National Overview - November 2012
Divisional Precipitation and Temperature Departures

« National Overview - November 2012


Divisional Precipitation and Temperature Departures

The maps above show the percent of average precipitation (top) and temperature departures from average (bottom) across the United States during the month of November. On the precipitation map, shades of brown indicate areas that received less than 100 percent of their average precipitation and shades of green indicate areas that received more than 100 percent of their average precipitation for the month.

As the brown areas on the precipitation map indicate, a large area of the country experienced below-average precipitation in November. Drier-than-average conditions stretched from the Intermountain West, through the Plains, into the Midwest, and along the entire East Coast. Twenty-two states had monthly precipitation totals ranking among their ten driest.

For the temperature map, shades of blue indicate where below normal temperatures occurred and shades of red indicate where above normal temperatures occurred. Much of the area in the eastern third of the country experienced temperatures that were cooler than the 1981-2010 average. Conversely, much of the western two-thirds of the country experienced temperatures warmer than the 1981-2010 average.

Difference from average temperature, November 2012
NOAA Difference from average temperature, November 2012
Map by climate.gov team.