CONSECUTIVE RECORD HIGHS FROM NOVEMBER 4TH TO 6TH. PRECIPITATION FINISHED BELOW NORMAL THIS SEASON. BOTH SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER FINISHED JUST ABOVE NORMAL...WHILE NOVEMBER WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION. THERE WAS ONE PRECIPITATION RECORD ESTABLISHED THIS SEASON...OCCURRING ON SEPTEMBER 12TH WHEN 1.59 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL. SNOWFALL WAS VERY LIGHT THIS SEASON WITH ONLY 1.2 INCHES RECORDED AT THE AIRPORT...AND ALL OVER A THREE DAY STRETCH IN NOVEMBER. HERE ARE SOME STATISTICS FOR THE 3 FALL MONTHS FOR ROCHESTER (NORMAL) TEMPERATURE................55.2F (51.0F)......+4.2F **3RD WARMEST** PRECIPITATION..............7.82" (9.04").....-1.22" SNOWFALL....................1.2" (7.4")......-6.2" && THOMAS $$

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