This week may have been the official start of meteorological winter, but you wouldn’t have known by looking at the above average temperatures across the US! Here’s our latest roundup of the most interesting weather facts from this week.
- Houston, TX: Reached 81° on Saturday which was the 13th time this month that the temperature reached or exceeded 80 degrees. Ties for the 8th most days at or above 80 degrees in November.
- Casper, WY: Shattered its “warmest so late in season” record by 7 days reaching 67° on Sunday, November 26. (Previous record was Nov. 19, 2007). Felt like an average September 29.
- Cheyenne, WY: Teaching 71° on Sunday, November 26 was a daily record high and also set a record for high temperature of 70 degrees or higher for so late in the year, previously set on November 25, 1990.
- “Snowless in Sioux City”: This could be just the third year on record with ZERO snow reported for the month. Last time this happened was 2007!
- North Platte, NE: On pace to see less snow in November ’17 than it did in October ’17. The last time October > November snow in one calendar year? 2012.
- Valentine, NE: 1.3″ of snow thus far this November, Valentine is on pace to see their lowest snow total for November since 2010.
- Caribou, ME: 3.4″ of snow so far this November now the 8th least snowy November on record.
- Denver, CO: Their record high of 81° on Tuesday, November 28 exceeded their old November record high of 80° set on the 8th of 2006 & the 16th of 2016. They were warmer than Tampa that day!
- Des Moines, IA: The 9pm temperature on the night of Tuesday, November 28 was 60°. For the period November 20-30, the last time it was that warm (60+) was November 29, 1998.
- Salt Lake City, UT: Tuesday’s record high of 68° was just the second latest in the year that it has been that warm (since 1874). The only time it has been this warm later in the year was December 1st, 1995 when it reached 69°.
- Tucson, AZ: Was the hottest spot in the country on Tuesday, November 28 soaring to 92°.
- Des Moines, IA: Wednesday, November 29 marked the 702th day in a row without 3+ inches of snow falling for Des Moines, longest on record.
Tell us what kind of weather you experienced this week in the comments below!