Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD, OR
535 AM PST THU DEC 1 2016

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...THE MEDFORD OR CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1911 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   11/03/1929
 LOW               10   11/13/1978
HIGHEST            69   11/08                         63  11/20
                        11/04
LOWEST             35   11/18                         19  11/29
                                                          11/28
AVG. MAXIMUM     58.8              53.0     5.8     52.7
AVG. MINIMUM     41.0              36.4     4.6     34.6
MEAN             49.9              44.7     5.2     43.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               7.6    -7.6       12
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.62   1942
TOTALS           1.64              3.02   -1.38     1.57
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.10   -0.05     0.05
DAYS >= .01        14              14.0     0.0       14
DAYS >= .10         8               7.7     0.3        6
DAYS >= .50         0               1.5    -1.5        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.4    -0.4        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.55   11/14 TO 11/15

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           11.4   1955
TOTALS            0.0               0.2    -0.2      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.2    -0.2      0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     445               609    -164      634
 SINCE 7/1        773               969    -196      804
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1       1058               829     229     1297

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     09/13/1921
 LATEST       06/12/1952
EARLIEST                        10/18
LATEST                          04/29
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              3.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/150    DATE  11/18
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/150    DATE  11/18

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)    0
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          9

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     72

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               18     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      20     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      9
HAZE                      5

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

&&

NOVEMBER 2016 CONTINUED WHERE OCTOBER LEFT OFF.  A VERY ACTIVE
WEATHER PATTERN CONTINUED FOR THE MONTH WITH MEASURABLE
PRECIPITATION OBSERVED 13 OF THE 30 DAYS.  WITH THAT BEING SAID,
MEDFORD`S PRECIPITATION WAS DRY COMPARED TO CLIMATOLOGICAL NORMALS.
HOWEVER, THE NORTH BEND SITE WAS 3 INCHES ABOVE CLIMATOLOGICAL
NORMALS.

SNOW BEGAN TO FALL ACROSS MANY OF THE CASCADE PASSES AND HIGHER
ELEVATIONS DURING THE TAIL END OF THE MONTH.  THUS A FEELING OF
WINTER CAME WITH MT ASHLAND AND CRATER LAKE STARTING TO SEE
RESPECTABLE SNOWFALL WITH EACH PASSING STORM SYSTEM.

ANOTHER NOTE IS THAT MEDFORD HAS YET TO HIT THE FREEZING MARK FOR
FALL. THUS,  THE NUMBER OF CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH THE MINIMUM
TEMPERATURE ABOVE FREEZING CONTINUES SINCE LAST SPRING.  SOME OF
THIS CAN BE ATTRIBUTED TO THE ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN DURING THE
MONTH AND THE ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR THE YEAR IN GENERAL.  IN
FACT, NOVEMBER WAS THE WARMEST ON RECORD USING AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
AS THE STANDARD AND 5TH WARMEST ON RECORD USING MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE
AS THE STANDARD.

ALTHOUGH NO MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET IN MEDFORD,  MANY
WERE SET AT OTHER CLIMATOLOGICAL SITES SHOWING HOW WARM THE MONTH
WAS WEST OF THE CASCADES.

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