Balmy November 1-15, 2009

On the heels of a winter-like October came a taste of autumn in November. The pleasant weather was thanks to persistent areas of Pacific high pressure and any major rain and snow storms steered clear of the state. November 1-15 ranks among the top ten warmest first half of Novembers on record. The Twin Cities had its 7th warmest November 1-15 on record with 45.5 degrees. Three of the top ten warmest November 1-15 periods have been in the 2000's, with the warmest November 1-15 in 2001 with 51.5 degrees.


Ranking of November 1-15 Average Temperatures in degrees F

Twin Cities

Rank Value Year
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1    51.5  2001  
2    49.1  1964  
3    46.0  1975  
4    45.9  1999 
5    45.8  1981 
6    45.7  1931 
7    45.5  2009 
8    45.0  1944
9    44.9  2005
10   44.7  1978
 
Ranking of average temperatures for November 1-15, 2009 various locations

Location       Nov 1-15 Rank (warmest)
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Twin Cities    7th
St. Cloud      5th
Duluth         7th
Rochester      5th
Inter. Falls   6th
Fargo          4th
Sioux Falls    5th