We heard someone say recently that this past November was "the best ever." And we would agree it was pretty great -- warm, sunny, snow-free. Downright autumnal.
So we were curious about the stats for this November. According to the National Weather Service...
+ The average temperature was 43.3 -- a little more than four degrees warmer than an average November.
+ The high temps were about five degrees warmer than usual.
+ There were 128 fewer heating degree days than normal.
+ It only rained on eight days (about four fewer than usual) -- and only two of the days got more than half an inch of rain.
The big difference this year was snowfall -- or, rather, the lack of snowfall. The NWS didn't record any snow last month. A typical November has about five inches.
By the way: We thought the first snowfall of the season hadn't occurred yet, but we were wrong. According to the NWS, the first flakes of the season -- just a trace -- fell on October 16.
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