The Bryan/College Station area experienced great temperature fluctuations in the month of January. The beginning of the month was around normal, or slightly below normal, with little precipitation experienced. However, by the 9th temperatures had warmed to almost record highs, reporting a temperature of 78°F, the 3rd highest maximum temperature reading for that day. The passage of an arctic front on the 10th dropped temperatures by 20°F from the previous day. Colder arctic air filtered down from Canada on the 11th dropping temperatures by another 12 degrees, with precipitation also reported on the 11th and 12th with this storm system. Easterwood Airport reported 0.55" of rain on the 12th, which was a little over half of the month's precipitation total. Temperatures remained quite cool for the month, as another frontal passage on the 16th reinforced the cool conditions. On the 18th, the low temperature of 24°F tied the 4th lowest minimum temperature for that day. Moderation in temperatures began on the 19th, as high pressure shifted eastward from Texas. The maximum temperature reached 80°F on the 21st, tying a record for the highest maximum on that date. Another frontal passage on the 22nd dropped high temperatures 25°F from the previous day. Cold air made its way into Texas on the 23rd following the passage of the surface front dropping temperatures another 13°F. With the passage of this frontal system, 4 near records occurred. The month concluded with slightly below normal temperatures and a rainfall deficit of 2.26".
BOLDFACE indicates an extreme daily value for the month.
ITALICS indicates a daily record was set or tied.
*Departure from the 1971‑2000 normal.
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.