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Sisters had a mostly ‘normal’ November

According to preliminary data received by NOAA’s National Weather Service in Pendleton, temperatures at Sisters averaged near normal during the month of November.

The average temperature was 37.2 degrees, which was 0.3 degrees above normal. High temperatures averaged 52.3 degrees, which was 4.9 degrees above normal. The highest was 69 degrees on the ninth. Low temperatures averaged 22.1 degrees, which was 4.4 degrees below normal. The lowest was 8 degrees, on November 29.

There were 27 days with the low temperature below 32 degrees. There were three days when the high temperature stayed below 32 degrees.

Precipitation totaled 1.11 inches during November, which was 0.75 inches below normal. Measurable precipitation — at least .01 inch — was received on 7 days with the heaviest, 0.51 inches reported on the 28th.

Precipitation this year has reached 12.45 inches, which is 0.89 inches above normal. Since October, the water year precipitation at Sisters has been 1.12 inches, which is 1.79 inches below normal.

Snowfall totaled 15.9 inches, with at least 1 inch of snow reported on two days. The heaviest snowfall was 8.0 inches, reported on November 27.

The outlook for December from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center calls for above-normal temperatures and above-normal precipitation. Normal highs for Sisters fall from 41.0 degrees at the start of December to 39.0 degrees at the end of December. Normal lows fall from 23.0 degrees to 22.0 degrees. The 30-year normal precipitation is 1.97 inches.

The National Weather Service is an office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department.


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