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Mid-November - Lacking Precipitation, but Not Warmth

Nov 1-15 pdpt map

November 1-15 precipitation ranged from less than 25% of normal to near normal.

The first half of November was generally drier than normal, with most of the Northeast receiving less than 75% of normal precipitation. Thirty-three of the region’s 35 major climate sites were drier than normal, with twelve ranking this first half of November among their top 20 driest. Several sites including Bridgeport, CT; Kennedy Airport, NY; and Providence, RI had received 0.05 inches or less of precipitation until rain arrived on the 15th. Drought conditions and impacts continued across the region.

Nov 1-15 precip table

While most of the major climate sites were drier than normal, Newark, NJ had its 12th wettest start to November.

Nov 1-15 tdpt map

November 1-15 average temperatures ranged from near normal to more than 5°F above normal.

The Northeast saw above-normal temperatures during the first half of November. The largest departures from normal of more than 5°F above normal were in western New York, northwestern Pennsylvania, and southern West Virginia. All 35 major climate sites were warmer than normal, with fourteen having a top 20 warm start to November.

Nov 1-15 temp table

Average temperatures at the major climate sites ranged from 1.1°F above normal in Atlantic City, NJ to 5.6°F above normal in Erie, PA.

Nov 1-15 snow map

November 1-15 snowfall ranged from more than 3 inches below normal to near normal.

During the first half of November, snowfall was near to below normal. The largest departures from normal were in lake-effect prone areas of New York and Pennsylvania and portions of northern New York and northern New England, especially higher elevations. Thirty-one of the 35 major climate sites typically see measurable snow (0.1 inches) during the first two weeks of November, but this year none did.

Nov 1-15 snow table

Of the major climate sites, Caribou, ME had the greatest snowfall deficit at 3.6 inches below normal.