In the weather world, Friday was the last day of Autumn! In meteorological data and stats, the year is split up equally into 3 month segments, each representing a season. Meteorological Fall covers the months September, October, and November, with Winter taking over the following 3 months (December, January, and February).
So, how did Fall pan out? To sum up, the first 2 months of meteorological Fall were warmer and wetter than normal, while November assured us that cold weather does, in fact, make an appearance in New England (just incase you doubted it).
Here are the numbers for meteorological Fall (all data from the NWS at Burlington Int'l Airport)...
Month Observed average temp (departure from avg) Actual precip (dep from avg)
September 61.85° (+1.25) 5.36" (+1.72)
October 52.9° (+4.7) 5.04" (+1.44)
November 36.78° (-1.42) 1.33" (-1.79)
As a whole, meteorological Fall was about 1.5° above average, but thanks to the month of November, did not break into the top 10 warmest on record.
Actually, November was a significant month in itself! WHY? Because November brought an end to our record streak of months of above average temperatures. For the past 19 months (yes! Over a year and a half) the monthly average temperature (including both highs and lows) have been warmer than average. By varying degrees, yes, but every single month since April 2011 have been warmer than average. This was the longest standing record of consecutive month of aboe average temperatures. ...This has come to an end with November 2012 with the average monthly temperatures actually being about 1.4 degrees BELOW average.
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