November brings colder temps

November brings colder temps


DEKALB—Say goodbye to sunshine—it’s mostly cloudy until spring,” warns NIU Meteorologist Allen Staver. Generally, in November, only five days are sunny, and 10 produce precipitation. Most rains are less than a quarter inch, but one thunderstorm can be expected.

Temperatures will drop 15 degrees with daily highs of 50 in early November, but ending at 35 toward the end of the month. And it’s likely that three days may not reach above the 32-degree mark. Low temperatures will begin at 35 and eventually dip to 20 with the possibility of record subzero lows.

In general, wind direction is still from the southwest, but speeds are up quite a bit, and winds will gain strength throughout winter. The coldest November in history averaged 29 degrees, with the warmest averaging 45.

The outlook for this November calls for normal precipitation (which is about half of what we normally receive during a summer month) and temperatures below normal.

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