National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

It was a cool and wet November for La Crosse and Rochester.  The first half of the month was the second coldest first half of a November.  Only 1991 was colder.  Temperatures were near to above-normal for much of the remainder of the month.  More details on the month can be found below.

La Crosse, WI

...Below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation
during November in La Crosse, Wisconsin...

The average temperature for the month was 32.4 degrees. This was 3.5
degrees below normal. The average high temperature was 38.4 degrees
and the average low was 26.4 degrees. The highest temperature was 50
degrees on the 25th, and the lowest temperature was 6 degrees on the
12th.

La Crosse received 2.74 inches of precipitation during the month of
November. This was 0.73 inches above normal. The greatest 24-hour
precipitation total was 0.86 inches which occurred on the 21st.
Total snowfall for the month was 6.5 inches. The greatest 24-hour
snowfall total was 4.5 inches which occurred on the 6th.

...Records...

On November 6th, 4.5 inches of snow was reported. This broke the
previous record of 2.0 inches set back in 1896.

...Discussion...

The first half of the month was unseasonably cold (tied for 2nd
coldest with 1951 - only 1991 was colder), while the last half of
the month averaged 4.2 degrees above normal. There were 7 days where
the daily average temperature was 10 degrees or more below the
normal. This cold stretch lasted from the 1st to the 15th. There
were 6 days with high temperatures at or below 32 degrees.

It was wetter than normal for the month of November in La Crosse.
The wettest stretch occurred at the end the month, with a total of
1.33 inches of liquid accumulating over a 7 day period. There were 3
days of measurable snowfall and 15 days of measurable precipitation.

 

Rochester, MN

...Below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation
during November in Rochester, Minnesota...

The average temperature for the month was 28.1 degrees. This was 5.8
degrees below normal. The average high temperature was 34.6 degrees
and the average low was 21.5 degrees. The highest temperature was 47
degrees on the 3rd, and the lowest temperature was 0 degrees on the
8th.

Rochester received 2.89 inches of precipitation during the month of
November. This was 0.98 inches above normal. The greatest 24-hour
precipitation total was 0.65 inches which occurred on the 21st.
Total snowfall for the month was 13.1 inches (8th snowiest -
snowiest November since 1996), which was nearly double of the normal
6.1 inches. The greatest 24-hour snowfall total was 4.4 inches which
occurred on the 26th.

...Records...

On November 6th, 4.1 inches of snow was reported. This broke the
previous record of 3.5 inches set back in 1911.

On November 8th, the low temperature of 0 degrees was observed. This
broke the previous record of 1 degrees set back in 1991.

On November 26th, 4.4 inches of snow was reported. This broke the
previous record of 3.6 inches set back in 1971.

...Discussion...

The first half of the month was unseasonably cold (2nd coldest first
half of a November - only 1991 was colder), while the last half of
the month averaged 2.7F above normal There were 10 days where the
daily average temperature was 10 degrees or more below the normal.
This cold stretch lasted from the 1st to the 15th. There were 12
days with high temperatures at or below 32 degrees. Typically there
are 6 days.

It was wetter than normal for the month of November in Rochester,
with the wettest stretch occurring on the last 5 days of the month. A
total of 1.19 inches of liquid fell over that period. There were 7
days of measurable snowfall and 15 days of measurable precipitation.