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April 2010

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April 2010 brought warmer than normal temperatures to College Station daily mean temperatures above normal for the month. Things heated up as the month closed out, bringing the warmest high temperatures of April. On the 26th the maximum temperature was 89°F, the maximum temperature for the entire month. On the 8th, 9th the average temperature was almost 10°F below normal, including the minimum temperature of the month (40°F on the 9th). This month College Station had 11 days with precipitation (4 days more than normal), yet these days of rain totaled only 1.11". Easterwood Field was more than 2" short of the average rainfall for the month of April. On the 18th and 19th, a cold front came through the area dropping temperature about 10°F below normal and forced residents to bring back sweaters and jackets for one last appearance before the heat of late spring and summer set in. Several storms passed through the Brazos Valley towards the latter part of the month, bringing severe weather to the north of College Station, which stayed out of the path of any destructive weather.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 79°F 62°F +6°F   Maximum 79.3°F +0.5°F
2 77°F 64°F +6°F T Minimum 58.5°F +1.6°F
3 85°F 52°F +4°F 0.05" Average 68.9°F +1.0°F
4 84°F 67°F +10°F T Degree Days Total *Departure
5 81°F 68°F +8°F   Heating 20 ‑20
6 81°F 68°F +8°F   Cooling 144 +17
7 74°F 56°F ‑1°F 0.04" Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 70°F 46°F ‑8°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 0 ‑1
9 74°F 40°F ‑9°F   Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 76°F 53°F ‑2°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 0
11 78°F 54°F ‑1°F    
12 80°F 55°F +0°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 81°F 56°F +2°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 79°F 59°F +2°F 0.02" Monthly Total 0.57" ‑2.63"
15 81°F 63°F +4°F 0.07" Year-to-date Total 9.45" ‑2.29"
16 77°F 62°F +2°F 0.04" Days ≥ 0.01" 11 +4
17 80°F 66°F +5°F 0.22"  
18 68°F 60°F ‑4°F 0.57" Monthly Extremes
19 67°F 55°F ‑8°F 0.01" Extreme Value Date(s)
20 76°F 56°F ‑3°F   Highest Temperature 89°F 26th
21 81°F 56°F 0°F   Lowest Temperature 40°F 9th
22 76°F 61°F 0°F T Max. 24-hour Precip. 0.79" 17th-18th
23 88°F 70°F +9°F T Maximum Wind Gust 44 mph 24th
24 84°F 60°F +2°F 0.02"  
25 82°F 56°F ‑1°F   Record Book for April
26 89°F 52°F +0°F 0.06" Highest Temperature 96°F 1933
27 77°F 53°F ‑6°F   Lowest Temperature 28°F 1973
28 82°F 49°F ‑6°F   Highest Minimum 75°F 1994
29 86°F 62°F +3°F   Lowest Maximum 42°F 1938
30 85°F 74°F +8°F 0.01" Wettest Month 12.51" 1957
  Driest Month 0.08" 1984
  Wettest 24 Hours 5.17" 1969
"T" indicates daily precipitation ≤ 0.005".
BOLDFACE indicates an extreme daily value for the month.
ITALICS indicates a daily record was set or tied.
*Departure from the 1971‑2000 normal.


*New Records Set
Day Parameter Value Old Record Year
30th Highest minimum temperature 74°F 73°F 1933
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
18th 2nd lowest maximum temperature 68°F 67°F 1939
19th 2nd lowest maximum temperature 67°F 66°F 1953
*NOTE: Records from 1910 through July 1951 are based on observations taken at the Texas Agricultural
Experiment Station main farm located 7 miles SW of College Station. Records from August 1951 through
the present are based on observations taken at Easterwood Field.


May Normals for College Station
Beginning of the month: 82°F/61°F Monthly precipitation: 5.05"
Middle of the month: 85°F/65°F Precipitation days: 8
End of the month: 88°F/68°F Days ≥ 90°F:  6