John Malan's Weather Blog

Chilly Tuesday comes on tail end of dry November

CREATED Nov 27, 2012

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MILWAUKEE - The chilly air that settled into southeast Wisconsin yesterday will continue today with more sunshine and high temperatures in the low to mid-thirties.

There are still no major storms in sight and the very dry November conditions continue through today with only a few days left in the month.

Warmer air will roll into the state starting on Thursday with high temperatures in the forties once again, and those forties could be fifties by the time the weekend rolls around in Milwaukee.

The precipitation for this month in Milwaukee so far is only thirty-five hundredths of an inch, which is two inches below normal.

The normal precipitation for this month in Milwaukee is 2.71 inches, and the current monthly precipitation could stand through the end of the month on Friday.

If the current monthly precipitation does stand, his would be the fourth driest November on record for Milwaukee.

The driest November on record was in 1904 when only eleven hundredths of an inch fell during the whole month.

The second driest was 1939 with thirty-three hundredths of an inch and in third place 1936 with thirty-four hundredths of an inch.

It is interesting to note that there has been a dry trend since 2000 for November with nine of the first twelve Novembers coming in below normal for precipitation.