November was cool and sunny with below average rainfall for the month. This was the first month this year with below average temperatures. The temperature averaged 41.1 degrees, 2.1 degrees below normal. Maximum temperature was 65.0 degrees on the 12th; a minimum temperature of 25.7 degrees was recorded on the 26th., 27th, 28th, and the 29th. Daytime high temperatures averaged 49.1 degrees, 3.5 degrees below the norm. Evening temperatures averaged 33.1 degrees, 1.5 degrees below the norm. November 2012 averaged 7.45 degrees cooler than November 2011.
Precipitation totaled 3.36 inches, 1.16 inches below normal and 0.37 inches less than 2011. Measurable rain of 0.10 inches or more was recorded on 4 days. The largest rainfall was over a 34-hour period with 2.72 inches on the 7th and 8th. Year-to-date rainfall for 2012 is 42.80 inches, 0.20 inches below the year-to-date average for East Wareham. This is 9.32 inches below November 2011 year-to-date average for East Wareham. There was no recorded snowfall for the month of November in East Wareham. The average snowfall for November in East Wareham is 1.2 inches.
Sunshine totaled 54% of the possible, 7 points above average and 6 points lower than November 2012. There were 9 days with 90% or more sunshine, and 3 days with near zero.
Official Fall Season
The official fall season Sept – Nov. 2012 was warm, wet, and low sunshine. October was the cloudiest month with below average sunshine hours. Temperatures averaged 53.3 degrees, 0.6 degrees above normal and 3.4 degrees cooler then 2011. A maximum temperature of 82.0 degrees was recorded on the 7th and 8th of September and a minimum temperature of 25.7 degrees was recorded on the 26th, 27th, 28th, and 29th of November. Rainfall totaled 15.43 inches, 2.98 inches above normal and 2.43 inches less then the fall of 2011. Average snowfall for the fall season for East Wareham is 1.2 inches; we have not received any snow this season. Sunshine was just slightly below normal. Overall this season was 3.0 degrees cooler, 2.43 inches drier, and a lot less sunshine than the fall season of 2011.