Record Warm and Dry November

 After a record wet and cold October, the month of November was just the opposite across central and northeast South Dakota as well as west central Minnesota with record warmth and little moisture.  Average temperatures for November were from 7 to 10 degrees above normal.  The highest temperatures for the month for all locations were in the 60s and 70s with even an 80 degree reading at Kennebec.  Wheaton had its third warmest November on record while Aberdeen and Watertown had their fourth warmest November on record.  Pierre, Sisseton, and Mobridge had their fifth warmest November on record while Timber Lake and Kennebec had their sixth warmest November on record.

 November was also a snowless month for many locations across central and northeast South Dakota along with west central Minnesota. The total precipitation for the month of November was well below normal for all locations with only a few hundredths recorded at Kennebec, Mobridge, and Timber Lake.  In fact, Timber Lake, Kennebec, and Mobridge ranked among their top fifteen driest Novembers on record. 

NOVEMBER

       

Temperature Data

Aberdeen

Sisseton

Wheaton

Watertown

Warmest Temperature/Date

62 / 1st, 7th & 12th

61 / 6th&10th

62 / 11th

64 / 6th

Coldest Temperature/Date

17 / 16th & 26th

19 / 26th

22 / 27th

18 /  16th

Average High/Departure from Normal

50.5 / +11.7

49.7 / +11.1

47.8 / +8.2

49.1 / +11.8

Average Low/Departure from Normal

25.9 / +6.2

28.9 / +7.7

29.5 / +7.9

28.1 / +8.9

Monthly Average/Departure from Normal

38.2 / +8.9

39.3 / +9.4

38.7 / +8.1

38.6 / +10.3

Precipitation Data

       

Monthly Precipitation / Departure from Normal

0.22 / -0.53

0.30 / -0.83

0.62 / -0.54

0.17 / -0.74

Monthly Snowfall / Departure from Normal

Trace / -7.6

0.0 / -7.6

Trace / -5.5

Trace / -5.4

Most Precipitation in 24 hours/Date

0.21 / 12-13th

0.17 / 13th

0.27 / 14th

0.13 /13-14th

Most Snow in 24 hours/Date

Trace/25th

0.0

Trace/25th

Trace/ 25th

         

Temperature Data

Pierre

Kennebec

Mobridge

Timber Lake

Warmest Temperature/Date

75 / 6th

80 / 6th

67 / 6th

73 / 6th

Coldest Temperature/Date

15 / 26th

12 / 26th

14 / 29th

15 / 29th

Average High/Departure from Normal

54.3 / +11.0

55.7 / +11.2

51.9/ +11.3

51.6 / +11.7

Average Low/Departure from Normal

27.7 / +4.4

25.4 / +3.4

25.1 / +3.3

25.1 / +4.6

Monthly Average/Departure from Normal

41.1 / +7.7

40.5 / +7.3

38.5 / +7.3

38.4 / +8.2

Precipitation Data

       

Monthly Precipitation / Departure from Normal

0.14 / -0.56

0.04 / -0.57

0.02/ -0.53

0.01 / -0.66

Monthly Snowfall / Departure from Normal

0.0 / -5.1

0.0 / -4.7

0.0 / -5.4

0.0 / -6.6

Most Precipitation in 24 hours / Date

0.14 / 12-13th

0.04 / 14th

0.01 / 13th

0.01 / 8th

Most Snow in 24 hours / Date

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

 



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