Sunday, November 27, 2011
Weather Rewind, November 20-26, 2011
It was rather rainy as a result of that storm system last week -- 2-3" of rain was common north and west of the New Jersey Turnpike, with 1-2" along coastal sections and across the rest of South Jersey and Delaware. Some flooding was reported but it was the first significant rainfall event in nearly a month (since Snowtober) so flooding was held to a relative minimum despite the plethora of rain.
Nationally, the temperature trend continues to support a warm central third of the country, a warmish Northeast, and a coolish West, trends that set up during the first week of November and more or less have held through the month so far. Philly through yesterday is now 2.5 degrees above average on temperatures for the month, with the potential to add another few tenths of a degree to that before the month is out. Not "warmest November ever" but it will still certainly fall in the warmer side of past Novembers. So did 2009 and 2003, two other warm Novembers that ultimately brought colder and snowier winters overall.