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November 1997

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November began with high pressure over the Brazos Valley. As this high moved out of the region to the east, a frontal system pushed its way into Texas from the Northwest and much cooler than normal temperatures were observed starting on the 6th. Another high pressure system set up on the 9th over Louisiana and Mississippi, pushing moisture into Texas from the Gulf of Mexico. Combined with an approaching cold front that crossed our region on the 10th, storms formed over a good portion of East Texas. It was the start of five consecutive rain days in College Station. Another cold air mass moved over the Brazos Valley on the 14th. By the 17th, average daily temperatures dropped to as much as 20°F below normal. Average daily temperatures were unseasonably warm during the final week of November. Strong thunderstorms produced heavy rainfall across the region on the 28th, when College Station received 1.60" of rain in a 3-hour period.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 80°F 49°F 0°F 0.01" Maximum 64.8°F ‑5.3°F
2 74°F 43°F ‑6°F   Minimum 45.4°F ‑4.0°F
3 73°F 39°F ‑7°F   Average 55.1°F ‑4.7°F
4 79°F 42°F ‑2°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 80°F 59°F +6°F 0.15" Heating 305 +101
6 65°F 43°F ‑9°F   Cooling 17 ‑31
7 63°F 38°F ‑12°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 68°F 41°F ‑8°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 0 0
9 65°F 54°F ‑2°F 0.73" Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 56°F 45°F ‑12°F 0.36" Minimum ≤ 32°F 1 ‑2
11 50°F 44°F ‑14°F 0.22"  
12 53°F 50°F ‑10°F 0.62" Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 55°F 45°F ‑11°F 0.17" Precipitation Value *Departure
14 61°F 44°F ‑8°F   Monthly Total 2.41" ‑0.74"
15 50°F 34°F ‑18°F 0.11" Year-to-date Total 39.05" +2.80"
16 52°F 33°F ‑18°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 12 +4
17 47°F 32°F ‑20°F    
18 47°F 44°F ‑14°F 0.06" Monthly Extremes
19 57°F 42°F ‑10°F 0.01" Extreme Value Date(s)
20 65°F 50°F 0°F   Highest Temperature 80°F 1st, 5th
21 67°F 44°F ‑2°F   Lowest Temperature 32°F 17th
22 69°F 41°F ‑3°F   Max. 24-hour Precip. 1.75" 28th
23 69°F 42°F ‑2°F   Maximum Wind Gust 30 mph 1st
24 71°F 43°F 0°F    
25 72°F 58°F +8°F   Record Book for November
26 78°F 63°F +14°F   Highest Temperature 94°F 1921
27 76°F 66°F +15°F   Lowest Temperature 19°F 1976
28 70°F 49°F +4°F 1.75" Highest Minimum 75°F 1994
29 68°F 44°F 0°F 0.03" Lowest Maximum 36°F 1976
30 63°F 41°F ‑3°F   Wettest Month 9.28" 1929
  Driest Month 0.06" 1949
  Wettest 24 Hours 5.56" 1907
"T" indicates daily precipitation ≤ 0.005".
BOLDFACE indicates an extreme daily value for the month.
ITALICS indicates a daily record was set or tied.
*Departure from the 1961‑1990 normal.


*New Records Set
Day Parameter Value Old Record Year
27th Tied highest minimum temperature 66°F 66°F 1910
28th Most daily precipitation 1.75" 1.68" 1952
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
11th 3rd lowest maximum temperature 50°F -999°F 1947
12th Tied 4th lowest maximum temperature 53°F -999°F 1947
18th 3rd lowest maximum temperature 47°F -999°F 1947
*NOTE: Records from 1910 through July 1951 are based on observations taken at the Texas Agricultural
Experiment Station main farm located 7 miles SW of College Station. Records from August 1951 through
the present are based on observations taken at Easterwood Field.


December Normals for College Station
Beginning of the month: 66°F/45°F Monthly precipitation: 2.83"
Middle of the month: 62°F/41°F Precipitation days: 8
End of the month: 60/40°F Days ≤ 32°F:  8