Ithaca Climate Summary for November 2001
- With an average temperature of 45.1 degrees, the month averaged an impressive 5.9 degrees warmer than normal.
- This was the 3rd warmest November on record, trailing only 1931 (46.1 degrees) and 1948 (45.4 degrees).
- The warmest temperature of the month was 73 degrees on the 2nd. This was the warmest November temperature since 11/5/1994.
- The coldest temperature of the month was 22 degrees on the 12th.
- There were 10 days during the month when the temperature equalled or exceeded 60 degrees. The normal is 4 such days.
- The last seven days of the month averaged 14 degrees warmer than normal.
- November precipitation totalled 2.15 inches, which represented 70% of normal.
- This was 0.25 inches more than last November.
- Most of the precipitation occurred at the beginning or end of the month. Only 0.34 inches fell between the 6th and 25th.
- Eight of the last thirteen months have had significantly less than normal amounts of precipitation (i.e. below 30th percentile).
- Year-to-date precipitation is now 32.25 inches (0.58 inches below normal).
- Although there were snow flurries in the air on a couple of days, there was no measurable snowfall during the month of November. The monthly normal is 5.4 inches.
- This was the 5th November since 1946 that there has been no measurable snowfall.
- This was only the 3rd time during that same time period that there has not been a measurable snowfall by the end of November. The last time this happened was 1998.
- The record for the latest date of the first measurable snowfall is December 18th (1998).
Keith L. Eggleston (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Northeast Regional Climate Center