Rain in November is unusual in our pueblo. This has been a most unusual eleventh month of the year in San Francisco. The total rainfall was 4.53 inches (11.4 cm), more than any other other year on record at the San Pancho Weather Station. The previous high total was a modest .7 inches (1.7 cm) last November. Every other year it was only a trace amount.
Lest you think that’s the end of rain for the calendar year, it might not be. The record books show we had 3 inches (7.6 cm) last December of and again in 2009. Other years had only a trace. With six years on record, I’d say we have a 30% chance of rain during the holiday month. Hopefully it won’t occur at the end of the year.
The high temperature for the month was 92 F (33 C) just a few days ago, November 27. The high heat index was 102.8 (40 C) on November 7.
For those of us who thought summer would never end (until the rains came), this year is on the way to being the warmest we have on record with the annual average temperature (average all the days in the year) of 78.7 F (26 C), a full degree more than any other year. Cooler temperatures in December might destroy that record, so we’ll have to wait to see.
Low temperatures for November dipped down to 58.6 F (15 C) on November 28, a virtual tie with the low for the year recorded back on February 28 when it dipped to 57.9 F (14.3 C), the all-time low in San Pancho.
In the future, expect daytime high temperatures in December to be in the mid to low 70’s F (23 C). Our San Pancho low early morning temperatures will be around 60 F (15.5 C), though the past two years have been above that mark. Early morning low readings will be chilly, but it is hard to predict.
December 2013 only got down to 66 F (19 C) and 2012 the low for the month was 62 F (17 C). From 2009 to 2012 the low temperatures ranged from 57 F (14 C) to 58.6 F (15 C), and we’ve already been down in that range this year. So I’ll let you do the low temperature forecast for this month. You can bank on temperatures not lower than the mid to upper 50’s (14 C). A light blanket or good friend will do.
We will have no frost days. No wind chill temperatures. No wind more than 15 mph (24 kmh). And a reasonably good chance of no rain days.
Look up! Whether your outside during the day to take in San Pancho’s beautiful blue skies or at night when it seems you can see the entire universe on a clear night, look up, smile and enjoy! You’re going to love December in San Francisco, Nayarit, Mexico – on the Riviera Nayarit.