...UNSEASONABLY WARM AND DRY DECEMBER OVER DEEP SOUTH TEXAS...

RECORD DATES FOR EACH LOCATION ARE AS FOLLOWS:

BROWNSVILLE RECORDS BEGAN 1878...
HARLINGEN RECORDS BEGAN 1911...
MCALLEN RECORDS BEGAN 1941...

BROWNSVILLE...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN BROWNSVILLE FOR DECEMBER WAS 66.0
DEGREES...4.9 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS WAS THE 11TH WARMEST
DECEMBER ON RECORD...AND THE WARMEST DECEMBER SINCE 1984. THE
AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 76.6 DEGREES...6.2 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 55.4 DEGREES...3.4 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL. HIGH MINIMUMS AT BROWNSVILLE WERE SET OR TIED ON THE
9TH AND 11TH.

BROWNSVILLE AIRPORT RECEIVED 0.11 OF AN INCH OF RAIN IN
DECEMBER...0.96 OF AN INCH BELOW NORMAL. THIS TIED FOR THE 16TH
DRIEST DECEMBER FOR BROWNSVILLE...AND THE DRIEST DECEMBER SINCE 1990.

HARLINGEN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN HARLINGEN TO DATE FOR DECEMBER IS 65.6
DEGREES OR 5.2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. TO DATE THIS IS THE 10TH
WARMEST DECEMBER ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR
DECEMBER WAS 78.2 DEGREES...7.8 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE AVERAGE
LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 53.1 DEGREES...2.8 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. RECORD
HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE SET ON THE 9TH AND 20TH. HIGH MINIMUMS AT
HARLINGEN WERE SET OR TIED ON THE 8TH, 9TH, 10TH AND 11TH. THE HIGH
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 76 DEGREES ON THE 11TH SET A NEW RECORD FOR
THE WARMEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER. THE
PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 74 DEGREES SET BACK IN 1985.

HARLINGEN AIRPORT RECEIVED 0.08 OF AN INCH OF RAIN...1.32 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. THIS IS THE 4TH DRIEST DECEMBER ON RECORD.

MCALLEN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN MCALLEN TO DATE FOR DECEMBER IS 67.3
DEGREES OR 5.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS THE 2ND WARMEST DECEMBER
ON RECORD FOR MCALLEN...TRAILING ONLY 68.0 DEGREES SET IN 1970. THE
AVERAGE HIGH WAS 79.1 DEGREES...7.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 55.5 DEGREES...3.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.
RECORD DAILY HIGHS WERE SET OR TIED ON THE
2ND...9TH...10TH...11TH...19TH...AND 20TH. HIGH MINIMUMS
TEMPERATURES WERE ALSO SET OR TIED ON THE 8TH...9TH...10TH AND 11TH.
THE HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 76 DEGREES ON THE 11TH WAS THE
WARMEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE IN DECEMBER IN STATION RECORDS. THE
PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 74 DEGREES SET IN 1982 AND 1985.

THE MCALLEN AIRPORT RECEIVED ONLY A TRACE OF RAIN IN DECEMBER. THE
NORMAL DECEMBER RAINFALL IS 1.17 INCHES. THIS IS THE 7TH TIME THAT
NO MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED IN THE MONTH OF
DECEMBER.

YEARLY TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION STATISTICS WILL BE RELEASED
JANUARY 2ND.

...YEAR END CLIMATE ROUNDUP FOR DEEP SOUTH TEXAS...

RECORD DATES FOR EACH LOCATION ARE AS FOLLOWS:

BROWNSVILLE RECORDS BEGAN 1878...
HARLINGEN RECORDS BEGAN 1911...
MCALLEN RECORDS BEGAN 1941...

BROWNSVILLE...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN BROWNSVILLE FOR THE YEAR WAS 74.33
DEGREES...1.0 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS WAS THE 32ND WARMEST YEAR
ON RECORD...BUT THE COOLEST YEAR SINCE 2003.

BROWNSVILLE AIRPORT RECEIVED 31.05 INCHES OF RAIN IN 2007...3.50
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS IS THE 36TH WETTEST YEAR...AND THE WETTEST
YEAR SINCE 2003.

HARLINGEN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN HARLINGEN TO DATE FOR DECEMBER IS 74.11
DEGREES OR 0.9 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. TO DATE THIS IS THE 24TH
WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD...BUT THE COOLEST YEAR SINCE 1997.

HARLINGEN AIRPORT RECEIVED 35.12 INCHES OF RAIN IN 2007...6.99
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS IS THE 10TH WETTEST YEAR ON RECORD.

MCALLEN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN MCALLEN TO DATE FOR DECEMBER IS 76.36
DEGREES...1.6 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS THE 5TH WARMEST YEAR ON
RECORD FOR MCALLEN.

THE MCALLEN AIRPORT RECEIVED 22.16 INCHES OF RAIN IN 2007. THIS IS
0.80 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS IS THE 25TH WETTEST YEAR IN MCALLEN.
Brownsville rainfall, 2007, compared with 30 year normals (click to enlarge) Harlingen rainfall, 2007, compared with 30 year normals (click to enlarge) McAllen rainfall, 2007, compared with 30 year normals (click to enlarge)
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