November & Fall 2013 Weather Review

November 2013 averaged 3-5 degrees colder than normal, with only about 7 days being warmer than normal during this month.  November was 1 to 2 inches drier than normal across central IL except closer to normal in the IL river valley where 1-2 inches of rain fell on Sunday Nov 17.  Southeast IL, southeast of I-70 also had precipitation amounts closer to normal in November, around a half inch or less below normal.  A moderate drought (D2 category) remained in the Decatur area, including Macon and surrounding counties during November. The season's first measurable snowfall fell on Veterans Day Nov 11 with around 1 inch of snow over parts of central IL that Monday evening.  Check out the Nov 11 Snowfall.     

 A historic tornado event occurred over central and eastern IL between 10 am and 2 pm on Sunday Nov 17th, including an EF4 half mile wide tornado with winds of 190 mph in Washington, IL and an EF3 tornado with 140 mph winds in Gifford, IL.  Check out this Nov 17th tornado event.

The Fall 2013 season (Sep-Nov) was generally close to normal for temperatures across central and southeast IL.  The Fall 2013 season was 2-4 inches drier than normal due to a drier than normal September & November, except closer to normal over the IL river valley (even wetter than normal in Peoria) and in far southeast IL by Lawrenceville.   

Nov 2013 Precipitation Total in IL 

Nov 2013 Precipitation Departure from Normal in IL

 

 November 2013 Precipitation Total

November 2013 departure of normal Precipitation 

Nov 2013 Average Temperature in IL

Nov 2013 Average Temperature Departure from Normal in IL

 November 2013 Averge Temperature

November 2013 departure of normal Temperature 

Fall 2013 Precipitation in IL

Fall 2013 precipitation departure from normal in IL

Fall 2013 Precipitation Total

Fall 2013 departure of normal Precipitation 

Fall 2013 Average Temperature in IL

Fall 2013 temperature departure from normal in IL

Fall 2013 Averge Temperature

Fall 2013 departure of normal Temperature 


The table below summarizes November 2013 precipitation and temperature, and departure from normal for selected cities across central and southeast Illinois.  Data from Peoria and Springfield are from ASOS sites, while others are from NWS Cooperative Observers.

Site Precipitation Departure from Normal Snowfall Departure
from 
Normal
Average Temperature Departure from Normal
Charleston

 2.05"

 -1.92" 0.0" -0.7"

43.0 

-1.4 
Danville

2.77"

-1.06" 0.1" -0.1"

39.4

-4.0
Decatur

 1.34"

 -2.37"  0.1"  -0.2"         38.6  -5.2
Galesburg

1.68" 

 -1.19"  1.0"  +0.2"

35.4 

 -3.7
Jacksonville

 2.36"

 -1.26"  0.3"  -0.2"

39.3 

 -3.2
Lincoln

1.21"

-2.04"  0.5"  -0.1"

 37.6 

-4.5 
Normal

3.01" 

 -0.26"  1.0"  +0.7"

36.8 

 -3.7
Olney

3.68" 

 -0.66"  0.0"  -0.3"

40.0 

 -4.5
Peoria

 3.26" 

+0.13"   0.6"  -0.5"          37.9 -3.7
Springfield

1.23"

-1.98"   0.7"  +0.1"

 38.9

-4.2
Urbana

1.54" 

 -2.14"  0.5" -0.4"

 38.3

 -3.0


Links below are the monthly climate summaries for area cities. Only the summaries for Peoria, Springfield and Lincoln are considered "official", meaning they are the station of record for their respective locations. The other summaries are "supplemental", meaning another location in the area is the official climate station for that city.


The table below summarizes Fall Season (Sep-Nov) 2013 precipitation and temperature, and departure from normal for selected cities across central and southeast Illinois.  Data from Peoria and Springfield are from ASOS sites, while others are from NWS Cooperative Observers.

Site Precipitation Departure from Normal Snowfall Departure
from 
Normal
Average Temperature Departure from Normal
Charleston

5.18" 

 -5.79" 0.0" -0.7"

58.1 

 +2.0
Danville

 8.78"

 -1.55" 0.1" -0.1"

 54.3

 -0.7
Decatur

6.71" 

 -3.39"  0.1"  -0.2"         54.4  -1.5
Galesburg

8.72" 

 -0.37"  1.0"  +0.2"

52.0 

 -0.1
Jacksonville

8.61" 

 -1.55"  0.3"  -0.2"

54.4 

 +0.3
Lincoln

5.65"

-3.89"  0.5"  -0.1"

52.9 

-1.0
Normal

7.88" 

 -1.81"  1.0"  +0.7"

53.5 

 +0.6
Olney

 9.20"

 -2.34"  0.0"  -0.3"

55.2 

 -1.0
Peoria

10.24" 

+1.12"  0.6"  -0.5"          54.3 +0.4
Springfield

6.08"

-3.18"  0.7"  +0.1"

54.1 

-0.9
Urbana

5.81" 

 -4.26"  0.5" -0.4"

54.2 

 +0.4


Links below are the fall season climate summaries for area cities. Only the summaries for Peoria, Springfield and Lincoln are considered "official", meaning they are the station of record for their respective locations. The other summaries are "supplemental", meaning another location in the area is the official climate station for that city.

Climate data for other area cities is available at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/climate/xmacis.php?wfo=ilx



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