NOVEMBER REPORT CARD November 2008 continued the trend since September of much below normal precipitation, while temperatures were somewhat above average, compared to October and September. These two months were quite cool compared to average. Of course the big story is the persistent extremely dry condition. A list of November rainfalls as a percent of average by location:
Antlers 6% (Driest in Texoma)
Bonham 58% (tied for wettest measured location)
Hugo 58% (tied for wettest measured location)
Note: Average November rainfall ranges from 3.5” over western areas to about 4.25 towards Paris and Hugo.
In my Winter Outlook for 2008-2009 which I posted in mid-November, I called for below normal rain/snowfall this winter. The December pattern of the next two weeks supports a very dry start to the winter.
Take Care, Steve LaNore Chief Meteorologist KXII-TV