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November 2013

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November brought with it what seemed to be all four season. The first freeze was recorded on the 27th of the month and rain mixed with sleet and snow was falling on the 25th. The previous week felt more like late spring with temperatures rising into the 80s! This complete difference in temperature has been all due to the usual cold front arrivals that are expected in the Fall. The first cold front of this type came into town on the 12th and gave nearly all the Brazos Valley their first freeze. In the days leading up to the second cold front on the 22nd thunderstorms and rain showers developed and provided 1.14 inches of rain. The cold front on the 22nd had a long trailing stratiform rain region that provided most of the rain seen after the cold front passed.

The Brazos Valley remained out of the drought for the entire month of November with only abnormally dry conditions listed by the US Drought Monitor.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 79°F 51°F ‑1°F   Maximum 65.7°F ‑5.3°F
2 72°F 49°F ‑6°F   Minimum 47.2°F ‑3.3°F
3 69°F 46°F ‑8°F   Average 56.5°F ‑4.3°F
4 69°F 56°F ‑2°F 0.31" Degree Days Total *Departure
5 72°F 63°F +2°F 0.37" Heating 283 +95
6 72°F 49°F ‑4°F 0.19" Cooling 35 ‑26
7 66°F 43°F ‑10°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 65°F 51°F ‑6°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 0 0
9 66°F 54°F ‑3°F 0.05" Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 72°F 54°F 0°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 2 +1
11 73°F 50°F 0°F    
12 60°F 42°F ‑11°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 55°F 35°F ‑17°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 61°F 34°F ‑14°F T Monthly Total 4.57" +1.35"
15 77°F 51°F +3°F   Year-to-date Total 38.62" +1.79"
16 80°F 61°F +10°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 11 +3
17 84°F 68°F +16°F    
18 80°F 63°F +12°F   Monthly Extremes
19 70°F 54°F +3°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 70°F 50°F +1°F 0.01" Highest Temperature 84°F 17th
21 79°F 67°F +14°F 1.13" Lowest Temperature 30°F 28th
22 73°F 39°F ‑2°F 0.77" Max. 24-hour Precip. 1.41" 24th-25th
23 46°F 39°F ‑16°F 0.02" Maximum Wind Gust 33 mph 12th
24 45°F 36°F ‑18°F 0.38"  
25 40°F 37°F ‑18°F 1.33" Record Book for November
26 45°F 38°F ‑16°F 0.01" Highest Temperature 94°F 1921
27 48°F 31°F ‑18°F   Lowest Temperature 19°F 1976
28 54°F 30°F ‑14°F   Highest Minimum 75°F 1994
29 62°F 35°F ‑8°F   Lowest Maximum 36°F 1976
30 67°F 41°F ‑2°F   Wettest Month 9.29" 2000
  Driest Month 0.00" 1947
  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
21st Tied highest minimum temperature 67°F 67°F 1982
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
17th Tied 3rd highest minimum temperature 68°F 71°F 1921
17th Tied 3rd highest maximum temperature 84°F 85°F 1921
24th Tied 4th lowest maximum temperature 45°F 41°F 1972
25th Tied 2nd lowest maximum temperature 40°F 40°F 1993
*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