The latest monthly climate summary from NOAA shows that the average temperature for the US was 0.7 F below average and the precipitation was 0.17 inches above average. This puts the country in the middle third of years for both variables. The Southeast was generally warmer and wetter than the rest of the country. Parts of the Pacific Northwest had their coldest November in nearly four decades. Abnormally dry conditions covered over 80% of the contiguous US by the end of the month, with 57.5% of the area in drought. You can read more at

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