SNOW November is historically an extremely variable month for snowfall in Minnesota. We ended up with 9.4″ of snow over 6 events.
3YEARS This was the snowiest November – by far – of the past three years along with the most events.
COLD November 2014 was the 9th coldest November in recorded history for MSP. As well, we tied for the longest streak of days below 32º with 11 and the 2nd most days of below 32º in November with a count of 17. (http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=mpx&storyid=105529)
ABOVE AVERAGE Over the past 20 years, we have averaged only 4.9″ of snow in November. 2014 was the most since 2010 when we had 9.8″ and tied for 2nd most in the past 15 years.
BELOW AVERAGE Our historic average (since the 1800s) is well above our recent averages at 9.8″ for November.
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EVENT #1 11/10/14 Major snowfall n/nw metro, lighter to s/se
EVENT #2 11/15/14 Light, fluffy accumulations throughout metro.
EVENT #3 11/19/14 Light accumulations followed by blowing snow.
EVENT #4 11/23/14 Ice/sleet event
EVENT #5 11/26/14 Moderate snowfall coming down heavy at times.
EVENT #6 11/28/14 Light snow/scattered ice
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SNOWFALL The total snowfall for the 2014/15 season stands at 9.4″.
NOVEMBER 9.4″ of snow fell in November 2014.
SNOWFALL To date, our 2014 annual snowfall is well ahead of the 20-year average with 62″ compared to our 50.5″ annual average.
2013 Last year was the snowiest year we have had since 1996 when we had 69″ total.
BUDGETS Snow budgets have been successfully blown for 2014 by our Jan/Feb snowfalls. Thankfully, our December 2014 looks to be exceptionally kind to us with a nice melting period as El Niño works it’s magic.
EL NINO The much-discussed El Niño will bring warmer temperatures to Minnesota for December.
2015 There are no major weather trends showing up yet for January through March 2015. Hopefully this means that our good friend Polar Vortex will not be visiting as often this winter.
JAN-MAR TEMPERATURES The National Weather Service is predicting average temperatures for the 3-month period beginning January 2015.
SOUTH The south looks to be in for some colder than normal temperatures for the period mentioned above. This could have an impact on fruits, vegetable and crop production.
JAN-MAR PRECIPITATION The same as above, no major snow trends are emerging as of yet for 2015. We look to be average for snowfall in the Upper Midwest.