Nick Diller weather summary: November 2017, drier with near-normal temperatures; early December snowfall

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By Thursday, Dec 14 Life In the Berkshires
Karen Ramsdale

November was drier than average, with temperatures near season norms.

For the eighth month this year, precipitation fell below average. But so far, we are around 4 inches ahead of the drought year of 2016, but 3 inches below the now 52-year average. 2017’s lack of rainfall will make this November the fourth driest.

That being said, on Saturday, December 9, the season’s first snowfall: Total snow accumulation was 6 inches even, a nice powdery snow with little water content. The rule of thumb is one inch of snow produces around a tenth of an inch of water. This storm produced only half of that: .29 inches

This snow should give the ski areas a good start.

Now on to temperatures for November: There were no extremes for the month, finishing half a degree warmer than average. It’s interesting to note that the daily high temps were warmer than average while the lows were colder. But all in all, a pleasant month that gave me time to complete outdoor chores. December will start out fairly mild but weather people tell me that, by the middle of December, more seasonable weather will be with us. I can hardly wait.

DATE HI TEMP LO TEMP     SKY RAIN SNOW                                                                                             COMMENTS
1-Nov-17 45 29 CHANGING 0.04 CLOUDING UP EARLY AM. LIGHT RAIN AFT. TURNING WARMER. HI TEMP 11:50P
2-Nov-17 69 45 CHANGING VCLDY
3-Nov-17 67 42 CHANGING CLEAR AM. MCLDY AFT. PCLDY EVENING
4-Nov-17 56 34 CHANGING FAIR DAY. CLOUDING UP EVENING
5-Nov-17 57 40 CHANGING PCLDY SUNRISE THEN MCLDY
6-Nov-17 64 42 CHANGING 0.33 PERIODS OF RAIN AND DRIZZLE TIL POM. THEN PCLDY.
7-Nov-17 44 35 CHANGING 0.05 PCLDY AM. MCLDY PM WITH LIGHT RAIN AND DRIZZLE.
8-Nov-17 46 27 CHANGING 0.02 EARLY AM LIGHT SNOW AND RAIN SHOWERS THEN PCLDY. CLEAR EVENING. LOW TEMP 11:59P
9-Nov-17 50 23 CHANGING FAIR AM. CLOUDING UP AFTERNOON
10-Nov-17 46 21 CHANGING 0.07 EARLY AM LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS. THEN CLEARING WINDY AND COLDER. HIGH TEMP 12:01A.
11-Nov-17 32 19 FAIR BREEZY
12-Nov-17 44 18 CHANGING FAIR DAY. MOSTLY CLOUDY EVENING
13-Nov-17 42 29 CHANGING 0.01 LIGHT SNOW  & RAIN SHOWERS AM. PCLDY AFTERNOON. MCLDY EVENING
14-Nov-17 39 28 CLOUDY OVERCAST WITH MIST
15-Nov-17 47 25 CHANGING CLOUDS LIFTING EARLYAM TO A FAIR PLEASANT DAY.  CLOUDING UO LATE PM.
16-Nov-17 52 33 CHANGING 0.35 PERIODS OF RAIN TIL 10A. THEN PCLDY.
17-Nov-17 40 25 CHANGING VCLDY WINDY. HI TEMP 12:29A
18-Nov-17 46 20 CHANGING 0.35 CLOUDING UP SM. RAIN EVENING WINDY
19-Nov-17 56 33 CHANGING 0.03 0.3 EARLY AM RAIN THEN VCLDY WINDY (GUSTS TO 40MPH) LIGHT SNOW LATE PM
20-Nov-17 40 CHANGING 0.1 LIGHT SNOW  AM AND LATE AFT.  CLEARING EARLY EVENING.
21-Nov-17 54 26 FAIR PARTLY CLOUDY EVENING
22-Nov-17 45 33 CHANGING 0.17 CLOUDING UP EARLY AM. LIGHT RAIN AM THEN PCLDY WINDY COLDER
23-Nov-17 38 28 FAIR WINDY.
24-Nov-17 49 24 FAIR
25-Nov-17 57 31 CHANGING CLOUDING UP EARLY AM.
26-Nov-17 46 31 CHANGING 0.01 HI TEMP 7:08A. SNOW RAIN SHOWERS.
27-Nov-17 43 29 CHANGING 0.01 SNOW RAIN SHOWERS AM THEN FAIR WINDY
28-Nov-17 46 20 FAIR HI TEMP 11:50P.  STRONG SW WINDS EVENING
29-Nov-17 58 32 FAIR SOME MORNING CLLOUDS THEN FAIR, WINDY. STRONG SW WINDS GUST TO 35
30-Nov-17 45 21 CHANGING.    .11 CLOUDING UP EARLY EVENING. RAIN LATE PM
49 28 Mean 38.5 1.55 0.4 AVERAGE:  46/30   Mean 38     Rain: 3.68″    Snow: 3.6″

 


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