The snow falling across the area Monday is not producing significant accumulations, but it is a shock to the system following the balmy temperatures Sunday into Sunday evening. The weekend weather was a bit too windy for most of us to enjoy, but the temperatures were spectacular. Fargo, Grand Forks, and many other cities around the region broke record highs.
The 73-degree high temperature in Fargo Sunday not only broke the daily record, it became the third day in the 70s this November, which is the most November days in the 70s since records began in 1881. Through Sunday, November had been a much warmer than average month. Fargo had been averaging 11.6 degrees warmer than average per day with Grand Forks 11.1 degrees warmer per day.
Although the snow and cold dashes any hope that our region would somehow avoid wintry weather this month, the outlook is not so terribly bleak. There will be small weather systems capable of measurable snows scattered around the region this week, none are expected to hit our area directly. Temperatures this week will range from near average to slightly below average, with highs ranging from near 30 degrees on the colder days to the mid 40s on the warmer days.