Weather as Recorded at the UMass Cranberry Station:
Prepared by Peter Jeranyama
November was just below average in temperature, dry, and sunny. The temperature averaged 43.51 degrees, 0.6 degrees below normal. Maximum temperature was 71.6 degrees on the 2nd; a minimum temperature of 21.2 degrees was recorded on the 11th and the 12th. Prior to this minimum temperature, a hard-killing frost had been recorded on the 10th with a temperature of 23.9 degrees. Daytime high temperatures averaged 52.86 degrees, 0.5 degrees above the norm. Nighttime temperatures averaged 32.2 degrees, 3.1 degrees below the norm. November 2017 average temperature was cooler than that in November 2016 and was below the 30-year average for the month.
Precipitation totaled 3.63 inches, 1.05 inches below normal. Measurable precipitation of 0.10 inches or more was recorded on 7 days. The largest single day rainfall was recorded on the 22nd of the month (1.46 inches). Year-to-date rainfall for 2017 is 52.94 inches, 7.43 inches above the year-to-date average for East Wareham at this time of year. There was no snowfall recorded for the month of November in East Wareham. The average snowfall for November in East Wareham is 1.0 inch.
Sunshine, recorded at the Blue Hills Observatory, totaled 54% of the possible, 7 points above average. There were 8 days with 90% or more sunshine, and 5 days with near zero.
Official Fall Season
The official fall season, Sept. – Nov. 2017, was warm, slightly wet, and above average for sunshine. Temperatures averaged 56.24 degrees, 2.94 degrees above normal. A maximum temperature of 82 degrees was recorded on the 13th, 25th and 27th of September and a minimum temperature of 21.2 degrees was recorded on the 11th and 12th of November. Rainfall totaled 14.22 inches, 1.03 inches above normal. Average snowfall for the fall season for East Wareham is 1.0 inch; we received no snow this season. Sunshine was 56% of the possible, 4 points above the norm for the fall season.