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August 2000

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Extreme heat and drought conditions continued through the month of August for the Bryan/College Station area. Five maximum temperature records were set or tied, and the 109°F recorded on the 31st set an all-time August record. The previous all-time record was 108°F set on August 16th, 1951, the first month observations were recorded at Easterwood Field. The average maximum monthly temperature was 101.3°F, which is 6.5°F above normal. However, the average minimum temperature was 1.5°F below normal, indicating that August was a very dry month. In fact, Easterwood Airport recorded only 0.22" of rainfall during the month, well below the normal precipitation of 2.42". This increased the year-to-date rainfall deficit to 7.53".

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 101°F 67°F ‑1°F   Maximum 101.3°F +6.5°F
2 99°F 72°F +0°F   Minimum 71.7°F ‑1.5°F
3 100°F 72°F +1°F   Average 86.5°F +2.5°F
4 100°F 75°F +2°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 101°F 74°F +2°F   Heating 0 0
6 101°F 75°F +3°F   Cooling 676 +87
7 101°F 74°F +2°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 100°F 73°F +2°F 0.10" Maximum ≥ 90°F 31 +3
9 100°F 73°F +2°F   Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 102°F 68°F 0°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 0
11 106°F 71°F +4°F    
12 105°F 73°F +5°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 104°F 75°F +6°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 101°F 69°F +1°F   Monthly Total 0.29" ‑2.13"
15 99°F 73°F +2°F 0.01" Year-to-date Total 16.91" ‑7.51"
16 101°F 69°F +1°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 3 ‑3
17 103°F 73°F +4°F    
18 102°F 73°F +4°F   Monthly Extremes
19 101°F 68°F +0°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 100°F 68°F 0°F   Highest Temperature 109°F 31st
21 101°F 71°F +2°F   Lowest Temperature 67°F 1st
22 98°F 71°F +0°F 0.11" Max. 24-hour Precip. 0.11" 22nd
23 95°F 72°F 0°F   Maximum Wind Gust 40 mph 8th
24 100°F 71°F +2°F T  
25 100°F 75°F +4°F   Record Book for August
26 101°F 70°F +2°F   Highest Temperature 109°F 2000
27 101°F 73°F +4°F   Lowest Temperature 58°F 1940
28 102°F 74°F +5°F   Highest Minimum 82°F 1915
29 101°F 71°F +3°F   Lowest Maximum 74°F 1945
30 106°F 71°F +6°F   Wettest Month 11.25" 1915
31 109°F 70°F +8°F   Driest Month Trace 1952
  Wettest 24 Hours 6.19" 1915
"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
11th Tied highest maximum temperature 106°F 106°F 1936
12th Highest maximum temperature 105°F 104°F 1930
31st **Highest maximum temperature 109°F 105°F 1954
**Set record for the entire month.
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
10th 4th lowest minimum temperature 68°F -999°F 1947
13th Tied 2nd highest maximum temperature 104°F 105°F 1951
19th Tied 3rd lowest minimum temperature 68°F -999°F 1947
26th Tied 4th highest maximum temperature 101°F 103°F 1924
28th Tied 3rd highest maximum temperature 102°F 103°F 1928
30th 2nd highest maximum temperature 106°F 107°F 1954
*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.


September Normals for College Station
Beginning of the month: 92°F/71°F Monthly precipitation: 4.87"
Middle of the month: 88°F/69°F Precipitation days: 6
End of the month: 84°F/64°F Days ≥ 90°F:  17