November 2013 recap – dry again and cool

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It’s time for the November 2013 recap, what’s that thing in the sky edition.

Monthly Timelapse:

This November was dry. We received almost exactly half of our normal rainfall for the month. This comes on the heels of an extremely dry October. Normal rainfall for November is 295-305mm. Temperatures were slightly below normal in all categories but not hugely so and there was some disagreement between the city stations and the Airport station away from the water. Officially it will be a below normal November for both temperature and precipitation. I suspect if we still had a sunshine hours counter in town, we would have done well but that’s only speculation.

Forecasts had predicted normal rainfall… We didn’t get there.


Stats and Analysis for the Month – (Note we are using 1981-2010 averages)


Average Daily Temperature:
All Station Ave. Difference from 1981-2010 normal: -0.18 °C
Official (Airport) Difference from 1981-2010 normal: -0.58 °C
Alberniweather:5.3 °C
Environment Canada Airport: 4.7 °C
Alberni Elementary:5.2 °C
Maquinna: 4.9 °C
Neptune Canada: 5.4 °C
Overall Average: 5.1 °C
1971-2000 Environment Canada Normal (A – Somass): 5.1 °C
1981-2010 Environment Canada Normal (A – Somass): 5.28 °C

Average Minimum Daily Temperature
All Station Ave. Difference from 1981-2010 normal: +0.25 °C
Official (Airport) Difference from 1981-2010 normal: -0.85 °C
Alberniweather: 3.0 °C
EC: 1.6 °
AES: 2.8 °C
MAQ: 2.8 °C
NEP: 3.3 °C
Overall Average: 2.7 °C
1971-2000 Environment Canada Normal (A – Somass): 2.2 °C
1981-2010 Environment Canada Normal (A – Somass): 2.45 °C

Average Maximum Daily Temperature
All Station Ave. Difference from 1981-2000 normal: -0.64 °C
Official (Airport) Difference from 1981-2000 normal: -0.36 °C
Alberniweather: 8.5 °C
EC: 7.7 °C
AES: 8.4 °C
MAQ: 7.8 °C
NEP: 8.4 °C
Overall Average: 7.42 °C
1971-2000 Environment Canada Normal (A – Somass): 7.9 °C
1981-2010 Environment Canada Normal (A – Somass): 8.06 °C

Average Rainfall
All Station Ave. Difference from 1981-2010 normal: -171.11 mm
Official (Airport) Difference from 1981-2010 normal: -155.86 mm

Alberniweather: 151.6 mm
EC: 150.0 mm
AES: 111.0 mm
MAQ: 126.4 mm
NEP: NA (not measured)
Overall Average: 134.75 mm
1971-2000 Environment Canada Normal (A – Somass): 297.7 mm
1981-2010 Environment Canada Normal (A – Somass): 305.86 mm

Comparison to recent years at Alberniweather (only).

2012:
Last year. WET. This year. DRY.

2011:
It was even cooler in 2011. But rainfall was much closer to normal at 268mm.

2010:
It was again cooler in 2010 but we got a bit more rain, 200mm.

2009:
2009 was similar in temperature to this year but what a year for rain, 519mm. Five times more than we got this year!

2008:
2008 was a couple degrees warmer on average but received closer to normal rain 212mm.

One Reply to “November 2013 recap – dry again and cool”

  1. Great stats – very dry month! My family’s weather trauma month remains November 2006: 616.4 mm precipitation for the month at the airport, 126.4 of that was on one day – November 15!

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