Wet November in forecast

Above-normal precipitation is expected this month in the Tri-Cities, according to the National Weather Service.

Normal precipitation is 1.08 inches in November.

October also was wetter than usual, with 0.87 inch of rain in the Tri-Cities, which is 0.3 inch above normal. At Hanford, 0.62 inch of rain was recorded, according to the Hanford Meteorological Station.

Temperatures this month in the Tri-Cities are expected to be near normal. Normal highs for Tri-Cities fall from 54.3 degrees at the start of November to 47.4 degrees by month's end. Normal lows fall from 36.1 degrees to 33.3 degrees.

October was warmer than usual, with an average temperature of 55.9 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. That's 2.6 degrees above normal.

High temperatures averaged 65.8 degrees, which was 0.3 degree below normal. However, low temperatures averaged 46.1 degrees, which was 5.5 degrees above normal.

At Hanford, the low of 58 degrees on Oct. 3 tied the warmest low for that date recorded there since records began being kept in 1945.

The highest temperature of the month at Hanford was 85 degrees on Oct. 1 and the lowest was 29 degrees on Oct. 17. In the Tri-Cities, the highest temperature was 83 degrees on Oct. 1 and the lowest was 35 degrees on Oct. 17.

The peak wind gust of the month in the Tri-Cities was 46 mph on Oct. 25 and at Hanford was 45 mph on Oct. 24.