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November, 2022 Monthly Summary
Monthly Statistics
  Temperatures Precipitation
Site Max Min Avg Norm Dep Hi Lo Sum Norm Dep
Fayetteville (NW AR) 60.0 34.7 47.4 47.3 +0.1 82 15 4.71 3.68 +1.03
Harrison (NC AR) 57.9 36.5 47.2 48.5 -1.3 81 17 4.63 3.96 +0.67
Jonesboro (NE AR) 58.6 39.7 49.2 50.0 -0.8 80 22 2.51 4.40 -1.89
Fort Smith (WC AR) 61.2 40.6 50.9 51.7 -0.8 84 23 4.53 3.85 +0.68
Little Rock (C AR) 62.3 41.8 52.0 51.1 +0.9 83 25 4.39 4.72 -0.33
Texarkana (SW AR) 65.1 44.7 54.9 53.9 +1.0 82 28 4.40 3.91 +0.49
El Dorado (SC AR) 63.1 41.0 52.0 53.8 -1.8 83 24 4.72 3.83 +0.89
Pine Bluff (SE AR) 62.3 42.1 52.2 52.5 -0.3 85 26 5.37 3.97 +1.40


Average temperatures in November across the state were largely near normal with the greatest deviation occurring at El Dorado where temperatures ended up nearly 2 degrees below normal. A few locations experienced below normal rainfall amounts but for the most part, much of the state experienced above normal amounts. Over 3.5 inches of rain was observed at all major reporting stations in November.  


Record Temperatures
Temperature records broken in November. Check out the records below.


Site Record Low (Date of Occurrence)
North Little Rock 26 (11/20)


Site Record High (Date of Occurrence)
Russellville 84 (11/09)
Hot Springs 82T (11/09)
Batesville 82 (11/09)
Stuttgart 81T (11/09)
North Little Rock 81T (11/09)
Little Rock 83 (11/09)


Quick Event Summary

Being a month of transition, November did not disappoint with its variety of weather conditions. Severe weather, record warmth, heavy rain, cold temperatures and even some accumulating snow all occurred during the month. Several tornadoes occurred this month, nearly doubling the total for 2022 and bringing an end to a tornado drought that started after the May 21st severe weather event. 


In the picture: A look at wildifre danger and burn bans across the state as of November 3rd.  


Weather conditions were calm at the start of the month with temperatures warming and winds beginning to increase by November 4th as a strong storm system approached. Widespread thunderstorms developed and moved across the state from the evening of the 4th through the early morning hours of the 5th. Prior to activity in Arkansas, widespread severe weather began earlier in the afternoon/evening across parts of Oklahoma and Texas. 



In the wake of the storm system that pushed through the area, dry conditions were seen for a few days with temperatures gradually warming. Temperatures warmed to record high levels on the 9th. Several locations saw temperatures warm above 80 degrees which is nearly 20 degrees above normal for early to mid November. A strong cold front moved through on the 10th which brought some rain with it along with significantly colder air. As the precipitation began to taper off and the cold air spilled in, rain turned to sleet then snow for some. Some light snowfall amounts were reported across the higher terrain areas of northern Arkansas. As cold air remained in place, a few additional systems moved across the state bringing rain and additional wintry precipitation with them. More widespread measurable snow was observed around the middle of the month. Elsewhere, a major lake effect snow event impacted parts of western New York where several feet of snow fell.



Temperatures later in the month were generally at or above average. Widespread rainfall occurred across the state on Thanksgiving Day with another round of rainfall taking place on November 26th, the Saturday following Thanksgiving. This rain was fairly steady and long in duration which was beneficial and helped improve drought conditions across the state.

In the picture: A radar loop from November 24th.  


As the month came to a close, another threat of severe weather was possible across parts of the state on November 29th. A few reports of severe weather were received across southern parts of the state, but the bulk of the severe weather event took place across Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama.


Temperature and Precipitation Trends
Temperatures at Little Rock (Pulaski County).
In the picture: Temperatures at Little Rock (Pulaski County). Click to enlarge.


Precipitation at Little Rock (Pulaski County).
In the picture: Precipitation at Little Rock (Pulaski County). Click to enlarge.


Precipitation across Arkansas.
In the picture: Precipitation across Arkansas.


Link of Interest
Detailed Monthly Statistics