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Global Weirding: October was cooler & wetter, November is off to a hot start
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Global Weirding: October was cooler & wetter, November is off to a hot start

Climate change trends continue in Philadelphia. Here’s what the science says.

Philadelphia experienced a wetter and much cooler October in 2022. The average temperature was 57.2°F was 1.0° cooler than normal, according to Climate Central. This is outside the norm: Octobers are getting warmer with an average 3.9°F increase since 1970.

However, the precipitation was 5.80 inches which is 167% of the normal amount, compared to 1991 – 2020. Out of 180 locations, Philadelphia was the 8th wettest.

Image: Climate Central

November temps are trending warmer.

Just like the Philadelphia sports teams, November is off to a hot start.

Philadelphia November warming

Temperatures are expected to be in the high 70s this weekend in Philadelphia, potentially setting records. Nationally, many temps are expected to be 20 to 30 degrees above average.


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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher

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