November 2012 Climatic Summary
 
November temperatures generally ranged from 3 to 5 degrees above average across the area this month. The average monthly temperature was 3.8 degrees above normal across the region. The location with the highest departure in November was Mt. Rushmore, with an average temperature of 5.8 degrees above normal. Interior had the coolest departure, at 1.7 degrees above average.
 
Precipitation in November averaged only 55 percent of normal across the entire area. The only locations that had above normal precipitation were Ft. Meade, Hot Springs, and Custer. The driest location was Newell, with only 0.07 inches. On the other end of the spectrum, Ft. Meade had 0.98 inches of precipitation for the month.
 
Snowfall for November averaged only 56 percent of normal across the entire area. Several locations reported between 2 and 5 inches of snowfall for the month. The highest November snow totals occurred over the Black Hills. Custer received 7.0 inches of snow, and Lead received 9.3 inches of snow for the month.
 
November significant storm summary...
 
November 10th – A weak storm system brought a couple inches of snow to parts of Northeast Wyoming and western South Dakota, along with up to ¼” of freezing drizzle across northwestern South Dakota. A few locations in Meade County near Faith recorded around 3 inches of snowfall.
 
November 25th – Another weak weather system brought 2 to 6 inches of snow to parts of Northeast Wyoming, the Black Hills, and southwestern South Dakota. Oelrichs and Porcupine topped the list with 6 inches of snowfall.
 
 
LOCAL EXTREMES
Rapid City
Lead
Gillette
Temperature
Temperature
Date
Temperature
Date
Temperature
Date
Max. Temp.
73
7th
67
7th
72
7th
Min. Temp.
6
11th
1
25th
-3
11th
Precipitation
Rapid City
Lead
Gillette
Monthly Data
Amount
Date
Amount
Date
Amount
Date
Precipitation
0.45
 
0.83
 
0.55
 
Snowfall
4.7
 
9.3
 
4.1
 
Daily Data
Amount
Date
Amount
Date
Amount
Date
Max. Precipitation
0.25
10th
0.26
22nd
0.23
26th
Max. Snowfall
2.9
10th
2.8
22nd
2.0
10th, 26th

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