Very Dry November

November 2013 was a very dry month across central and north central South Dakota along with west central Minnesota with average temperatures near to two degrees below normal.  Precipitation ranged from a trace at Watertown to around a quarter of an inch at Pierre.  Sisseton had one of their top ten driest Novembers on record with Watertown having one of their top five driest Novembers.  December is starting off with some snowfall across the region along with bitter cold Arctic air and strong north winds.  

NOVEMBER 2013

       

Temperature Data

Aberdeen

Sisseton

Wheaton

Watertown

Warmest Temperature / Date

62 / 13th

60 / 13th

66 / 14th

54 / 3rd, 15th

Coldest Temperature / Date

-7 / 23rd

-3 / 23rd

-4 / 24th

-4 / 23rd

Average High / Departure from Normal

40.9 / +1.3

40.8 / +0.6

38.8 / +0.2

39.6 / +0.6

Average Low / Departure from Normal

13.3 / -5.6

18.5 / -3.0

18.2 / -2.2

18.4 / -2.2

Monthly Average / Departure from Normal

27.1 / -2.2

29.6 / -1.2

28.5 / -1.0

29.0 / -0.8

Precipitation Data

       

Monthly Precipitation / Departure from Normal

0.10 / -0.63

0.07 / -0.51

0.11 / -1.02

Trace / -0.76

Monthly Snowfall / Departure from Normal

Trace / -7.0

0.0 / -7.3

Trace / -4.6

Trace / -4.9

Most Precipitation in 24 hours / Date

0.09 / 8th

0.04 / 8th

0.05 / 9th

Trace

Most Snow in 24 hours / Date

Trace

0

Trace

Trace

         

Temperature Data

Pierre

Kennebec

Mobridge

Timber Lake

Warmest Temperature / Date

65 / 19th

64 / 3rd,  13th

57 / 13th

54 / 2nd, 13th

Coldest Temperature / Date

6 / 21st, 22nd

-2 / 22nd

-2 / 23rd

2 / 23rd

Average High / Departure from Normal

45.4 / +1.3

47.8 / +2.2

41.7 / -1.1

41.4 / -0.5

Average Low / Departure from Normal

21.4 / -1.9

21.3 / -1.3

18.0 / -3.1

19.9 /  -1.3

Monthly Average / Departure from Normal

33.4 / -0.3

34.6 / +0.6

29.9 / -2.0

30.6 / -1.0

Precipitation Data

       

Monthly Precipitation / Departure from Normal

0.24 / -0.52

0.23 / -0.49

0.04 / -0.44

0.04 / -0.57

Monthly Snowfall / Departure from Normal

1.5 / -3.8

3.0 / -3.3

Trace / -4.7  

1.0 / -4.9

Most Precipitation in 24 hours / Date

0.19 / 5th

0.20 / 5th

0.04 / 8th

0.04 / 11th

Most Snow in 24 hours / Date

1.0 / 5th

3.0 / 5th

Trace

1.0 / 11th



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