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November 2017

Mild, dry weather dominated the country during November, allowing many people to enjoy an extended fall—right through Thanksgiving week. However, a few spots experienced periods of heavy rain. Specifically, a couple of rounds of rain drenched the lower Great Lakes region, while periodic precipitation affected the Northwest. However, high freezing levels often limited Northwestern snow accumulations to high-elevation sites. Meanwhile, occasional rain reached previously fire-ravaged areas of northern California. Late in the month, heavy rain briefly fell across parts of northern Florida.

A sharp boundary existed with respect to November precipitation in the Northwest and mostly dry weather in Southern California and the Southwest. Substantially drier-than-normal weather also extended across the central and southern Plains, much of the Mississippi Valley, and large portions of the Gulf and Atlantic Coast states.


Weatherwise Contributing Editor BRAD RIPPEY is the U.S. Editor of the Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin of the Joint Agriculture NOAA Weather Facility.

Weatherwise Contributing Editor JEFFREY B. HALVERSON is Professor of Geography at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

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