A Drier, Warmer November

“November is often our wettest m1onth of the year,” but this November, we had less than two inches of rain, Richard G. Hendrickson wrote in his monthly weather report from Bridgehampton. “There are many years when a November month has given us our four inches, and sometimes over six inches of rain and some snow.”

Mr. Hendrickson, a United States Cooperative weather observer for eight-plus decades, reported rain on six days last month, for a grand total of only 1.79 inches.

The warmest day of the month was the first day, when it was 66 degrees, and the coldest night, he said, was Nov. 25, when the temperature dropped to 17.

“From now on there should be many northwest winds of 30 to 40 miles per hour. The night temperatures might make for skating by the Christmas vacation. The turkey has flown away until next year, but Santa and his sleigh will come with snow.”