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August 2005

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As far as rainfall was concerned, the month of August came in like a lion and went out like a lamb. All of the 3.26" of rainfall recorded in the month fell between the 1st and 15th of the month, with just a trace of precipitation the rest of the month. Even though the rainfall was confined to a couple weeks, College Station still exceeded its normal August total for precipitation. The bulk of the precipitation fell on the 10th, when 1.92" of rain was reported. Strong convection pushed through on the 2nd, causing damage just to the north in Robertson County, blowing trees down in Hearne. Most of August was a study in normalcy with regards to temperatures, with seemingly day after day of high temperatures in the middle 90s with lows in the middle 70s. Relief was provided temporarily on the 9th and 10th with temperatures only in the middle 80s, although this relief came with a price on the 10th. For the year, College Station is just a touch below average with 24.88" of precipitation.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 96°F 75°F +0°F 0.04" Maximum 94.4°F ‑1.8°F
2 96°F 74°F 0°F 0.56" Minimum 74.6°F +1.4°F
3 94°F 75°F 0°F 0.01" Average 84.5°F ‑0.2°F
4 94°F 74°F ‑2°F T Degree Days Total *Departure
5 94°F 72°F ‑3°F   Heating 0 0
6 96°F 71°F ‑2°F 0.01" Cooling 614 +3
7 95°F 75°F 0°F T Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 93°F 74°F ‑2°F 0.16" Maximum ≥ 90°F 28 0
9 86°F 71°F ‑6°F 0.04" Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 83°F 72°F ‑8°F 1.92" Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 0
11 93°F 73°F ‑2°F    
12 95°F 75°F 0°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 94°F 75°F 0°F T Precipitation Value *Departure
14 89°F 77°F ‑2°F 0.21" Monthly Total 0.29" ‑2.34"
15 93°F 74°F ‑2°F 0.31" Year-to-date Total 22.36" ‑2.77"
16 92°F 74°F ‑2°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 9 +3
17 93°F 74°F ‑2°F    
18 95°F 76°F +0°F   Monthly Extremes
19 93°F 76°F 0°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 95°F 76°F +0°F   Highest Temperature 99°F 27th, 31st
21 97°F 75°F +1°F   Lowest Temperature 71°F 6th, 9th
22 97°F 76°F +2°F   Max. 24-hour Precip. 1.92" 10th
23 97°F 76°F +2°F   Maximum Wind Gust 45 mph 2nd
24 97°F 76°F +2°F    
25 95°F 77°F +2°F   Record Book for August
26 97°F 77°F +3°F   Highest Temperature 109°F 2000
27 99°F 78°F +4°F T Lowest Temperature 58°F 1940
28 95°F 74°F +0°F T Highest Minimum 82°F 1915
29 96°F 77°F +2°F T Lowest Maximum 74°F 1945
30 98°F 72°F +2°F   Wettest Month 11.25" 1915
31 99°F 73°F +3°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 1971‑2000 normal.


*New Records Set
Day Parameter Value Old Record Year
10th Most daily precipitation 1.92" 1.27" 1938
25th Tied highest minimum temperature 77°F 77°F 1941
27th Tied highest minimum temperature 78°F 78°F 1999
29th Tied highest minimum temperature 77°F 77°F 1956
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
9th 4th lowest maximum temperature 86°F -999°F 1947
10th 2nd lowest maximum temperature 83°F -999°F 1947
24th Tied 4th highest minimum temperature 76°F 78°F 1970
26th Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 77°F 79°F 2004
*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