...Northern and eastern Maine monthly climate narrative for November 2013...
November 2013 finished with slightly below normal temperatures...near normal precipitation...and a little below normal snowfall. Temperatures ranged from near normal over the extreme north to 2 degrees below normal over Downeast portions of the region. Typical of a seasonal transition month...above and below normal temperature regimes alternated every few days. Also of note...the warmest high temperatures of above 60 degrees occurred on the 1st and the coldest low temperatures of single digits above zero occurred on the 30th...what would be suggested by climatological mean temperatures this month...but is rarely observed exactly on the first and last days of the month. Below zero low temperatures occurred over northwest valley locations on the morning of the 30th...with Estcourt Station and Big Black River leading the way with 10 below.
Precipitation across the region ranged from 85 to 110 percent of normal for the month. The outstanding event occurred on the 27th when low pressure from the Mid Atlantic States moving north-northeast just inland from the New England coast resulted in 1.50 to 2.50 inches of rainfall to the region...after as brief onset of snow. Local rainfall amounts exceeded 3 inches in parts of coastal Washington and Hancock Counties.
High winds also accompanied this storm with widespread wind gusts of 50 to 60 mph along the coast...with a peak wind gusts of 64 mph at Eastport and 69 mph at Lubec in Washington County. There were widespread reports of trees down along and near the coast. No major Snowfalls occurred this month...with any snow on the ground not lasting more than a few days at a time due to alternating warm and cold temperature regimes.
Image courtesy of the Northeast Regional Climate Center
Image courtesy of the Northeast River Forecast Center