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Weekly Climate Summary: 11/14/2021

This week in Texas weather saw dry conditions across the state. The western side of the state saw extremely dry conditions while the eastern side saw slightly wetter conditions. The Big Bend region, Panhandle, South Texas Plains, and Hill Country all saw 0.01” or less of precipitation over this period. The southern Gulf Coast and western Prairies and Lakes region also saw 0.01” of precipitation or less. The other portions of these two regions saw higher accumulation at 0.05”-0.7”. The wettest region throughout this period was the Piney Woods region which saw accumulation between 0.7”-1.9”. While Grayson County, Fannin County, and Henderson County saw some of the highest precipitation across this period at 1.9”-2.2”, Kaufman County recorded the most over this period at more than 2.2”.  




This week in Texas weather saw warmer than normal temperatures across the state. The warmest temperature departures were seen in the western half of the state in the Big Bend region, Panhandle, and South Texas Plains. Specifically, temperatures in these regions were 2-6°F warmer than the long-term average in many counties. Especially in the Panhandle and Big Bend region, there were many counties that experienced even higher temperature departures at 6-8°F warmer than the long term mean. Brewster County, Jeff Davis County, and Presidio County saw the highest temperature departure in the state across this period at 10°F warmer than the long-term average. On the opposite side of the state, the Texas regions in the east saw lower temperature departures. Central Texas, the Prairies and Lakes region, the Gulf Coast, and parts of the Piney Woods region saw temperature departures of only 0-2°F warmer than the long-term average. The other parts of the Piney Woods region saw negative temperature departures at 0-2 degrees cooler than the long-term average. Specifically, Tyler County, Jasper County, and Jefferson County saw the most extreme negative departure in the state across this period at 4°F cooler than the long-term average. 




During this period, several storm systems developed and passed through North Texas on Wednesday, November 10th, and Thursday, November 11th. These storm systems brought several reports of hail with diameters ranging from 1.0”-1.75”. The most extreme hail was reported in Haynesville, Wichita County with a diameter of 2.0”. Furthermore, these storm systems brought wind gusts up to 58 miles per hour in these regions. These storms formed due to a cold front that passed through North Texas on the 10th and 11th of November. 

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