MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Ahhh, September 2014; six days spent soaking up 80° highs and 12 days in the 70s.
October 2014 followed and offered up plentiful 60° days as well.
And then came November.
Last month marked the coldest November in the Twin Cities in 23 years!
With an average temperature* of 25.4°, November 2014 was 8.3° below normal, and ranks as the ninth coldest November on record.
In fact, five Januaries in the metro area featured a warmer average temperature than last month!
November 1880 takes the cake for most days with a high temperature at/or below 32° with 18 days.
This year was just one day short of tying this record with 17 days spent at/or below the freezing mark. Eleven of these days were consecutive, making it the second longest November freezing streak on record.
That extra helping of mashed potatoes and gravy were much deserved as people in the Twin Cities endured the coldest Thanksgiving in 84 years!
The coldest day of the month with a high of 10°, Turkey Day 2014 marked the chilliest since a holiday high of 7° in 1930!
* The monthly average of each daily high + low/2