November can be a vastly different month from one year to the next. We’ve enjoyed a few fairly mild ones in recent years that have featured 50s and 60s for highs and we’ve certainly had a few colder ones as well where frequent doses of snow have made it seem more like a winter month than fall-like. This time around, we’ve been feeling cold and blustery and experienced a few snowflakes, but thus far it’s been more typical than winter-like locally. The storm system that brought heavy snow to southwest Minnesota and a minor coating for central Minnesota left only a dusting for a handful of local communities and a trace amount of snow to go with a heavier batch of cold November rain.
For more specific snowfall totals, use this link on the National Weather Service in Chanhassen’s webpage. http://www.crh.noaa.gov/mpx/?n=snowtotals
Here’s a link for local rainfall totals. Rochester received 0.85 inches overall at the airport in the 24 hour period while several locations to the south had an inch and a half or more.
Our next chance for rain looks to be Friday evening as a weak storm system grazes us to the north. If you’re hoping for some snow, there will be an opportunity for that as well locally in the next week. We’re watching a storm system that is expected to move into the region on Tuesday of next week, possibly bringing with it some snow for the region and accumulations are possible. It is still several days away, so things can and will likely change, but it’s still something that bears watching.