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November 2001

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After two straight months with below average mean monthly temperatures, the Brazos Valley experienced a return to above average temperatures during November 2001. November was extremely warm as the mean monthly temperature of 63.8°F was 4.0°F above average. Precipitation during the month was 0.27" below average, with only 2.88" recorded at Easterwood Field. This pushes the yearly total to 41.96", which is 5.71" above average. November began with abnormally warm autumn temperatures as Bryan/College Station recorded maximum temperatures of 80°F or higher during seven of the first eight days of the month. A weak cold front pushed through on the 8th, but temperatures quickly rebounded to the 80°F mark by the 13th. Precipitation on the 15th and 16th dropped high temperatures into the lower 70s, and another weak cold front pushed through on the 19th, dropping temperatures once more. At the end of the month, a strong cold front moved through on the 26th, dropping maximum temperatures into the 40s and brought the Brazos Valley its first freeze of the season.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 87°F 66°F +12°F   Maximum 75.0°F +4.9°F
2 85°F 65°F +11°F   Minimum 52.6°F +3.2°F
3 86°F 64°F +12°F   Average 63.8°F +4.0°F
4 83°F 60°F +8°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 82°F 51°F +4°F   Heating 127 ‑77
6 81°F 46°F +0°F   Cooling 98 +50
7 79°F 48°F +2°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 82°F 59°F +8°F 0.08" Maximum ≥ 90°F 0 0
9 69°F 55°F 0°F T Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 75°F 55°F +3°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 2 ‑1
11 78°F 56°F +6°F    
12 75°F 60°F +6°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 80°F 59°F +8°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 80°F 62°F +11°F   Monthly Total 2.41" ‑0.74"
15 75°F 66°F +10°F 0.32" Year-to-date Total 41.99" +5.74"
16 71°F 64°F +8°F 0.98" Days ≥ 0.01" 7 ‑1
17 78°F 60°F +10°F    
18 80°F 58°F +10°F   Monthly Extremes
19 72°F 52°F +3°F 0.03" Extreme Value Date(s)
20 63°F 39°F ‑7°F   Highest Temperature 87°F 1st
21 67°F 36°F ‑6°F   Lowest Temperature 30°F 29th
22 78°F 50°F +6°F T Max. 24-hour Precip. 1.50" 15th-16th
23 82°F 66°F +17°F   Maximum Wind Gust 25 mph 23rd
24 75°F 45°F +3°F    
25 78°F 41°F +2°F   Record Book for November
26 85°F 63°F +17°F   Highest Temperature 94°F 1921
27 69°F 39°F ‑2°F 0.06" Lowest Temperature 19°F 1976
28 42°F 31°F ‑20°F 1.14" Highest Minimum 75°F 1994
29 47°F 30°F ‑18°F 0.27" Lowest Maximum 36°F 1976
30 65°F 33°F ‑6°F   Wettest Month 9.29" 2000
  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
No new records were set or tied in November 2001.
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
1st Tied 4th highest maximum temperature 87°F 89°F 1920
3rd Tied 2nd highest maximum temperature 86°F 88°F 1948
23rd Tied 3rd highest minimum temperature 66°F 73°F 1973
26th 2nd highest maximum temperature 85°F 86°F 1965
28th Tied 3rd lowest maximum temperature 42°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