November 2019 Was Cooler and Drier, as U.S. Continued Its Record-Wet Year


Autumn wrapped up wetter and warmer overall.

November 2019 saw a bit of everything for the contiguous United States: Cooler and drier weather in the Midwest and Northeast, and warmer and wetter in the West and Southwest. But: The month’s overall dryness didn’t stop the trend of a record-wet year to date. Here are more highlights from NOAA’s latest monthly U.S. climate report:

Climate by the Numbers: November 2019
The average November temperature across the contiguous U.S. was 41.2 degrees F (0.5 of a degree below average) and ranked in the middle third of the 125-year record.

The average precipitation last month across the contiguous U.S was 1.86 inches (0.37 of an inch below average) and ranked in the driest third of the November record.

Above-average precipitation fell across the Southwest, parts of the Rockies and Great Plains, as Arizona had its third-wettest November on record.

Below-average precipitation fell across the Pacific Northwest, the deep South, and parts of the Central Plains, Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic.

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