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November 2006

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November 2006 brought warm temperatures and dry conditions to the Brazos Valley. The monthly mean temperature was 61.4°F, 1.4°F above normal. The monthly rainfall total was 0.62", 2.56" below normal, only 20 percent of the normal rainfall for November and the lowest percentage of normal rainfall in 2006. However, College Station is still 7.56" above average for the yearly total, due in part to the heavy rains last month. During the first 26 days of the month only 0.05" of rain was reported. The bulk of the monthly rainfall fell on the 30th. 0.39" was reported, which is 63 percent of the month's total precipitation. On the 30th, a strong cold front moved through the area dropped the low from 69°F on the 29th to 33°F on the 30th. A record high temperature was set on the 10th with a high of 87°F. Also, a record highest minimum temperature was reported on 28th with a low of 66°F. The inflow of gulf moisture due to the encroaching front lead to very warm temperatures on the 28th and 29th. The departure from the average temperature was +18°F and +19°F on the 28th and 29th, respectively.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 66°F 53°F ‑6°F 0.01" Maximum 72.8°F +1.9°F
2 63°F 46°F ‑10°F   Minimum 50.0°F +0.9°F
3 65°F 41°F ‑11°F   Average 61.4°F +1.4°F
4 72°F 47°F ‑4°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 71°F 60°F +2°F   Heating 156 ‑47
6 74°F 55°F +2°F 0.04" Cooling 56 +3
7 74°F 53°F +0°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 81°F 54°F +6°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 0 0
9 84°F 64°F +12°F   Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 87°F 60°F +12°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 ‑3
11 65°F 46°F ‑6°F    
12 67°F 41°F ‑7°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 77°F 57°F +6°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 81°F 65°F +13°F   Monthly Total 2.41" ‑0.77"
15 73°F 45°F ‑1°F   Year-to-date Total 44.03" +7.59"
16 62°F 40°F ‑9°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 5 ‑2
17 71°F 37°F ‑5°F    
18 74°F 44°F 0°F   Monthly Extremes
19 67°F 41°F ‑5°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 63°F 39°F ‑7°F   Highest Temperature 87°F 10th
21 66°F 33°F ‑8°F   Lowest Temperature 33°F 21st, 30th
22 73°F 41°F ‑1°F   Max. 24-hour Precip. 0.39" 30th
23 76°F 47°F +4°F   Maximum Wind Gust 48 mph 15th
24 76°F 51°F +6°F    
25 74°F 52°F +6°F   Record Book for November
26 78°F 57°F +10°F   Highest Temperature 94°F 1921
27 70°F 64°F +11°F 0.17" Lowest Temperature 19°F 1976
28 81°F 66°F +18°F 0.01" Highest Minimum 75°F 1994
29 80°F 69°F +18°F T Lowest Maximum 36°F 1976
30 72°F 33°F ‑4°F 0.39" 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
10th Tied highest maximum temperature 87°F 87°F 1911
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
28th 3rd highest minimum temperature 66°F 70°F 1927
29th 3rd highest minimum temperature 69°F 71°F 1927
29th Tied 4th highest maximum temperature 80°F 84°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: 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