Friday, December 11, 2009

November 2009 Revisited

Compared to historical averages, November in Hood River was warmer, normal in precipitation, and less windy.

The average temperature (42.1°) was warmer than long term averages (41.5°), but only slightly warmer than more recent averages of 42.0° (2000-2008). There was 4.86" of precipitation, compared to an average November precipitation of 4.84". The wind speed was considerably lower than average (0.9 mph vs 1.7 mph), consistent with the lower average wind speed for the past 3 months. As with October, this was the least windy November since at least 2002.

There were no official Hood River weather records set in November.

The data below is from my home weather station.
To view its monthly summary and graphs at Weather Underground, click here.

The "historical average" numbers for temperature and rainfall are from the Hood River MCAREC data. Historical wind average is from my station's 2000 to 2008 data. Note that average wind speeds include all 24 hours of the day and night, which is why they are way lower than daytime peak winds. In addition, the wind speed at this station is considerably lower than on the Columbia River.

HighLowAverageHistorical Average
Temperature (F) 60
Wind (mph)33

Rainfall (in)0.84

4.86 (total)

Goodbye Autumn... Hello Winter...