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August 2001

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During August, the Brazos Valley experienced above-average temperatures for the fifth straight month with a monthly mean temperature of 86.2°F. The maximum temperature reached or exceeded the 100°F mark 19 times during the month, with 27 days having a maximum of 90°F or higher. Precipitation was abundant, however, as 3.53" fell at Easterwood Field, the majority of which fell on the last 6 days of the month. August began with hot and dry conditions as a high pressure system dominated the weather patterns. Only 0.08" of rain was recorded during the first 25 days of the month, with 19 days at 100°F or higher. However, on the 26th, a low pressure trough moved into the area, allowing precipitation to develop. We weather continued through the end of the month as moist, sub-tropical air from Mexico was pumped into the region. A total of 3.45" of rain fell on the last 6 days of the month, and temperatures dropped into the 80s.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 100°F 74°F +2°F   Maximum 97.6°F +2.8°F
2 96°F 77°F +2°F   Minimum 74.7°F +1.5°F
3 98°F 73°F +0°F   Average 86.2°F +2.2°F
4 100°F 71°F +0°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 105°F 74°F +4°F T Heating 0 0
6 101°F 72°F +2°F 0.03" Cooling 667 +78
7 97°F 74°F +0°F 0.05" Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 99°F 75°F +2°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 27 ‑1
9 100°F 75°F +2°F   Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 100°F 75°F +2°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 0
11 101°F 76°F +4°F    
12 102°F 78°F +6°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 100°F 79°F +6°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 100°F 77°F +4°F   Monthly Total 0.29" ‑2.13"
15 101°F 75°F +4°F   Year-to-date Total 26.76" +2.34"
16 101°F 76°F +4°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 8 +2
17 100°F 77°F +4°F    
18 104°F 79°F +8°F   Monthly Extremes
19 95°F 77°F +2°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 101°F 72°F +2°F   Highest Temperature 105°F 5th
21 101°F 75°F +4°F   Lowest Temperature 71°F 4th, 23rd
22 101°F 75°F +4°F   Max. 24-hour Precip. 1.12" 26th
23 101°F 71°F +2°F   Maximum Wind Gust 32 mph 28th
24 99°F 73°F +3°F    
25 103°F 74°F +6°F   Record Book for August
26 95°F 72°F +0°F 0.69" Highest Temperature 109°F 2000
27 94°F 73°F +0°F 0.18" Lowest Temperature 58°F 1940
28 89°F 74°F ‑2°F 0.78" Highest Minimum 82°F 1915
29 83°F 74°F ‑4°F 0.34" Lowest Maximum 74°F 1945
30 79°F 74°F ‑6°F 0.87" Wettest Month 11.25" 1915
31 81°F 75°F ‑4°F 0.59" 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
13th Tied highest minimum temperature 79°F 79°F 1925
25th Tied highest maximum temperature 103°F 103°F 1952
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
5th 2nd highest maximum temperature 105°F 106°F 1951
12th Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 78°F 79°F 1925
17th Tied 4th highest minimum temperature 77°F 79°F 1997
18th 2nd highest minimum temperature 79°F 81°F 1982
18th 2nd highest maximum temperature 104°F 106°F 1945
19th Tied 3rd highest minimum temperature 77°F 79°F 1926
30th Tied 2nd lowest maximum temperature 79°F -999°F 1947
31st Tied 3rd lowest maximum temperature 81°F -999°F 1947
31st Tied 4th highest minimum temperature 75°F 78°F 1962
*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