November 2015 Weather Roundup
Dec 01, 2015
November 2015 Temperatures around the world were cool in the Western U.S., very cold in Greenland, cool down in Argentina, Central Africa, The Middle East and Siberia. The rest of us pretty much had a warm to very warm month...thank you El Nino!
Global temperatures vs the 30-year average VIEW LARGER MAP
It was quite wet in the El Nino tropical region of the Equatorial Pacific Ocean, Northern Europe, China and Southern Brazil.
Global precipitation vs the 30-year average VIEW LARGER MAP
Here in the U.S. the Eastern half of the country had what appears to be the warmest November in 120 years of record keeping. In the South Central U.S. it was the warmest in 11 years and warmest in 6 years in the North Central U.S. The cool spots were out West with the Southwest the coolest in 11 years and Northwest coolest in 5 years. VIEW LARGER MAP
U.S. temperature trends across 260 major cities from 1992-2015 VIEW LARGER CHART
Precipitation was heaviest in the Center of the country with a couple big wet storms, an ice storm and two snow storms. The Northeast was very dry with snowfall making a huge change from last year when the region was the snowiest in 19 years with 133% above average snowfall to the least in 6 years and 90% below average this year. VIEW LARGER MAP
U.S. precipitation trends across 260 major cities from 1992-2015 VIEW LARGER CHART
U.S. snowfall was mainly confined to the western half of the country but for the U.S. overall snowfall across 260 major cities was 23% below average. This is a huge change from last year when snowfall was the most in 14 years and 65% above average. VIEW LARGER CHART
This table shows regional trends for businesses that use a 4-week November so this covers the 1-28 November period (not the whole month). VIEW LARGER TABLE
The pattern for December looks pretty similar across the U.S. with the Eastern 2/3rds pretty warm and the Southwest the cool spot. More heavy snow likely for the Western Mountains and another couple storms from Kansas to Minneapolis – the favored track this winter.
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