Consecutive Days of 32 Degrees or Colder in November

A strong January-like area of high pressure settled in across a large part of the central United States in the wake of the November 10, 2014 storm.

Twin Cities began a streak of "at or below 32 degrees" for a maximum temperature on Monday, November 10 with a high temperature of 31 degrees. The mercury reached 34 degrees just before midnight on November 21, ending the streak at 11 days. The longest stretch of 32 degrees or colder is a cold spell that began on November 16, 1880 and lasted for the rest of November for a streak of 15 days. 11 days has also been reached in 1911, 1985 and 1996.

 

Consecutive days of "at or below 32 degrees"
in the Twin Cities (1871-2014)

Streak Began    Streak Ended  Total in Nov.
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1880-11-16  to	1880-12-03	15 Days
1900-11-13  to  1900-11-23      11 Days
1911-11-11  to	1911-11-21	11 Days
1985-11-20  to	1985-12-21	11 Days
1996-11-18  to	1996-11-28	11 Days
2014-11-10  to  2014-11-20      11 Days

The all time record for consecutive days at or below 32 degrees for the entire winter in the Twin Cities is 83 days from December 15, 1874 to March 8, 1875.

Last modified: December 4, 2014

 

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