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November 2012

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Great swaths of Texas saw no precipitation at all this month, and every major metropolitan area saw less than 30% of normal rainfall. The only region in the state that recorded average rainfall was near Roma, Texas where the majority of the rainfall for the month fell on November 24 when a high pressure system preventing rain across the rest of Texas brought moist air into the Rio Grande Valley. Any rainfall that did fall across the state was due to the passage of cold fronts on the 11th and the 27th both of which skirted the state or passed too quickly to bring any reprieve from the drought. Temperatures ranged across the state from much above average in the west to below normal in the east. In the Panhandle and Big County temperatures overall ranged between 6 and 9 degrees above normal, while near Beaumont temperatures were approximately normal to slightly below normal.

With the absence of precipitation the drought roared back to life for the majority of Texas, leaving only the regions surrounding Nacogdoches in the east and Fort Stockton in the west drought free. At the beginning of the month 57% of the state was considered by the U.S. Drought Monitor to be under drought conditions, but by the end of the month that number jumped up to 80%. The Climate Prediction Center anticipates the drought to persist and intensify across all but Northeast Texas and for temperatures to be above average this winter.

Monthly Summary for Selected Cities
  TMAX (°F) TMIN (°F) TAVG (°F) PRCP *Deg. Days
Station Mean *Dep. Max. Mean *Dep. Min. Mean *Dep. Days ≥ 0.01" Mo. Total *Perc. Norm. Gr'st 24 hr. *HDD *CDD
Abilene 71.8 +5.5 84 46.3 +3.3 28 59.0 +4.4 3 0.29 21% 0.27 208 37
Amarillo 68.7 +8.7 84 36.5 +4.0 19 52.6 +6.3 1 0.01 1% 0.01 368 4
Austin 76.6 +5.2 88 51.8 +1.2 37 64.2 +3.2 0 0.00 0% 0.00 117 99
Brownsville 82.2 +3.1 90 62.5 +2.9 54 72.3 +2.9 6 0.16 9% 0.05 1 227
College Station 75.7 +4.7 86 50.1 ‑0.4 37 62.9 +2.1 5 0.53 16% 0.36 128 74
Corpus Christi 80.6 +4.6 91 58.2 +2.0 48 69.4 +3.3 5 0.59 30% 0.37 30 168
Dallas‑Fort Worth 72.6 +5.7 88 46.8 +0.6 35 59.7 +3.1 1 0.05 2% 0.05 190 40
Del Rio 76.2 +4.2 90 54.8 +5.2 39 65.5 +4.7 1 0.05 5% 0.05 78 100
El Paso 71.7 +5.5 82 43.8 +3.7 32 57.8 +4.7 1 0.02 4% 0.02 217 7
Galveston 73.2 +1.6 83 59.6 +1.0 48 66.4 +1.3 5 0.86 19% 0.40 68 115
Houston 76.0 +3.5 87 49.8 ‑2.3 38 62.9 +0.6 7 0.65 15% 0.43 128 72
Lubbock 71.2 +7.6 86 39.0 +3.1 22 55.1 +5.3 1 0.01 1% 0.01 308 18
Midland 72.7 +6.1 86 43.3 +4.1 28 58.0 +5.1 0 0.00 0% 0.00 225 21
Port Arthur 74.5 +2.8 86 49.4 ‑2.4 37 62.0 +0.3 3 0.26 6% 0.13 148 64
San Angelo 74.9 +6.6 85 44.8 +2.5 26 59.9 +4.6 0 0.00 0% 0.00 188 41
San Antonio 74.3 +2.1 86 52.2 +2.1 38 63.2 +2.1 4 0.27 12% 0.24 120 76
Victoria 78.4 +4.2 88 50.8 ‑1.0 37 64.6 +1.6 1 0.12 4% 0.12 101 98
Waco 74.3 +5.8 89 43.3 ‑3.2 26 58.8 +1.3 0 0.00 0% 0.00 216 41
Wichita Falls 71.8 +6.7 87 42.0 +1.7 28 56.9 +4.2 1 0.20 12% 0.20 262 28
Shreveport, LA 70.0 +2.5 84 43.5 ‑1.7 31 56.7 +0.3 4 0.85 19% 0.67 258 18
*Dep.: Departure of the monthly average temperature from the 1981-2010 monthly normal, which is provided by the National Climatic Data Center.
*Perc. Norm.: Monthly precipitation total divided by 1981-2010 monthly normal, which is provided by the National Climatic Data Center.
*Deg. Days: Computed daily as the departure of the daily average temperature from 65°F and aggregated over the entire month.
*Heating degree day (HDD): Each unit corresponds to a -1°F departure of a daily average temperature from 65°F.
*Cooling degree day (HDD): Each unit corresponds to a +1°F departure of a daily average temperature from 65°F.

November 2012 Mean Monthly Temperatures November 2012 Total Monthly Precipitation

Monthly Extremes
Least Precipitation Overall for the Month (inches)
Station County Value
ABERNATHY HALE 0.00
ADRIAN 6N OLDHAM 0.00
ALVARADO 4NE JOHNSON 0.00
AUSTIN‑CAMP MABRY TRAVIS 0.00
AUSTIN 8SSE TRAVIS 0.00
BAKERSFIELD PECOS 0.00
BALLINGER 2 NW RUNNELS 0.00
BALMORHEA REEVES 0.00
BIG LAKE 2 REAGAN 0.00
BLANCO BLANCO 0.00
BOERNE KENDALL 0.00
BOOKER LIPSCOMB 0.00
BORGER HUTCHINSON 0.00
BOYS RANCH OLDHAM 0.00
BRAVO HARTLEY 0.00
BRONTE 11 NNE COKE 0.00
BROWNWOOD 2ENE BROWN 0.00
BURKETT COLEMAN 0.00
BURLESON JOHNSON 0.00
BURNET BURNET 0.00
CAMP WOOD REAL 0.00
CANADIAN 6 NW HEMPHILL 0.00
CANYON RANDALL 0.00
CANYON DAM #3 COMAL 0.00
CANYON DAM #4 COMAL 0.00
CASTOLON BREWSTER 0.00
CLEBURNE JOHNSON 0.00
COLEMAN COLEMAN 0.00
COLUMBUS COLORADO 0.00
COMANCHE COMANCHE 0.00
COMFORT 2 KENDALL 0.00
COPE RCH REAGAN 0.00
COPPERAS COVE 5 NW CORYELL 0.00
COTTONWOOD GILLESPIE 0.00
CRANFILLS GAP BOSQUE 0.00
DALHART DALLAM 0.00
DALHART MUNI AP DALLAM 0.00
DARROUZETT LIPSCOMB 0.00
DENTON 2 SE DENTON 0.00
DIMMITT 2 N CASTRO 0.00
DRIPPING SPRINGS 6 E HAYS 0.00
DUMAS MOORE 0.00
ELGIN BASTROP 0.00
FISCHERS STORE COMAL 0.00
FLOMOT 4 NE MOTLEY 0.00
FLOYDADA FLOYD 0.00
FLOYDADA 9 SE FLOYD 0.00
FOLLETT LIPSCOMB 0.00
FORT STOCKTON 38SE PECOS 0.00
FOWLERTON LA SALLE 0.00
GAIL BORDEN 0.00
GARDEN CITY GLASSCOCK 0.00
GLAZIER HEMPHILL 0.00
GOLDTHWAITE 1 WSW MILLS 0.00
GRANDFALLS 3 SSE WARD 0.00
GRUVER HANSFORD 0.00
HAMILTON 2E HAMILTON 0.00
HAMLIN 1 SW JONES 0.00
HAPPY 4NW RANDALL 0.00
HART CASTRO 0.00
HARTLEY HARTLEY 0.00
HARTLEY 4 ESE HARTLEY 0.00
HUMBLE PUMP STN 5 WN SUTTON 0.00
HUNT 10 W KERR 0.00
HYE BLANCO 0.00
JAYTON KENT 0.00
JERICHO GRAY 0.00
KENDALIA KENDALL 0.00
KENT 8 SE JEFF DAVIS 0.00
KERMIT WINKLER 0.00
KERRVILLE 3 NNE KERR 0.00
KERRVILLE MUNI AP KERR 0.00
KILLEEN BELL 0.00
LAKE ABILENE STATE PARK TAYLOR 0.00
LAMPASAS LAMPASAS 0.00
LEFORS GRAY 0.00
LENORAH MARTIN 0.00
LEVELLAND HOCKLEY 0.00
LEWISVILLE DAM DENTON 0.00
LIPAN PALO PINTO 0.00
LIPSCOMB LIPSCOMB 0.00
LITTLEFIELD LAMB 0.00
LOMA ALTA MCMULLEN 0.00
LONDON 3 N MENARD 0.00
LOS ANGELES 4 WSW LA SALLE 0.00
MATADOR MOTLEY 0.00
MCCAMEY UPTON 0.00
MCKINNEY MUNI AP COLLIN 0.00
MC GREGOR MCLENNAN 0.00
MEMPHIS HALL 0.00
MIDLAND AIRPARK MIDLAND 0.00
MILLER RCH SAN SABA 0.00
MOBEETIE 7 N HEMPHILL 0.00
MONAHANS 6 ENE WARD 0.00
MORTON COCHRAN 0.00
MULESHOE #1 BAILEY 0.00
MULESHOE 19 S BAILEY 0.00
NAVARRO MILLS DAM NAVARRO 0.00
NORTHFIELD MOTLEY 0.00
NORTHINGTON RCH KENDALL 0.00
NOTLA 3 SE OCHILTREE 0.00
ODESSA 1SE ECTOR 0.00
ODESSA 5WSW ECTOR 0.00
PAINT ROCK CONCHO 0.00
PALO PINTO PALO PINTO 0.00
PAMPA 3E GRAY 0.00
PANHANDLE CARSON 0.00
PECOS 8 W REEVES 0.00
PECOS MUNI AP REEVES 0.00
PERRYTON 11 WNW OCHILTREE 0.00
PERRYTON 21 S OCHILTREE 0.00
PITCHFORK RCH DICKENS 0.00
PITTSBURG 5 SSE CAMP 0.00
PLAINVIEW HALE 0.00
PLAINVIEW WATER PRODUCTION HALE 0.00
POST GARZA 0.00
POTEET ATASCOSA 0.00
RED BLUFF CROSSING SAN SABA 0.00
RICHARDSON DALLAS 0.00
ROANOKE DENTON 0.00
ROCKSPRINGS 26SSW EDWARDS 0.00
ROSCOE NOLAN 0.00
SANFORD DAM HUTCHINSON 0.00
SANTA ANNA 12SSE COLEMAN 0.00
SAN ANGELO WFO TOM GREEN 0.00
SCOTLAND ARCHER 0.00
SHALLOWATER LUBBOCK 0.00
SILVER VALLEY COLEMAN 0.00
SISTERDALE KENDALL 0.00
SPRING BRANCH 2SE COMAL 0.00
STAMFORD 1 JONES 0.00
STEPHENVILLE 1 N ERATH 0.00
STEPHENVILLE CLARK FLD ERATH 0.00
STERLING CITY STERLING 0.00
STRATFORD SHERMAN 0.00
STRAWN 8 NNE PALO PINTO 0.00
TARPLEY BANDERA 0.00
TEMPLE DRAUGHTON MIL BELL 0.00
TERLINGUA 17NE BREWSTER 0.00
THROCKMORTON 7 NE THROCKMORTON 0.00
TRENTON FANNIN 0.00
TULIA SWISHER 0.00
TURKEY HALL 0.00
VANDERPOOL 10 N BANDERA 0.00
VEGA 2 NW OLDHAM 0.00
VIGO PARK SWISHER 0.00
WACO DAM MCLENNAN 0.00
WATER VALLEY TOM GREEN 0.00
WATER VALLEY 11 NNE COKE 0.00
WATSON BURNET 0.00
WELLINGTON COLLINGSWORTH 0.00
WHEELER WHEELER 0.00
WHITE DEER CARSON 0.00
WIMBERLEY 1 NW HAYS 0.00
WOODSON THROCKMORTON 0.00
YORKTOWN DEWITT 0.00
Greatest Precipitation Overall for the Month (inches)
Station County Value
ANGLETON BRAZORIA AP BRAZORIA 3.64
Greatest Precipitation in 24 Hours (inches)
Station County Value
NEW BOSTON BOWIE 2.95
Lowest Average Daily Temperature (°F)
Station County Value
BRAVO HARTLEY 48.5
DALHART MUNI AP DALLAM 48.5
Highest Average Daily Temperature (°F)
Station County Value
BROWNSVILLE INTL AP CAMERON 72.3
Lowest Average Daily Maximum Temperature (°F)
Station County Value
DOG CANYON CULBERSON 61.3
Highest Average Daily Maximum Temperature (°F)
Station County Value
CASTOLON BREWSTER 82.3
Highest Maximum Temperature  (°F)
Station County Value
DELL CITY 5 SSW HUDSPETH 95
FALCON DAM STARR 95
Lowest Maximum Temperature  (°F)
Station County Value
DOG CANYON CULBERSON 40
Lowest Average Daily Minimum Temperature (°F)
Station County Value
MULESHOE #1 BAILEY 29.0
Highest Average Daily Minimum Temperature (°F)
Station County Value
PORT ISABEL CAMERON AP CAMERON 63.6
Highest Minimum Temperature (°F)
Station County Value
CORPUS CHRISTI NAS NUECES 75
PORT ARANSAS NUECES 75
ROCKPORT ARANSAS 75
ROCKPORT ARANSAS CO AP ARANSAS 75
Lowest Minimum Temperature (°F)
Station County Value
DIMMITT 2 N CASTRO 10

New Monthly Records
Least Precipitation Overall for the Month (inches)
Station County Value Previous Record Yrs. Data
AQUILLA 1 SSE HILL 0.01 0.37 (1999) 20
ARLINGTON MUNI AP TARRANT 0.01 0.04 (2005) 12
AUSTIN‑CAMP MABRY TRAVIS 0.00 0.00 (1970) 75
BAKERSFIELD PECOS 0.00 0.00 (2010) 65
BALLINGER 2 NW RUNNELS 0.00 0.00 (2005) 110
BALMORHEA REEVES 0.00 0.00 (2011) 87
BIG LAKE 2 REAGAN 0.00 0.00 (2010) 45
BLANCO BLANCO 0.00 0.00 (1970) 116
BOERNE KENDALL 0.00 0.00 (1966) 113
BOOKER LIPSCOMB 0.00 0.00 (2008) 70
BORGER HUTCHINSON 0.00 0.00 (1999) 62
BOYS RANCH OLDHAM 0.00 0.00 (1999) 36
BRANDON HILL 0.02 0.33 (1999) 21
BRAVO HARTLEY 0.00 0.00 (2010) 63
BROWNWOOD 2ENE BROWN 0.00 0.00 (2010) 107
BURKETT COLEMAN 0.00 0.00 (1999) 56
BURLESON JOHNSON 0.00 0.46 (1999) 27
BURNET BURNET 0.00 0.00 (1970) 100
BURNET MUNI AP BURNET 0.00 0.09 (2006) 15
CAMP WOOD REAL 0.00 0.00 (2010) 62
CANADIAN 6 NW HEMPHILL 0.00 0.06 (2007) 10
CANYON RANDALL 0.00 0.00 (2007) 83
CASTOLON BREWSTER 0.00 0.00 (2010) 36
CLEBURNE JOHNSON 0.00 0.12 (1955) 103
COLEMAN COLEMAN 0.00 0.00 (2005) 113
COLUMBUS COLORADO 0.00 0.16 (1970) 77
COMANCHE COMANCHE 0.00 0.00 (2010) 89
COMFORT 2 KENDALL 0.00 0.00 (1999) 23
CONROE MONTGOMERY CO AP MONTGOMERY 1.54 1.64 (2009) 14
COPE RCH REAGAN 0.00 0.00 (2010) 65
COPPERAS COVE 5 NW CORYELL 0.00 0.10 (2008) 28
CORSICANA CAMPBELL FLD NAVARRO 0.00 0.23 (2005) 13
COTTONWOOD GILLESPIE 0.00 0.00 (1966) 90
CRANFILLS GAP BOSQUE 0.00 0.00 (1950) 20
CRAWFORD MCLENNAN 0.02 0.77 (2008) 14
DALHART MUNI AP DALLAM 0.00 0.00 (1999) 63
DALLAS LOVE FLD DALLAS 0.01 0.06 (2005) 74
DALLAS REDBIRD AP DALLAS 0.02 0.06 (2005) 14
DARROUZETT LIPSCOMB 0.00 0.00 (2005) 64
DENTON 2 SE DENTON 0.00 0.00 (1949) 96
DEWEYVILLE NEWTON 0.64 0.84 (1988) 44
DIMMITT 2 N CASTRO 0.00 0.00 (1999) 52
DRIPPING SPRINGS 6 E HAYS 0.00 0.16 (1988) 28
DUMAS MOORE 0.00 0.00 (1999) 63
EDNA 7 NW JACKSON 0.54 0.61 (1999) 14
ELGIN BASTROP 0.00 0.00 (1970) 51
FISCHERS STORE COMAL 0.00 0.00 (1970) 108
FLOMOT 4 NE MOTLEY 0.00 0.00 (2008) 61
FLOYDADA FLOYD 0.00 0.00 (2008) 68
FLOYDADA 9 SE FLOYD 0.00 0.00 (2005) 59
FOLLETT LIPSCOMB 0.00 0.00 (1999) 74
FOWLERTON LA SALLE 0.00 0.00 (2008) 80
FRISCO COLLIN 0.05 0.24 (1979) 44
FT WORTH ALLIANCE AP TARRANT 0.01 0.08 (2005) 14
FT WORTH WSFO TARRANT 0.04 0.05 (2005) 20
GAIL BORDEN 0.00 0.00 (2010) 68
GARDEN CITY GLASSCOCK 0.00 0.00 (1999) 88
GOLDTHWAITE 1 WSW MILLS 0.00 0.00 (1999) 81
GRANDFALLS 3 SSE WARD 0.00 0.00 (2010) 78
GRUVER HANSFORD 0.00 0.00 (1999) 68
HAMILTON 2E HAMILTON 0.00 0.00 (1970) 52
HAMLIN 1 SW JONES 0.00 0.00 (2009) 79
HART CASTRO 0.00 0.00 (1999) 51
HARTLEY 4 ESE HARTLEY 0.00 0.00 (2002) 66
HOUSTON CLOVER FLD BRAZORIA 0.55 1.98 (2009) 10
HOUSTON HOOKS MEM AP HARRIS 0.85 1.30 (2009) 13
HOUSTON SUGARLAND MEM FORT BEND 0.30 1.01 (2006) 10
HUMBLE PUMP STN 5 WN SUTTON 0.00 0.00 (2010) 57
HUNTSVILLE MUNI AP WALKER 0.42 0.52 (1999) 13
HUNT 10 W KERR 0.00 0.00 (2010) 19
HYE BLANCO 0.00 0.00 (2008) 59
ITASCA HILL 0.08 0.11 (1943) 28
JAYTON KENT 0.00 0.00 (2005) 57
JUSTIN DENTON 0.05 0.35 (2011) 11
KATY WOLF HILL HARRIS 0.30 1.22 (1988) 35
KENDALIA KENDALL 0.00 0.00 (2008) 17
KENT 8 SE JEFF DAVIS 0.00 0.00 (2011) 22
KERRVILLE 3 NNE KERR 0.00 0.00 (1999) 39
KOUNTZE HARDIN 0.27 0.69 (1988) 22
LAKE ABILENE STATE PARK TAYLOR 0.00 0.00 (2007) 46
LAMPASAS LAMPASAS 0.00 0.00 (1970) 111
LAVON DAM COLLIN 0.03 0.20 (1949) 58
LENORAH MARTIN 0.00 0.00 (2010) 63
LEVELLAND HOCKLEY 0.00 0.00 (2008) 73
LEWISVILLE DAM DENTON 0.00 0.00 (1955) 54
LIPAN PALO PINTO 0.00 0.00 (1999) 55
LIPSCOMB LIPSCOMB 0.00 0.00 (1999) 59
LITTLEFIELD LAMB 0.00 0.00 (1999) 45
LOMA ALTA MCMULLEN 0.00 0.00 (2011) 11
LONGVIEW GREGG 0.90 1.66 (2005) 10
LOS ANGELES 4 WSW LA SALLE 0.00 0.00 (2008) 14
LUMBERTON HARDIN 0.68 1.14 (1999) 18
MATADOR MOTLEY 0.00 0.00 (2007) 62
MCCAMEY UPTON 0.00 0.00 (2010) 76
MCKINNEY MUNI AP COLLIN 0.00 0.84 (2002) 12
MC GREGOR MCLENNAN 0.00 0.00 (1949) 97
MEMPHIS HALL 0.00 0.00 (2007) 97
MIDLOTHIAN ELLIS 0.14 0.50 (2002) 16
MILLER RCH SAN SABA 0.00 0.00 (2010) 53
MONAHANS 6 ENE WARD 0.00 0.00 (2010) 10
MORTON COCHRAN 0.00 0.00 (1999) 68
MT VERNON FRANKLIN 0.13 0.71 (1989) 47
MULESHOE #1 BAILEY 0.00 0.00 (1999) 87
NAVARRO MILLS DAM NAVARRO 0.00 0.24 (1966) 46
NEW BRAUNFELS MUNI AP GUADALUPE 0.03 0.05 (2008) 14
NORTHFIELD MOTLEY 0.00 0.00 (2007) 66
NORTHINGTON RCH KENDALL 0.00 0.05 (1999) 27
NOTLA 3 SE OCHILTREE 0.00 0.00 (2007) 66
ORANGE 9 N ORANGE 0.64 0.84 (1988) 44
PAINT ROCK CONCHO 0.00 0.00 (2005) 88
PALO PINTO PALO PINTO 0.00 0.00 (1989) 63
PANHANDLE CARSON 0.00 0.00 (2009) 82
PERRYTON 11 WNW OCHILTREE 0.00 0.00 (1999) 65
PERRYTON 21 S OCHILTREE 0.00 0.00 (2007) 34
PITCHFORK RCH DICKENS 0.00 0.00 (2005) 33
PITTSBURG 5 SSE CAMP 0.00 0.45 (1949) 57
PLAINVIEW HALE 0.00 0.00 (2005) 104
PLAINVIEW WATER PRODUCTION HALE 0.00 0.00 (2005) 11
POST GARZA 0.00 0.00 (2005) 98
POTEET ATASCOSA 0.00 0.00 (2010) 69
QUITMAN 2 WOOD 0.80 1.01 (2002) 13
RED BLUFF CROSSING SAN SABA 0.00 0.00 (1999) 62
RICHARDSON DALLAS 0.00 0.01 (1950) 60
ROANOKE DENTON 0.00 0.00 (1995) 67
ROCKSPRINGS 26SSW EDWARDS 0.00 0.00 (2010) 18
ROSCOE NOLAN 0.00 0.00 (2010) 78
ROUND ROCK 3 NE WILLIAMSON 0.04 0.05 (1970) 45
SANFORD DAM HUTCHINSON 0.00 0.00 (2009) 20
SAN ANGELO WFO TOM GREEN 0.00 0.00 (2007) 11
SCOTLAND ARCHER 0.00 0.00 (1999) 12
SEGUIN 1 SSW GUADALUPE 0.05 0.06 (2008) 20
SILVER VALLEY COLEMAN 0.00 0.00 (2009) 39
SISTERDALE KENDALL 0.00 0.00 (2008) 22
SPRING BRANCH 2SE COMAL 0.00 0.00 (1988) 54
STAMFORD 1 JONES 0.00 0.00 (2010) 87
STEPHENVILLE 1 N ERATH 0.00 0.00 (1955) 73
STEPHENVILLE CLARK FLD ERATH 0.00 0.00 (1955) 74
STERLING CITY STERLING 0.00 0.00 (2010) 81
STRATFORD SHERMAN 0.00 0.00 (1999) 85
STRAWN 8 NNE PALO PINTO 0.00 0.00 (2005) 64
TARPLEY BANDERA 0.00 0.00 (1999) 42
TERRELL MUNI AP KAUFMAN 0.06 0.51 (1999) 10
TEXARKANA BOWIE 0.38 0.78 (1999) 44
THORNTON 1 SSE LIMESTONE 0.18 0.18 (1949) 61
THROCKMORTON 7 NE THROCKMORTON 0.00 0.00 (2008) 11
TRENTON FANNIN 0.00 0.04 (1950) 58
TULIA SWISHER 0.00 0.00 (2008) 63
TURKEY HALL 0.00 0.00 (2007) 58
TYLER POUNDS FLD SMITH 0.28 0.35 (1999) 30
VANDERPOOL 10 N BANDERA 0.00 0.00 (2010) 17
VEGA 2 NW OLDHAM 0.00 0.00 (1965) 71
VIGO PARK SWISHER 0.00 0.01 (2008) 10
WACO DAM MCLENNAN 0.00 0.10 (1970) 41
WACO RGNL AP MCLENNAN 0.00 0.07 (1932) 83
WASHINGTON SP WASHINGTON 0.26 0.36 (1970) 58
WATER VALLEY TOM GREEN 0.00 0.00 (2006) 57
WATER VALLEY 11 NNE COKE 0.00 0.00 (2010) 53
WATSON BURNET 0.00 0.00 (1970) 45
WELLINGTON COLLINGSWORTH 0.00 0.00 (2007) 61
WHEELER WHEELER 0.00 0.00 (2009) 32
WILDWOOD TYLER 0.13 1.10 (1999) 19
WIMBERLEY 1 NW HAYS 0.00 0.00 (1988) 29
WOODSON THROCKMORTON 0.00 0.00 (2009) 26
YORKTOWN DEWITT 0.00 0.02 (1953) 69
Lowest Average Daily Temperature (°F)
Station County Value Previous Record Yrs. Data
LUMBERTON HARDIN 59.5 59.8 (2009) 11
Highest Average Daily Temperature (°F)
Station County Value Previous Record Yrs. Data
BIG BEND RCH SP PRESIDIO 58.0 56.9 (2006) 11
CASTOLON BREWSTER 67.4 65.8 (1994) 31
DEL RIO INTL AP VAL VERDE 65.5 65.4 (1965) 50
ELDORADO SCHLEICHER 57.1 56.8 (2006) 10
EL PASO INTL AP EL PASO 57.8 56.8 (1965) 69
FT STOCKTON PECOS 61.6 60.0 (1985) 48
GUTHRIE KING 56.2 56.2 (1999) 41
HART CASTRO 51.6 51.1 (1999) 27
HONDO MUNI AP MEDINA 63.4 63.4 (1985) 34
JUNCTION KIMBLE CO AP KIMBLE 61.1 61.0 (1965) 36
KENT 8 SE JEFF DAVIS 58.6 56.5 (1998) 17
LITTLEFIELD LAMB 53.2 52.5 (1966) 41
MIDLAND INTL AP MIDLAND 58.0 57.4 (1965) 83
MONAHANS 6 ENE WARD 59.1 56.4 (2003) 10
ODESSA SCHLEMEYER FLD ECTOR 57.6 56.0 (2006) 11
PANTHER JUNCTION BREWSTER 62.7 61.8 (1985) 51
PINE SPRINGS NP CULBERSON 56.3 54.9 (1999) 14
PLAINVIEW WATER PRODUCTION HALE 51.4 49.7 (2009) 11
PORT ISABEL CAMERON AP CAMERON 72.0 71.2 (2006) 10
SAN ANGELO WFO TOM GREEN 58.0 57.5 (2006) 10
Highest Average Daily Maximum Temperature (°F)
Station County Value Previous Record Yrs. Data
ANGLETON BRAZORIA AP BRAZORIA 76.5 76.0 (2005) 11
BIG LAKE 2 REAGAN 73.5 73.3 (1965) 33
BUSHLAND 1 WSW POTTER 66.8 65.6 (2005) 11
CASTOLON BREWSTER 82.3 81.9 (1999) 32
HOUSTON CLOVER FLD BRAZORIA 75.3 75.3 (2003) 11
HOUSTON SUGARLAND MEM FORT BEND 77.1 76.0 (2005) 10
KENT 8 SE JEFF DAVIS 71.4 71.0 (1998) 18
LONGVIEW GREGG 72.8 72.8 (2005) 11
MC GREGOR MCLENNAN 76.1 74.5 (1966) 51
MONAHANS 6 ENE WARD 74.5 72.4 (2005) 10
ODESSA SCHLEMEYER FLD ECTOR 71.4 70.8 (2010) 11
PINE SPRINGS NP CULBERSON 66.9 65.8 (2005) 14
PLAINVIEW WATER PRODUCTION HALE 68.6 66.6 (2005) 13
POST GARZA 72.9 72.3 (1965) 48
SAN ANGELO WFO TOM GREEN 73.7 72.5 (2005) 10
THROCKMORTON 7 NE THROCKMORTON 74.0 72.1 (2005) 12
VIGO PARK SWISHER 68.9 66.6 (2009) 10
WILDWOOD TYLER 76.5 75.1 (2005) 11
Highest Maximum Temperature Ever in the Month (°F)
Station County Value Previous Record Yrs. Data
ANGLETON BRAZORIA AP BRAZORIA 87 87 (2011) 11
ARLINGTON SIX FLAGS TARRANT 87 87 (1893) 21
CEDAR CREEK 5 S BASTROP 89 87 (2011) 10
CORSICANA CAMPBELL FLD NAVARRO 87 87 (2005) 13
DALLAS REDBIRD AP DALLAS 88 88 (2005) 14
DECATUR WISE 87 87 (2005) 10
DELL CITY 5 SSW HUDSPETH 95 90 (2005) 31
DEWEYVILLE NEWTON 85 85 (2005) 27
FT WORTH WSFO TARRANT 88 88 (2005) 18
GRAPEVINE DAM TARRANT 89 89 (1977) 56
HOUSTON CLOVER FLD BRAZORIA 87 86 (2011) 11
MONAHANS 6 ENE WARD 89 89 (2007) 10
ORANGE 9 N ORANGE 85 85 (2005) 27
RAINBOW SOMERVELL 89 89 (2010) 13
THOMPSONS 3 WSW FORT BEND 92 91 (2005) 49
WILDWOOD TYLER 89 88 (2010) 11
Lowest Average Daily Minimum Temperature (°F)
Station County Value Previous Record Yrs. Data
CEDAR CREEK 5 S BASTROP 40.7 43.2 (2010) 10
DECATUR WISE 39.8 40.5 (2008) 11
DEKALB BOWIE 37.2 38.2 (2000) 26
HALLSVILLE 1 W HARRISON 42.0 42.4 (2002) 14
LUFKIN 11 NW ANGELINA 39.2 39.2 (2002) 14
LUMBERTON HARDIN 44.2 47.0 (2008) 11
WILDWOOD TYLER 41.9 42.3 (2002) 10
Highest Average Daily Minimum Temperature (°F)
Station County Value Previous Record Yrs. Data
BIG BEND RCH SP PRESIDIO 43.4 41.1 (1995) 11
CASTOLON BREWSTER 52.4 50.1 (1994) 32
FT STOCKTON PECOS 47.4 45.0 (1985) 50
KENT 8 SE JEFF DAVIS 45.7 42.1 (2011) 17
LAREDO 2 WEBB 60.4 59.3 (1994) 45
PANTHER JUNCTION BREWSTER 51.3 49.0 (1985) 51
PINE SPRINGS NP CULBERSON 45.7 44.8 (1999) 14
PORT ISABEL CAMERON AP CAMERON 63.6 63.1 (2003) 10
Highest Minimum Temperature Ever in the Month (°F)
Station County Value Previous Record Yrs. Data
BIG BEND RCH SP PRESIDIO 58 57 (2007) 11
PINE SPRINGS NP CULBERSON 58 58 (2008) 14
ROCKPORT ARANSAS CO AP ARANSAS 75 75 (2010) 11
Lowest Minimum Temperature Ever in the Month (°F)
Station County Value Previous Record Yrs. Data
TORNILLO 2 SSE EL PASO 15 15 (2011) 32

Climatic Averages for December
  TMAX (°F) TMIN (°F) PRCP (inches) No. Days in Month Deg. Days
Station Avg. Record Avg. Record Avg. Gr'st Mo. Gr'st 24 hr. ≥ 90°F ≤ 32°F PRCP ≥ 0.01" HDD CDD
Abilene 56.9 89 (1955) 33.7 ‑7 (1989) 1.23 6.69 (1926) 4.57 (1911) 0.0 13.6 5.1 612 1
Amarillo 49.7 83 (1939) 24.0 ‑8 (1989) 0.71 4.52 (1959) 3.13 (1943) 0.0 26.7 4.7 873 0
Austin 62.7 90 (1955) 42.3 4 (1989) 2.40 16.14 (1913) 6.34 (1913) 0.0 4.2 7.8 400 13
Brownsville 71.8 94 (1977) 52.7 16 (1989) 1.15 6.95 (1940) 3.93 (1940) 0.0 0.6 7.0 165 80
College Station 62.3 89 (1922) 42.2 2 (1989) 3.23 12.66 (1913) 7.54 (1913) 0.0 4.8 8.8 411 16
Corpus Christi 68.4 91 (1977) 48.6 13 (1989) 1.83 9.80 (1991) 6.81 (1991) 0.0 1.6 6.4 250 49
Dallas‑Fort Worth 57.1 90 (1951) 37.1 ‑1 (1989) 2.55 8.75 (1991) 4.22 (1991) 0.0 8.8 6.7 558 4
Del Rio 64.0 90 (1977) 40.8 10 (1989) 0.65 3.93 (1937) 2.40 (1994) 0.0 4.0 4.9 394 3
El Paso 57.1 80 (1973) 32.5 ‑5 (1880) 0.78 3.94 (1914) 1.76 (1987) 0.0 14.6 3.9 626 0
Galveston 63.9 80 (2007) 50.7 14 (1989) 3.52 10.28 (1887) 6.30 (1995) 0.0 0.1 8.7 257 19
Houston 64.3 85 (1995) 44.6 7 (1989) 3.74 14.38 (1923) 7.47 (1914) 0.0 3.3 9.5 354 27
Lubbock 54.1 83 (1939) 27.1 ‑2 (1989) 0.76 2.80 (1942) 1.50 (1942) 0.0 22.6 4.4 756 0
Midland 58.1 85 (1954) 30.8 ‑1 (1989) 0.60 3.30 (1986) 1.58 (1979) 0.0 17.2 3.6 637 0
Port Arthur 63.7 86 (1933) 44.8 12 (1989) 5.29 17.98 (1982) 9.98 (1982) 0.0 3.1 9.5 355 22
San Angelo 59.9 91 (1954) 33.6 ‑4 (1989) 0.85 3.98 (1991) 2.71 (1984) 0.0 13.6 4.5 567 1
San Antonio 64.0 90 (1955) 41.7 6 (1989) 1.91 13.96 (1991) 6.90 (1991) 0.0 5.2 7.5 391 14
Victoria 66.1 88 (1964) 44.3 9 (1989) 2.31 6.97 (1975) 6.12 (1975) 0.0 3.8 8.1 331 27
Waco 59.0 91 (1955) 37.5 ‑4 (1989) 2.75 11.76 (1913) 7.98 (1997) 0.0 9.6 7.1 524 5
Wichita Falls 54.7 88 (1954) 30.8 ‑7 (1989) 1.62 6.93 (1991) 3.12 (1926) 0.0 17.4 5.0 690 1
Shreveport, LA 58.5 84 (2005) 37.7 5 (1989) 4.77 15.55 (1884) 7.18 (1904) 0.0 10.0 9.6 531 7
Climatic averages are based on 1981-2010 monthly normals, which are provided by the National Climatic Data Center.