Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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CXUS56 KMFR 011417
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD, OR
615 AM PST SAT DEC 1 2018

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...THE MEDFORD OR CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1911 TO 2018

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            70   11/12                         72  11/22
LOWEST             23   11/08                         26  11/18
AVG. MAXIMUM     59.2              53.0     6.2     53.6
AVG. MINIMUM     34.3              36.4    -2.1     38.4
MEAN             46.8              44.7     2.1     46.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     14               7.6     6.4        5
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.62   1942
TOTALS           1.39              3.02   -1.63     2.87
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.10   -0.05     0.10
DAYS >= .01         7              14.0    -7.0       17
DAYS >= .10         7               7.7    -0.7       12
DAYS >= .50         0               1.5    -1.5        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.4    -0.4        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.29   11/27 TO 11/27

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     538               609     -71      564
 SINCE 7/1        840               969    -129      935
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1        994               829     165     1281

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     09/13/1921
 LATEST       06/12/1952
EARLIEST      11/06             10/18
LATEST                          04/29
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              2.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    23/150    DATE  11/21
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    28/160    DATE  11/22

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           17
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              6
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     65

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
  0
  4
  0
  0
  0
  0
  6
HAZE                      8

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

&&

ANOTHER DRY MONTH IN THE BOOKS. MOST OF THE REGION CLOSED OUT
NOVEMBER WITH AROUND 50 PERCENT OF NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE
MONTH, AND DEPENDING WHILE DECEMBER IS OFF TO A GOOD START, IF THE
REST OF THE MONTH UNDER PERFORMS 2018 WILL GO DOWN AS ONE OF THE
DRIER CALENDAR YEARS ON RECORD. WHILE SEVERAL WEAK SYSTEMS PASSED
THROUGH THE FORECAST AREA OVER THE MONTH, MEDFORD PER USUAL ENDED UP
IN THE RAIN SHADOW. MUCH OF THE MONTH WAS CHARACTERIZED BY HIGH
PRESSURE ALOFT SUPPORTING MORNING VALLEY FOG. WITHOUT THE MODERATING
EFFECT THAT MOISTURE HAS, THE AVERAGE MONTHLY HIGHS OVER MOST OF THE
AREA WERE ABOVE NORMAL HIGH, AND THE AVERAGE LOWS BELOW NORMAL LOW.
NOVEMBER 8TH, THE DEADLY CAMP FIRE IN CALIFORNIA STARTED. THIS
BROUGHT SEVERAL DAYS OF SMOKE/HAZE TO SOUTHERN OREGON AND EXTREME
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE MONTH TURNED WETTER.
A SERIES OF LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS BROUGHT HEAVY PRECIPITATION AND
STRONG WINDS, WITH SNOW LEVELS AS LOW AS 3000 FEET AT TIMES.

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