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Did you think Fall 2016 was unusually warm?

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If you thought this fall was a little warmer and drier than usual, you’re not crazy.

I went back and looked at the numbers for the period from September through November of this year, and compared them to last year (2015).  Here’s what I found.

Fall in Cincinnati is, I think, the best all-around weather the Queen City has to offer. We usually see a dry and mild period before getting into the thick of a Midwest winter. 2016 was very mild and very dry.

The average low and high for the 3-month period was 50.0° and 71.1° respectively. This yields an average temperature of 60.6°, or 4.4° above the average of 56.2°. And, not only was it mild, it was very dry as well. The same 3-month period saw actual rainfall of just 6.92°, and while that may seem like a decent amount of precipitation, it was 2.44” below average.

As of September 1, none of the region was in any kind of drought, but by the end of November a good portion of the Tri-State was “abnormally dry,” with our southern counties in “Severe Drought” according to Drought Monitor, the National Drought Mitigation Center.

Last year was mild as well but with quite a bit more rainfall. The average low and high for Sept-Nov was 58.8°, or 2.6 degrees above normal. Similarities end there however. Rainfall for the 2015 3-month period was 10.58” which is 1.22” above normal. Needless to say drought wasn’t an issue in the fall of 2015.

The upcoming winter months will be interesting.

Last year we were in the grips of El Niño and the winter months were relatively mild. This year, we will be watching for & La Niña. Stay tuned.

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