November was cooler and drier than normal


November ended up overall as a cooler than normal month.

Clinton Area Weather Observer Jim Blaess says the overall temperature was 38 degrees.  He says that is little 1.5 degrees normal for the month.

Blaess says the month started off cooler than normal and included a record low of 15 degrees n November 10th.  That broke the record for the date of 16 set in 1926 and tied in 1933 and 1973.

Blaess says 10 of the last eleven days of the month were warmed than normal.  The period included a record high of 69 on November 24th which broke the record of 65 set in 1931 for the date.

Blaess pointed out that November 2016 was the 2nd warmest November since 1879.

Precipitation in November was .92 of an inch which is more than one inch below the normal of 2.12 inches.  The local weather observer says there was a trace of snow on November 12th.

Blaess says that makes 2017 the 24th driest November in Clinton weather records to 1978.

The year-to-date precipitation remains above normal.  Blaess says through the first eleven months the Clinton precipitation 37.09 inches. He says that is above the average of 32.43 inches.

For the meteorological fall of September through November the Clinton area was warmer and had less precipitation than usual.  Blaess says the overall temperature of the three months was 53.8 degrees which is a 1.3 degrees above normal

During the months, Blaess recorded 5.22 inches of precipitation.  He says that compares the normal of 7.51 inches.

For this month, Blaess says you can expect 1.82 inches of precipitation which includes nearly nine inches of snow.

The temperatures drop from an average high of 39 in December First and average low of 24 to averages of 30 and 15 by the end of the month.  The month also averages three days with zero or below temperatures.


The Clinton area weather observer pointed out that last year in December there was just over 14 inches of snow.  He says 8 inches of the total was in a storm on December 4th for the most snowfall in a 24 hour period in a December in Clinton weather records.