November 2012

November finished with an average temperature of 30.3 degrees which is 1.5 degrees above the 30 year average for the month.  Much of the month recorded temperatures near average with the exception of a very warm period just before Thanksgiving and the well below average period that occurred right after the snow event on Thanksgiving Day.

Although Fargo Moorhead finished the month slightly above average, most of North Dakota recorded below average temperatures in November.  The snow storm that dropped significant snow cover over western and northern portions of North Dakota on November 9 and 10 kept places like Bismarck, Minot, Williston and even Grand Forks much cooler than what we experienced locally.  Most of Minnesota on the other hand recorded a warmer than average November like we did locally.

Precipitation wise, the airport recorded 0.59 inches of rain and melted snow last month, which is 0.41 inches below average.  The 4.8 inches of snow that was measured also finished below the average of 7.9 inches.