What a difference a year can make! This year is quite different from 2008 at the National Weather Service office located in Negaunee Township. The NWS office received 45.4 inches of snow through November 29th, 2008, and 43.2 inches of that came in November 2008. Compare that to this year, 5.1 inches of snow recorded with 3.1 inches falling in November. In addition, November 2008 recorded 16 days with a high temperature of 32F (through the 29th) or colder compared to 2 days (November 29th) below freezing for high temperatures for November 2009. The max snow depth at the office so far this Fall is 1 inch, compared to 16 inches for November 2008. November 2008 received at least a trace of snow on 18 days through the 29th, while November 2009 has received snow on only 8 days. November 2009 also had 20 consecutive days of high temperatures of 40F or warmer, while November 2008 had 9 total days of 40F high temperatures or warmer.
There have been multiple records tied or broken for November at the National Weather Service (NWS) office located in Negaunee Township. Some of the records that have been tied or broken are: consecutive days with highs above 32F and 40F, consecutive days with no snowfall and no snow on the ground, and even an entire week with no recorded precipitation for the month of November. For the first time on record for the month of November, an entire week went by without any precipitation. This occurred from November 6th through November 12th.
Records are listed below for the month of November.
Through November 29th, only 5.1 inches of snow has been recorded this month at the NWS office located in Negaunee Township. This is 22.2 inches below normal and has established the new record as the least snowy start to the snow season.
Through November 29th, the rankings for least snow recorded in the season are:
1. 5.1 inches 2009
2. 9.5 inches 1962
3. 9.7 inches 1963
4. 10.3 inches 1998
5. 9.5 inches 1962
November 2009 has only received 3.1 inches of snow through November 29th. The least snow received in the month of November is 2.5 inches, which was recorded in 1990.
The rankings for the least snowfall received in November are:
1. 2.5 inches 1990
2. 4.7 inches 1962
3. 7.5 inches 1999
4. 7.6 inches 1969
5. 8.0 inches 2004
Consecutive Days with No Snowfall
November 25th marked the most consecutive days with no snowfall in November. From November 6th through the 25th, no snow fell at the NWS office in Negaunee.
For November, the rankings for most consecutive days with no snowfall are:
1. 20 days 2009
2. 18 days 1994
3. 13 days 1999
4. 12 days 1969, 1970
Lack of Snow on the Ground
Since November has had a lot of days with no snow, there haven't been a lot of days with snow on the ground. Because the NWS office in Negaunee Township did not have a trace of snow on the ground at 7 am on Thanksgiving, November 26th, November 2009 broke the record for most days in a month with no snow depth.
The rankings for most overall days with no snow depth at 7 am for November are:
1. 27 days 2009
2. 24 days 1999,2001
3. 22 days 2004
Consecutive Days with a High Temperature above 32F
This has been a very warm November at the NWS office in Negaunee Township. November 26th marks the 26th straight day with highs above 32F. The streak ended on November 27th when the high temperature failed to get above 32F for this first time this Fall. This breaks the record of most consecutive days with highs above 32F at the NWS office. The lowest high temperature recorded so far this Fall was 30F on November 27th.
For November, the rankings for most consecutive days with high temperatures above 32F are:
1. 26 days 2009
2. 25 days 1999, 2001
3. 23 days 2004
Consecutive Days with a High Temperature above 40F
The remarkable high temperatures didn't stop with highs above 32F. November 25th marked the 20th consecutive day with highs greater than or equal to 40F, this broke the old record of 18 consecutive days in 1994. From November 6th through the 25th, the high temperature at the NWS office in Negaunee Township was at least 42F.
For November, the rankings for most consecutive days with high temperatures 40F or above are:
1. 20 days 2009
2. 18 days 1994
3. 12 days 1964
4. 10 days 1975, 1977, 1990
Most Overall Days with No Snowfall in November
In addition to breaking or tying records for consecutive days with no snowfall, November 2009 has experienced the most days in the month with no snowfall at all.
The rankings for most overall days with no snowfall for November are:
1. 21 days 1994, 1999, 2009
2. 20 days 1962, 1984
3. 19 days 1963, 1969, 1981, 1982, 2001
Most Days with a High Temperature 40F or Above in November
Another record that has been broken for November is days with highs 40F or above for the entire month. Not only has November 2009 had 20 consecutive days with highs 40F or above, it has also had 24 out of 29 days with highs 40F or above. This breaks the old record of 22 days set back in 2001.
The rankings for most overall days with high temperatures 40F or above for November are:
1. 24 days 2009
2. 22 days 2001
3. 20 days 1994, 1999
4. 18 days 2004
Most Days with a Low Temperature Above Freezing in November
One record that has not been broken or tied yet is low temperatures above 32F. Through the 29th, there have been 9 days with low temperatures above freezing. This is 3 away from the record set in 2001 of 12 days. What is truly remarkable is that the 22nd through the 25th all had low temperatures above freezing, when the normal low temperature is around 20F. The low temperature on November 22nd was 35F (14F above normal), on the 23rd and 24th the low temperature was 39F (19F above normal), and on the 25th the low temperature was 38F (19F above normal).
The rankings for most overall days with low temperatures above freezing for November are:
1. 12 days 2001
2. 10 days 1994
3. 9 days 2009 (through the 29th)
4. 8 days 1963, 1964, 1999
Weather records for the National Weather Service office located in Negaunee Township date back to 1961.