...NOVEMBER WRAPS UP AN ABNORMALLY COOL AND DRY FALL...

THIS IS THE MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 2012 AND THE 
SEASONAL CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR FALL 2012.

TEMPERATURE INFORMATION...
MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WERE BELOW NORMAL ACROSS THE ENTIRE NWS 
JACKSON FORECAST AREA DURING NOVEMBER. MEAN TEMPERATURE DEPARTURES 
AT AREA ASOS SITES RANGED FROM 2.1 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AT 
GREENVILLE TO 3.6 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AT GREENWOOD. TEMPERATURES 
WERE NEAR NORMAL TO BEGIN THE MONTH. THERE WAS A QUICK WARMUP ON THE 
2ND AND 3RD... FOLLOWED BY A QUICK COOLDOWN AND A STRETCH OF BELOW 
NORMAL TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE 9TH. THERE WAS ANOTHER BRIEF WARMUP 
ON THE 10TH AND 11TH...FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER EXTENDED PERIOD OF BELOW 
NORMAL TEMPERATURES FROM THE 12TH THROUGH THE 19TH. TEMPERATURES 
RECOVERED TO ABOVE NORMAL FROM THE 20TH THROUGH THE 23RD. ANOTHER 
COLD FRONT BROUGHT BELOW NORMAL READINGS ON THE 24TH AND 25TH. THEN 
YET ANOTHER FRONT BROUGHT BELOW NORMAL READINGS AGAIN FROM THE 27TH 
THROUGH THE 29TH. IT WAS THE 7TH COOLEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD AT 
GREENWOOD.

BELOW ARE THE COOLEST NOVEMBERS FOR GREENWOOD...

1. 43.1 (1976)
2. 48.8 (1951)
3. 49.7 (1959)
   49.7 (1950)
5. 50.1 (2002)
6. 50.6 (1979)
7. 50.7 (2012)

SEASONAL TEMPERATURES WERE BELOW NORMAL ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA. THE 
FALL 2012 TEMPERATURE DEPARTURES RANGED FROM 1.1 DEGREES BELOW 
NORMAL AT GREENVILLE TO 2.2 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AT GREENWOOD. AT 
GREENWOOD IT WAS THE 5TH COOLEST FALL ON RECORD. THIS FALL TIED AS 
THE 9TH COOLEST ON RECORD AT MERIDIAN.

COOLEST FALL TEMPERATURE FOR THE FOLLOWING SITES...

  GREENWOOD       MERIDIAN
1. 56.7 (1976)  1. 58.7 (1976)
2. 60.6 (1952)  2. 60.4 (1967)
3. 61.4 (1974)  3. 61.0 (1917)
   61.4 (1967)  4. 61.3 (1952)
5. 62.2 (2012)  5. 61.5 (1901)
6. 62.4 (1975)  6. 61.8 (1891)
7. 62.5 (2011)  7. 62.2 (1889)
   62.5 (1957)  8. 62.3 (1932)
9. 62.9 (2006)  9. 62.4 (2012)
10.63.0 (1979)     62.4 (1893)

THE ONE MONTH TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK FOR DECEMBER INDICATES GREATER 
CHANCES FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE ENTIRE NWS JACKSON 
FORECAST AREA THAN FOR NEAR OR BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THE THREE 
MONTH TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK FOR DECEMBER THROUGH FEBRUARY INDICATES 
GREATER CHANCES FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES THAN NEAR OR BELOW 
NORMAL TEMPERATURES OVER NORTHEAST LOUISIANA...SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS 
AND WEST MISSISSIPPI. ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF THE AREA... 
PREDICTABILITY IS LOW AND THUS THERE ARE EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE 
NORMAL...NORMAL...AND BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES.


PRECIPITATION INFORMATION...
FOR THE SECOND MONTH IN A ROW...PRECIPITATION WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL 
ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA. IT WAS DRIEST OVER PARTS OF THE ARKLAMISS 
DELTA OF NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI...SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS AND NORTHEAST 
LOUISIANA...WHERE LESS THAN IN INCH OF RAIN FELL IN MANY AREAS. AT 
LOCAL ASOS SITES...MONTHLY RAINFALL DEPARTURES RANGED FROM 1.83 
INCHES BELOW NORMAL AT JACKSON TO 4.04 INCHES BELOW NORMAL AT 
GREENVILLE. IT WAS THE 4TH DRIEST NOVEMBER AT GREENVILLE...THE 5TH 
DRIEST NOVEMBER AT HATTIESBURG...AND THE 9TH DRIEST NOVEMBER AT 
GREENWOOD.

BELOW ARE THE DRIEST NOVEMBERS FOR THE FOLLOWING SITES...

  HATTIESBURG     GREENVILLE      GREENWOOD
1. 0.37 (1949)  1. 0.29 (1949)  1. 0.11 (1949)
2. 0.77 (1960)  2. 0.48 (1924)  2. 1.04 (1965)
3. 1.10 (1956)  3. 0.60 (1933)  3. 1.05 (1953)
4. 1.11 (1950)  4. 1.02 (2012)  4. 1.06 (2008)
5. 1.21 (2012)  5. 1.33 (1942)  5. 1.30 (1971)
6. 1.26 (2007)  6. 1.83 (2008)     1.30 (1966)
7. 1.34 (1981)  7. 1.88 (2009)  7. 1.76 (1958)
8. 1.40 (1985)     1.88 (1965)     1.76 (1955)
9. 1.71 (1969)  9. 1.90 (2007)  9. 1.81 (2012)

A DRY OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER LED TO BELOW NORMAL FALL PRECIPITATION  
ACROSS THE AREA. SEASONAL PRECIPITATION DEPARTURES RANGED FROM 2.25 
INCHES BELOW NORMAL AT GREENWOOD TO 5.30 INCHES BELOW NORMAL AT 
VICKSBURG/TALLULAH.

THE LATEST U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR INDICATES ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS 
FOR PARTS OF NORTHEAST LOUISIANA...SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI AND THE 
NORTHERN FRINGES OF BOLIVAR AND SUNFLOWER COUNTIES. OTHERWISE...NO 
DROUGHT CONDITIONS EXIST ACROSS THE NWS JACKSON FORECAST AREA. THE 
LATEST DROUGHT OUTLOOK INDICATES NO ADDITIONAL DROUGHT DEVELOPMENT 
ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH FEBRUARY 2013.

THE ONE MONTH PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK FOR DECEMBER INDICATES LOW 
PREDICTABILITY ACROSS THE NWS JACKSON FORECAST AREA. THUS THERE ARE 
EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE NORMAL...NORMAL...AND BELOW NORMAL 
PRECIPITATION. THE THREE MONTH PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK FOR DECEMBER 
THROUGH FEBRUARY INDICATES GREATER CHANCES FOR ABOVE NORMAL 
PRECIPITATION THAN FOR NEAR OR BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION ALONG AND 
NORTH OF INTERSTATE 20. ELSEWHERE....THERE ARE EQUAL CHANCES FOR 
ABOVE NORMAL...NORMAL...AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


SIGNIFICANT WEATHER EVENTS...
NO SEVERE OR UNUSUAL WEATHER CONDITIONS WERE REPORTED THROUGHOUT THE 
MONTH. ON THE EVENING OF THE 6TH...THERE WERE A FEW REPORTS OF HAIL 
UP TO PENNY SIZE IN ASSOCIATION WITH A STORM THAT MOVED FROM AROUND 
FLORA THROUGH RIDGELAND TO NEAR PELAHATCHIE. HOWEVER THE STORM DID 
NOT REACH SEVERE THRESHOLDS.


NEWLY ESTABLISHED RECORDS...

DATE    SITE    RECORD TYPE     NEW RECORD   PREV RECORD(DATE) 

2ND     KTVR    HIGH MAX TEMP   87           85(1956,1971,1998)
11TH    KTVR    HIGH MIN TEMP   60           58(1985,2007)
13TH    KGWO    LOW MIN TEMP    27(TIE)      27(1976) 


NOTES...

ALL DATA ABOVE ARE PRELIMINARY AND HAVE NOT UNDERGONE FINAL QUALITY 
CONTROL BY THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER (NCDC). THEREFORE... 
THESE DATA ARE SUBJECT TO REVISION. FINAL AND CERTIFIED DATA CAN BE 
ACCESSED AT THE NCDC WEBPAGE - HTTP://WWW.NCDC.NOAA.GOV (ALL LOWER 
CASE).

TEMPERATURE/PRECIPITATION NORMALS ARE BASED ON THE 1981-2010 
CLIMATOLOGICAL PERIOD. DATA ARE PROVIDED BY NCDC.

FOR ADDITIONAL LOCAL CLIMATE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT THE NWS 
JACKSON CLIMATE ZONE AT: 
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/JAN/?N=CLIMATE_ZONE_STATION_LIST 
(ALL LOWER-CASE)

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