November 2017 Climate Data for Memphis, TN


November Climate Recap

Temperatures ended up a bit above average for the month, with warm temperatures to start and end the month but a string of cooler than average days in the middle of the month. The highest temperature of the month (83°) occurred on the second during a strong of days that reached the 70s. Most of the month featured highs in the 50s and 60s, however, with no sub-freezing morning lows at the airport. The month continued a recent dry spell with precipitation about 1/3 of a normal November and concentrated on a handful of days. Thus, the month ended with “abnormally dry” conditions across parts of the metro on the Drought Monitor. There was no severe weather for the month and no warnings issued.

Memphis International Airport, Memphis, TN

Average temperature: 54.9 degrees (1.7 degrees above average)
Average high temperature: 65.0 degrees (2.4 degrees above average)
Average low temperature: 44.9 degrees (1.2 degrees above average)
Warmest temperature: 83 degrees (2nd)
Coolest temperature: 29 degrees (23rd )
Heating Degrees Days: 315 (53 below average)
Cooling Degree Days: 22 (9 above average)
Records set or tied: None
Comments: Year to date, the average temperature of 66.8° is 2.1° above average and fifth warmest on record. For the period September-November (meteorological fall), the average temperature was 65.2°, which is 1.0° above average.

Monthly total: 1.81″ (3.68″ below average)
Days with measurable precipitation: 7
Wettest 24-hour period: 1.00″ (6th)
Snowfall: None
Records set or tied: None
Comments:  Only 0.44″ of rain fell after the first week of the month. Year to date, precipitation has totaled 44.12″, which is 92% of average. For the period September-November (meteorological fall), precipitation totaled 7.46″, which was 5.10″ below average, or 59%.

Peak wind: Northwest/50 mph (18th)
Average wind: 7.6 mph
Average relative humidity: 64%
Average sky cover: 40%

Click here for a daily statistical recap for Memphis International Airport.

Cirrus Weather Solutions /, Bartlett, TN

Average temperature: 52.8 degrees
Average high temperature: 65.6 degrees
Average low temperature: 41.0 degrees
Warmest temperature: 82.1 degrees (2nd)
Coolest temperature: 24.6 degrees (23rd)
Comments: None

Monthly total: 2.09″ (automated rain gauge), 2.26″ (manual CoCoRaHS rain gauge)
Days with measurable precipitation: 6
Wettest date: 0.71″ (6th) (via automated gauge)
Snowfall: None
Comments: Only 0.68″ of rain fell after the first week of the month.

Peak wind: South/35 mph (18th)
Average relative humidity: 76%
Average barometric pressure: 30.13 in. Hg
Comments: None

Click here for a daily statistical recap for Bartlett, TN.

MWN Forecast Accuracy

MWN average temperature error: 2.54 degrees
MWN forecast temperatures within 2 degrees of actual: 62%
MWN average dewpoint error: 2.53 degrees
MWN forecast dewpoints within 2 degrees of actual: 62%

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