Consecutive Months Warmer than Normal in the Twin Cities.

Late November Thunderstorm in 2016
Late November Thunderstorm in 2016
Courtesy: Minnesota State Climatology Office

 

The average monthly temperature has been above the 1981-2010 normal for sixteen months in a row in the Twin Cities (including December 2016).

The last time the Twin Cities had a below normal month was August 2015. Every month since then has been above normal, in some cases much above normal. The streak continues into December 2016, when despite a significant but brief cold snap, mild weather prevailed enough that December will finished above normal.

The last time there was a sixteen-month-long above normal stretch in the Twin Cities was from June 2011 to September 2012.

Twin Cities Average Monthly Temperatures


2015-16   Avg   Dept. from
Month     Temp  1981-2010 Normal
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September 67.9   + 5.9
October   52.1   + 3.2
November  44.1   +10.4
December  30.2   +10.5
January   17.6   + 2.0
February  24.9   + 4.0
March     41.3   + 8.5
April     48.1	 + 0.6
May       61.3   + 2.2
June      71.3   + 2.4
July      75.2   + 1.4
August    73.4   + 2.2
September 66.1   + 4.1
October   52.9   + 4.0
November  44.1   +10.4
December  20.9   + 1.2 

Last modified: January 9, 2017
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