Final Numbers on the Mild November

What a difference a month makes!  After a very cold and winter like October, November 2009 ended up much above normal across the Northern Plains, including South Dakota and west-central Minnesota. In fact, every day in November averaged above normal at Aberdeen, Pierre, and Watertown!  

Below are a few other interesting temperature facts at Pierre, Aberdeen, and Watertown.  Tables listing the top 10 warmest November’s on record are also provided below.  A more detailed temperature and precipitation summary from November 2009 will be provided within the next couple of days.


At Pierre: 

  • The average daily temperature of 41.1 was +7.7F above normal and ranked as the 5th warmest on record.
  • The average high temperature of 54.3 was the 5th warmest on record.
  • The average low temperature of 27.8 was the 10th warmest on record.
 
At Aberdeen:
  • The average daily temperature of 38.2 was +8.9 above normal and ranked as the 4th warmest on record.
  • The average high temperature of 50.5 was the 7th warmest on record.
  • The average low temperature of 25.9 was the 8th warmest on record.
 
At Watertown:
  • The average daily temperature of 38.6 was +10.3F above normal and ranked as the 4th warmest on record.
  • The average high temperature of 49.1 was the 7th warmest on record.
  • The average low temperature of 28.1 was the 4th warmest on record.
 
 
 
Top Ten Warmest Average November Temperatures in Pierre (1933-2009)
 

 
Value
Year(s)
1
44.4
1999
2
43.2
1949
3
42.1
1939
4
41.3
2001
5
41.1
2009, 1954
7
40.7
1980
8
40.3
1981, 1962
10
39.6
1998

 
 
 
Top Ten Warmest Average November Temperatures in Aberdeen (1893-2009)
 
 

 
Value
Year(s)
1
40.7
1923
2
39.5
2001
3
38.7
1999
4
38.2
2009
5
38.0
1949
6
37.6
1981
7
37.5
1913
8
37.4
1917
9
36.9
1954
10
36.1
1980

 
  Top Ten Warmest Average November Temperatures in Watertown (1893-2009)
  

 
Value
Year(s)
1
40.4
2001
2
39.6
1999
3
39.1
1899
4
38.6
2009
5
38.5
1917
6
37.5
1923
7
37.3
1913
8
37.0
1949
9
36.9
1987, 1939

 


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