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

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...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
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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
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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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