63-plus inches of precipitation measured in 2015

<p class="p1">After days of cloudy skies and rain, sunshine made a return appearance Tuesday morning in Union County.</p><p class="p1">Rainy weather prevailed in the area on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, which were the final four days of November.</p><p class="p1">November was very wet in the Union County area, with precipitation totalling 9.53 inches in Jonesboro.</p><p class="p1">For the 11 months through the end of November, precipitation in the Union County area has totalled more than 63 inches. </p><p class="p1">Precipitation, in terms of inches, for the area usually averages in the low- to mid-40s.</p><p class="p1">As a result of recent heavy rain, the National Weather Service office in Paducah issued a flood warning for the Mississippi River.</p><p class="p1">The warning covered Union, Alexander and Jackson counties in Southern Illinois and Cape Girardeau, Perry and Scott counties in Southeast Missouri.</p><p class="p1">The weather service reported on its website that minor flooding was expected this week in the Thebes and Cape Girardeau areas.</p><p class="p1">As of 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, the river stage was at 30.5 feet. Flood stage is 32.0 feet. The river was expected to rise to near 33.5 feet by Thursday morning (today).</p><p class="p1">Rainfall amounts in Jonesboro for the period of Nov. 17-30 as recorded by weather observer Dana Cross included:</p><p class="p1">2.55 inches Nov. 17. .56 of an inch Nov. 18. .29 of an inch Nov. 21. 1.68 inches Nov. 27. 1.13 inches Nov. 28. .39 of an inch Nov. 29. .03 of an inch Nov. 30.</p><p class="p1">Following are temperatures for Nov. 17-30:</p><p class="p2"><strong>                                   H  L</strong></p><p class="p2">Tuesday, Nov. 17       71  53</p><p class="p2">Wednesday, Nov. 18  64 50</p><p class="p2">Thursday, Nov. 19      57 32</p><p class="p2">Friday, Nov. 20          57 29</p><p class="p2">Saturday, Nov. 21      46 27</p><p class="p2">Sunday, Nov. 22         42 29</p><p class="p2">Monday, Nov. 23        57 27</p><p class="p2">Tuesday, Nov. 24       61 32</p><p class="p2">Wednesday, Nov. 25   58 40</p><p class="p2">Thursday, Nov. 26       65 55</p><p class="p2">Friday, Nov. 27           63 47</p><p class="p2">Saturday, Nov. 28       48 42</p><p class="p2">Sunday, Nov. 29         44 42</p><p class="p2">Monday, Nov. 30        49 42</p><p class="p1"><strong>November Weather</strong></p><p class="p1">The high temperature for the month of November was 75 degrees, which was recorded on Nov. 5. </p><p class="p1">The low for the month was 27, which was recorded on Nov. 21 and Nov. 23. </p><p class="p1">During the month, precipitation totaled 9.53 inches.</p><p class="p1">Precipitation for the year, through the end of Novembber, totalled 63.27  inches.</p><p class="p3"> </p>

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