November 2008 was a typical North Country November with warm early fall-like days and days that felt like mid-winter with cold north winds and bone chilling cold. An eight-inch late November snowstorm made for a white Thanksgiving and almost guaranteed a white Christmas plus giving skiers a great early start to their season.
The average high temperature was 41.1 degrees and the average low was 27.2 degrees, giving an average of 34.2 degrees, 1.1 degrees below the normal of 35.3 degrees. the highest temperature, 62 degrees, was recorded on the 7th and the lowest temperature, 9 degrees, was recorded on the 23rd. There were 886 degree days bringing the seasonal total to 1761.5.
Precipitation (melted) for the month was 2.48 inches, 1.3 inches below the normal of 3.78 inches. This brings our seasonal total to 41.43 inches, still 2.95 inches above normal. Precipitation fell on only 8 days with the greatest amount, 0.91 inches, measured on the 25th. There was also 8.9 inches of snow measured, 3.3 inches above normal.
The river reached its highest level, 5.46 feet, on the 17th and its lowest level, 3.75 feet, on the 30th