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Cool and Dry in the East; Turning Stormy in the Northwest

Much cooler temperatures behind a cold front will bring a feeling of fall to the East Coast today. In addition, an active fall storm pattern developing in the Pacific Northwest this week will bring areas of heavy rain and high elevation snow. Northern California will benefit from rainfall this week that will aid firefighters given the recent large wildfires. Read More >

November is typically the heart of the transition season across the Northern Plains, where we lose about a degree a day on the normal temperatures, and many years will have the first measurable snowfall.  Nowhere has it been more evident than looking out the window at the snow and ice of the last several days, or wondering how you can keep the needed wardrobe accessible over the last week and a half.  Below is just how extreme the swing has been during the first third of November.


Temperatures This  November


Mean Mamimum Temperature Nov. 1-5

Departure From Normal

Mean Maximum Temperature Nov. 6-10

Departure From Normal

Sioux Falls, SD 71.2 +21.6 33.4 -13.0
Sioux City, IA 75.0 +22.4 35.8 -13.4
Mitchell, SD 70.4 +20.0 32.4 -14.6
Huron, SD 69.0 +19.8 30.6 -15.0