We are starting a new week, and it's time to look back at our weather trends for the past week and month, and we will also be looking ahead at what to expect for the next few weeks.
We closed out the month of November on a dry and cool note. Temps were well below normal for the month, and precip was too.
Lawrenceburg had an average high of 59 and an average low of 36 for November. This made the average temp 47 which is about 3 degrees below normal for the month. The warmest day was the 8th with a high of 74 degrees. The coldest day was the 23rd with a low of 27 degrees. In total we had 7 days below freezing in November in Lawrenceburg.
The total rainfall for the month was 1.43". The max wind gust was 29mph on the 11th.
Our reporting station in Florence had an average high of 61 and an average low of 35 for November. This made the average temp 47 which is about 5 degrees below normal for the month. The warmest day was the 8th with a high of 74 degrees. The coldest day was the 23rd with a low of 26 degrees.
In total we had 14 days below freezing in November in Florence.
The total rainfall for the month was 2.06". The max wind gust was 24mph on the 12th.
Rainfall for the past 7 days has been very light, with only a few showers Saturday morning. Amounts of less than 0.05" were recorded in some locations.
Rainfall for the past 30 days has been on the low side as well, with most locations only picking up between 1 and 3 inches of rain. This is only about 25 to 35% of what we should have for the past month!
We are starting to see some drought areas develop on the weekly Drought Monitor. First we take a look at the national map which shows exceptional drought out west, a moderate drought in the Carolinas and expanding drought conditions across the southeast.
Locally, areas of D1 which is Abnormally Dry conditions are developing across West Tennessee and North Alabama.
So what do we expect for the next few weeks? The Climate Prediction Center shows much above normal temps staying with us for the next week or so. Above normal precip moves back in to the area, so we may put a dent in the developing drought conditions.
Above normal temps stay with us for the following period as well, but drier conditions may move back in.
We will follow up next Sunday with the updated Almanac information! Have a great week!