november 2011 weather hi diff from normal

november 2011 weather avg diff from normal

november 2011 weather normal hi vs hi

The best November ever?

brown oak leaves

Something's missing from picture. Oh, right, cold. And snow.

As far as the weather goes, this is one of the best Novembers we can remember in some time -- warm, with only a few traces of snow.

Or, to put it another way: It was 63 today! And 60 yesterday!

Curious about how unusual this warm November is, we looked up the temperature data.

Are there charts and graphs? Oh, you know there are charts and graphs...

There are a few ways to graph the temps this month, and each way provides a somewhat different picture. Three large format graphs are above, scroll all the way up.

Here's a comparison of the averages in text:

All these data are from the National Weather Service for the Albany area. November 2011 data is through November 28. The monthly averages in the table just above, and the graphs all the way at the top, are from 1981-2010.

The forecasted highs for the rest of the week: Wednesday (52), Thursday (46), Friday (47), Saturday (42), Sunday (46).

One year does not a trend make. But this kind of weather does make us think about global warming. And the polar bears.

Earlier on AOA:
+ In 2009, we wondered if that November was the best ever. The 2011 November is shaping up to be even warmer.
+ The first, last, most, and least snow on record in the Capital Region

Comments

Umm... and the skiers??

Umm... and the skiers?? .. said Brian on Nov 29, 2011 at 5:15 PM

They still have December, January, February, March... One-third of a year total. Way way too much if you ask me.
I'm sure by March even the hard-core skiers will be dying to see some greenery.

Hmm...some people like the snow, and the cold. Like me. I like my November to feel like November...looking forward to those 40's coming later in the week. :)

"All these data"

Nice work on getting that right. Always trips me up.

I'm glad the weather is making you think about "global warming" and I'm sure you know how New York State Fracking is going to solve this!!. Thanks to Andrew Cuomo!!

Who would've thunk Andrew Cuomo and his pals in the Big Oil Industry would be able to solve global warming right here in NY? 'Tis the season to be jolly!!

I'm looking forward to some cold/chilly & dry weather. Hopefully, there will be some... ;) I don't like all this moisture, it means I have to wear more gear when I ride my Vespa =D

The ticks were loving this weather, too. I know -- I got a nasty tick bite on my shoulder after raking leaves. I'm now ready for a hard frost.

I like the snow, but I hate the cold (go figure). I know that the cold is coming, so I have no qualms about putting it off a little longer. However, I would like it to start to feel like the holidays in time for Christmas...right now it feels more like Halloween than Halloween did. We got that snowstorm the night of my annual Halloween shindig!

Oh, and I would also like to mention, that the tomato plants in my yard are still producing green tomatoes, but I have to bring them in before they ripen. Also, there are still frickin mosquitoes flying around.

Gotta love that Global Warming!

The World Meteorological Organization is warning 2011 was one of the hottest years on record, and human activity is to blame. According to the WMO’s findings, the warmest 13 years of average global temperatures have all occurred in the 15 years since 1997, with temperatures in 2011 cited as the tenth highest on record. "Temperature is a key indicator of the changing climate. The number of hot days is increasing with an increasingly warmer climate. Extreme events such as floods, hurricanes and droughts are also becoming more and more frequent..."

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/11/30/headlines#9

Kim D's stats just depressed the heck out of us...

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