It was a cold January here in College Station, for temperatures were consistently below average for much of the month as strong cold fronts slammed into the Brazos Valley. The coldest day this month occurred on the night of January 6th after a powerful arctic cold front pushed through the area. Though not quite a record, this did bring a low of 19 degrees to Easterwood Field. The month was quite dry as well with most of the cold fronts that pushed though being barren of moisture. Once notable example was on the 23rd when warm gulf winds pushed up and over a strong cold front to bring first a cold rain and then sleet to College Station with light accumulations. The majority of the precipitation this month did fall as liquid and most of it on the 9th when a low pressure center towards Dallas brought in moisture from the gulf and a steady rain to the Brazos Valley. Not all of the month was cold though. On January 20th southerly winds and mostly clear skies allowed temperatures to flirt with 80!
The month was much drier than normal, with only 40% of normal precipitation falling. This low precipitation combined with the low values from December allowed for the drought monitor to place Brazos County under abnormally dry conditions, the first phase before official drought begins.
|Daily Temperature||Daily Precipitation||Monthly Temperature Summary|
|8||53°F||40°F||‑4°F||0.10"||Maximum ≥ 90°F||0||0|
|9||63°F||53°F||+7°F||0.77"||Maximum ≤ 32°F||0||0|
|10||67°F||58°F||+12°F||0.14"||Minimum ≤ 32°F||12||+7|
|12||70°F||42°F||+5°F||0.01"||Monthly Precipitation Summary|
|16||67°F||35°F||0°F||Days ≥ 0.01"||7||‑1|
|22||65°F||31°F||‑3°F||Max. 24-hour Precip.||0.85"||8th-9th|
|23||52°F||29°F||‑10°F||0.17"||Maximum Wind Gust||39 mph||5th|
|25||61°F||26°F||‑8°F||Record Book for January|
|Wettest 24 Hours||7.13"||1896|
|"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|
|No new records were set or tied in January 2014.|
|6th||Tied 2nd lowest minimum temperature||21°F||21°F||1970|
|6th||Tied 3rd lowest maximum temperature||34°F||33°F||1970|
|24th||Tied 3rd lowest maximum temperature||35°F||33°F||1963|
|*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.
|February Normals for College Station|
|Beginning of the month:||63°F/43°F||Monthly precipitation:||2.85"|
|Middle of the month:||65°F/44°F||Precipitation days:||8|
|End of the month:||68°F/48°F||Days ≤ 32°F:||3|