November's Dry Side

The first half of November has come and gone. In its wake, we have a hefty rainfall deficit that just may get erased in the days to come!

After a few consecutive months of soggy weather here in central Virginia, the tap has been turned off for the month of November. Now that we're at the halfway point, I thought we'd look over some of the observed rainfall amounts and compare them to average. All of these numbers come from the fine folks at McCormick Observatory at the University of Virginia.

Through November 15, we have only received a measly 0.09" of rain! The average through this date would be 2.05". That gave us a deficit at the month's midpoint of 1.96" - that's the amount of rain we would need to catch up to where we should be. In other words, we have only picked up 4% of our average rainfall for the first half of the month. That's pretty dry if you ask me! That being said, some rain in the forecast would be nice and it looks like Mother Nature will deliver.

A cold front with lots of moisture will dump upwards of an inch of rain across central Virginia by Wednesday evening. Some areas could even pick up locally higher amounts. Some embedded thunderstorms are even possible with the rain showers! So even though the amount of rain we pick up may not completely wipe out our monthly rainfall deficit, it'll sure come close. Skies will clear for the end of the work week, but temperatures will take a sharp drop. That's how it goes around here in mid-November...The weather can change in an instant!

Stay dry everyone!


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