A sharp drop in temperatures after a mild start made November 2008 the coldest on average since 1997, according to the National Weather Service.
“It looks like it's the coldest November we've had for Asheville in the last 11 years,” said Harry Gerapetritis, meteorologist for the weather service office in Greer, S.C. The average temperature was 43 degrees at the Asheville Regional Airport.
“The next coldest we had was in 1997, when the temperature was 42.3 degrees,” Gerapetritis said.
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