November Report Card...

November 30, 2007

 

Well, it’s time for the “November Report Card” of weather in Texoma.  Even though we’ve had some cold nights since Thanksgiving, the month as a whole was warmer (and drier) than average. This is consistent with the “LaNina” pattern that we have been in since September. November makes the third month in a row with much below normal precipitation. It’s safe to say that, soil moisture wise, we are back in a drought configuration once again.

 

Well, here are the numbers. To arrive at the figures below, I created a composite average using daily readings from Ada, Ardmore and Sherman. I chose these sites because Sherman is in the south; Ardmore is in the central area of Texoma, while Ada is in the northern portion.

 

The numbers should not surprise anyone who’s been around here this month. It was a very warm November: 3.7 degrees above average.  This may not sound like a lot, but this means that on any given day, the temperature for the overnight low and daytime high was about four degrees above “normal”.

 

Precipitation, on the other hand, was very sparse. The composite of the three cities showed precipitation at 20% of normal. None of Texoma (that we know of) got even half of their normal November rainfall.

 

Given the LaNina pattern we’re in for the winter, this does not bode well for grass fire problems.

  

 Until next time, please take care…

 

 Steve LaNore

 

 

 

Chief Meteorologist

KXII-TV

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