If you think it’s been warm for November in Gainesville, we have even bigger news for you. Not only has it been the warmest start to the month on record, this year’s numbers would also break records if they occurred in October! Numerous high and lows were set around the state in the last 10 days, and North Florida has been no exception. Gainesville set an all-time record November high on the 3rd, when the mercury soared to 91°. We tied or set highest minimum temperatures on the 4th, 5th, 6th and 9th.
Perhaps most astonishing among all of the individual records is just how much warmer we were overall. In the 126-year history of credible numbers from Gainesville, we not only experienced the warmest first ten days of the month, we obliterated the old record by an astonishing 2.4°. The mean temperature of 77.4° was warmer than any full month of October has ever been as well. Those numbers are closer to the average temperature in mid-September.
Much cooler weather arrives this weekend, but even with near-normal temperatures the next week overall, we’re still on track for a historically warm month.