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April 2007

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April started will a strong cold front combining with Gulf moisture to produce snowfall over most of the Brazos Valley on the 7th. The official report at Easterwood Field was a trace of snowfall, which was a record value for the date. It was also the latest snow has even been reported in Bryan/College Station. Colder than average temperatures were a trend for the entire month with a monthly average of 65.1°F, 2.8°F below normal. Also, 4 new records were set for both low maximum and minimum temperatures, on the 7th and 8th, as well as 4 near low minimum records. In fact, on the 7th and 8th, the average temperatures were 23.5°F and 23°F below average, respectively. As for precipitation, the number of rain days was 9, 2 days above normal, but the total precipitation for the month was 2.87", which was 0.33" below average. The 24-hour maximum rainfall was reported on the 30th as the outflow from a low pressure system in the panhandle produced severe storms with very heavy rainfall.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 82°F 53°F +2°F   Maximum 75.0°F ‑3.8°F
2 83°F 64°F +8°F   Minimum 55.2°F ‑1.7°F
3 84°F 69°F +12°F   Average 65.1°F ‑2.8°F
4 76°F 54°F 0°F 0.02" Degree Days Total *Departure
5 70°F 51°F ‑6°F   Heating 97 +57
6 70°F 51°F ‑6°F   Cooling 110 ‑17
7 51°F 34°F ‑24°F 0.46" Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 50°F 36°F ‑23°F T Maximum ≥ 90°F 0 ‑1
9 63°F 48°F ‑10°F T Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 78°F 56°F 0°F 0.03" Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 0
11 79°F 58°F +2°F    
12 81°F 54°F +0°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 80°F 59°F +2°F 0.12" Precipitation Value *Departure
14 60°F 44°F ‑15°F 0.02" Monthly Total 0.57" ‑2.63"
15 73°F 40°F ‑12°F   Year-to-date Total 14.67" +2.93"
16 73°F 45°F ‑9°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 9 +2
17 66°F 56°F ‑7°F 0.34"  
18 71°F 51°F ‑7°F   Monthly Extremes
19 78°F 49°F ‑6°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 78°F 61°F +0°F   Highest Temperature 86°F 29th
21 81°F 56°F 0°F   Lowest Temperature 34°F 7th
22 80°F 63°F +2°F   Max. 24-hour Precip. 1.16" 30th
23 79°F 68°F +4°F T Maximum Wind Gust 38 mph 13th
24 77°F 72°F +4°F 0.01"  
25 81°F 61°F +1°F 0.71" Record Book for April
26 77°F 54°F ‑4°F   Highest Temperature 96°F 1933
27 77°F 59°F ‑3°F   Lowest Temperature 28°F 1973
28 84°F 62°F +2°F   Highest Minimum 75°F 1994
29 86°F 65°F +4°F   Lowest Maximum 42°F 1938
30 82°F 64°F +2°F 1.16" Wettest Month 12.51" 1957
  Driest Month 0.08" 1984
  Wettest 24 Hours 5.17" 1969
"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
7th Lowest minimum temperature 34°F 36°F 1996
7th Lowest maximum temperature 51°F 58°F 1939
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
8th 2nd lowest minimum temperature 36°F 34°F 1938
8th 2nd lowest maximum temperature 50°F 42°F 1938
14th Tied 3rd lowest maximum temperature 60°F 49°F 1928
15th Tied 4th lowest minimum temperature 40°F -999°F 1916
17th 4th lowest maximum temperature 66°F 59°F 1921
24th Tied 3rd highest minimum temperature 72°F 73°F 1964
*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.


May Normals for College Station
Beginning of the month: 82°F/61°F Monthly precipitation: 5.05"
Middle of the month: 85°F/65°F Precipitation days: 8
End of the month: 88°F/68°F Days ≥ 90°F:  6