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October 2011

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The month of October for College Station was once again influenced by the drought of 2011 with only 0.96 inches of rain for the month, putting the city 3.26 inches below normal for the month and 19.13 inches below normal for the year. The main rain event occurred on the 9th when a low-level trough moved across the state, leaving the Brazos Valley with cool air in its wake. Temperatures throughout the month were characterized by cold-fronts which gave a rollercoaster ride for the temperatures. Overall the temperatures were around normal giving residents of Bryan/College Station a break from the sweltering summer of 2011.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 87°F 57°F ‑3°F   Maximum 83.7°F +1.7°F
2 86°F 53°F ‑6°F   Minimum 58.3°F ‑0.7°F
3 86°F 57°F ‑4°F   Average 71.0°F +0.5°F
4 87°F 54°F ‑4°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 89°F 58°F 0°F   Heating 38 +13
6 92°F 65°F +4°F   Cooling 233 +37
7 92°F 73°F +8°F T Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 93°F 72°F +10°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 3 0
9 76°F 66°F ‑2°F 0.82" Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 86°F 67°F +4°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 0
11 87°F 65°F +4°F    
12 87°F 68°F +6°F 0.05" Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 86°F 62°F +2°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 87°F 53°F ‑1°F   Monthly Total 2.17" ‑2.05"
15 88°F 59°F +2°F   Year-to-date Total 14.14" ‑19.12"
16 87°F 59°F +2°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 3 ‑3
17 89°F 65°F +7°F    
18 75°F 53°F ‑6°F   Monthly Extremes
19 74°F 45°F ‑10°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 78°F 42°F ‑9°F   Highest Temperature 93°F 8th
21 87°F 58°F +4°F   Lowest Temperature 39°F 29th
22 86°F 62°F +6°F   Max. 24-hour Precip. 0.82" 9th
23 87°F 64°F +8°F   Maximum Wind Gust 44 mph 19th
24 89°F 63°F +8°F    
25 88°F 65°F +10°F   Record Book for October
26 88°F 68°F +11°F   Highest Temperature 102°F 1938
27 76°F 53°F ‑2°F 0.08" Lowest Temperature 29°F 1993
28 62°F 48°F ‑11°F T Highest Minimum 81°F 2009
29 68°F 39°F ‑12°F   Lowest Maximum 40°F 1925
30 74°F 45°F ‑6°F   Wettest Month 18.77" 1994
31 79°F 48°F ‑2°F   Driest Month 0.00" 1952
  Wettest 24 Hours 13.39" 1994
"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
No new records were set or tied in October 2011.
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
24th Tied 3rd highest maximum temperature 89°F 93°F 2001
*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.


November Normals for College Station
Beginning of the month: 76°F/54°F Monthly precipitation: 3.18"
Middle of the month: 71°F/49°F Precipitation days: 7
End of the month: 67°F/45°F Days ≤ 32°F:  3