Warmest November Since 2003…updated

November 2011 will go in the record books as one of the warmest on record in Baltimore.  Official temperature statistics for Baltimore go back to January of 1871, making this the 141st November on record, and only 12 14 of those 141 Novembers were warmer than 2011.  Based on preliminary official numbers from the National Weather Service, the average temperature for the month stands at 50.6° 50.5°, which is 4.1° 4.0° above the 30 year average.  The warmest November on record was in 1931 when the average temperature was 54.7°, the coldest November on record was in 1996 with an average temperature of 40.2°.  For comparison, last year the average November temperature was 47.2° and we have not had a November with an average temperature above 50° since 2003, which came in at 50.6°.  Interestingly, snowfall in the winter after that warm November of 2003 was only a little below normal, 18.3″ compared to the normal amount of 20.2″.

Tom Tasselmyer

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