Climate Summaries for November 2020

*November 2020 was warmer than average across the Northland, with Duluth, International Falls, Hibbing, Brainerd and Ashland all recording a top 20 warmest November on record. Average temperatures for the month finished about 4 to 5 degrees above normal.

*Snowfall and precipitation totals varied considerably across the Northland in November 2020, with Duluth recording around 19″ of snow (+5.5″ above normal) while International Falls had just 3.6″ of snow for the entire month (-10.1″ below normal)

*Duluth, Hibbing and Brainerd recorded one day with thunder in early November.

November 2020 Climate Summary for Duluth, Minnesota

Average temperature: 33.3 degrees
Normal: 28.8 degrees
Departure: +4.5 degrees above normal

Highest temperature: 75 degrees on the 6th
Lowest temperature: 11 degrees on the 16th and 30th

8 days with a high temperature of at least 50 F (mean is 3 days)
7 days with a high temperature of at least 60 F (mean is 1 day)
3 days with a high temperature of at least 70 F (mean is 0 days)

Total precipitation: 2.45″
Normal: 2.09″
Departure: +0.36″ above normal

Greatest calendar day precipitation total: 1.18″ on the 9th

9 days with at least 0.01″ of precipitation
6 days with at least 0.10″ of precipitation
1 day with at least 0.50″ of precipitation
1 day with at least 1.00″ of precipitation

Total snowfall: 19.2″
Normal: 13.7″
Departure: +5.5″ above normal

Greatest calendar day snowfall total: 7.3″ on the 10th

8 days with at least 0.1″ snowfall (mean is 7 days)
4 days with at least 1.0″ snowfall (mean is 3 days)

Notes:

1 day with thunder

November 2020 had the most 60 degree or warmer days on record for November. New record is 7 days, old record was 6 days set in 2001 and tied in 2016.

November 2020 tied with November 2016 and November 1903 for most 70 degree or warmer days (3) on record for November.

November 2020 was the 20th warmest November in station history.

November 2020 was the 18th snowiest November in station history.

60% of days in November had an above normal temperature in Duluth, while 40% of days had a below normal temperature.

Daily average temperature departure at Duluth, Minnesota for November 2020.

Red=Above normal

Blue=Below normal

Source: https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/

November 2020 temperature data at Duluth, Minnesota.

Source: https://w2.weather.gov/

November 2020 Precipitation data at Duluth, Minnesota.

November 2020 Snowfall data at Duluth, Minnesota.

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November 2020 Climate Summary for International Falls, Minnesota

Average temperature: 31.1 degrees
Departure: +5.5 degrees above normal

Total precipitation: 0.49″
Departure: -0.89″ below normal

Total snowfall: 3.6″
Departure: -10.1″ below normal

Notes:

November 2020 tied for 14th warmest November on record in station history.

November 2020 was the 14th driest, and 11th least snowiest November on record in station history.
November 2020 Climate Summary for Brainerd, Minnesota

Average temperature: 34.7 degrees
Departure: +4.6 degrees above normal

1 day with thunder

Note: November 2020 was the 14th warmest November in station history.
November 2020 Climate Summary for Hibbing, Minnesota

Average temperature: 29.8 degrees
Departure: +3.9 degrees above normal

1 day with thunder

Note: November 2020 was the 13th warmest November in station history.
November 2020 Climate Summary for Ashland, Wisconsin

Average temperature: 36.5 degrees
Departure: +5.1 degrees above normal

Note: November 2020 was the 12th warmest November in station history.
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Widespread warmth across the Northland in November 2020.

Source: https://mrcc.illinois.edu/CLIMATE/

Total precipitation in November 2020 varied from >2″ at Duluth, to around 0.50″ at International Falls.

Precipitation totals for November 2020 ranged from 117% of normal at Duluth, to just 36% of normal at International Falls.

Snowfall totals in November 2020 ranged from >19″ at Duluth, to <4″ at International Falls.

Duluth received 140% of its normal snowfall in November 2020, while International Falls picked up just ~26% of their normal snowfall.

Thanks for reading!

Tim

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