Dry Weather Continues
POSTED: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 9:42am
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 9:43am
Image: CPC's November Temperature Outlook
We've entered November after another dry month. October was warmer than normal and way below normal in precipitation. Through today, November 2nd, we're looking at a 1 3/4 inch deficit of rain for the year. November and December tend to be dry months and with a growing La Niña it's not likely we'll be making up the difference soon. More on that later. Here is a look back at October:
The October average of 68.5 degrees was over 3 degrees above normal. We only logged .18 inches of rain, most of which fell on the 4th day of the month along with hefty thunderstorms. Other thunderstorm days brought much needed rain to El Paso, however those storms didn't fall over the rain bucket at the airport, therefore don't count towards our total for the month.
Looking ahead to November, the Climate Prediction Center has us again outlined our region in the above normal category for temperatures and likely dry weather for the month. Average highs in November run about 65 degrees with an average low for the month of 39 degrees. Typically November collects just under half an inch of rain (.42 inches). With a little hope and good fortune from mother nature we can sneak in rain some time later this month. Though at this point, weather looks dry for the next several days.
NOAA's CPC Rain Outlook for November: