Unusually Cold and Snowy November in Juneau

November 2017

November was unusually cold and snowy in the Capital City. The average temperature of 27.2°F (-2.7°C) was more than six degrees below normal and the coolest November since 2006. Precipitation and snowfall presented a different picture. The rain and melted snow totaled 2.34" (59.4mm), making this the tenth driest November on record, while snowfall totaled 26.7" (67.8cm), the tenth highest November total. Although this might seem surprising, because high precipitation totals in Juneau are typically the result of a moist flow of air that originates from much farther south, it turns out that snowier than average Novembers are more often associated with below normal precipitation than above normal. 

High Snow

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