Seattle and Olympia – Top ten coldest November on record

SEA-TAC AIRPORT AND OLYMPIA BOTH SAW THEIR AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH BREAK INTO THE TOP TEN COLDEST FOR NOVEMBER.


NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA… TUE DEC 6 2011

SEA-TAC… AVERAGE LOW TEMP OF 36.8 DEGREES… PUTS 2011 IN NUMBER 9 SPOT.

OLYMPIA… 31.8 DEGREES… NUMBER 10 IN THEIR TOP TEN COLDEST AVERAGE LOW TEMP FOR NOVEMBER.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR NOVEMBER WAS BELOW NORMAL FOR MOST AREAS.

DECEMBER HAS ALSO STARTED OFF COOLER THAN NORMAL.  MANY PLACES ARE IN THEIR TOP TEN COLDEST MAXIMUM…MINIMUM…AND AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FOR THE FIRST 5 DAYS OF DECEMBER.

THE FOLLOWING TABLE HAS THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE VALUE FOR EACH COLUMN WITH THE TOP TEN RANKING IN PARENTHESIS.

COLDEST            COLDEST            COLDEST
LOCATION        MAX TEMP        MIN TEMP        AVG TEMP

SEA-TAC                     X                         30 (2)                    36 (4)
OLYMPIA                42 (T8)               27 (T6)                 35 (6)
QUILLAYUTE          X                         28 (6)                    37 (6)
HOQUIAM              44 (8)                   30 (3)                   37 (3)

T MEANS TIED
X MEANS NOT IN TOP TEN

FINALLY…THE FIRST 5 DAYS OF DECEMBER HAVE BEEN DRY HAVE BEEN DRY AS WELL.  NORMALLY…MOST PLACES RECEIVE CLOSE TO AN INCH OR 2 OF RAIN BY NOW…BUT SOME PLACES HAVE NOT EVEN REACHED ONE TENTH OF AN INCH YET!  THESE PLACES ARE IN THEIR TOP 5 DRIEST FOR DECEMBER 1ST THROUGH THE 5TH.

RAINFALL                 TOP 5        NORMAL         PRECIP
LOCATION            DEC. 1-5         RANK             DEC. 1-5

SEA-TAC                    0.01                 2(T)                 0.98
OLYMPIA                  0.00                1(T)                   1.40
BELLINGHAM        0.01                 2                         0.82
QUILLAYUTE        0.06                 3                         2.34
HOQUIAM               0.00                1(T)                    1.72

THE LATEST 8 TO 14 OUTLOOK IS CALLING FOR BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURE TO CONTINUE FOR WASHINGTON STATE…BUT FOR PRECIPITATION TO RETURN TO NORMAL.

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/total_forecast/getprod.php?wfo=sew&pil=PNS&sid=SEW&ver sion=0

Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this link


3 thoughts on “Seattle and Olympia – Top ten coldest November on record”

  1. What’s happened in Texas – they had their hottest, driest October on record and are way warm for the whole of 2011?

    La Nina is certainly showing it’s teeth in the Pacific NW, that’s for sure……….

  2. @Rhys “What’s happened in Texas – they had their hottest, driest October on record and are way warm for the whole of 2011”

    were not that warm now…25F last night in Dallas 31 F in Hiouston….thats cooler than normal….but yes ,we still are in a drought, but we had one in early to mid 80s also ,forget the year.

    • “but yes ,we still are in a drought, but we had one in early to mid 80s also ,forget the year.”

      If you remember droughts by the year you’re lucky – we remember ’em by the decade.

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