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November 2011

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The month of November was once again characterized by the ups and downs associated with powerful cold fronts. Many days this month recorded record highs, such as 86 degrees on November 20th, 22 degrees above average. However, soon after these abnormally high temperatures, a strong cold front blew through and dropped temperatures down to normal or below normal levels. Luckily for us, each successive cold front brought the chance for rain and although still below normal for the month the city did receive some well needed rainfall totaling 2.41 inches. Wintry weather made its arrival to College Station on the 11th as the mercury dipped down to the freezing level of 32 degrees.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 81°F 49°F 0°F   Maximum 74.3°F +3.4°F
2 86°F 57°F +6°F T Minimum 50.6°F +1.5°F
3 65°F 40°F ‑12°F   Average 62.4°F +2.4°F
4 68°F 33°F ‑14°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 77°F 40°F ‑4°F   Heating 167 ‑36
6 83°F 65°F +11°F T Cooling 97 +44
7 82°F 70°F +13°F T Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 87°F 57°F +10°F 0.01" Maximum ≥ 90°F 0 0
9 66°F 49°F ‑4°F   Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 68°F 40°F ‑8°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 2 ‑1
11 70°F 32°F ‑10°F    
12 81°F 49°F +4°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 86°F 64°F +14°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 86°F 70°F +18°F T Monthly Total 0.53" ‑2.65"
15 77°F 64°F +10°F 0.29" Year-to-date Total 16.56" ‑19.88"
16 74°F 56°F +5°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 5 ‑2
17 65°F 47°F ‑3°F    
18 72°F 44°F ‑1°F   Monthly Extremes
19 80°F 65°F +14°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 86°F 73°F +22°F   Highest Temperature 87°F 8th
21 85°F 66°F +18°F 0.12" Lowest Temperature 32°F 11th, 28th
22 74°F 52°F +5°F 1.14" Max. 24-hour Precip. 1.15" 21st-22nd
23 72°F 48°F +2°F   Maximum Wind Gust 38 mph 2nd
24 69°F 48°F +2°F    
25 78°F 50°F +7°F   Record Book for November
26 68°F 51°F +2°F 0.85" Highest Temperature 94°F 1921
27 52°F 35°F ‑12°F   Lowest Temperature 19°F 1976
28 59°F 32°F ‑10°F   Highest Minimum 75°F 1994
29 67°F 34°F ‑6°F   Lowest Maximum 36°F 1976
30 64°F 37°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 1971‑2000 normal.


*New Records Set
Day Parameter Value Old Record Year
20th Highest minimum temperature 73°F 70°F 1942
20th Highest maximum temperature 86°F 85°F 1933
21st Tied highest maximum temperature 85°F 85°F 1933
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
4th Tied 4th lowest minimum temperature 33°F 26°F 1991
7th Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 70°F 71°F 1989
8th Tied 3rd highest maximum temperature 87°F 89°F 1989
14th Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 70°F 73°F 1955
19th Tied 4th highest minimum temperature 65°F 70°F 1950
21st Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 66°F 67°F 1982
*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