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November 2012

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Temperatures were up and down all November with highs in the upper 70s and low 80s remaining persistent throughout the month. Short reprieves occurred from the passages of cold fronts on the 5th, 11th, and 26th, but overall the month was warm, with average monthly temperatures coming in at over 2 degrees above normal. Rainfall was scarce this November and the city recorded a 2.69 inch deficit. The majority of the rainfall that fell was on the 11th when a cold front passed the city dropping temperatures quickly and fired up a few storms along the frontal boundary. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, Brazos County returned to official drought status moving from abnormally dry conditions to severe drought from the beginning to the end of the month. The Climate Prediction Center calls for further development of the drought over the next few months.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 86°F 57°F +6°F   Maximum 75.7°F +4.7°F
2 85°F 60°F +6°F   Minimum 50.1°F ‑0.4°F
3 82°F 61°F +6°F 0.03" Average 62.9°F +2.1°F
4 82°F 58°F +5°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 86°F 58°F +7°F   Heating 128 ‑60
6 74°F 49°F ‑2°F   Cooling 74 +13
7 82°F 48°F +1°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 83°F 54°F +4°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 0 0
9 85°F 63°F +11°F   Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 83°F 64°F +10°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 ‑1
11 83°F 56°F +8°F 0.36"  
12 63°F 45°F ‑8°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 61°F 41°F ‑11°F 0.01" Precipitation Value *Departure
14 65°F 45°F ‑6°F   Monthly Total 0.53" ‑2.69"
15 68°F 38°F ‑8°F   Year-to-date Total 39.65" +2.82"
16 67°F 44°F ‑6°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 5 ‑3
17 70°F 37°F ‑6°F    
18 74°F 43°F ‑2°F   Monthly Extremes
19 76°F 51°F +4°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 79°F 52°F +6°F   Highest Temperature 86°F 1st, 5th
21 81°F 51°F +7°F   Lowest Temperature 37°F 17th
22 78°F 52°F +7°F   Max. 24-hour Precip. 0.36" 11th
23 74°F 55°F +6°F   Maximum Wind Gust 44 mph 26th
24 64°F 41°F ‑6°F    
25 76°F 44°F +3°F   Record Book for November
26 84°F 59°F +14°F 0.11" Highest Temperature 94°F 1921
27 59°F 41°F ‑7°F T Lowest Temperature 19°F 1976
28 68°F 39°F ‑2°F   Highest Minimum 75°F 1994
29 73°F 40°F +0°F   Lowest Maximum 36°F 1976
30 80°F 57°F +12°F 0.02" 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 1981‑2010 normal.


*New Records Set
Day Parameter Value Old Record Year
No new records were set or tied in November 2012.
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
5th Tied 4th highest maximum temperature 86°F 87°F 1922
26th 3rd highest maximum temperature 84°F 86°F 1965
30th 4th highest maximum temperature 80°F 83°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/46°F Monthly precipitation: 3.23"
Middle of the month: 62°F/42°F Precipitation days: 9
End of the month: 62/42°F Days ≤ 32°F:  5