JOHN DAY – (Press Release from National Weather Service Hydrologist Marilyn Lohmann)
According to preliminary data received by NOAA’s National Weather Service in Pendleton Oregon, temperatures at John Day averaged much warmer than normal during the month of November.
The average temperature was 44.7 degrees which was 5.8 degrees above normal. High Temperatures averaged 54.0 degrees, which was 4.3 degrees above normal. The highest was 69 degrees on the 15th. Low temperatures averaged 35.5 degrees, which was 7.4 degrees above normal. The lowest was 23 degrees, on the 17th.
There were 11 days with the low temperature below 32 degrees.
Precipitation totaled 1.24 inches during November, which was 0.11 inches below normal. Measurable precipitation -at least .01 inch- was received on 12 days with the heaviest, 0.49 inches reported on the 12th.
Precipitation this year has reached 6.34 inches, which is 5.59 inches below normal. Since October, the water year precipitation at John Day has been 2.34 inches, which is 44408920985006304.00 inches below normal.
The outlook for December from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center calls for near normal temperatures and above normal precipitation. Normal highs for John Day fall from 44.0 degrees at the start of December to 41.0 degrees at the end of December. Normal lows fall from 24.0 degrees to 22.0 degrees. The 30 year normal precipitation is 1.24 inches.
This was the 4th warmest November on record. The warmest was 47.3 degrees in 1904
The National Weather Service is an office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department.