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College Station Monthly Summary: October 2013

College Station ended up at just about normal for temperatures this month, and would have been normal as well in precipitation had it not been for the soaking that occurred on the 13th. An upper level low, a weak frontal boundary, and southerly flow set the stage for heavy rainfall across all of Texas, and College Station benefited from that setup. The storms that developed did become severe across the Brazos Valley, and when the initial line of storms moved in early in the morning, over an inch of rain was falling per hour. Temperatures were kept at bay this month due to stronger cold fronts that dipped temperatures down to their lowest values since early May. The good amount of precipitation this month allowed for improvement in drought conditions across the Valley. Both Robertson and Madison Counties officially left drought conditions throughout the month, while Brazos County is barely hanging on to Moderate drought status.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 91°F 73°F +7°F   Maximum 80.7°F ‑0.7°F
2 83°F 73°F +3°F 0.64" Minimum 60.5°F +0.2°F
3 88°F 73°F +6°F   Average 70.6°F ‑0.2°F
4 89°F 72°F +6°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 89°F 60°F +0°F   Heating 19 ‑16
6 81°F 56°F ‑6°F 0.10" Cooling 200 ‑16
7 83°F 52°F ‑6°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 83°F 53°F ‑5°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 1 ‑2
9 83°F 56°F ‑4°F   Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 85°F 61°F 0°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 0
11 87°F 68°F +6°F T  
12 89°F 71°F +8°F 0.03" Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 76°F 67°F 0°F 4.29" Precipitation Value *Departure
14 83°F 69°F +5°F 0.06" Monthly Total 9.10" +4.19"
15 85°F 64°F +4°F 0.03" Year-to-date Total 34.01" +0.40"
16 64°F 58°F ‑10°F 0.35" Days ≥ 0.01" 11 +3
17 73°F 54°F ‑8°F    
18 71°F 57°F ‑6°F T Monthly Extremes
19 67°F 51°F ‑11°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 73°F 44°F ‑12°F   Highest Temperature 91°F 1st
21 80°F 57°F 0°F 0.20" Lowest Temperature 44°F 20th
22 74°F 53°F ‑6°F   Max. 24-hour Precip. 4.32" 12th-13th
23 81°F 50°F ‑4°F   Maximum Wind Gust 48 mph 27th
24 82°F 52°F ‑2°F    
25 77°F 55°F ‑2°F   Record Book for October
26 81°F 53°F ‑1°F   Highest Temperature 102°F 1938
27 71°F 61°F ‑2°F 1.40" Lowest Temperature 29°F 1993
28 83°F 64°F +6°F   Highest Minimum 81°F 2009
29 84°F 69°F +10°F   Lowest Maximum 40°F 1925
30 84°F 71°F +10°F 0.50" Wettest Month 18.77" 1994
31 81°F 57°F +3°F 1.50" 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
27th Tied most daily precipitation 1.40" 1.40" 2013

*Near Records Set

Day Parameter Value Record Year
16th Tied 3rd lowest maximum temperature 64°F 61°F 1912
30th Tied 4th highest minimum temperature 71°F 74°F 1974
*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
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