Outlook for December calls for above normal temperatures, but below normal precipitation.

November weather averaged warmer than normal, according to preliminary data received by the National Weather Service in Pendleton.

The average temperature was 40.5 degrees, which was 2.2 degrees above normal. High temperatures averaged 52.7 degrees, which was 3.4 degrees above normal. The highest was 69 degrees on Nov. 23.

Low temperatures averaged 28.3 degrees, which was 1.0 degree above normal. The lowest was 18 degrees, on Nov. 1. There were 23 days with the low temperature below 32 degrees.

Precipitation totaled 1.64 inches during November, which was 0.39 inches above normal. Measurable precipitation — at least .01 inch — was received on nine days with the heaviest, 0.90 inches reported on Nov. 10.

Precipitation this year has reached 8.29 inches, which is 0.78 inches below normal. Since October, the water-year precipitation at Madras has been 2.11 inches, which is 0.01 inches above normal.

Snowfall totaled 1 inch with at least 1 inch of snow reported on one day. The heaviest snowfall and the greatest depth of snow was 1.0 inches reported on Nov. 9.

The outlook for December from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center calls for above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation.

Normal highs for Madras fall from 43.0 degrees at the start of December to 39.0 degrees at the end of December. Normal lows fall from 24.0 degrees to 22.0 degrees. The 30-year normal precipitation is 1.38 inches.

The National Weather Service is an office of NOAA, an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department.

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