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November 2013 was cooler, wetter than normal

OSWEGO, NY – November 2013 was cooler and a tad wetter than average, according to Bill Gregway, local observer for the National Weather Service.

The average temperature last month was 38.9 degrees. That is 1.7 degrees below average.

The highest temperature came on the 1st – 64 degrees and the lowest, 10 degrees, was recorded on the 30th.

There were no records set. Although we did come close once, Gregway added.

The high was in the 60s on 2 days. The overnight low fell into the teens 4 times.

Total precipitation for November wound up at 4.59 inches. That’s 0.12-inch above average.

The greatest amount of precipitation in a 24-hour period came over the 26th and 27th when 1.25 inches were recorded.

“On the 1st, we received 0.25-inch of rain in just 15 minutes,” Gregway said.

Measurable precipitation fell on 18 days with stretches of 8 and 5 days in a row.

A trace was measured on 2 days.

And, 10 days had no precipitation – with 2 streaks of 3 days in a row.

Since the first of the year, total precipitation stands at 42.39 inches.

That is 3.26 inches above where it should be at the end of November, Gregway said.

Only 2 or 3 months have been below average precipitation-wise, he pointed out.

November received 9 inches of snow. That is just 0.1-inch below average.

So far this winter, the snowfall stands at 10.0 inches. That is 0.5-inch above average.

There were snow pellets on 4 days early in the month due to lake effect, Gregway noted.

November had no glaze or ice pellets.

The number of cloudy days, 25, was 3 above average.

There was 1 clear day, which is 1 below average.

November saw 25 percent of the possible amount of sunshine. That is just 1 percentage more than normal.

The number of partly cloudy days, 4, was 2 below average.

There were no thunderstorms, which is average, and 1 foggy day, which is 1 above average.

The highest barometric pressure was 30.77 on the 29th. The lowest was 29.24 on the 1st.

“We had a lot of flux in the pressure last month, high and low,” Gregway said.

The strongest winds were westerly at greater than 40 mph on the 10th.

The warmest November on record is 2001 at 48.3 degrees. The coolest is 1933 at 30.0 degrees.

The coldest temperature for a November is -1 degree on Nov. 30, 1875. The warmest is 78 degrees on Nov. 8, 1938 and 1950.

The most precipitation for November is 9.03 inches in 1963. The driest is 0.45-inch in 1904.

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

The most snow in November is 36.9 inches recorded in 1976. The least is zero in 1966.

The most snow in a 24-hour period for November is 14 inches in 1897.