November Monthly Summary

November was below average in both temperature and precipitation. The most notable fact about November was the difference in the average high temperature for the 1st and 2nd half being 58.4° and 48.9° respectively. This was mainly due to the fact there were only 2 days below 50° through the 15th while the rest of the month consisted of 7 days with highs below 50° including 3 straight days with a high of only 29°. The coldest temperature was 14° on the 24th while the warmest temperature occurred on the 16th with a high of 75°. Most of the 0.88" of precipitation fell on 2 days with 0.48" falling on the 5th and 0.28" falling on the 20th.

Remarks from the National Weather Service

TEMPERATURES FALLING DURING THE DAY AND STRONG WINDS WERE NOTABLE ON A FEW OCCASIONS IN NOVEMBER. AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT SURGED SOUTH THROUGH TOPEKA AROUND MIDDAY OF NOVEMBER 11 CAUSING TEMPERATURES TO FALL FROM LATE MORNING READINGS IN THE LOWER 60S TO THE UPPER 30S BY
SUNSET...WITH WIND CHILLS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS NEAR DAWN OF THE 12TH. SOUTH WINDS GUSTED BETWEEN 30 AND 40 MPH FOR MUCH OF THE EARLY PORTIONS OF NOVEMBER 17...WITH SIMILAR SPEEDS FROM THE WEST ON NOVEMBER 18 AS A POTENT STORM SYSTEM PASSED THROUGH THE PLAINS. THE WINDS ON THE 18TH CAUSED A FEW POWER LINES TO BE BLOW DOWN. TEMPERATURES STEADILY DROPPED THROUGHOUT NOVEMBER 21 WITH RAIN AND DRIZZLE CHANGING TO FREEZING DRIZZLE AND FREEZING RAIN. MINOR ACCUMULATIONS OCCURRED BUT SLICK ROADS AND A FEW POWER OUTAGES OCCURED.


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