Snow in November?July 10th, 2013 at 2:36 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Click on the graphic to enlarge. This is from local climatologist and accountant extraordinare, Andy Schut. It’s the latest dates that G.R. has seen our first 90-degree day. The only year (going back into the late 1800s) when we have not had a 90-degree day was 1951. That year we had 2 feet of snow in the first week of November and we went on to the snowiest winter ever in G.R. (144″ downtown and 132″ at the old airport on S. Division near 44th). The latest that we have actually hit 90 was 1907 and that was August 11. The next latest was August 3, 1989. That year we had the 3rd snowiest November and the coldest December ever in G.R. After that was July 31, 1915 – that year brought above average snowfall in November. Then comes July 23, 1945 – that year brought above average snowfall in November. Next comes July 22, 1967. In 1967, we had 8.4″ of snow in October and 11″ in November. So…over the last 100 years (not including 1907), all five years with late first 90-degree temperatures had significant and above average snowfall in November. I do think we’ll make 90 early next week, but looking back thru weather history, you’d have to consider the possibility of early winter snow this year.