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November 2004

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November was a wet month for the Brazos Valley continuing the already wet year. The month began with a cold front that dropped over an inch of rain and lowered temperatures dramatically. A high pressure system settled over the state, and temperatures warmed back up to their November normals. Rainfall was at a minimum with only a trace being recorded over two weeks. A second cold front did pass over the area, but temperatures did not drop much lower than the 50s. Beginning on the third week of the month, rainfall started to increase dramatically. Two frontal systems stalled over the state, and heavy rainfall was the result. From the 17th through the 23rd, 7.56" of rain fell on College Station including a 24-hour maximum of 3.84" from the 21st-22nd. A cold front moved through on the 24th, effectively ending the week of storms. Things returned to normal until the final week of the month when another cold front brought more rain and near-freezing temperatures to the area. For the month, 9.22" of rain fell at Easterwood Airport making this the 5th wettest November in College Station history and the 2nd wettest in the past 50 years. Through November 30th, College Station has received 55.11" of rain making this the 5th wettest year in College Station history. Only 5.93 inches are needed in December to break the annual precipitation record.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 75°F 63°F +4°F 1.03" Maximum 69.2°F ‑1.7°F
2 64°F 56°F ‑5°F 0.34" Minimum 50.4°F +1.3°F
3 59°F 46°F ‑12°F   Average 59.8°F ‑0.2°F
4 71°F 42°F ‑8°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 72°F 45°F ‑4°F   Heating 167 ‑36
6 78°F 46°F ‑1°F   Cooling 17 ‑36
7 81°F 49°F +2°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 80°F 54°F +5°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 0 0
9 76°F 54°F +3°F   Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 83°F 55°F +7°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 1 ‑2
11 68°F 50°F ‑2°F    
12 55°F 49°F ‑9°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 54°F 52°F ‑8°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 61°F 52°F ‑4°F T Monthly Total 2.41" ‑0.77"
15 68°F 57°F +2°F   Year-to-date Total 55.14" +18.70"
16 74°F 30°F ‑8°F 0.05" Days ≥ 0.01" 10 +3
17 69°F 59°F +5°F 1.89"  
18 68°F 57°F +4°F   Monthly Extremes
19 70°F 55°F +4°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 67°F 61°F +6°F 1.05" Highest Temperature 83°F 10th
21 75°F 63°F +11°F 1.10" Lowest Temperature 30°F 16th
22 68°F 64°F +8°F 2.87" Max. 24-hour Precip. 3.84" 21st-22nd
23 77°F 56°F +8°F 0.65" Maximum Wind Gust 43 mph 23rd
24 56°F 42°F ‑8°F    
25 62°F 37°F ‑8°F   Record Book for November
26 74°F 47°F +4°F   Highest Temperature 94°F 1921
27 71°F 43°F +1°F   Lowest Temperature 19°F 1976
28 71°F 42°F +0°F   Highest Minimum 75°F 1994
29 78°F 50°F +8°F 0.03" Lowest Maximum 36°F 1976
30 51°F 36°F ‑12°F 0.21" 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
17th Most daily precipitation 1.89" 1.34" 1910
22nd Most daily precipitation 2.87" 1.27" 1957
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
No near records were reported in November 2004.
*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