Pat Shingleton for Nov. 23, 2012

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At this time of the year, frontal passages are common here and throughout the South. As noted in a previous column, the preliminary forecast for Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, on Nov. 22, 1963, called for cooler weather affording first lady Jackie Kennedy the opportunity of wearing a Chanel wool suit — a suit she wore until the early hours of Nov. 23.

The 1961 Lincoln Continental presidential limousine was flown from Washington, D.C., to Texas, the day before. A fast-moving front caused a few showers early in the morning and skies were clear for the rest of the day.

History notes that because of favorable weather, and the president’s preference, the plastic bubble top was removed and the bulletproof side windows were rolled down.

Fastcast: Clouds return, colder.