November 2012 was much drier and milder than normal.

November began the same way October ended...dry and warm. A back door cold front entered the northeast on the 2nd and brought cooler temperatures to the east on the 3rd. A warmup across the east on the 4th was followed by another cool down on the 5th. Meanwhile temperatures fluctuated little across the west through the first week of November, remaining above normal. All of the state was mild to warm on the 6th through 8th before a big change in the weather starting on the 9th, but was really noticed on the 10th and 11th. Some moisture finally made it into New Mexico, including accumulating snow at the higher elevations. Temperatures plummeted well below normal and high winds buffeted portions of central and southern New Mexico. The more tranquil, milder weather pattern returned during the middle of the month with mostly dry conditions. The morning of the 18th though saw some subtropical moisture creep into central and southern New Mexico producing light rain and high mountain snow. Dry weather followed on the 19th and 20th, while another weak disturbance brought light rain to the south on the 21st. The remainder of the month was dry with above normal temperatures.


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