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August 2006

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This August proved to be just about average as the average monthly temperature was slightly warmer than normal at 86.0°F, 1.3°F above average. The monthly precipitation was 2.47", 0.16" below normal. The bulk of the precipitation came on the 6th and 7th when the area received 1.88". A strong area of high pressure kept us hot and dry for the next 10 days. The average high for the 8th-18th was 97°F. As this high began to weaken, the chance for afternoon showers again increased. A storm moved through the area on the 22nd and produced 0.59" of rainfall. Temperature remained warm throughout the month with an average high temperature of 96.6°F, 0.4°F above normal, and only one day of the month reported a high temperature below 90°F. High humidity levels kept the temperatures warmer at night than normal. The monthly mean minimum temperature for the month was 75.5°F, which was 2.3°F above normal and almost all of the records and near records for the month were related to the minimum temperature. Overall, August 2006 was an average monthly as precipitation was slightly below average and temperatures were slightly above average, though neither proved to be very far from the average values. The yearly precipitation total is now at 27.80", 2.67" above normal.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 94°F 75°F 0°F   Maximum 96.6°F +0.4°F
2 94°F 75°F 0°F   Minimum 75.5°F +2.3°F
3 97°F 76°F +2°F   Average 86.0°F +1.3°F
4 98°F 75°F +0°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 97°F 75°F 0°F   Heating 0 0
6 96°F 73°F 0°F 0.52" Cooling 660 +49
7 87°F 74°F ‑4°F 1.36" Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 95°F 75°F 0°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 30 +2
9 96°F 76°F +1°F   Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 96°F 75°F +0°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 0
11 96°F 77°F +2°F    
12 96°F 76°F +1°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 97°F 75°F +1°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 98°F 75°F +2°F   Monthly Total 0.29" ‑2.34"
15 99°F 75°F +2°F   Year-to-date Total 27.83" +2.70"
16 100°F 76°F +3°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 3 ‑3
17 100°F 76°F +3°F    
18 98°F 78°F +3°F   Monthly Extremes
19 95°F 77°F +1°F T Extreme Value Date(s)
20 99°F 76°F +2°F   Highest Temperature 100°F 16th, 17th
21 98°F 76°F +2°F   Lowest Temperature 70°F 31st
22 98°F 75°F +2°F 0.59" Max. 24-hour Precip. 1.36" 7th
23 96°F 75°F +2°F   Maximum Wind Gust 54 mph 6th
24 97°F 76°F +2°F    
25 98°F 77°F +4°F   Record Book for August
26 99°F 78°F +4°F   Highest Temperature 109°F 2000
27 97°F 76°F +2°F   Lowest Temperature 58°F 1940
28 98°F 79°F +4°F   Highest Minimum 82°F 1915
29 92°F 76°F 0°F T Lowest Maximum 74°F 1945
30 95°F 71°F 0°F   Wettest Month 11.25" 1915
31 98°F 70°F +1°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
25th Tied highest minimum temperature 77°F 77°F 1941
28th Highest minimum temperature 79°F 78°F 1940
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
11th Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 77°F 79°F 1988
18th Tied 3rd highest minimum temperature 78°F 81°F 1982
19th Tied 3rd highest minimum temperature 77°F 79°F 1926
21st Tied 4th highest minimum temperature 76°F 78°F 1960
24th Tied 4th highest minimum temperature 76°F 78°F 1970
26th 2nd highest minimum temperature 78°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