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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA
1152 AM CST MON DEC 1 2014

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...THE NORFOLK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            77   11/29
LOWEST             -5   11/16
AVG. MAXIMUM     43.3              47.1    -3.8
AVG. MINIMUM     20.1              25.6    -5.5
MEAN             31.7              36.4    -4.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32     10
DAYS MIN <= 32     22
DAYS MIN <= 0       2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.97   1983
 MINIMUM            T   1939
TOTALS           0.32              1.37   -1.05
DAILY AVG.       0.01
DAYS >= .01         4
DAYS >= .10         1
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.24   11/15 TO 11/15

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           22.6   1983
TOTALS            3.7               4.1
SINCE 7/1         3.7
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= 1.0         1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         3   11/17
                        11/16
 24 HR TOTAL      3.2   11/15

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     990               860     130
 SINCE 7/1       1493              1445      48
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1        812               915    -103
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              13.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/340    DATE  11/10
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/340    DATE  11/07

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                4     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW               10     SLEET                      0
FOG                       6     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      1

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.
>= INDICATES GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO.
<= INDICATES LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO.

&&

...NOVEMBER WAS COOLER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL IN NORFOLK...

THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER WAS CHARACTERIZED BY A WARM START AND A VERY
COLD MIDDLE...WITH TEMPERATURE SWINGS TO FINISH THE MONTH.  THE
MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 31.7 DEGREES WAS 4.7 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL AND THE 13TH COLDEST ON RECORD.  THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION OF
0.32 INCHES WAS 1.05 INCHES BELOW NORMAL AND THE 33RD DRIEST ON
RECORD...AND THE MONTHLY TOTAL SNOWFALL OF 3.7 INCHES WAS 0.4 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL...THOUGH IT WAS THE HIGHEST NOVEMBER SNOW TOTAL SINCE
2005.

AFTER A COOL 1ST...WARMER THAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES SET IN FROM THE
2ND THROUGH THE 9TH.  IN THAT PERIOD...4 OF THE 8 DAYS SAW
TEMPERATURES IN THE 60S.  A STRONG COLD FRONT ON THE 10TH BROUGHT
FALLING TEMPERATURES...AS WELL AS THE FIRST MEASURABLE SNOW OF THE
SEASON...WITH 0.3 INCHES ON THE 10TH. THE SIGNFICANTLY COLDER
AIRMASS THEN LINGERED FROM THE 11TH THROUGH THE 20TH.  AFTER FALLING
BELOW FREEZING ON THE 10TH...TEMPERATURES DID NOT RISE ABOVE FREZING
AGAIN UNTIL THE 18TH...WITH A STRETCH OF 7 CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF HIGH
TEMPERATURES BELOW FREEZING AMONG THE LONGEST NOVEMBER STRETCHES ON
RECORD.  SNOW FELL AGAIN ON THE 13TH...WITH 0.2 INCHES...AND ON THE
15TH...WITH 3.2 INCHES IN NORFOLK.  THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE OF THE
MONTH FOLLOWED ON THE 16TH...WITH A RECORD COLD LOW OF -5 DEGREES.
TEMPERATURES ALSO FELL BELOW ZERO ON THE 14TH...WITH A LOW OF -4
DEGREES...AND TEMPERATURES FELL INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS ON 5 OTHER
MORNINGS DURING THAT COLD STRETCH.

COLD WEATHER BEGAN TO BREAK ON THE 21ST...WITH FAST TEMPERATURE
SWINGS MARKING THE REST OF THE MONTH.  THE MONTH ENDED WITH A
PARTICULARLY ABRUPT SWING...FROM A RECORD HIGH OF 77 DEGREES ON THE
29TH TO TEMPERATURES FALLING THROUGH THE 20S AND INTO THE SINGLE
DIGITS ON THE 30TH.  THAT 77 DEGREE READING WAS THE LATEST READING
OF 77 DEGREES OR HIGHER ON RECORD.


FOR THE FALL MONTHS OF SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER-NOVEMBER...NORFOLK WAS
COOLER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL.  THE TOTAL OF 3.29 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION WAS 2.84 INCHES BELOW NORMAL AND THE 29TH DRIEST
AUTUMN ON RECORD.  THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 49.4 DEGREES WAS 1.0
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AND THE 27TH COLDEST FALL ON RECORD.


DAILY RECORDS SET IN NOVEMBER 2014:
DATE         RECORD           READING  PREVIOUS RECORD
NOVEMBER 16  COLD MIN TEMP     -5      -2 (1955, 1959)
NOVEMBER 29  WARM MAX TEMP     77      65 (1932)

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MAYES/JEK


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