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October 2012

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College Station experienced a roller coaster ride of a month in October. Temperatures were up and down as cold fronts as well as unseasonable heat confused residents on what season was actually in store for the day. The city was very often in the upper 80s for highs with lows in the lower 60s and cloudless, keeping the city warm and dry for the majority of the month; these conditions resulted in a 2.74 inch rainfall deficit. The majority of the rain that fell during the month was due to very summer-like pop-up storms that brought quick downpours. Overall the month was cooler than normal, with cold fronts powerful enough to balance out the heat and give people the chance to shake the dust out of their winter clothing.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 85°F 58°F ‑4°F   Maximum 81.2°F ‑0.2°F
2 82°F 63°F ‑2°F T Minimum 59.2°F ‑1.1°F
3 85°F 60°F ‑2°F   Average 70.2°F ‑0.6°F
4 90°F 65°F +4°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 89°F 70°F +6°F   Heating 56 +21
6 77°F 56°F ‑8°F   Cooling 226 +10
7 63°F 52°F ‑16°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 70°F 50°F ‑13°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 3 0
9 85°F 57°F ‑2°F   Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 89°F 67°F +5°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 0
11 89°F 70°F +8°F 0.21"  
12 89°F 70°F +8°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 86°F 70°F +6°F 0.13" Precipitation Value *Departure
14 87°F 66°F +6°F 1.03" Monthly Total 2.17" ‑2.74"
15 82°F 60°F 0°F   Year-to-date Total 36.95" +3.34"
16 70°F 59°F ‑6°F 0.44" Days ≥ 0.01" 5 ‑3
17 90°F 62°F +5°F    
18 79°F 60°F 0°F   Monthly Extremes
19 82°F 50°F ‑4°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 86°F 56°F +1°F   Highest Temperature 90°F 3 times
21 90°F 73°F +12°F   Lowest Temperature 41°F 28th
22 88°F 71°F +10°F   Max. 24-hour Precip. 1.16" 13th-14th
23 86°F 67°F +8°F   Maximum Wind Gust 35 mph 14th
24 87°F 67°F +8°F    
25 88°F 62°F +7°F   Record Book for October
26 62°F 50°F ‑12°F 0.36" Highest Temperature 102°F 1938
27 63°F 44°F ‑14°F   Lowest Temperature 29°F 1993
28 67°F 41°F ‑13°F   Highest Minimum 81°F 2009
29 71°F 42°F ‑10°F   Lowest Maximum 40°F 1925
30 75°F 44°F ‑8°F   Wettest Month 18.77" 1994
31 84°F 54°F +3°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 1981‑2010 normal.

 

*New Records Set
Day Parameter Value Old Record Year
No new records were set or tied in October 2012.
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
7th 3rd lowest maximum temperature 63°F 61°F 2000
21st Tied 4th highest minimum temperature 73°F 76°F 1949
22nd Tied 3rd highest minimum temperature 71°F 76°F 2004
*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/55°F Monthly precipitation: 3.22"
Middle of the month: 71°F/50°F Precipitation days: 8
End of the month: 67°F/46°F Days ≤ 32°F:  1