345 PM EST WED DEC 5 2012

...November was cooler and much drier than normal for Tallahassee...
...November 2012 tied for the 4th driest November on record for

The average monthly temperature for November recorded at the
Tallahassee Regional Airport was 58.0 degrees, or 2.2 degrees below
normal. The highest temperature recorded during the month was 86
degrees on the 3rd which tied the old record for that day set in
1972. The lowest temperature was 28 degrees on both the 25th and
26th which so far are the only days with sub-freezing temperatures
this fall season. The average date for the first freeze in
Tallahassee is November 16th.

Rainfall at the Tallahassee Regional Airport for November only
measured 0.34 hundredths of an inch, or 3.16 inches below normal.
That ties the record for the 4th driest November for Tallahassee and
the driest since the Dust Bowl years during the 1930`s. The
following the top 5 driest Novembers for Tallahassee:

1 0.03 1931
2 0.07 1936
3 0.25 1908
4 0.34 2012, 1933

There were 5 days with measurable rainfall during the month which
was 2 below normal. The greatest amount in a 24-hour period was 0.11
hundredths of an inch on the 6th. Despite the very dry conditions
the past two months, by the end of the month there was still a
slight surplus of year to date rainfall for Tallahassee. There was 1
day with thunder reported at the airport which was 1 below normal.
The peak wind for the month was 37 mph from the northwest on the

The outlook for December from the Climate Prediction Center calls
for equal chances of experiencing above, below or near normal
temperatures and an enhanced chance for below normal rainfall. The
average monthly temperature for December is 53.6 degrees with normal
monthly rainfall of 4.47 inches.


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