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August 2007

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August brought more typical summer-like weather to the Brazos Valley. As opposed to June and July, which saw below average daily maximum temperatures and above average rainfall, August was marked by above average daytime highs and below average precipitation. High pressure built in across the region in the middle of the month bringing with it the warmest temperatures of the summer. College Station recorded three straight days of 100°F temperatures from the 12th through the 14th as average daily temperatures from the 10th through the 15th were several degrees above normal. The rest of the month was highlighted by average to slightly above average temperatures as southeast Texas remained under the influence of high pressure. Although there were 9 precipitation days recorded during the month, the monthly total of 1.40" was over an inch below normal. The average monthly temperature of 85.4°F was 0.7°F above normal.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 95°F 77°F +1°F   Maximum 94.6°F ‑1.6°F
2 88°F 76°F ‑3°F 0.05" Minimum 76.2°F +3.0°F
3 94°F 76°F 0°F   Average 85.4°F +0.7°F
4 93°F 76°F ‑2°F 0.58" Degree Days Total *Departure
5 94°F 76°F ‑1°F   Heating 0 0
6 94°F 77°F +0°F   Cooling 638 +27
7 95°F 77°F +1°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 95°F 76°F +0°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 29 +1
9 94°F 73°F ‑2°F   Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 98°F 78°F +3°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 0
11 99°F 79°F +4°F    
12 102°F 79°F +6°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 100°F 76°F +3°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 102°F 77°F +4°F   Monthly Total 0.29" ‑2.34"
15 99°F 80°F +4°F   Year-to-date Total 29.69" +4.56"
16 85°F 75°F ‑5°F 0.08" Days ≥ 0.01" 9 +3
17 91°F 77°F ‑1°F 0.22"  
18 94°F 77°F +0°F   Monthly Extremes
19 94°F 76°F 0°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 93°F 77°F 0°F   Highest Temperature 102°F 12th, 14th
21 94°F 76°F 0°F   Lowest Temperature 72°F 28th
22 93°F 77°F 0°F 0.10" Max. 24-hour Precip. 0.58" 4th
23 95°F 77°F +2°F   Maximum Wind Gust 36 mph 22nd
24 95°F 76°F +2°F    
25 96°F 75°F +2°F 0.06" Record Book for August
26 96°F 76°F +2°F   Highest Temperature 109°F 2000
27 95°F 75°F +1°F 0.01" Lowest Temperature 58°F 1940
28 92°F 72°F ‑2°F 0.28" Highest Minimum 82°F 1915
29 93°F 75°F 0°F   Lowest Maximum 74°F 1945
30 93°F 73°F 0°F   Wettest Month 11.25" 1915
31 93°F 75°F +1°F 0.02" 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
11th Tied highest minimum temperature 79°F 79°F 1988
12th Tied highest minimum temperature 79°F 79°F 1925
15th Highest minimum temperature 80°F 77°F 1956
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
10th Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 78°F 79°F 1980
16th 2nd lowest maximum temperature 85°F -999°F 1947
17th Tied 4th highest minimum temperature 77°F 79°F 1997
20th Tied 4th highest minimum temperature 77°F 81°F 1914
21st Tied 4th highest minimum temperature 76°F 78°F 1960
24th Tied 4th highest minimum temperature 76°F 78°F 1970
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: 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