Ithaca Climate Summary for November 2003
- With an average temperature of 42.7 degrees, the month averaged 3.8 degrees warmer than normal.
- This November was 4.6 degrees warmer than November 2002, but 2.4 degrees cooler than November 2001.
- This month's departure was the largest positive departure since September 2002.
- The warmest temperature of the month was 67 degrees on the 4th.
(Note: the 74 degree temperature recorded the morning of the 1st occurred on October 31st.)
- The coldest temperature of the month was 17 degrees on the 9th and 10th.
- The November precipitation total was 3.09 inches, which was just 0.01 inch below normal.
- Only 0.79 inches was recorded between the 1st and the 19th, but 1.34 inches was measured on the morning of the 20th.
- The total precipitation for the last six months (June-November) was 28.03 inches. It was the fourth wettest such period in 125 years of record and the wettest since 1977.
- The year-to-date precipitation accumulation of 40.79 inches was 6.57 inches more than normal.
- Total snowfall for November was 1 inch, which was 4.9 inches less than normal.
- Measurable amounts of snow fell on three days, with the first occurring on the 8th (0.1 inch).
- This month's snowfall total was considerably less than last November (9.6 inches).
- In some of the surrounding communities, Groton had 3.8 inches and Freeville had 2.5 inches.
Keith L. Eggleston (KLE1@cornell.edu)
Northeast Regional Climate Center