TALLAHASSEE (WTXL) - Meteorological autumn wraps up today, and it's certainly been a toasty set of months.
Officially in Tallahassee, we had an average temperature of 73.8°, a solid 4.4° above normal. (We find this by averaging together the daily low and high temp over the course of the entire season.) This makes it the hottest meteorological autumn on record--comprised of September, October and November.
Not surprisingly, we also had the hottest November on record with an average temp of 69.2°, shattering the normal temp by nearly ten degrees! In fact, 7 days this month set record high temps. And on November 2nd, we hit 89°, making it the hottest temp ever seen in any November on record. Record books go back to the the early 1890's.
Valdosta also had the hottest November and autumn on record, too.
December is predicted to have near average temps in the Big Bend and south Georgia, as the global phenomenon known as El Niño begins to enhance our cool down. But, we're still on pace to have the hottest year on record both locally and globally.