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September 2001

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Bryan/College Station experienced slightly below average temperatures for the month of September, breaking a string of five consecutive months with above average temperatures. It was also a far cry from a year ago, when temperatures reached 100°F eight times, including an all-time record of 112°F. During September 2001, maximum temperatures reached above 90°F only 15 days, two days less than normal. The Brazos Valley also received above average precipitation, with 8.80" recorded at Easterwood Field. This continued the trend of excessive rainfall, with the yearly total for 2001 at 35.54", which is 6.25" above normal. September began the same way as August ended; mild and wet. During the first nine days of the month, 8.51" of precipitation were recorded, which was the majority of the monthly rainfall. Moist, sub-tropical air from Mexico was being pushed into the area, and when combined with an unstable atmosphere, triggered widespread showers and thunderstorms. On the 9th, a cold front moved through the area, dropping temperatures and triggering the last heavy rainfall of the month. Maximum temperatures rebounded into the lower to middle 90s by the middle of the month. On the 23rd, a polar cold front from Canada moved through, bringing cooler and drier weather, which lasted through the end of September.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 90°F 74°F 0°F 0.22" Maximum 88.4°F 0.0°F
2 95°F 74°F +2°F   Minimum 68.2°F ‑0.5°F
3 95°F 74°F +4°F 1.14" Average 78.3°F ‑0.3°F
4 90°F 74°F +1°F 0.09" Degree Days Total *Departure
5 88°F 72°F ‑1°F 2.64" Heating 0 0
6 89°F 73°F 0°F 0.58" Cooling 405 ‑3
7 94°F 75°F +4°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 94°F 78°F +5°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 15 ‑2
9 80°F 70°F ‑5°F 3.84" Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 89°F 71°F 0°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 0
11 89°F 70°F 0°F    
12 89°F 67°F ‑2°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 93°F 69°F +2°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 94°F 73°F +4°F   Monthly Total 2.25" ‑2.62"
15 91°F 71°F +2°F   Year-to-date Total 35.57" +6.28"
16 90°F 72°F +2°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 9 +3
17 92°F 70°F +3°F    
18 92°F 71°F +4°F   Monthly Extremes
19 94°F 76°F +7°F T Extreme Value Date(s)
20 95°F 74°F +6°F   Highest Temperature 95°F 3 times
21 89°F 71°F +3°F   Lowest Temperature 51°F 27th
22 87°F 70°F +2°F 0.01" Max. 24-hour Precip. 3.84" 9th
23 91°F 67°F +2°F 0.27" Maximum Wind Gust 34 mph 5th
24 78°F 63°F ‑6°F    
25 77°F 59°F ‑8°F   Record Book for September
26 79°F 53°F ‑10°F   Highest Temperature 112°F 2000
27 82°F 51°F ‑8°F   Lowest Temperature 42°F 1942
28 83°F 53°F ‑7°F   Highest Minimum 82°F 1916
29 84°F 55°F ‑6°F 0.01" Lowest Maximum 62°F 1985
30 80°F 56°F ‑7°F   Wettest Month 12.13" 1958
  Driest Month 0.02" 1929
  Wettest 24 Hours 6.83" 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 1961‑1990 normal.


*New Records Set
Day Parameter Value Old Record Year
9th Most daily precipitation 3.84" 2.04" 1949
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
8th 2nd highest minimum temperature 78°F 81°F 1914
19th Tied 4th highest minimum temperature 76°F 77°F 1924
*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.


October Normals for College Station
Beginning of the month: 84°F/64°F Monthly precipitation: 3.81"
Middle of the month: 80°F/59°F Precipitation days: 6
End of the month: 75°F/54°F Days ≥ 90°F:  3