The weather for November 1990 can be summarized simply: wet and warm.
A total of 3.38 inches of precipitation fell during the month, or 1.4 inches more than an average November in Lawrence. The wettest day of the month was Nov. 4, in which 2.38 inches of rain, sleet and snow fell on the city. November's moisture brought Lawrence's annual precipitation total to 36.61 inches, which is 0.2 of an inch less than the yearly average of 36.81 inches.
Lawrence also managed to set four record temperatures in November. Record highs were set when the mercury hit 74 on Nov. 24 (the old record was 72 in 1909) and 78 on Nov. 26 (the previous high, 73 in 1894). Two maximum overnight lows also occurred during that same warm front that lingered over the city late in the month. The overnight low of 67 on Nov. 21 shattered the 1913 mark of 53, setting a record for the month, and the 56 degree reading of Nov. 26 was one degree higher than the 1909 record.
The average high for the month was 64.3 degrees, and the average low was 41.7. Both temperatures exceeded the monthly norm of 55 and 34.9. November's warmest day was Nov. 1, with a 79 degree reading. The coldest temperature was 23 on the 28th.
A typical December's weather also can be summarized easily: drier and colder. Normal precipitation is 1.44 inches, with average high and low temperatures of 43.3 and 25.
Last December, Lawrence received 0.54 inches of rain and 7 inches of snow. The city also endured an Arctic front that dropped the temperature to minus 21 on Dec. 22.