November 2013 was the coldest November on record (31 years) , putting an end to the mild Fall weather that we had been having. However, it did allow Gore Mountain to open early and to have, perhaps, its best Thanksgiving ski conditions ever.
The average high temperature was 40.7 degrees and the average low temperature was 20.0 degrees giving us an average of 30.4 degrees, 4.7 degrees below normal and the coldest on record. The previous coldest November was in 1996 when the average was 31.1 degrees. The warmest November was in 1992 when the average was 40.2 degrees.The highest temperature, 63 degrees, was recorded on the 2nd and the coldest temperature, 0 degrees, was recorded on the 30th. This is the coldest reading on record in November. The previous coldest November day was a 2 degree reading on November 24th, 2000. We also had a 1 degree reading on the 25th which became the 2nd coldest reading in November. Readings in other areas may have been even colder as the river does have a moderating effect on cold temperatures here in Riparius. There were 1019 degree days bringing our seasonal total to 1837.5.
Melted precipitation for the month was 4.20 inches, 0.58 inches above normal. This brings our seasonal total to 33.47 inches, 5.5 inches below normal. Measurable precipitation fell on 15 days with the greatest amount, 1.57 inches, measured on the 27th and 28th.
Snow fall for the month was 4.8 inches, only 0.4 inches below normal. With the below average temperatures of the month it would seem like we should have had much more snow. However, most of the precipitation fell when the temperatures were above freezing.
The river reached its highest level, 5.11 feet, on the 3rd and its lowest level, 3.59 feet on the 17th.