This Week’s Weather Quiz:

1. What’s the coldest temperature that I recorded during all of November 2007? (a) 31 degrees (b) 33 degrees (c) 35 degrees (d) 37 degrees

2. What’s the warmest temperature that I recorded during all of November 2007? (a) 83 degrees (b) 85 degrees (c) 87 degrees (d) 89 degrees

3. The normal average temperature for November is 56.7 degrees. Can you guess what it was for November 2007? (a) 55.5 degrees (b) 56.9 degrees (c) 58.4 degrees (d) 60.4 degrees

4. What was the total rainfall that I recorded for all of November 2007? (a) only 0.59 of an inch (b) 1.56 inches (c) 2.57 inches (d) 3.14 inches

5. What’s the longest consecutive day period so far this year that I have recorded without measurable rain? (a) only 11 days (b) 15 days (c) 20 days (d) 26 days

Weather Highlights

Let’s compare this November 2007 with last November 2006.

The coldest temperature that I recorded in November 2006 was 29 degrees. The coldest temperature that I recorded in November 2007 was 33 degrees.

The warmest temperature that I recorded in November 2006 was 83 degrees. The warmest temperature in November 2007 was 85 degrees.

The overall average temperature for November 2006 was 58.2 degrees. The overall average for November 2007 was 60.4 degrees.

Number of days that reached freezing or below in November 2006, only 1 day. Number of days freezing or below in November 2007, none.

The total rainfall that I recorded for November 2006 was 1.86 inches. The total rainfall I recorded for November 2007 was 1.56 inches.

The total rainfall January through November 2006 was 35.27 inches. The total rainfall January through November 2007 was 46.73 inches.

On Nov. 30, 2006, light rain, sleet, and some snow was recorded in Ennis. The temperature at 1:20 p.m. was a freezing 31 degrees with light sleet. Roadways were clear of ice, however, some ice did accumulate on cars but the ground was too warm to accumulate ice. The precipitation was light.

The day before, Nov. 29, 2006, the high temperature reached a mild 78 degrees with a thunderstorm in the afternoon. In contrast, Nov. 30, 2007, this year was much different. No rain, sleet, or snow. The low temperature was 48 degrees and the high 69 degrees with partly cloudy skies. What a different a year makes.

Ennis Temperatures and Rainfall for the week of Nov. 26 - Dec. 2, 2007:

The normal low temperature for this time of year is 40 degrees. The normal high temperature for this time of year is 60 degrees.

Monday, Nov. 26 - low temperature 38 degrees; high temperature 59 degrees. Rainfall - 0.00 of an inch.

Tuesday, Nov. 27 - low temperature 40 degrees; high temperature 63 degrees. Rainfall - 0.00 of an inch.

Wednesday, Nov. 28 - low temperature 43 degrees; high temperature 67 degrees. Rainfall - 0.00 of an inch.

Thursday, Nov. 29 - low temperature 41 degrees; high temperature 64 degrees. Rainfall - 0.00 of an inch.

Friday, Nov. 30 - low temperature 48 degrees; high temperature 69 degrees. Rainfall - 0.00 of an inch.

Saturday, Dec. 1 - low temperature 60 degrees; high temperature 69 degrees. Rainfall - 0.00 of an inch.

Sunday, Dec. 2 - low temperature 53 degrees; high temperature 81 degrees. Rainfall - 0.03 of an inch.

Temperature Range and Total Rainfall for the week of Nov. 26 - Dec. 2, 2007:

The coolest temperature 38 degrees on Nov. 26. The warmest temperature 81 degrees on Dec. 2. Total rainfall Nov. 26 - Dec. 2 - 0.03 of an inch.

Rainfall for Month and Year:

Rainfall Dec. 1-2 - 0.03 of an inch. Normal rainfall for all of December - 3.71 inches. Rainfall so far this year, January through Dec. 2 - 46.76 inches. Normal rainfall January through December - 40.58 inches.

Weather Flashbacks for Nov. 26 - Dec. 2:

Nov. 26, 1992 - Thanksgiving Day - low temperature 35 degrees; high temperature 38 degrees. Decreasing clouds and cold.

Nov. 26, 1993 - low temperature 23 degrees; high temperature 42 degrees. Clear and cold. At 8 a.m. about one half of an inch of freezing rain and sleet was on the ground that fell Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, 1993.

Nov. 17, 1997 - Thanksgiving Day - low temperature 63 degrees; high temperature 76 degrees. Mostly cloudy, windy and mild.

Nov. 27, 2003 - Thanksgiving Day - low temperature 44 degrees; 62 degrees. Clear and windy.

Nov. 28, 1996 - Thanksgiving Day - low temperature 32 degrees; high temperature 46 degrees. Cloudy and cold with a trace of rain.

Nov. 30, 1979 - low temperature 20 degrees; high temperature 50 degrees. Clear and cold with an early morning hard freeze.

This Week’s Small Texas Town Salute:

Serbin - population 90, located in Lee County in southeast Texas.

Twin Sisters - population 78, located in Blanco County in the Hill Country.

Whitson - population 30, located in Coryell County in central Texas.

Asa - population 46, located in McLennan County n central Texas.

Blanconia - population 30, located in Bee County in south Texas,

Center Plains - population 40, located in Swisher County on the high plains.

Drane - population 16, located in Navarro County in north central Texas.

Answers to this Week’s Weather Quiz:

1. B - The coldest temperature that I recorded during November 2007 was 33 degrees on Nov. 23.

2. B - The warmest temperature that I recorded during November 2007 was 85 degrees on Nov. 14.

3. D - The average temperature for November 2007 was 60.4 degrees, or 3.7 degrees above normal. It was the fourth warmest November I have recorded during the last 34 years. All four have occurred after 1998.

4. B - The total rainfall that I recorded for November 2007 was 1.56 inches or 1.86 inches below normal.

5. C - The longest consecutive day period that I have recorded without measurable rain so far this year is 20 consecutive days, Sept. 6-25.