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November 2002

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The month of November was dry in the College Station area, aside from a very wet start to the month. A low pressure system situated in Deep South Texas lingered in the area beginning on the 2nd of the month, then developed into a warm front on the 3rd, and finally into a stationary front on the 4th. This area of disturbed weather increased showers and South Central Texas. Easterwood Airport received abundant rainfall on the 4th of November, with a record precipitation total of 4.56" reported, exceeding the previous daily record of 3.61" from 1914. The rain-cooled air on the 2nd-4th kept high temperatures below normal, and a record of the 4th lowest maximum temperature of 57°F was tied on the 2nd. On the 4th, another near record for the 4th lowest maximum temperature was reached at 54°F. The stationary front cleared the area of rain on the 5th, and allowed for a warming trend to occur, reporting temperatures in the 70s on the 5th, and in the 80s on the 9th and 10th. On the 9th of November, College Station tied its highest maximum temperature of 86°F, previously set in 1995. Towards the middle of the month, temperatures were decreased slightly by weak cold front passages on the 11th, and the 15th. A major cold front was finally felt on the night of the 24th, as highs on the 25th topped off at about 59°F, a 16°F drop from the maximum on the previous day.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 67°F 52°F ‑6°F 0.01" Maximum 67.4°F ‑3.5°F
2 57°F 51°F ‑11°F 0.35" Minimum 46.1°F ‑3.0°F
3 60°F 54°F ‑7°F 0.23" Average 56.8°F ‑3.2°F
4 54°F 51°F ‑12°F 4.56" Degree Days Total *Departure
5 70°F 49°F ‑4°F 0.01" Heating 257 +54
6 67°F 43°F ‑8°F   Cooling 17 ‑36
7 69°F 40°F ‑8°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 76°F 46°F ‑1°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 0 0
9 82°F 62°F +10°F   Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 86°F 63°F +12°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 ‑3
11 75°F 55°F +4°F    
12 67°F 46°F ‑4°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 67°F 41°F ‑7°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 76°F 47°F +2°F T Monthly Total 2.41" ‑0.77"
15 65°F 49°F ‑3°F   Year-to-date Total 35.31" ‑1.13"
16 61°F 41°F ‑9°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 7 0
17 69°F 38°F ‑6°F    
18 76°F 48°F +3°F   Monthly Extremes
19 73°F 47°F +1°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 74°F 42°F 0°F   Highest Temperature 86°F 10th
21 74°F 46°F +2°F   Lowest Temperature 33°F 28th
22 68°F 43°F ‑2°F   Max. 24-hour Precip. 4.63" 3rd-4th
23 71°F 41°F ‑2°F   Maximum Wind Gust 32 mph 18th
24 75°F 49°F +5°F    
25 59°F 46°F ‑4°F 0.07" Record Book for November
26 46°F 41°F ‑14°F 0.77" Highest Temperature 94°F 1921
27 49°F 40°F ‑12°F   Lowest Temperature 19°F 1976
28 58°F 33°F ‑10°F   Highest Minimum 75°F 1994
29 62°F 34°F ‑8°F   Lowest Maximum 36°F 1976
30 70°F 45°F +2°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 1971‑2000 normal.


*New Records Set
Day Parameter Value Old Record Year
4th **Most daily precipitation 4.56" 2.08" 1925
**Set record for the entire month.
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
10th Tied 2nd highest maximum temperature 86°F 87°F 1911
*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: 67°F/45°F Monthly precipitation: 3.23"
Middle of the month: 63°F/42°F Precipitation days: 8
End of the month: 62/41°F Days ≤ 32°F:  8