November 2011 Weather Summary

December 5th, 2011 at 2:18 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

  November was 3.6 degrees warmer than average in Grand Rapids, making it the 9th warmest November ever.  The warmest temperature was 65 on the 6th and the coolest was 24 on the 18th.  We were sunnier than average with 38% sunshine for the month.  The average wind speed was 10.3 mph.  Precipitation was below an inch below average in G.R. at 2.5″, but Lansing was nearly half an inch above average with 3.24″.   Snowfall was quite variable, with only 0.7″ in Grand Rapids.  However, Kalamazoo (WMU) reported 6.8″ and at least a trace of snow on four days.  Lansing had 8.2″ for the month.  Other November snowfall totals:  7.0″ Grand Ledge,  5.5″ Charlotte, 4.6″ Hastings, 4.1″ Gull Lake, 1.9″ Hesperia, 1.2″ Fremont.  (Picture of snow in DeWitt from Sandy Billingsley from my facebook page – thanks Sandy!)    SIDE NOTE:   This is cool!

18 Responses to “November 2011 Weather Summary”

  1. Cathy (near Moscow today) says:

    Aha! First one here today — of course, I am 9 hours ahead of you all!

  2. dano (Norton Shores) says:

    The “This is cool!” link is pretty cool…..but we still need some snow here.

    1. Kimoeagle says:

      Re: the ‘cool’ link
      Once more, I am reminded of just how insignificant we are in the order of things. He is certainly a superb architect and engineer!!!!

      1. GunLakeDeb says:

        I agree – our “aware” lives amount to about a 1/2″ slide of the blue square…..LOL!!!

  3. DF (SE Mich) says:

    Cool link!

  4. Travis (Oxford, MI) says:

    Guess JohnDee was wrong on the big snow chance this week. And for next week, he’s not forecasting much snow either.

    Sorry snowbirds, the below average snow continues! The snow sure seems to be falling later and later nowadays…

  5. AnnieJ says:

    Awesome “cool link”! Amazingly comprehensive. Makes you rethink perspective.

  6. Barry in Zeeland says:

    Best time of the year for above average temps!! Added bonus with each day we don’t have snow is one day closer to spring (and no blizzard warnings covering up half my tv screen)!!

    1. dano (Norton Shores) says:


    2. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

      That is one way to look at it, just as long as we do not get all of our snow in March and April.

  7. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    Yes November 2011 was rather nice and warm here in west Michigan. And for most of us almost no snow to deal with. Also so far (even thought its only 5 days old) December is also running much above average temp wise (+5.9) and once again for the most part almost no snow (0.1) at airport I have not seen any snow here at my house yet! I would like to add that when we do get our first road covering snow fall that everyone in the GR area remember their winter driving skills.

  8. big Daddy BC says:

    Wow, an actual acknowledgement of warmer-than-average temps. Careful, Mike M’s going to start calling you an alarmist wacko! LOL Way to go, Bill.

    1. Mike M. says:

      I’ll stick to calling you a sputtering pus bucket, fat boy. :)

      1. big Daddy BC says:

        LOL Good one, fudgetard.

        1. big Daddy BC says:

          Again, Bill proves that this is anything but a weather blog. His war against the middle class continues. :(

  9. RUSS IN GR says:

    That’s a very good presentation by its author. Kind of puts a scale to where we are in the grand scheme of things. One little mistake, if you can call it that. The final image declares that we’re PROBABLY NOT AT THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE. I can say with certainty that we’re NOT at the center of the universe, because the universe has no center. To be at the “center” of the universe would be like saying we’re at the “center” of the earth’s surface. There is no such location. It’s called the “anthropic principle”, which declares we’re not the center of the solar system (the sun is), or the center of the Milky Way (we’re way out on one of the Milky Way’s spiral arms) or the center of anywhere in space and time. Just sayin’.

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