Tuesday, December 13, 2011

November 2011 Revisted

Compared to historical averages, November 2011 in Hood River was cooler, sunnier, drier, and less windy.

My station's average temperature of 40.6° was cooler than the long term November average of 41.5°, and also cooler than the more recent (2001-2010) average of 41.4°. The official average temperature in Hood River, recorded at HOXO, was 40.8°.

At my station, the maximum temperature in November was 58°, and the minimum was 27°.
Official Hood River highs and lows (at HOXO) were 60° and 27°. The high heat index for the month was 58°, and the low wind chill was 27°.

Solar radiation averaged 132 Ly/day, compared to an average November solar radiation of 117 Ly/day. The maximum solar radiation, 178, occurred on the 2nd. The minimum, 26, on the 16th.

Official precipitation totaled 4.49" at HOXO, and 4.80" at my station, compared to an historical average of 5.30". The high rain day was 1.04" on Nov 17th.

The first measurable snow of the season, 2" worth, fell on Nov 16th. That was the only snowfall for the month, compared to an average November snow total of 2.7".

The 24 hour average wind speed at my somewhat sheltered weather station was 1.1 mph, compared to an average November wind speed of 1.9 mph.

The peak wind gust was 30 mph on the 13th. Wind speeds at other less sheltered locations, such as the Columbia River, were undoubtedly higher.
Barometric pressure peaked at 30.77", with a low of 29.50".

There was 1 local weather record set in November. The 2 inches of snowfall on Nov 16th broke the old record of 1", set back in 1955.

These monthly summaries use data from my weather station located near May and Rand Streets in Hood River. To view my weather station's data for November 2011, click here.

For official Hood River data, and historical averages/records, the data comes from both the manually read NOAA station at MCAREC, and HOXO,
the automated station located right next to MCAREC.