November was a very warm, cloudy and wet month. The temperature averaged 48.0 degrees, 4.8 degrees above normal and 2.0 degrees warmer then 2005. Maximum temperature was 68.0 degrees on the 16 th, a minimum temperature of 25.0 degrees was recorded on the 5 th. Daytime high temperatures averaged 56.0 degrees, 4.6 degrees above the norm. Evening temperatures averaged 41.0 degrees, 6.0 degrees above the norm. Evening temperatures averaged 5.0 degrees higher then 2005.
Precipitation totaled 6.23 inches, 1.71 inches above normal. We had 12 rain events spread out evenly during the month. Measurable rain, of 0.10 inches or more, was recorded on 9 days. The largest 24-hour rainfall was 2.86 inches on the 23 rd. Year-to-date rainfall for 2006 is 51.85 inches, 6.30 inches above November 2005 year-to-date and 8.85 inches above the average for East Wareham . Snowfall for the month of November in East Wareham averaged 1.5 inches and we received 0.0 inches of snow.
Sunshine totaled 39% of the possible, 8 points below average. There were no days with full sunshine.
The official fall season Sept – Nov. 2006 was wet, mild and cloudy. Temperatures averaged 54.0 degrees, 1.2 degrees above normal. A maximum temperature of 81 degrees was reached on the 17 th of Sept. and a low of 25 degrees was reached on the 5 th of November. Rainfall totaled 15.79 inches, 3.32 inches above normal. Sunshine was just 1 point below normal.
Dr. Hilary Sandler, Dr. Justine Vanden Heuvel and technician Seasons Suder traveled to Hampton , NH on November 2 nd to attend the New Wine Grape Grower’s Meeting and give presentations.
Dr. Frank Caruso travel to Burlington , VT on November 6 th – 9 th to attend the Northeastern Division American Phytopathological Society meeting.
Dr. Hilary Sandler traveled to Worcester on Nov. 10 th to attend and present a paper at the Northeastern Society of Wetland Scientists meeting.