November's monthly average temperature was below the long-term average.
But the area had more snow than recorded in that same month based on long-term averages.
Jim Tarasenko, research specialist at the North Central Research and Extension Center south of Minot said the November monthly average temperature was 25.9 degrees. That was 1.4 degrees below the 106-year long-term average of 27.3 degrees. Also, he said that was 4.1 degrees below the average for the same month a year ago.
He said the warmest days at the center were on Nov. 7 and Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving Day) when the high temperature was 51 on those days.
Every day at 8 a.m., Tarasenko records the high and low temperatures and combines them at the end of the month for a monthly average.
Snowfall for the month of November was 10.6 inches, compared to the long-term average of 6.1 inches and last year's 7 inches for the same period, he said.
Moisture for the month of November was 1.16 inches. He said this was above the 106-year long-term average of 0.74 of an inch and above last year's total moisture of 0.60 of an inch for the same period.
"Moisture since Jan.1 of this year has been 14.96 inches. This is a little below the long-term average of 16.30 inches and much below last year's 24.23 inches for the same period," Tarasenko said.
The National Weather Service is forecasting favorable weather sunny and/or cloudy for the week through Friday, except a slight chance of a wintry mix Wednesday, although the temperature is expected to reach 38.