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Event Frost/Freeze
State TEXAS
County/Area BROOKS
WFO BRO
Report Source AWOS
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-11-27 03:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2010-11-27 07:30:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative A strong cold front surged through Deep South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley the morning after Thanksgiving Day, and was followed by temperatures which had fallen more than 40 degrees from record highs near or above 90 on Thanksgiving into the upper 40s during the mid morning hours of November 26th.
Clear skies, diminishing winds, and a chilly air mass set the stage for rapid overnight cooling on the 27th, and the season's first freeze set in during the pre dawn hours from the Rio Grande Plains to portions of the King Ranch in Kenedy County. Subfreezing temperatures also squeezed into far northern Hidalgo County, which was not included based on both of the following criteria: less than one half of the county area was not affected by the freeze, or one half of the county population was not affected by the freeze.
Event Narrative Near calm winds, clear skies, and a dry cool air mass allowed temperatures to fall steadily during the evening and overnight of November 26th and 27th. Low temperatures at Brooks County Airport just southeast of Falfurrias hovered just above 32 degrees, while the cooperative site at the Hollywood Hunting Camp about 2 miles west of town recorded a low of 31 degrees. Proxy locations among many radiational cooling locations on the King Ranch in Kenedy County (Armstrong and east of Sarita) and in northern Hidalgo County (Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge) had minimum temperatures in the upper 20s, suggesting at least 3 hours of freezing or lower values in much of Brooks County.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STARR (ZONE) STARR (ZONE) TX 11/27/2010 03:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ZAPATA (ZONE) ZAPATA (ZONE) TX 11/27/2010 03:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENEDY (ZONE) KENEDY (ZONE) TX 11/27/2010 03:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKS (ZONE) BROOKS (ZONE) TX 11/27/2010 03:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JIM HOGG (ZONE) JIM HOGG (ZONE) TX 11/27/2010 03:00 CST-6 Frost/freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K