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November 2022 Climate Review:

Temperatures averaged slightly below normal by around 0.5 to 1 degree. The first 10 days of the month were unseasonably warm with most days observing highs in the 70s. Many locations even reached into the 80s on the 4th and 9th. Paducah observed their 3rd warmest November 1-10 on record. The other 4 climate stations also experienced a top 6 warmest start to the month. Afterwards, a quick flip to much colder conditions occurred with the period from November 11-21 being the 2nd coldest on record at all 5 climate sites. Temperatures were in the 30s and 40s for highs and teens and 20s for lows throughout much of this period. It was an impressive reversal after the warmth that greeted us to begin the month. Temperatures moderated back to near normal and even a bit above normal over the last 7 days. A strong cold front moved through late on the 29th accompanied by a few thunderstorms.

November was an abnormally dry month with most locations only receiving 1 to 3 inches of rain, which was 2 to 3 inches below normal. The driest locations were across western Kentucky and southwest Indiana. Some areas in the Kentucky Pennyrile didn’t even pick up 1” of rain the entire month. The area that observed the most precipitation was across southeast Missouri where amounts of 2 to 4.5” occurred. The highest observed amount was 4.84” at the COOP station in Wayne County Missouri located 3.6 miles north of Patterson. Moderate to severe drought conditions were in place across the entire area. A sliver of extreme drought remained in place across far southern Illinois into a portion of Scott County Missouri.

An early winter storm impacted the region early on the 12th, laying down a swath of 1 to 3 inches of snow across a large portion of the region. This was the 2nd earliest 2” snowfall in Paducah and 3rd earliest in Evansville. This was the only snow of the month, but resulted in Paducah finishing the month as the 3rd snowiest November and Evansville as the 6th snowiest.


The graphic below is an interpolated monthly rainfall map using actual observations. Please note that there are likely discrepancies in between observations, since the values are estimated based on nearest reports.

Map of monthly precipitation totals

November 2022 Review: Precipitation and Temperature Maps (Click on image to enlarge)
Maps of monthly precipitation, temperatures, and departures from normal
Climate Maps are from the Northeast Regional Climate Center


Monthly Summary
Monthly climate statistics for Paducah, Evansville, and Cape Girardeau
Monthly climate statistics for Poplar Bluff and Carbondale

Monthly Climate Report: Paducah  |  Evansville  |  Cape Girardeau  Poplar Bluff  |  Carbondale


Listing of records for PAH, EVV, CGI, POF, MDH.
Record Event Reports: Paducah Evansville  Cape Girardeau Poplar Bluff  Carbondale