By Scott Ryan
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - November was a crazy month for the Midlands that saw both very cold and very warm weather.
We had four days at or above 80 degrees (the most since 2001). All of them occurred on or after the 15th of the month (first time since 1991).
We also had 9 nights in which the low dipped below 35 (average is about 7), four of those nights were below freezing and one night bottom out at 29 degrees!
Despite the chilly mornings, the average temperature for the month ended up about ¾ of a degree above normal. This made Nov. 2011 the 40th warmest in 125 years of records.
Here's the breakdown of the highs and lows.
- 4 Days with High 80 + (Avg. 1.8)
- 14 Days with High 70 + (Avg. 11.9)
- 14 Nights with Low 40 or less (Avg. 12.1)
- 9 Nights with Low 35 or less (Avg. 7.2)
Every month, except January and October of this year, have been warm or exceptionally warmer than normal. The CPC (Climate Prediction Center) is still hugging the typical La Nina scenario for the winter months, meanng a forecast for warmer and drier than normal conditions.