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November 2019 Climate Review: Temperatures were well below normal by around 5 to 7 degrees. All 3 official climate stations finished in the Top 10 coldest November’s on record. The brunt of the cold was focused over the first half of the month, before temperatures moderated during the last 2 weeks. In Paducah, temperatures were well below normal for 17 of the first 18 days of November. On November 12th, high temperatures remained in the 20s across the entire region, which was roughly 35 degrees below normal. This shattered the previous record cold high temperatures for that date. This was the earliest subfreezing high temperature on record in Paducah (26) and the earliest occurrence of a high temperature below 28 degrees in Evansville (22).  Temperatures dipped into the teens and even a few single digit readings on the morning of November 13th. It definitely felt like we were in the heart of winter.

November was another wet month, with wetter than normal conditions observed across the majority of our region. Portions of southern Illinois and southwest Indiana were observing a fairly dry month until a heavy rain event at the end of the month. Many areas received over 6 inches of precipitation for the month, and a few locations topped 8 inches!

A rare early season snow event impacted the region on Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11) with 1 to 3 inches of snow across our region. It was the 3rd earliest measurable snow on record in Paducah (1.2”). This now marks the 3rd time in 6 years with over 1” of snow in November in Paducah. From 1972 to 2013, no November experienced greater than 0.4” of snow.


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 2019 Review: Precipitation and Temperature Maps (Click on image to enlarge)
Climate Maps are from the Northeast Regional Climate Center



Monthly Summary
Listings of normals and records for Paducah, Evansville, and Cape Girardeau
Monthly Climate Report: Paducah  |  Evansville  |  Cape Girardeau


Listing of records for Paducah, Evansville, and Cape Girardaeu

Record Event Reports: Paducah Evansville Cape Girardeau