National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
November 2014 was very cold month across central and northeast South Dakota as well as west central Minnesota. Average monthly temperatures were from nearly 6 to 8 degrees below normal across the region. As a result, most locations finished out the month with one of their top ten coldest Novembers on record.  Wheaton had their second coldest November on record with Sisseton having their third coldest on record.  Mobridge and Watertown finished November with their fifth coldest on record while Pierre and Aberdeen had their sixth coldest on record.   November started out warm across the region with highs mainly in the 50s and 60s. After the snowfall around the 10th, the bottom fell out with Arctic air moving in. Temperatures dropped to much below normal and pretty much stayed there throughout the month.   The precipitation for the month varied across the region from below to near to above ranging from a third of an inch to nearly an inch. The wettest locations were Sisseton and Mobridge with Timber Lake and Wheaton the driest. The main snowfall came early in the month where 2 to 8 inches fell across the region.
By contrast, Australia had their warmest November on record. Click HERE for more information. 

NOVEMBER 2014
Temperature Data
Aberdeen
Sisseton
Wheaton
Watertown
Warmest Temperature / Date
68 / 7th
58 / 2nd, 7th
57 / 3rd
59 / 7th
Coldest Temperature / Date
-17 / 14th
-15 / 27th
-10 / 27th
-14 / 27th
Average High / Departure from Normal
32.6 / -7.0
31.1 / -9.1
29.8 / -8.8 
30.2 / -8.8
Average Low / Departure from Normal
11.3 / -7.6
13.4 / -8.1
13.3 / -7.1
12.8 / -7.8
Monthly Average / Departure from Normal
21.9 / -7.4
22.3 / -8.5
21.5 / -8.0
21.5 /-8.3
Precipitation Data
Monthly Precipitation / Departure from Normal
0.64 / -0.09
0.95 / -1.6
0.86 / -0.27
0.72 / -0.04
Monthly Snowfall / Departure from Normal
8.1 / +1.1
8.4 / -1.1
5.8 / +1.2
10.4 / +5.5
Most Precipitation in 24 hours / Date
0.36 / 9-10th
0.65 / 9-10th
0.34 / 10th
0.32 / 10th
Most Snow in 24 hours / Date
5.5 / 9-10th
6.2 / 9-10th
2.7 / 10th
7.5 / 10th
Temperature Data
Pierre
Kennebec
Mobridge
Timber Lake
Warmest Temperature / Date
68 / 7th
69 / 7th
67 / 2nd, 7th
67 / 2nd
Coldest Temperature / Date
-8 / 14th
-14 / 14th
   -3 / 13th
-6 / 13th, 16th
Average High / Departure from Normal
37.2 / -6.9
40.2 / -5.3
34.5 / -8.3
34.4 / -7.5
Average Low / Departure from Normal
16.0 / -7.3
15.5 / -7.1
15.9 / -5.2
14.4 / -6.8
Monthly Average / Departure from Normal
26.6 / -7.1
27.9 / -6.1
25.2 / -6.7
24.4 / -7.2
Precipitation Data
Monthly Precipitation / Departure from Normal
0.80 / +0.04
0.74 / +0.02
0.80 / +0.32
0.35 / -0.26
Monthly Snowfall / Departure from Normal
9.0 / +3.7
9.5 / +3.2
7.5 / +2.8
3.7 / -2.2
Most Precipitation in 24 hours / Date
0.32 / 10th
0.30 / 15th
0.54 / 9-10th
0.19 / 10th
Most Snow in 24 hours / Date
4.5 / 10th
5.0 / 15th
6.0 / 9-10th
1.9 / 10th