November 2018 was the coldest November in Clinton, Iowa in 42 years, according to the National Weather Service.
The average mean temperature last month of 31.6 degrees was 7.9 degrees below normal, and the coldest since 30.9 degrees in Nov 1976 (solar minimum of weak cycle 20 — see Weather and Sunspots: 1976 vs 2018 for more).
“Eight degrees below normal is a lot,” said Jim Blaess, official weather observer for the NWS. “Overall, November 2018 tied for the fifth-coldest going way back to 1878.”
And Nov 1’s high temperature of 55 degrees was the coldest high temperature ever recorded in Clinton in November, with records dating back to 1891.
As well as being nose-numbingly cold, November also saw Clinton smash multiple snowfall records.
15.1 inches fell last month, 13.5 inches above normal which toppled November’s previous record accumulation of 10.3 inches set in 1997 (solar minimum of cycle 22).
“We’ve never had a blizzard warning in November until this November,” Blaess said. “The last blizzard warning for this area was Jan. 26, 2014.”
Below average temperatures are expected to continue this week.
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