A Warm Start to November, However, Change May Be On The Way

Unseasonably warm temperatures have been seen across western and central North Dakota during the first half of November. The 2009 average observed temperatures at the major reporting sites for November 2009 are running between 5 and 10 F above their normal values. Furthermore, less than 0.05 inches of precipitation have been reported thus far at the major reporting sites across western and central North Dakota. However, a return to a least normal temperatures is forecast by November 24-30 as shown below.
A Warm and Dry Start to November Across Western and Central North Dakota Ending Nov. 16
Location 2009 Nov. Average Temp (F) Departure from Normal (F) 2009 Nov. Precipitation (Inches) Departure from Normal (Inches)
Bismarck 40.3 +8.6 0.03 -0.39
Jamestown 39.5 +8.5 0.02 -0.41
Minot 40.5 +9.5 0.00 -0.48
Williston 37.3 +7.9 Trace -0.37
Dickinson 38.0 +5.6 0.02 -0.36
8-14 Day Temperature Outlook Valid Nov 24-30: Near Normal for Western and Central ND
8-14 Day Precipitation Outlook Valid Nov 24-30: Near Median (Normal) Precipitation Western and Central ND
November 2009 Temperature Departures From Normal
November 2009 Precipitation Percent of Normal


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