"Cold and dry" were the words used to describe November's weather by Marietta weather watcher Charlie Worsham.
"The whole eastern part of the United States has been dry," Worsham said Monday.
In Marietta, "Rainfall was the lowest for November since the area had .48 inches in 1976," he added.
Although the normal rainfall for November in Marietta is 3.37 inches, the area received only 0.41 inches in actual rainfall last month.
Normal annual precipitation for the Marietta area is 42.9 inches, said Worsham.
Last month was the second driest November on record in Parkersburg, according to Simone Lewis, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Charleston, W.Va.
Actual average high temperature: 52.5 degrees.
Normal average high temperature: 55 degrees.
Actual average low temperature: 30.2 degrees.
Normal average low temperature: 35 degrees.
Actual rainfall: .41 inches.
Normal rainfall: 3.37 inches.
Source: Marietta weather watcher Charlie Worsham.
Statistics for Marietta are not yet available, she said.
Parkersburg received 0.44 inches of precipitation in November, Lewis reported.
"The driest was 0.11 inches set in 1904," she said.
Hurricane Sandy had minimal impact on rainfall in the Marietta area, Worsham said.
"We didn't get much of anything from Sandy. It didn't make it over the Virginia and West Virginia mountains," he said.
Marietta saw only 0.3 inches of rain on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, as Sandy was in play, said Worsham.
The drier-than-normal conditions in November did not put the Marietta area in a drought situation.
"We're not in any sort of drought as of yet, but we are considered to be abnormally dry," said Lewis.
In November, the actual average high temperature in Marietta was 52.5 degrees, compared to a normal average high temperature of 55 degrees. said Worsham.
Meanwhile, the actual average low temperature was 30.2 degrees, with the normal average low temperature 35 degrees, he added.
The highest temperature for the month of November was 72 degrees, reported on Nov. 11. The month's lowest temperature was recorded at 22 degrees on Nov. 29 and 30, reported Worsham.
As far as December weather, the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center reported "equal chances" for both precipitation and temperature.
"They're not favoring either above normal precipitation or below normal precipitation, nor above normal temperature or below normal temperature" in December, Lewis said.
"It means (the center) statistically can't determine for sure what's going to happen," she added.
According to Lewis, it looks like going into next week there will be an active pattern with several disturbances.
"We are going to see some decent rainfall at times," she said. "We are not looking at snow, it's looking like rain."
The normal average snowfall for December in the Marietta area is 3.2 inches, said Worsham.
"I don't think we'll make it. Last winter for the whole winter we had 2.8 inches of snow," he added.
According to a 30-year average done for the years 1981 to 2010 by the National Weather Service, the average annual snowfall for Marietta is 20 inches.