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WEATHER ALMANAC: SALT LAKE CITY, NOVEMBER 1994

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HIGHS

FOR THE MONTH (Nov. 1, 10) 62.0(DEG)

AVERAGE THIS MONTH 41.0(DEG)

30-YEAR AVERAGE 50.8(DEG)

RECORD (NOV. 12, 1967) 75.0(DEG)

LOWS

FOR THE MONTH ( Nov. 22) 10.0(DEG)

AVERAGE THIS MONTH 24.2(DEG)

30-YEAR AVERAGE 30.9(DEG)

RECORD (NOV. 16, 1955) -14.0(DEG)

SNOW

SNOWFALL FOR NOVEMBER 33.3"

NORMAL NOVEMBER SNOWFALL 6.5"

SEASONAL SNOWFALL 33.3"

(September-November)

NORMAL SEASONAL SNOWFALL 7.9"

(September-November)

PRECIPITATION

TOTAL FOR NOVEMBER 2.96"

30-YEAR AVERAGE 1.29"

MOST IN 24 HOURS (NOV. 12) 0.85"

RECORD (1994) 2.96"

Records set at Salt Lake weather station

Record monthly precipitation, 2.96 inches; previously 2.63 inches in 1985.

Record monthly snowfall, 33.3 inches; previously 27.2 inches, 1985.

NOV. 12: Maximum precipitation, 0.96 inches; old record, 0.63 inches, 1964.

NOV. 13: Maximum snowfall, 8.3 inches; old record, 1.7 inches, 1951.

NOV. 16: Maximum snowfall, 5.0 inches; old record, 4.0 inches, 1931.

Tied greatest number of days with 0.01 inch precipitation with 17; also in 1948.

Utah Weather Highlights:

NOV. 2-4: A wet snowstorm moved through Utah, resulting in numerous power outages and traffic accidents. It was the first major snowstorm in valley locations of northern Utah. Parleys Canyon was closed for about two hours on the 2nd because of numerous accidents and treacherous roadways. Areas in southwest Utah also got substantial amounts of snow. Some snowfall amounts, in inches, Modena, Iron County,18; Kanosh, Millard County, 24; Enterprise, Washington County, 10; Solitude, 12; Snowbird, 13; Tooele, 7; Laketown, Rich County, 9; North Salt Lake, 10; Mapleton, Utah County, 9; Salt Lake International Airport, 4; and Ogden, 5.

NOV. 12-13: Another wintery blast hit the state during the weekend with a round of valley rain and mountain snow on the 12th, turning to mostly snow on the 13th. The Great Salt Lake "lake effect" produced heavy snow in portions of Davis and Salt Lake counties with a similar pattern developing in the south portion of Utah County from Utah Lake. Snowfall amounts, in inches: Alta, 41; Salt Lake Airport, 10; Bountiful bench, 19; Sugar House, 15; Magna, 3; Orem, 3; Woodland Hills, Utah County, and Avenues, both 10; and Tooele, 5.

NOV. 16-19: Another massive snowstorm rolled into various portions of Utah, spreading into the south on the 18th and 19. Snow fell in Utah's Dixie, creating sort of a palm tree a la mode effect. Storm totals included 48 inches at Alta; Silver Lake, near Brighton, 40; Holladay, 10; New Harmony, Washington County, 16; Bryce Canyon, 17; Enterprise, 24; Orem, 7; Manti, 12; Price, 7; Summit Park, 24; Sundance, 20; and Hurricane, 1.

NOV. 25-29: Another major snowstorm hit Utah with record amounts falling in Little Cottonwood Canyon. The Utah Department of Transportation snow course at Alta measured a whopping 206 inches for the month and Snowbird, 150. Some other amounts during the five-day period included 61 inches at the Spruces; 25, Brighton; 35, Solitude; 16, Snyderville, Summit County; 6, Coalville; 12, Spanish Fork; 8, Stansbury Park, Tooele County; 10, Heber City; 14, Holladay; and Brian Head, 15.

Some November precipitation totals: Alta, 12.40 inches (218 percent of normal); Blanding, 1.32 inches (122 percent); Brigham City, 2.37 (123 percent); Bryce Canyon, 1.47 (123 percent); Holladay, 4.10 (205 percent): Kanab, 1.17 (92 percent); Provo-Brigham Young University, 2.74 (162 percent); Heber City, 2.21 (133 percent); Richmond, 2.37 (138 percent); Tooele, 3.74 (221 percent); and Zion National Park, 1.66 (114 percent).

Source: Salt Lake office, National Weather Service