First half of November 2021 Climate Summaries for the Northland

The first half of November 2021 was warmer and wetter than average in the Northland.

Average monthly temperatures for November 1-15, 2021 were ~2 to 3 degrees warmer than average, while precipitation ranged from ~0.50 to 0.80″ above normal.

Snowfall departures during the first half of November 2021 ranged from nearly 2″ above normal at International Falls, to around 1″ below normal at Duluth.

Duluth, Minnesota Climate Summary for November 1-15, 2021

Average temperature: 36.4 degrees
Departure: +3.0 degrees above normal

Total precipitation: 1.79″
Departure: +0.74 above normal

Total snowfall: 4.9″
Departure: -1.1″ below normal
International Falls, Minnesota Climate Summary for November 1-15, 2021

Average temperature: 33.1 degrees
Departure: +2.8 degrees above normal

Total precipitation: 1.62″
Departure: +0.82″ above normal

Total snowfall: 6.6″
Departure: +1.8″ above normal
Brainerd, Minnesota Climate Summary for November 1-15, 2021

Average temperature: 36.4 degrees
Departure: +2.0 degrees above normal

Total precipitation: 0.96″
Departure: +0.41″ above normal
Hibbing, Minnesota Climate Summary for November 1-15, 2021

Average temperature: 31.4 degrees
Departure: +2.0 degrees above normal

Total precipitation: 1.48″
Departure: +0.85″ above normal
Ashland, Wisconsin Climate Summary for November 1-15, 2021

Average temperature: 37.3 degrees
Departure: +1.7 degrees above normal

Total precipitation: 1.43″
Departure: +0.58″ above normal
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The first half of November 2021 was warmer than average by +2 to +3 degrees in the Northland.

It’s been a wet November thus far with 1 to nearly 2 inches of precipitation reported in the Northland, while some locations near Lake Superior have picked up 3 or more inches of precipitation so far this month.

Percent of Mean Precipitation for November 1-15, 2021

Hibbing, MN: 235% of normal
International Falls, MN: 203% of normal
Brainerd, MN: 175% of normal
Duluth, MN: 170% of normal
Ashland, WI: 168% of normal

Snowfall totals so far this month have ranged from around 4 to 7 inches across much of north-central Minnesota to around 2 to 4 inches in much of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.

Snowfall totals were 175 to nearly 500% of normal across the northwest half of Minnesota during the first half of November 2021, in other words well above normal, while southern Minnesota had below normal snowfall (5 to 25% of normal) during the first half of November 2021.

Tim

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