November was a very dry and warm month. Temperatures averaged 47.5 degrees for the month, 4.3 degrees above normal. This is the 2nd warmest November recorded in the 76 years of record keeping in East Wareham. Surpassed only by November 1998, when temperatures averaged 51.0 degrees. Daytime temperatures averaged 56.7 degrees, 3.7 degrees above normal. The evening temperatures averaged 38.3 degrees, 4.9 degrees above normal. A maximum temperature of 70.0 degrees was recorded on the 16th and a minimum temperature of 20.0 degrees was recorded on the 13th.
This was the driest November on record in East Wareham. Precipitation totaled 0.65 inch, which was 3.95 inches below normal for the month. Passing the record of 1931 with 0.78 inches of rainfall. This makes two consecutive months with very low rainfall. Due to the very wet March and the above average rainfall during the summer, we are 2.06 inches above normal for the year-to-date rainfall. We have had 44.74 inches of rain to date for the year 2001. We had measurable rain (0.10 inches or above) on 3 days and 4 days with a trace to 0.10 inches. The greatest 24-hour rainfall was 0.33 inches, which came on the 5th. The first six days of November were overcast and damp, and the next twenty days were sunny and dry, ending the month with heavy fog on 3 mornings and 2 full days with foggy conditions.
Sunshine totaled 55% of the possible sunshine hours (8 points more the average). November is known to be a very cloudy month. This year, we only had 6 days with no sunshine during November