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Mississippi had second coldest November in history

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration puts out a monthly State of the Climate summary each month, and the one for November reveals that month was the second coldest Mississippi November in recorded history. The average temperature last month was 48.8 degrees F. The record came in 1976, a full 3 degrees cooler.

Neighboring Alabama also had the second-coldest November in its recorded history; Louisiana's was third.

The year-to-date average temperature in the state is the fifth coldest in recorded history.