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November weather recap: Cold but less snow

Submitted by on December 3, 2019 – 12:42 amNo Comment

Most of northern Michigan experienced colder than normal temperatures in November, but received lower amounts of snow.

That was true from Alpena to Houghton Lake and all the way up to Sault Ste. Marie.

According to meteorologists from the National Weather Service in Gaylord, the mean temperature in the Alpena area last month, was 31.5 degrees or 4.2 degrees below the long-term average of 35.7 degrees.

A high of 50 degrees was recorded on both the 25th and the 27th. The mercury dipped to a low of 6 degrees on the 12th.

A total of 5.8 inches of snow was measured during the month, down 1.9 inches. The seasonal total stood at 9.2 inches at the end of November, up 1.1 inches.

Three weather records were set during the month, including a record rainfall last Wednesday of 1.79 inches. Two records were set on November 12 – a low of 6 degrees, and the coldest high temperature of all time of 23 degrees.