Temperatures up, precipitation down again in November

Temperatures up, precipitation down again in November

CHAMPAIGN — For the ninth month this year and the 23rd of the last 27, temperatures were above average in November, according to the Illinois State Water Survey.

The overall average temperature in November was 1.2 degrees above normal. The average daily high for the month was 1.5 degrees above normal, while the average daily low was 0.4 degrees above normal.

Every month this year has had above-average temperatures except May and August. Entering the last month in 2017, temperatures in Champaign-Urbana are running 3.2 degrees above average. Last year's overall temperature was also 3.2 degrees above average.

Precipitation in November in C-U totaled 3.06 inches, below the monthly average of 3.68 inches. So far this year, local precipitation is about 4 inches below average.

The highest temperature in November was 70 degrees on the 5th; the lowest was 20 degrees on the 10th.

There was no snowfall in November; the long term average for the month is 0.9 inches.

The National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center forecasts a 50 percent likelihood of below-average temperatures in East Central Illinois in December, and equal chances of above-, below- or average precipitation.

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