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National Overview - November 2005


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Maps and Graphics:


November Most Recent 3 Months Most Recent 6 Months
Most Recent 12 Months Annual Summary for 2005 US Percent Area Very Wet/Dry/Warm/Cold

It should be emphasized that all of the temperature and precipitation ranks and values are based on preliminary data. The ranks will change when the final data are processed, but will not be replaced on these pages. Graphics based on final data are available on the Climate Monitoring Products page.


For graphics covering periods other than those mentioned above or for tables of national, regional, and statewide data from 1895-present, for November, last 3 months or other periods, please go to the Climate At A Glance page.
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National Overview:

November:

  • November temperatures were warmer than average overall for the nation with near and below average temperatures in the much of the Pacific Northwest. For information on temperature records during the month, please go to NCDC's Extremes page.
  • Precipitation was near average for the contiguous US as a whole. Near average to much below average precipitation occurred across the southern US from Mississippi to Arizona and California, and wetter than average conditions were present across the northern tier states and parts of the mid-Atlantic and Southeast. For more information on drought during November, please visit the U.S. Drought page.
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Monthly and Seasonal Highlights:


National:

For tables of national, regional, and statewide data from 1895-present, for November, last 3 months or other periods, please go to the Climate At A Glance page.
  • November 2005 ranked as the 9th warmest November in the 1895 to present record. The preliminary nationally averaged temperature was 45.5°F (7.5°C), which was 3.0°F (1.7°C) above the long-term mean.
  • November 2005 had near average precipitation, nationally, ranking 54th wettest.
  • For the last 3 months temperature was much above average and ranked as the 4th warmest such period in the 1895 to present record. The preliminary nationally averaged temperature for September-November was 56.6°F (13.7°C) which was 2.3°F (1.3°C) above the long-term mean.
  • September-November had near average precipitation, ranking 39th driest in the last 111 years.
  • The December 2004-November 2005 temperature was much above average and ranked as the 6th warmest such period in the 1895 to present record. The preliminary nationally averaged temperature was 54.2°F (12.3°C) which was 1.4°F (0.8°C) above the long-term mean.
  • Precipitation was near average for December-November, ranking 52nd wettest for the last 12 months based on a record of 110 such periods.

Regional and Statewide:
  • November 2005 temperatures ranked above average for 44 states including 4 states (NY, NE, OK, NV) which were much warmer than average for November.
  • Alaska temperatures were below average for the month and fall season.
  • November was drier than average for 8 states, including 3 states (TX, OK, NM), which were much drier than average. November was wetter than average for 23 states including 3 (MT, MI, ME) that were much wetter than average.
  • The 3 month period, September-November, was warmer than average for every state in the contiguous U.S., except 3 in the Northwest (ID, WA, OR), with 34 states much warmer than average.
  • September-November 2005 was record wet for all New England states, while 11 more states were wetter or much wetter than average and 12 states were drier or much drier than average.
  • December 2004-November 2005 was warmer or much warmer than average for much of the nation, with only 5 states in the contiguous U.S. near average.
  • The last 12 months had a mixed precipitation pattern across the country with 20 states wetter or much wetter than average and 11 states that were drier or much drier than average. In addition, 3 northeastern states (ME, MA, NH) were record wet for the 12 months

    See NCDC's Monthly Extremes web-page for weather and climate records for the month of November.

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It should be emphasized that all of the temperature and precipitation ranks and values are based on preliminary data. The ranks will change when the final data are processed, but will not be replaced on these pages. Graphics based on final data are available on the Climate Monitoring Products page.

Citing This Report

NOAA National Climatic Data Center, State of the Climate: National Overview for November 2005, published online December 2005, retrieved on April 18, 2014 from http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/national/2005/11.