November

November is the month that we descend into winter.  By the end of this month average highs will only be in the 20s and average lows will be around 10 degrees.   November also begins what I call our dry season.  We only average 1” of rain and/or melted snow this month.  Then we only average around 2” of liquid precipitation from December through February.  Therefore, only 3 inches of rain, what one thunderstorm could drop over a given spot, is the average for the next 4 months.  Although we may not average much precipitation, the low sun angle and cooler temperatures make it tough to dry things off even after light precipitation events.

Daryl Ritchison

 

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