Posted by: senorwx | December 30, 2011

A Chilly Farewell to 2011

Seems colder here than last year. But it really is about the same. Colder than previous years? Sorta. The average December temperatures in recent years:

2007 – 69
2008 – 74
2009 – 72
2010 – 68
2011 – 69

Average temperature isn’t anything we really feel, but mathematically it gives an indication about what our senses are telling us. So this year and last were a bit cooler in San Pancho, but not far off the mark of the averages.

As for actual coldest temperature readings in December:

2007 – 53
2008 – 60
2009 – 58
2010 – 57
2011 –  57

Funny, we were here for the first time Christmas week of 2007 (visiting from San Miguel de Allende) and we thought the weather was absolutely balmy. Of course, in the high desert of Mexico we had gotten used to having frost on the windshield on many a winter morning.

The low temperature for the year was 50.1 F on January 19, 2011.

Pictures can be worth several hundred words, so here are the graphs representing the temperatures for 2011 and 2010:

And for 2010:

San Pancho Temperatures 2010

San Pancho Temperatures 2010

As for rainfall, we were back to normal for 2011, happy to have missed another torrential season like 2010:

2011 – 38 inches
2010 – 54
2009 – 41
2008 – 41

Looking forward, I’m hoping for a 2012 with slightly warmer winter temperatures. This year we hit the low in January. And a slightly less humid summer. Right.

Big events in the world for 2012: The presidential election in Mexico on July 1; then there’s the U.S. Presidential election on November 6. (Federal elections in Canada will happen in October 2015.)

Perhaps the overarching date is December 21, 2012 for which many are claiming “cataclysmic or transformative events”, according to Wikipedia. We’ll see. And we’ll be in touch here at San Pancho’s Weather Station.

Thanks again for your comments and encouragement. Best wishes for a wonderful 2012 no matter what the weather!



  1. Keep it together whatever the weather…….


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