Driest November on Record: Windsor Locks

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By Quincy Vagell on December 3, 2012, 11:15am Last modified: December 4, 2012, 3:42pm

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November 2012 was the driest November on record at Windsor Locks, Conn.

Records go back to 1904, making it the driest November out of the previous 109 years.

Overview:
The total liquid equivalent precipitation observed at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks for the month was 0.40 inches. This broke the previous record of 0.51 inches set back in November 1976. The normal amount of precipitation for November is 3.99 inches, which was 90% below normal.

Top 9 driest Novembers on record:
1. 0.40" in 2012

2. 0.51" in 1976
3. 0.52" in 1956
4. 0.86" in 2001
5. 0.87" in 1933
6. 0.89" in 1922
7. 0.92" in 1908
8. 0.95" in 1931 and 2000

Although the month wasn't the driest for any month on record, it did make the top 10 list, further indicating that the month was extremely dry. The month was the driest overall month on record dating back to March 1981, 31 years ago.

Overall driest months on record:
1. 0.20" in Sep. 1914
2. 0.27" in Mar. 1981
3. 0.28" in Jun. 1949
4. 0.29" in Mar. 1915
5. 0.35" in Oct. 1963
6. 0.38" in Jan. 1981
7. 0.39" in Jan. 1970
8. 0.40" in Nov. 2012 

Below normal precipitation for the year continues.
Not only was this past month dry, but 2012-to-date remains to be very dry as well, at least for Windsor Locks. As of end of day yesterday, only 33.94" of precipitation was measured since January 1st. The normal amount is 42.66", meaning that the yearly precipitation deficit is up to 8.72". 

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