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College Station Monthly Summary: January 2012

January 2012 was fairly uneventful for College Station. With above average temperatures for the majority of January, Bryan/College Station residents longed for cooler winter temperatures. Extraordinarily, there were only three nights that dropped below freezing, and on the 22nd, the daily high temperature almost broke 80°F! Daily maximum temperatures and nighttime minimum temperatures were well above normal by three or more degrees. Essentially, Autumn became Spring as Winter was completely cut out of the picture. After the start of January, a cold front nudged its way through Texas and moisture ventured north from the Gulf to provide light precipitation in College Station. However, a much larger storm system trundled through on the 24th and produced over two inches of rain over the following twenty-four hours. On the 24th and 25th, 2.14" of rain was measured and some lower-lying areas of College Station experienced minor flooding.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 65°F 45°F +4°F   Maximum 67.4°F +6.4°F
2 60°F 36°F ‑3°F   Minimum 44.3°F +3.1°F
3 60°F 30°F ‑6°F   Average 55.8°F +4.7°F
4 71°F 38°F +4°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 70°F 43°F +6°F   Heating 287 ‑155
6 76°F 54°F +14°F   Cooling 11 0
7 69°F 54°F +10°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 72°F 55°F +12°F 0.07" Maximum ≥ 90°F 0 0
9 63°F 48°F +4°F 0.42" Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 52°F 41°F ‑4°F 0.01" Minimum ≤ 32°F 3 ‑2
11 73°F 37°F +4°F    
12 50°F 28°F ‑12°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 56°F 29°F ‑8°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 64°F 33°F ‑2°F   Monthly Total 2.78" ‑0.46"
15 69°F 36°F +2°F   Year-to-date Total 2.78" ‑0.46"
16 75°F 62°F +18°F T Days ≥ 0.01" 8 0
17 77°F 44°F +10°F 0.03"  
18 61°F 35°F ‑3°F   Monthly Extremes
19 73°F 46°F +8°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 78°F 63°F +20°F   Highest Temperature 79°F 22nd
21 70°F 52°F +10°F   Lowest Temperature 28°F 12th
22 79°F 53°F +15°F   Max. 24-hour Precip. 2.15" 24th-25th
23 68°F 47°F +6°F   Maximum Wind Gust 53 mph 25th
24 66°F 51°F +8°F 0.81"  
25 71°F 51°F +9°F 1.33" Record Book for January
26 64°F 44°F +2°F   Highest Temperature 86°F 1972
27 70°F 37°F +2°F   Lowest Temperature ‑3°F 1949
28 62°F 42°F 0°F   Highest Minimum 70°F 1950
29 63°F 39°F ‑1°F   Lowest Maximum 19°F 1962
30 70°F 42°F +4°F 0.02" Wettest Month 15.60" 1991
31 73°F 57°F +13°F 0.09" Driest Month 0.00" 1910
  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

Day Parameter Value Old Record Year
No new records were set or tied in January 2012.

*Near Records Set

Day Parameter Value Record Year
22nd Tied 3rd highest maximum temperature 79°F 82°F 1911
*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
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