(KTEN) – It’s time to break out the Christmas decorations! December is here! Let’s take a look back at the month of November as we prepare for the Christmas season.

If you thought November was rather cool this year, you would be right! November featured a cooler pattern for Texoma with a more than two week stretch of below average temperatures. November 2022 ended up with more below average days than above average.

Daily high temperatures during November 2022

 

Sherman, Texas received 7.52” of rain during the month of November, which is about 4” above average. This is the second month in a row that we have received above average rainfall in Sherman, Texas.

Monthly rainfall totals since September 2021

 

Only 6 days of November recorded rainfall. 3 of the 6 recorded over an inch of rainfall, which helped propel the region to an above average month in terms of rainfall.

Daily rainfall totals during November 2022

 

This is the first time in a year and a half that we have received above average rainfall for two consecutive months. The last time this occurred was back in April-May 2021.

October and November 2022 ended with above average rainfall; the first time in over a year and a half

 

Our drought continues to lessen thanks to repeated rounds of rain. Portions of Grayson and Fannin counties are now drought-free… yay!

Drought monitor update from December 1

 

Switching gears, some notable events that occurred during the past month were the November 4 severe weather outbreak and the early season winter storm that gave some portions of Texoma around 2 inches of snow on November 14.

Up to 2 inches of snow fell in Ada, OK on November 14

 

The November 4 severe weather event brought numerous tornadoes to Texoma, including an EF-4 that hit Idabel, OK.

Paths of some of the tornadoes that impacted Texoma on November 4

 

November was an active month to say the least. Now we move to December and welcome the Christmas season!