November 2022 was Not Your Typical La Niña November - LCRA November 2022 was Not Your Typical La Niña November - LCRA


The month of November was wetter than-normal and cooler than-normal across the majority of Central and South Texas. Data shows temperatures generally averaged between 1 and 3 degrees below normal, while rainfall was generally between 1 and 2 inches above normal.

The warm and dry signal we typically see from La Niña in November and through the winter months was suppressed by other features in the atmosphere. This allowed several storm systems and cold fronts to move across the state, bringing rain and cool air.. Some unusually cold air spread south at the middle of the month, bringing freezing temperatures to the Hill Country and parts of Central Texas.

In Austin, Camp Mabry reported a monthly average temperature of 59.2 degrees, which is 1.8 degrees below normal. November 2022 ties with November 1955 for the 59th coolest November on record. Rainfall totaled 4.14 inches, which is 1.22 inches above normal. November 2022 ranks as the 20th wettest November on record.

At Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, the monthly average temperature was 57.2, which is 2.0 degrees below normal. November 2022 ties with November 1970 for the 16th coolest November on record. Rainfall totaled 3.90 inches, which is 1.22 inches above normal. November 2022 ranks as the 16th wettest November on record.

Bob