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November 1998

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November began with a frontal system passing over the region on the 1st, triggering precipitation over the Brazos Valley and dropped 0.55" of rain at Easterwood Field. Cooler air that was located behind the front caused temperature readings to stay below normal for most of the next week all throughout the Bryan/College Station area. From the 12th to the 15th a front along the Texas coast helped push extremely moist Gulf air over Southeast Texas. 5.03" of rain were recorded at Easterwood Field during this 4 day period alone. During the 2nd half of the November with a high pressure becoming a fixture in the Southeast United States, the cooler air masses were kept well to the north of the Brazos Valley allowing temperatures to once again climb to above normal values. During the last 8 days of the month the average daily temperatures were between 8 and 17 degrees above normal. On the 29th, the highest maximum daily temperature record was broken when the mercury rose to 81°F. This weather pattern also kept the Brazos Valley dry, with only 0.08" of precipitation reaching the ground from the 16th to the 30th.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 75°F 56°F +0°F 0.55" Maximum 70.4°F +0.3°F
2 70°F 51°F ‑4°F   Minimum 53.9°F +4.5°F
3 77°F 52°F +2°F   Average 62.1°F +2.3°F
4 64°F 51°F ‑6°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 54°F 42°F ‑15°F   Heating 127 ‑77
6 56°F 41°F ‑14°F   Cooling 51 +3
7 63°F 51°F ‑5°F 0.70" Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 62°F 55°F ‑4°F 0.01" Maximum ≥ 90°F 0 0
9 81°F 62°F +10°F 0.01" Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 75°F 48°F 0°F 0.19" Minimum≤ 32°F 0 ‑3
11 68°F 43°F ‑6°F    
12 55°F 50°F ‑8°F 2.39" Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 57°F 53°F ‑6°F 0.99" Precipitation Value *Departure
14 58°F 53°F ‑4°F 1.64" Monthly Total 2.41" ‑0.74"
15 68°F 56°F +2°F 0.01" Year-to-date Total 40.35" +4.10"
16 71°F 53°F +2°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 15 +7
17 68°F 56°F +3°F    
18 76°F 61°F +10°F   Monthly Extremes
19 81°F 61°F +12°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 69°F 54°F +4°F 0.01" Highest Temperature 81°F 3 times
21 65°F 50°F 0°F 0.03" Lowest Temperature 41°F 6th
22 71°F 44°F 0°F 0.01" Max. 24-hour Precip. 3.20" 13th
23 72°F 59°F +8°F   Maximum Wind Gust 31 mph 1st
24 78°F 61°F +12°F    
25 80°F 62°F +14°F   Record Book for November
26 80°F 58°F +12°F 0.01" Highest Temperature 94°F 1921
27 79°F 59°F +13°F   Lowest Temperature 19°F 1976
28 78°F 60°F +13°F 0.01" Highest Minimum 75°F 1994
29 81°F 64°F +16°F 0.01" Lowest Maximum 36°F 1976
30 79°F 52°F +10°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
12th Most daily precipitation 2.39" 1.81" 1922
14th Tied most daily precipitation 1.64" 1.64" 1993
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
5th 3rd lowest maximum temperature 54°F -999°F 1947
29th Tied 3rd highest minimum temperature 64°F 71°F 1927
29th 3rd highest maximum temperature 81°F 84°F 1933
30th Tied 4th highest maximum temperature 79°F 83°F 1933
*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