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April 2012

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College Station experienced well above normal temperatures for the month of April with the average temperature 4.5oF above normal. The month was lacking on rainfall as well with only 0.57" inches of rain falling, the majority of which fell on the 3rd and 4th from the same system that brought a tornado outbreak to North Texas. Although the rainfall this month was lacking overall, College Station sits 9.40" above normal rainfall for the year, enough to remove Brazos County completely from drought conditions for the first time since October 2010.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 87°F 67°F +12°F   Maximum 83.3°F +4.4°F
2 84°F 71°F +12°F   Minimum 62.6°F +4.5°F
3 86°F 66°F +10°F 0.40" Average 73.0°F +4.5°F
4 80°F 60°F +4°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 83°F 65°F +8°F   Heating 1 ‑46
6 82°F 60°F +5°F   Cooling 246 +94
7 83°F 62°F +6°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 82°F 63°F +6°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 1 0
9 82°F 62°F +5°F   Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 83°F 63°F +6°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 0
11 85°F 63°F +7°F    
12 84°F 67°F +8°F T Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 84°F 66°F +7°F T Precipitation Value *Departure
14 83°F 73°F +10°F T Monthly Total 0.57" ‑2.09"
15 82°F 62°F +4°F 0.06" Year-to-date Total 21.31" +9.39"
16 70°F 59°F ‑4°F 0.02" Days ≥ 0.01" 4 ‑3
17 83°F 58°F +2°F    
18 81°F 55°F ‑1°F   Monthly Extremes
19 82°F 55°F 0°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 76°F 57°F ‑4°F 0.09" Highest Temperature 91°F 26th
21 76°F 52°F ‑6°F   Lowest Temperature 50°F 22nd
22 87°F 50°F ‑2°F   Max. 24-hour Precip. 0.40" 3rd
23 78°F 56°F ‑3°F   Maximum Wind Gust 38 mph 14th
24 85°F 52°F ‑2°F    
25 89°F 61°F +4°F   Record Book for April
26 91°F 69°F +9°F   Highest Temperature 96°F 2011
27 88°F 71°F +8°F   Lowest Temperature 28°F 1973
28 89°F 70°F +8°F   Highest Minimum 76°F 2011
29 88°F 72°F +8°F   Lowest Maximum 42°F 1938
30 85°F 72°F +6°F   Wettest Month 12.50" 1957
  Driest Month 0.00" 2011
  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 1981‑2010 normal.


*New Records Set
Day Parameter Value Old Record Year
2nd Tied highest minimum temperature 71°F 71°F 1956
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
14th Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 73°F 74°F 1922
29th Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 72°F 75°F 1970
30th Tied 3rd highest minimum temperature 72°F 74°F 2010
*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/62°F Monthly precipitation: 4.33"
Middle of the month: 86°F/67°F Precipitation days: 8
End of the month: 89°F/70°F Days ≥ 90°F:  7