November 2020, second wettest on record at Norfolk

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Posted at 5:17 PM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 17:21:55-05

NORFOLK, Va. - We say goodbye to Meteorological Fall and hello to Meteorological Winter. The meteorological seasons are based on records and average temperatures. Here's how the seasons are broken down:

  • Meteorological Winter: December, January, February
  • Meteorological Spring: March, April, May
  • Meteorological Summer: June, July, August
  • Meteorological Fall: September, October, November

Looking back at our fall months, Norfolk pushed it's way into the top 10 wettest falls on record. 17.85" of rain fell during the three-month period making it the ninth wettest fall on record. The month of September was very wet with 7.63" of rain, which is 2.87" above normal. October was actually a little on the dry side with only 2.58" of rain. The month was 0.84" below normal. November surpassed it's normal precipitation for the month with 7.64" of rain falling. That put the month 4.49" above normal. Rain fell on 8 of the 30 days, with 4.96" of rain falling on November 12th. November 2020 clenched the second spot for the wettest November on record. The wettest November was back in 2009, with 9.20" of rain.

According to the Climate Prediction Center, the first couple weeks of December are looking drier than normal.