||11/01/2011 00:00:00 CST-6
||11/30/2011 23:59:00 CST-6
||0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
||Broad upper level high pressure ridging from the Gulf of Mexico into the northern Mexico, punctuated by moderate to vigorous upper level troughs moving from the Pacific Coast through the central and southern Plains, then diving into the southeast U.S. - each bringing dry cold fronts - helped intensify the drought a little bit. By the second week of the month, Severe (D2) Drought in southeast Hidalgo/southwest Cameron was replaced by Extreme (D3) drought; Exceptional (D4) Drought continued in the heart of the Citrus belt of Hidalgo County.
Conditions worsened further at month's end, when the first blue norther cold front swept through the area. Northwest winds gusting up to 40 mph or higher ushered in extremely dry air, as afternoon humidity fell below 10 percent on the 27th, and continued with lighter winds on the 28th and 29th. A dry freeze on the 28th cured whatever fuels hadn't been previously.
||Exceptional (D4) Drought continued to cover all but the northwestern corner of Brooks County through November. Impact on livestock remained extreme, with no grazing available and herds being liquidated. Loss/damage estimated were not available as of this writing.