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Daryl Ritchison, WDAY, Published December 03 2013

Weather Talk: November temps, precip were both below average

The average temperature last month was 28.2 degrees, which is 0.6 degrees below the current 30-year average. Although not an exceptionally cold month, it was the coldest November in Fargo-Moorhead since 2003.

Fargo-Moorhead had recorded nine straight above- average Novembers until this year.

Precipitation in November was also below average. In total, only 0.40 of an inch of rain and melted snow was recorded in November. That is well below the average of 1.0 inch.

Our cooperative observer in north Moorhead measured 0.3 of an inch of snow last month. The average November snowfall is 7.9 inches. This ranks November 2013 as the ninth-least snowy November since 1890. In recent years, 2006 with just 0.2 of an inch and 1999 with no measurable snow ranked lower.


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