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August 2002

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The month of August was cooler than normal in the College Station area this year. At Easterwood Airport, only 2 days were reported to have high temperatures of 100°F or more. August is usually the hottest month of the year for College Station, and obviously this year was an exception. The month as a whole was relatively dry until the 15th, when 3.47" of rain fell as the result of a low pressure system in a 24-hour period. With the very small amount of additional rainfall previously recorded, that brought the precipitation total to 3.62" for the month of August. The precipitation total for the month exceeded the normal monthly reading of 2.63" by 0.99". Although the College Station area has been receiving more than adequate rainfall in the past months, the rain deficit still stands at 6.41" for the year. With September anticipated expected to have equally likely chances of experiencing near, below, or above normal rainfall, only time will tell if the catch up game will end in success for the year.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 96°F 72°F ‑1°F   Maximum 94.5°F ‑1.7°F
2 96°F 72°F ‑1°F   Minimum 73.3°F +0.1°F
3 101°F 72°F +2°F 0.02" Average 83.9°F ‑0.8°F
4 96°F 71°F ‑2°F 0.01" Degree Days Total *Departure
5 96°F 71°F ‑2°F   Heating 0 0
6 98°F 72°F 0°F   Cooling 593 ‑18
7 100°F 76°F +3°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 92°F 78°F 0°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 30 +2
9 96°F 75°F +0°F   Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 94°F 72°F ‑2°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 0
11 95°F 71°F ‑2°F    
12 96°F 74°F 0°F 0.06" Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 94°F 75°F 0°F 0.01" Precipitation Value *Departure
14 91°F 75°F ‑2°F 0.04" Monthly Total 0.29" ‑2.34"
15 76°F 69°F ‑12°F 3.47" Year-to-date Total 18.74" ‑6.39"
16 92°F 70°F ‑4°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 7 +1
17 95°F 76°F +0°F    
18 95°F 75°F 0°F   Monthly Extremes
19 94°F 75°F 0°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 95°F 75°F 0°F   Highest Temperature 101°F 3rd
21 95°F 76°F +0°F   Lowest Temperature 69°F 15th, 30th
22 95°F 75°F 0°F   Max. 24-hour Precip. 3.47" 15th
23 95°F 74°F +0°F   Maximum Wind Gust 30 mph 22nd
24 94°F 74°F 0°F    
25 96°F 74°F +1°F   Record Book for August
26 96°F 75°F +2°F   Highest Temperature 109°F 2000
27 92°F 75°F 0°F   Lowest Temperature 58°F 1940
28 95°F 73°F 0°F   Highest Minimum 82°F 1915
29 94°F 70°F ‑2°F   Lowest Maximum 74°F 1945
30 94°F 69°F ‑2°F   Wettest Month 11.25" 1915
31 96°F 71°F +0°F 0.01" 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 1971‑2000 normal.


*New Records Set
Day Parameter Value Old Record Year
8th Tied highest minimum temperature 78°F 78°F 1948
15th Most daily precipitation 3.47" 1.33" 1994
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
15th 2nd lowest maximum temperature 76°F -999°F 1947
21st Tied 4th highest minimum temperature 76°F 78°F 1960
*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: 94°F/71°F Monthly precipitation: 3.91"
Middle of the month: 91°F/68°F Precipitation days: 8
End of the month: 86°F/64°F Days ≥ 90°F:  17