November was known to the Anglo-Saxons as “winde monathe”, a tribute to the increase of storms this time of year. Lingering warmth in the southern states and in the oceans, represents a lot of energy and moisture. Should an early outbreak of cold collide with the warmth, then a major storm might emerge to whip rain or early snow through the bare limbs of the trees. The gales of November sank the ship, the Edmund Fitzgerald, memorialized in song by Gordon Lightfoot. In contrast, a late interlude of mild, hazy sun was known as “St. Martin’s Summer” to European settlers.
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November Records and Averages
Warmest: 42.6°F in 1948 Coldest: 27.2°F in 1904
Wettest: 9.34 inches in 1927 Snowiest: 26.4 inches in 1921