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November 2015 - New York's Mildest November on Record

November 2015

Another warm weather trophy was placed in 2015's trophy case as November pushed aside November 2001 to become the mildest on record - by 0.1 degree.  It follows the warmest September, third warmest August and second warmest May.  Although the month's average high was 0.5 degrees cooler than November 2001's, it pulled ahead with an average low that was 0.6 degrees milder.  (The last day of the month was a nail-biter with a cooler than average high/low of 47°/33°.)  This November was 11.4 degrees warmer than average during the first week of the month while November 2001 was the reverse, experiencing its most unseasonably warm period during the final week of the month, averaging 13.6 degrees warmer than normal. 


Besides the mild temperatures both months were on the dry side, with November 2015 picking up 2.01" of rain and 2001, 1.36".  (Average amount is 4.02".)   All but 0.07" of 2015's rain came from two storms while much of 2001's came from one rain event.  


The following chart provides a side-by-side comparison of November 2015 and 2001:  


                                         2015    2001

Mean Temperature           52.8      52.7

Average High                    59.3      59.8

Average Low                     46.2      45.6

Highest Temp                     74°       75°

Coldest Temp                     32°       34° 

Highs of 60°+                     14         15

Days w/Mean Temp 10°+    7          8

    Above Average

Days w/Below Average        5          7

    Mean Temp   

Total Precipitation            2.01"     1.36"

Days of Precipitation            6         6





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