Kansas Ag-Climate Update for November 2023

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The Kansas Ag-Climate Update is a joint effort between our climate and extension specialists. Every month, the update includes a summary of that month, agronomic impacts, relevant maps and graphs, 1-month temperature and precipitation outlooks, monthly extremes, and notable highlights.

November 2023: Drought conditions remain in central Kansas

The average statewide temperature for November was 45.3°F, or 2.0°F above normal.  This ranked as the 23rd warmest November out of 129 years of records, dating back to 1895.  All nine climate divisions were above normal.  Anomalies ranged from +1.2°F (northeast) to +3.1°F (northwest).  Northwest (13th), North Central (18th), and West Central (18th) all had the top 20 warmest Novembers.

The average statewide precipitation for November was 0.99”, or 76% of normal.  This amount was 0.31” below normal and ranked as the 63rd driest November on record.  Central and East Central Kansas had above-normal precipitation, while all other divisions were below normal.  South Central (1.58”) and Northeast (1.47”) were the two wettest divisions, while West Central (0.21”) and Northwest (0.25”) were the two driest divisions.

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Figure 1. Departures from normal temperature (°F) and precipitation (inches) for November 2023.

View the entire November 2023 Ag-Climate Update, including the accompanying maps and graphics (not shown in this eUpdate article), at http://climate.k-state.edu/ag/updates/


Xiaomao Lin, State Climatologist

Matthew Sittel, Assistant State Climatologist

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