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September 19, 2018

November 2012 Was A Tad Cooler Than Average


OSWEGO, NY – For the first time since the spring of 2011, a month has come in with its average temperature below normal.

The average temperature for November was 40.1 degrees.

That is 0.5-degree below normal.

Things looked warm and mild at  the start of last month

Things looked warm and mild at the start of last month

“That really isn’t all that much. But it is the first time since April 2011 that we have had a month that wasn’t higher than average,” said Bill Gregway, local observer for the National Weather Service.

The highest temperature was 69 degrees on the 11th. The lowest was 23 degrees on the 30th.

November had just 2 days where the mercury was 60 degrees or above.

It was 50 degrees or above on just 3 days.

The overnight low was at 32 degrees or below 17 times last month.

There were no records set, Gregway added.

By the end of the month, things were looking pretty darn frosty

By the end of the month, things were looking pretty darn frosty

November was a dry month, coming in with just 1.91 inches of precipitation. That is 2.56 inches below average.

The greatest precipitation in a 24-hour period was 0.57-inch on the 13th.

Since the first of the year, precipitation stands at 32.07 inches. That is 7.06 inches below normal.

There were 14 days of measurable precipitation with streaks for 6 and 4 days in a row.

A trace fell on 3 days and no precipitation fell on 13 days with streaks of 9 and 4 days in a row.

“We started out wet for a couple days and then things dried out,” Gregway said. “After Thanksgiving, it turned around and we got the cold and snow at the end of the month.”

Total snowfall for November was just 5.1 inches. That is 4.0 inches below average.

The greatest snowfall in a 24-hour period was 2.7 inches on the 25th.

For the winter season, the snowfall stands at 5.1 inches. That is 4.4 inches below average.

There were snow pellets 2 times and ice pellets 2 times last month. There wasn’t any glaze or freezing rain, Gregway added.

November had 1 thunderstorm day, which is 1 more than average.

There weren’t any foggy days and that is average.

The area received 35 percent of the possible amount of sunshine. That is 11 percentages above average.

The number of cloudy days, 19, was 3 below average.

The number of partly cloudy days, 7, was 1 above average.

The number of clear days, 4, was 2 above average.

The highest barometric pressure was 30.68 on the 18th and the lowest was 29.42 on the 1st.

The strongest winds were west-northwesterly greater than 35 mph on the 24th.

The average temperature for November is 40.6 degrees.

The warmest was 2001 – 48.3 degrees. The coldest was 30.3 degrees in 1933.

November’s lowest temperature is -1 degree on Nov. 30, 1875. The highest is 78 degrees on the 8th in 1938 and 1950.

Average precipitation for November is 4.47 inches.

The wettest was 1963 with 9.03 inches and the driest was 1904 with 0.45-inch.

The greatest precipitation in a 24-hour period was 3.25 inches on Nov. 30, 1963.

Average snowfall for November is 9.1 inches.

The most snow was 36.9 inches on 1976 and the least was zero in 1966. The greatest November snowfall in a 24-hour period was 24.0 inches in 1897.

Last November was 7 degrees warmer and had a high of 68 degrees and a low of 24 degrees. It was the 3rd warmest since 1854.

“Precip was down last year (1.25 inches below average) and we only had 2.9 inches of snow,” Gregway said. “Sunshine was 39 percent of possible and the cloudy, partly cloudy and clear days came in exactly the same as this year.”

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