November 2020 Climate Review: Temperatures finished above normal for the month by around 3.5 to 5 degrees. Through the first 25 days of the month, Paducah observed their 3rd warmest start to November on record. Paducah and Evansville reached 80 degrees once and twice respectively, which was only the 2nd November since 2005 to experience 80 degree warmth. Colder temperatures returned at the end of the month, with an early taste of winter occurring on the 30th accompanied by some light snow showers. Paducah and Evansville ended up finishing tied for the 8th warmest November on record.
The month finished drier than normal across most of the region with amounts of 2 to 3 inches common. This was roughly 1 to 2 inches drier than normal. The exception to the dry month was across our northwest counties in southern Illinois up along the I-64 corridor where 4 to 5 inches occurred. The first snowflakes of the season occurred across much of the area on the 30th and a few locations in the Evansville Tri-state region received a very light dusting on some surfaces.
The graphic below is an interpolated rainfall map using actual observations. Please note that there are likely discrepancies in between observations, since the values are estimated based on nearest reports.
|November 2020 Review: Precipitation and Temperature Maps (Click on image to enlarge)|
|Climate Maps are from the Northeast Regional Climate Center|