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Texas, like the latter half of October, was very wet due to influence from an active El Nino. Two, five, and ten day statewide average rainfall records were broken in October, according to new data. Although November did not bring with it widespread downpours like October, records were still broken. The record for rainfall accumulation in a calendar year was broken in North Texas, and is already the wettest year on record. Hydrological conditions across the state remain at or above normal for this time of year, and the state began December drought-free for the first time since a two-week stretch in July.

Most of the rainfall was associated with cold fronts undercutting warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico and Pacific Ocean. Texas received its first round of cold air moving in from the north. Temperatures across the state fluctuated with highs in the 80s at some times and at other times never exceeding 50 degrees. A fast moving cold front with associated strong winds and dry air caused the National Weather Service to issue a Red Flag Warning for parts of Texas along the Oklahoma border. The latest cold front brought all types of weather to different portions of the state including ice, snow, and rain. Severe weather has resulted in 114,000 insurance claims, up almost 40,000 from earlier in the year, and paid losses are up to $900 million, which doesn't yet include much of the recent severe weather. Storm damage to infrastructure is estimated to cost the state around $3 billion.

Heavy rains were untimely for most farmers as it coincided with harvest time for farmers across the state. While crops were still able to be harvested, farmers saw a decrease in crop yield due to stagnant water on their crops, which can easily spread diseases. Some cotton farmers are expecting half of their estimated yields. However, some citrus farmers in southern Texas are enjoying a $5 increase in prices across all categories due to high off season rains. Although the rains did not necessarily help farmers, hunters will be pleased with it. Despite the record rain so far in 2015, the hunting season is expected to be one of the best in years, expected to have an economic impact greater than 2011's $3.65 billion. Population numbers for each animal is at a high point over the past few years.

The States at Risk Project included Texas in the top five states that are at the most risk of changing weather due to climate change. Texas also received poor grades for preparedness of climate change, which is not good news due to the fact Texas will most likely see the most extreme changes in weather because of a shift in the climate. For the fourth year in a row, Texas has seen a rise in vehicle injuries and fatalities. While the most likely cause is an increase in speed limits on highways, weather related accidents have also increased.
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