Warm and Extremely Dry November for Eastern Kentucky

November Climate Data November Climate Data

IF NOT FOR RAINY CONDITIONS ON THE LAST DAY OF NOVEMBER...THE
JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE WOULD HAVE RECORDED ITS DRIEST MONTH OF ALL
TIME. BUT EVEN THE NEARLY THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH TOTAL FOR THE
30TH COULD PREVENT NOVEMBER 2009 FOR BECOMING THE DRIEST NOVEMBER ON
RECORD AT JACKSON. ALSO OF NOTE...THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT FINISHED
LAST MONTH AS THE SECOND DRIEST NOVEMBER IN THEIR RECORD BOOKS. FOR
THE RECORD...BOTH JACKSON AND LONDON FINISHED NOVEMBER 2009 WELL
OVER THREE INCHES DRIER THAN NORMAL. ON THE TEMPERATURE SIDE OF THE
FENCE...THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE AND THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT
ENDED UP WARMER THAN NORMAL...WITH JACKSON OVER THREE DEGREES
WARMER...AND LONDON ONE DEGREE ABOVE NORMAL. IT WAS THE TENTH
WARMEST NOVEMBER AT JACKSON AS WELL.

THE END OF NOVEMBER ALSO MARKED THE END OF METEOROLOGICAL AUTUMN.
JACKSON ENDED FALL OF 2009 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 58.0
DEGREES...WHICH IS 0.3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. LONDON FINISHED THE
MONTHS OF SEPTEMBER...OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER WITH A MEAN TEMPERATURE
OF 57.0 DEGREES...WHICH IS 0.1 DEGREE BELOW NORMAL. IF NOT FOR THE
WET SEPTEMBERS AND OCTOBERS AT BOTH LOCATIONS...THIS FALL WOULD HAVE
FINISHED VERY DRY. IN FACT...LONDON FINISHED WETTER THAN NORMAL. THE
LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT TOTALED 10.38 INCHES...WHICH IS 0.31 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. JACKSON DID NOT FARE SO WELL...AND ONLY ACCUMULATED
9.22 INCHES...WHICH IS 1.93 INCHES DRIER THAN NORMAL FOR AUTUMN.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE NEAR JACKSON FINISHED NOVEMBER
2009 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 50.9 DEGREES...WHICH IS 3.2
DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 47.7 DEGREES. THIS WAS GOOD ENOUGH TO
FINISH IN TENTH PLACE FOR THE WARMEST NOVEMBERS ON RECORD. THE
AVERAGE DAILY HIGH WAS 59.9 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE DAILY LOW WAS
41.9 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR NOVEMBER 2009 WAS 74
DEGREES...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 7TH AND 8TH. THE 71 DEGREES ON THE
17TH TIED THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR THAT DAY. THE LOWEST
TEMPERATURE FROM NOVEMBER WAS 29 DEGREES ON THE 28TH. NO LOW
TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED AT JACKSON LAST MONTH.

THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE RECEIVED ONLY 0.80 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION IN NOVEMBER 2009...WHICH IS 3.40 INCHES BELOW THE
NORMAL OF 4.20 INCHES. THIS MADE LAST MONTH THE DRIEST NOVEMBER ON
RECORD...EASILY SURPASSING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 1.45 INCHES FROM
NOVEMBER OF 1981. THERE WERE SIX DAYS WHEN A HUNDREDTH OF AN INCH OR
MORE OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED...AND ONE DAY WHEN A TENTH OF AN
INCH OR MORE FELL. THERE WAS ONE DAY WHEN AT LEAST A HALF AN
INCH OF RAIN WAS RECEIVED...AND NO DAYS WITH MORE THAN ONE INCH. THE
DAY OF THE 30TH NETTED 0.74 INCHES OF RAIN...WHICH WAS THE MOST
RAINFALL LOGGED IN A SINGLE DAY LAST MONTH...AND ALSO THE GREATEST
AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION RECEIVED IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD. STRANGELY
ENOUGH...THE LAST DAY OF OCTOBER 2009 ALSO RECEIVED 0.74 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION. ALSO OF NOTE FROM LAST MONTH...THROUGH THE 29TH OF
NOVEMBER...THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE ONLY ACCUMULATED 0.06 INCHES
OF PRECIPITATION. THIS WAS THE DRIEST 29 DAY PERIOD EVER AT JACKSON.
THE PREVIOUS DRIEST 29 DAY PERIOD WAS 0.11 INCHES BACK IN NOVEMBER
OF 1991. EVEN THOUGH NOVEMBER 2009 WAS THE DRIEST NOVEMBER ON
RECORD...JACKSON STILL IS ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE YEAR. THROUGH THE END
OF NOVEMBER...THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE HAS ACCUMULATED 50.11
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FOR THE YEAR...WHICH IS 5.00 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. OF FURTHER INTEREST...THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE AVERAGES
49.38 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION A YEAR. THE FIRST SNOW OF THE SNOW
SEASON WAS ALSO NOTED LAST MONTH...BUT THE TOTAL FOR NOVEMBER WAS
ONLY A TRACE.

THUNDER WAS NOT HEARD LAST MONTH AT THE JACKSON WEATHER
OFFICE...WHICH IS BELOW THE AVERAGE FOR NOVEMBER OF 1.1 DAYS. THERE
WERE 5 DAYS WITH FOG...ONE OF WHICH FEATURED DENSE FOG. NOVEMBER
NORMALLY AVERAGES 3.6 DAYS OF DENSE FOG. THE LACK OF MOISTURE LAST
MONTH HAD MUCH TO DO WITH THE LACK OF FOG FORMATION. THE AVERAGE
WIND SPEED FOR NOVEMBER WAS 3.2 MPH...AND THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF
31 MPH WAS RECORDED ON NOVEMBER 7TH. THE MEAN WIND SPEED FOR
NOVEMBER IS TYPICALLY 6.2 MPH.

JACKSON ACCUMULATED 414 HEATING DEGREE DAYS LAST MONTH...WHICH IS
108 HEATING DEGREE DAYS BELOW NORMAL. THE SEASONAL HEATING DEGREE
DAY TOTAL IS NOW 772...WHICH IS 61 HEATING DEGREE DAYS BELOW NORMAL.
THERE WERE NO COOLING DEGREE DAYS RECORDED LAST MONTH...WHICH IS 1
COOLING DEGREE DAY BELOW NORMAL. THE SEASONAL TOTAL STANDS AT
987...WHICH IS 72 COOLING DEGREE DAYS BELOW NORMAL.

AT THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 47.9
DEGREES...WHICH IS 1.0 DEGREE ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 46.9 DEGREES FOR
NOVEMBER. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH WAS 59.5 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE
DAILY LOW WAS 36.4 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FROM LAST MONTH
WAS 72 DEGREES...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 8TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE
FROM NOVEMBER 2009 WAS 25 DEGREES...AND HAPPENED ON THE 28TH. NO
HIGH OR LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED AT THE LONDON
CORBIN AIRPORT LAST MONTH.

THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT RECORDED ONLY 0.62 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION
IN NOVEMBER 2009...WHICH IS 3.28 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 3.90
INCHES. NOVEMBER 2009 WAS THE SECOND DRIEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD AT
LONDON...ONLY BEHIND THE 0.40 INCHES FROM 1976. THERE WERE FIVE DAYS
WHEN A HUNDREDTH OF AN INCH OR MORE FELL...AND TWO DAYS WHEN A TENTH
OF AN INCH OR MORE OF RAIN WAS RECORDED. LONDON HAD NO DAYS WITH AT
LEAST A HALF AN INCH...OR WITH MORE THAN ONE INCH. THE GREATEST
DAILY AMOUNT WAS 0.38 INCHES AND OCCURRED ON THE 30TH...AND WAS ALSO
THE MOST PRECIPITATION RECEIVED IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD. SO FAR THIS
YEAR...LONDON HAS TOTALED 50.67 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION...WHICH IS
7.57 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. BY COMPARISON...THE TOTAL FOR THE FIRST
11 MONTHS OF 2008 WAS ONLY 30.38 INCHES...AND 12.72 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. ALSO OF NOTE...THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT ANNUALLY SEES 47.41
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION. THE 50.67 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION RECORDED
SO FAR THIS YEAR ALREADY RANKS 2009 IN 14TH PLACE OF GREATEST ANNUAL
TOTALS. THIS RANKING WILL ASSUREDLY CLIMB IN THE NEXT MONTH IF
LONDON HAS ANYTHING CLOSE TO NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION THROUGHOUT
DECEMBER.

LONDON HAD NO DAYS WITH THUNDER LAST MONTH. ALSO...THERE WERE 11
DAYS WITH FOG...AND ONE DAY WITH DENSE FOG. THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED
FOR NOVEMBER 2009 WAS 3.2 MPH...WITH THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF 25 MPH
RECORDED ON THE 27TH.

LONDON RECORDED 505 HEATING DEGREE DAYS LAST MONTH...WHICH IS 41
HEATING DEGREE DAYS BELOW NORMAL FOR THE MONTH. THE SEASONAL HEATING
DEGREE DAY TOTAL IS 858...WHICH IS 26 HEATING DEGREE DAYS BELOW
NORMAL FOR THE SEASON. THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT HAD NO COOLING
DEGREE DAYS DURING NOVEMBER 2009...WHICH IS 1 COOLING DEGREE DAY
BELOW NORMAL. THE SEASONAL COOLING DEGREE DAY TOTAL IS 1039...WHICH
IS 60 COOLING DEGREE DAYS BELOW NORMAL.

WEATHER RECORDS AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE NEAR JACKSON
KENTUCKY DATE BACK TO JANUARY 1ST 1981...WHILE CLIMATE RECORDS FOR
THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT BEGAN ON THE 11TH OF NOVEMBER 1954.

ADDITIONAL CLIMATE INFORATION...

JACKSON KENTUCKY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 2009 AND AUTUMN 2009.

LONDON KENTUCKY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 2009 AND AUTUMN 2009.



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