The snow arrived earlier than normal in Aroostook County this year.

According to the National Weather Service Office in Caribou, November 2014 saw below normal temperatures and well above normal snowfall across northern and eastern Maine.

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In Caribou, the average temperature of 29.6 degrees was 1.9 degrees
below normal. It was the coldest November since 2007.

The first sub-zero reports of the season were observed on the
morning of the 29th when several locations across far northern
Maine had lows below zero.

The majority of the precipitation fell in the form of snow in Caribou with a total of 28.8 inches for the month, which was 18.3 inches above normal. It ranked as the 3rd snowiest November on record behind only 1949 with 33.2 inches of snow and
1974 with 34.9 inches of snow.

The most significant weather events of the month were a major
winter storm on the 2nd that produced 10 to 15 inches of snow
across much of interior Down East Maine. Amounts dropped off to
only a couple of inches of snow in parts of the Saint John Valley.

Nearly all of far northern Maine had at least some snow on the
ground nearly all month. By the end of the month, the snow depth
ranged from 3 to 10 inches across northern and eastern Maine.

The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for the month of
December for our region calls for an increased likelihood of above
normal temperatures.

The average snowfall in December is 22.9 inches in Caribou.