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Preliminary Climate Summary for November 2019

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Preliminary Climate Summary for November 2019   November continued the trend of October with mean monthly temperatures that ranged from 2 to 4 degrees F cooler than normal.   The first two weeks were near record cold, while during the last two weeks of the month temperatures moderated with greater cloud cover.   Extremes for the month were 55°F at Windom (Cottonwood County) on the 21 st and -21°F at Isabella (Lake County) on the 12 th .   Precipitation for the month was mixed, with some areas wetter than normal, many areas drier than normal, and some climate stations were close to normal for monthly amounts.   Over 2.25 inches fell in portions of Olmsted, Winona, Houston, Faribault, and Mower Counties.   Austin topped the list with 2.63 inches.   Many parts of western Minnesota were drier than normal with Wheaton (Traverse County) reporting less than a tenth of an inch for the month.   Yet more precipitation, perhaps 0.5 to 1.0 inches is expected befo