WEATHER BLOG: November Review, December Preview

November averaged below normal rainfall.

Looking back on November 2018, we finally see some really cool snaps. The most significant occurred in the last week of the month in which we had no temperatures since January.

In general, however, November was above average with less than normal rainfall. It is interesting to note that specifically the temperature in Tampa was actually one of the cooler locations after the corrections made to the temperature gauge after drawing attention to the extremely warm bias the sensor had.

Here’s a look at the numbers:

Tampa

Average temperature 70.7 (1.6 degrees above average)

Precipitation 0.63 “(0.92” below average)

Lakeland

Average temperature 70.8 (2.6 degrees above average)

Precipitation 4.59 “(2.29” above average)

Bradenton

Average temperature 71.8 (2.6 degrees above average)

Precipitation 1.62 “(0.31” below average)

Brooksville

Average temperature 66.7 (1.7 degrees above average)

Precipitation 1.42 “(0.49” below average)

St. Petersburg

Average temperature 71.5 (1.4 degrees above average)

Precipitation 1.24 “(0.66” below average)

Looking ahead to December, this usually brings us more cold fronts. But December can also have some thunderstorms forming along those fronts. Therefore, the average rainfall in December is higher than in November.

Throughout the month, our average highs and lows go from the mid-70s for highs and upper 50s for lows to around 70 for a high at the end of the month and nearly 50 for the average low.

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