George Isobar's weather report 12.5

Written by David Green.

A little cooler, a little drier and, to most people’s satisfaction, a little less snowier than usual.

That’s how November’s weather turned out, according to local climate observer George Isobar.

“We often get a high temperature in the 70s in November, but that didn’t happen this year,” Isobar said. “We had just two days in the 60s, with a high of 61° on the 12th.”

There’s often at least one reading in the teens, he said, so this year’s two morning in that range were nothing unusual. The low of 15° was recorded Nov. 28.

“There were just a lot of days when the high and low were averaged and it came out on the chilly side,” Isobar said. “In fact, 20 out of 30 days were below the long-term average.”

Overall, the mean temperature for the month was just 0.8° below average since those cold days were balanced out by some extra warm ones.

The most notable came Nov. 20 with a high of 57° and a low of 52°. That produced a daily average that was 17° above normal, according the to National Weather Service office in Toledo.

“Precipitation was pretty miniscule until just before Thanksgiving,” Isobar said. “We had only about half an inch until the 21st when 1.37 fell.”

The total ended at 2.45, which about seven-tenths below the average of the past 30 years.

“We had a trace of snow as early as Nov. 5, but no measurable amount until Nov. 18. That was barely measurable,” Isobar said. “About two-tenths fell Nov. 25, but there wasn’t even a trace by the next morning.”

Maybe December will change that condition.

 

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