November: Dry with Near Normal Temperatures

 

November 2010 across central and northeast South Dakota as well as west central Minnesota started out very warm with much above normal temperatures and finished out the month colder than normal.  Overall, average temperatures for the month were generally from 1 degree above to 1 degree below normal for all locations.  Very warm temperatures occurred early in the month from the 6th through the 10th with highs in the upper 60s to the upper 70s.  Low temperatures for November were mainly in the single digits below zero towards the end of the month.  The big story for November was the dry conditions with much below normal precipitation across the region.  Snowfall for November was generally around 2 inches and below across the region.

NOVEMBER 2010

       

Temperature Data

Aberdeen

Sisseton

Wheaton

Watertown

Warmest Temperature/Date

70 / 8th

67 / 9th

67 / 10th

68 / 8th

Coldest Temperature/Date

-6 / 23rd, 25th

-1 / 25th

-3 / 25th

-3 / 25th

Average High/Departure from Normal

41.9 / +3.1

40.1 / +1.5

39.9 / +0.3

40.0 / +2.7

Average Low/Departure from Normal

19.0 / -0.7

20.9 / -0.3

21.3 / -0.3

20.9 / +1.7

Month Average/Departure from Normal

30.5 / +1.2

30.5 / +0.6

30.6  / 0.0

30.4 / +2.1

Precipitation Data

       

Monthly Precipitation / Departure from Normal

0.12 / -0.63

0.15 / -0.98

0.46 / -0.70

0.09 / -0.82

Monthly Snowfall / Departure from Normal

1.7 / -5.9

0.6 / -7.0

2.1 / -3.4

2.0 / -3.4

Most Precipitation in 24 hours / Date

0.03 / 29th

0.03 / 30th

0.27 / 11th

0.03 / 22nd

Most Snow in 24 hours / Date

0.6 / 29th

0.2 / 22nd

1.0 / 23rd

1.5 / 22nd

         

Temperature Data

Pierre

Kennebec

Mobridge

Timber Lake

Warmest Temperature/Date

71 / 6th

78 / 6th

70 / 6th

70 / 6th

Coldest Temperature/Date

-2 / 24th

-7 / 25th

-7 / 24th, 25th

-14 / 25th

Average High/Departure from Normal

44.2 / +0.9

45.8 / +1.3

41.3 / +0.7

39.3 / -0.3

Average Low/Departure from Normal

22.5 / -0.8

21.8 / -0.2

19.7 / -2.1

19.4 / -1.1

Month Average/Departure from Normal

33.3 / 0.0

33.8 / +0.6

30.5 / -0.7

29.3 / -0.7

Precipitation Data

       

Monthly Precipitation / Departure from Normal

0.16 / -0.54

0.26 / -0.35

0.24 / -0.31

0.35 / -0.32

Monthly Snowfall / Departure from Normal

0.3 / -4.8

0.5 / -4.2

1.4 / -4.0

4.4 / -2.2

Most Precipitation in 24 hours / Date

0.08 / 15th

0.08 / 10th, 12th

0.15 / 22nd

0.13 / 29th

Most Snow in 24 hours / Date

0.3 / 29th

0.5 / 29th

0.7 / 22nd

2.4 / 22nd



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