How unusual is snow in November for New Haven

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By Greg Horan on November 9, 2012, 5:35pm Last modified: November 12, 2012, 2:02pm

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The latest snow storm brought snow accumulations of about  9 to 13” in the Greater New Haven Area, which is a lot of snow for any one storm! Typically during November the average snowfall in New Haven is only 1 inch! So we certainly received much more than normal for day and for the month!

I decided to do a little research about how common snowfall is during this early part of November. I got the answer I was looking for on a site called Weather Spark. As you can see in the graph the chance of any snow during this time of November is only about 3%. It’s not until the last day of November that there is usually even a 10% chance of any snow!   Also, when it comes to precipitation the most likely would be a moderate rain 43% of the time. But heavy snow is likely only 1% of the time!

So looking back at our latest nor’easter, it is safe to say that it was highly unusual for this time of the season for the New Haven area.

Image courtesy of Weather Spark

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