It was a bitterly cold day with a high/low of just 14°/5° (31 degrees below average). This was not only the earliest date for a reading in the single digits but for a high in the teens. It was also colder than any day of the winter to come (based on mean temperature).
The City was shoveling out from a five-inch snowfall (that started the day before) three days after the high reached 72° (a record that still stands).
Just three days after a snowstorm dumped ten inches, a snowfall of six inches accumulated today. (And three inches had fallen on 11/24.) The nineteen inches of snow that fell this month is the most on record for November.
Today's frigid high/low of 23°/12° made this New York's coldest day in November in the 20th century (based on mean temperature); these temperatures would be well below average even in the dead of winter.
Today's high and that of the previous three days: 61°-60°-59°-58°. (Highs at the end of November are typically in the upper 40s.)
Today was the only day in November with a high in the 60s (62°), making this the only November to have just one such day (in the 1950-2020 period).
Snow moved in during early afternoon and by midnight 3.2" had accumulated. Before the snow began the temperature rose to 38° late in the morning then dropped to freezing once the flakes began flying, and into the upper 20s by late afternoon. This was the biggest November snowfall since 1938. (Although this would be the last time a snowfall of an inch or more occurred on this date, thru 2020, 11/30 remains the day most likely to see an inch or more of snow in November.)
November ended on a very cold note as the high/low of 27°/17° was nineteen degrees colder than average. The morning low was the coldest reported in November since 1955 (when a low of 16° was reported on Nov. 29).
Off and on showers amounted to 0.38", bringing the month's total precipitation to 12.26". This was 0.15" shy of the November record set five years earlier. Still, it was enough to make it the fifth wettest month on record (it's since fallen to tenth).
The mildest November on record (until 2001) ended on a cold note, with a high/low of 41°/29°, six degrees below average. Skies were clear.
Today's very balmy high of 70° was twenty-one degrees above average and a record for the date. This came a year and a day after a record high of 69°.
1.28" of rain fell in a three-hour period between 11 PM last night and 2 AM today.
It was ironic that the last day of November was the mildest day of the month as today's high/low of 69°/58° was more typical for early October - and 21 degrees above average.
November was 4.2 degrees milder than average and was the eighth month in a row with above-average temperatures. This followed nine consecutive months in 2010 with above average temps (March thru November).
This November was the opposite of last year's as it was 3.8 degrees chillier than average, making it the coldest since 1996. However, although nineteen mornings had lows in the 30s, only three were at freezing or colder (the coldest reading was 31°) - and they all occurred early in the month (11/6-8).
The mildest November on record (passing Nov. 2001 by 0.1 degree) ended on a chilly note, three degrees below average (high/low of 47°/33°). This would be the last day of the year with a colder than average mean temperature. (November 2020 would top this November by 0.2 degrees.)