Thursday, December 1, 2016

November 2016 Climate Summaries - Warmest since 1897 at International Falls, MN; 2nd warmest since 1874 at Duluth, MN

Duluth, Minnesota (Airport location)

November 2016 stats

Average temperature:  40.2 degrees
Normal:  28.8 degrees
Departure:  +11.4 degrees above normal

Note:  This was the 2nd warmest November on record and only 0.4 degrees cooler than the warmest November which occurred in 1899 with an average temperature of 40.6 degrees.

Warmest high temperature:  70 F on the 6th and on previous date
Warmest low temperature:  46 F on the 7th

Coldest high temperature:  26 F on the 19th
Coldest low temperature:  10 F on the 20th

13 days with a high temperature of at least 50 F
6 days with a high temperature of at least 60 F
2 days with a high temperature of at least 70 F

4 days with a high temperature of 32 F or below

2 days with a low temperature of 20 F or below

Total precipitation:  2.60"
Normal:  2.09"
Departure:  +0.51" above normal

Heaviest daily precipitation total:  0.60" on the 28th

Number of days with at least 0.01" of precipitation:  11
Number of days with at least 0.10" of precipitation:  6
Number of days with at least 0.50" of precipitation:  2

Total snowfall:  8.1"
Normal:  13.7"
Departure:  -5.6" below normal

Heaviest daily snowfall total:  3.5" on the 23rd and previous date.

Number of days with snow (0.1" or greater accumulation)  3
Number of days with a 1.0" or greater snowfall:  3

Notes:

1 thunderstorm day
November was the 7th consecutive month with an above average temperature (May-Nov)

Source:  http://mrcc.isws.illinois.edu/

November 2016 temperature departure map.



















November 2016 precipitation departure map.



















November 2016 accumulated snowfall map.



















November 2015 climate summary for Duluth, Minnesota

Average temperature:  36.7 degrees
Departure:  +7.9 degrees above normal

12 days with a high temperature of at least 50 F
2 days with a high temperature of at least 60 F

4 days with a high temperature of 32 F or below

7 days with a low temperature of 20 F or below

Total precipitation:  2.75"
Departure:  +0.66" above normal

Total snowfall:  4.4"
Departure:  -9.3" below normal

Number of days with snow (0.1" or greater accumulation)  6
Number of days with a 1.0" or greater snowfall:  1

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November 2016 climate summaries for select cities

International Falls, MN

Average temperature:  37.2 degrees
Departure:  +11.7 degrees above normal

Note:  Warmest November on record - The previous warmest was 36.9 degrees set in 2001.  Records at International Falls date back to 1897.

Total precipitation:  1.80"
Departure:  +0.42" above normal

Total snowfall:  8.4"
Departure:  -5.3" below normal

Twin Cities, MN

Average temperature:  44.1 degrees
Departure:  +10.4 degrees above normal

Note:  2nd warmest November on record.

Total precipitation:  2.98"
Departure:  +1.21" above normal

Total snowfall:  2.3"
Departure:  -7.0" below normal

***2 thunderstorm days***

St. Cloud, MN

Average temperature:  40.0 degrees
Departure:  +9.6 degrees above normal

Note:  2nd warmest November on record.

Total precipitation:  1.69"
Departure:  +0.31" above normal

Total snowfall:  7.3"
Departure:  -1.1" below normal

Eau Claire, WI

Average temperature:  41.7 degrees
Departure:  +8.8 degrees above normal

Note:  3rd warmest November on record.

Total precipitation:  1.17"
Departure:  -0.67" below normal

Total snowfall:  1.7"
Departure:  -4.2" below normal

***1 thunderstorm day***

Marquette, MI

Average temperature:  39.1 degrees
Departure:  +8.8 degrees above normal

Total precipitation:  1.78"
Departure:  -1.40" below normal

Total snowfall:  14.2"
Departure:  -10.2" below normal

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