November starts with warm days

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Bill Dethloff putts on the 16th green at the Benson Golf Course Monday affernoon as the high hit 68 degrees. The average high for Nov. 2 is 49 degrees. Joining Dethloff are Paul Tatge, center, and Steve Collins.

Though Monday’s high of 68 was the warmest Nov. 2 high since it hit 70 degrees back in 2008, it was still 7 degrees short of the record high of 75 degrees set in 1978.

Tuesday the high hit 70 degrees in Benson, 5 degrees below the Nov. 3 record high of 76 degrees set in 1978. Wednesday the National Weather Service was forecasting a high of 67 degrees with much cooler temperatures coming Thursday with the high reaching 54 degrees but then falling through the day to a low of 34 degrees. Highs the rest of the week are in the 40s.

The average high for the first few days of November is 48 degrees with a low of 29 degrees. The month averages 5.21 inches of snow.

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