- A mild November was experienced over much of the west, while the east shivered in substantially colder than average temperatures for the month.
- The rainy season continued its slow start for the majority of the western US during November, except the last few days to a week which brought much needed precipitation to many areas. However, the overall pattern shows that much of the west remained dry, while portions of the southwest saw average to above average rainfall during November.
- The seasonal forecast for December through February points to the bulk of the country likely staying overall mild to warmer than average with wetter than average conditions north and average to drier than average conditions south. Neutral conditions in Tropical Pacific lower seasonal forecast ability during this period, but the warm North Pacific should boost precipitation totals across the northern states and Canada, with the southern tier of states less clear at this point.