November has stayed pretty steady since the beginning of the month with the average temperature now at 3.5°C, down only slightly from the week before at 3.7°C, and still moving closer to the monthly average of 2.9°C.
The average temperature was maintained largely by a warm spell at the end of last week – the daytime high on November 17 was 19.3°C at the Saint-Anicet Environment Canada weather station, a record over the last 30 years. For a bit of contrast, the record low for the same date was -19.9°C in 2019!
But it’s all downhill from here as temperatures will become below normal for the remainder of the month with nighttime lows getting close to double digits (below zero) for a few nights.
Precipitation has finally slowed down to the point where November is now below normal, which is welcome news for those trying to finish up work in the fields. There was 6 mm of rain in the last week along with 2 cm of snow. With 20 mm of rain and 7 cm of snow so far in November, total precipitation is 29 mm once the melted water from the snow is factored in. This is about 40% less than normal.