November was a fairly tranquil month across Central Texas. There were no big rain storms, nor an unusually warm or unusually cold temperatures. Sustained strong winds of 35-45 mph developed around a cold front on the 17th, but no severe weather occurred throughout the month.
Temperatures were somewhat of a mixed bag. Readings averaged slightly above-normal across the Hill Country, while averaging slightly below-normal for areas along and east of Interstate 35. There were a handful of days with temperatures in the 80s, but most days had temperatures in the 70s. The coldest period came the Monday before Thanksgiving when temperatures fell to the 30s and 40s. Much of the Hill Country and parts of the Austin Central Texas area experienced a freeze—although the Austin Camp Mabry recording site saw a low of only 39 degrees.
In Austin, Camp Mabry’s average temperature averaged 61.6 degrees, which was 0.6 degrees above normal. November 2021 ranks as the 42nd warmest November on record, dating back to 1897. Austin-Bergstrom’s average temperature for the month was 58.4 degrees, which was 0.9 degrees below normal. November 2021 ranks as the 26th coolest, or 51st warmest November on record, dating back to 1942.
November was a fairly dry month across Texas. There were several periods with rain, but most totals were fairly light. The rain generally averaged between 1 and 2 inches below normal across the Hill Country and the middle Texas coast. Across Central Texas, the rain averaged near-normal, to slightly below-normal.
In Austin, November rainfall at Camp Mabry totaled 2.40 inches, which was 0.52 inches below normal. November 2021 ranks as the 50th wettest, or 72nd driest November on record, dating back to 1897. At Austin-Bergstrom, November rainfall totaled 2.77 inches, which was 0.09 inches above normal. November 2021 ranks as the 26th wettest November on record, dating back to 1942.
November Rainfall Departure from Normal
Interestingly, rainfall year-to-date is currently running above-normal across the eastern Hill Country, all of Central Texas and the middle Texas coast.