November RecapVery warm weather as compared to average continued throughout the fall as November's average temperature was eighth warmest on record. Following the warmest September and October on record, the three-month period of meteorological fall (September-November 2016) also ranks as the warmest on record. With precipitation well below average again in November, meteorological fall 2016 ended as the 6th driest on record, resulting in severe drought conditions in the Memphis metropolitan region this month. After several months with no severe weather, a storm system moved through on the 28th, however most damage reports actually preceded the storms as very strong southerly wind during the day peaked in the 50-55 mph range, resulting in power outages and scattered tree damage. The line itself also produced some wind and tree damage.
Memphis International Airport, Memphis, TN
Average temperature: 57.3 degrees (4.1 degrees above average)
Average high temperature: 62.6 degrees (5.6 degrees above average)
Average low temperature: 43.7 degrees (2.8 degrees above average)
Warmest temperature: 85 degrees (1st, 3rd)
Coolest temperature: 33 degrees (20th, 27th)
Records set or tied: None
Comments: This month was the 8th warmest November on record in Memphis at 57.3 degrees. For the year, the average temperature is 67.7degrees, which is the warmest January-November period on record.
Monthly total: 2.56" (2.93" below average)
Days with measurable precipitation: 6 (3.5 days below normal)
Wettest 24-hour period: 1.34" (28th)
Records set or tied: None
Comments: Despite a very dry month, through November, Memphis International Airport has recorded 54.26" of precipitation, or 6.32" above average (113% of normal). Dry weather for the past three-plus months, however, has resulted in drought conditions expanding and worsening to the "severe" category across the metro.
Peak wind: South/53mph (28th)
Average wind: 6.1 mph
Average relative humidity: 64%
Average sky cover: 40%
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Cirrus Weather Solutions / MemphisWeather.net, Bartlett, TN
Average temperature: 54.3 degrees
Average high temperature: 68.2 degrees
Average low temperature: 41.5 degrees
Warmest temperature: 85.2 degrees (7th)
Coolest temperature: 27.6 degrees (22nd)
Monthly total: 3.03" (automated rain gauge), 3.14" (manual CoCoRaHS rain gauge)
Days with measurable precipitation: 7
Wettest date: 1.52" (28th) (via automated gauge)
Peak wind: Southeast/23 mph (18th)
Average relative humidity: 77%
Average barometric pressure: 30.16 in. Hg
MWN Forecast AccuracyMWN average temperature error: 2.40 degrees
MWN forecast temperatures within 2 degrees of actual: 63%
MWN average dewpoint error: 2.30 degrees
MWN forecast dewpoints within 2 degrees of actual: 60%
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