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August 2010

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Just by looking at all the records above it is easy to see that the month of August was very HOT. The city of College Station saw some of the warmest minimum temperatures it has ever seen. The low temperatures during the month of August never dipped below the 70 degree mark and mostly hovered around 80°F. The maximum temperatures did much of the same thing. No daily high temperature this month dipped below 90°F. College Station saw twenty-two days of 100°F or 100°F plus high temperatures. On the twenty-third and twenty-fourth College Station topped out at 107°F. These two days of 107°F heat set two new highest maximum temperature records. Unfortunately, all the hot weather kept the precipitation at bay. There were only four days were precipitation fell bringing the monthly total to 0.34", 2.29" below normal. The last day of the month was another 100°F day setting the trend for what looks to be a warm September.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 102°F 73°F +2°F   Maximum 100.7°F +4.5°F
2 101°F 75°F +3°F   Minimum 77.5°F +4.3°F
3 100°F 76°F +3°F   Average 89.1°F +4.4°F
4 99°F 79°F +3°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 99°F 78°F +2°F   Heating 0 0
6 99°F 78°F +4°F   Cooling 757 +146
7 99°F 79°F +4°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 99°F 78°F +4°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 31 +3
9 100°F 77°F +4°F   Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 101°F 78°F +4°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 0
11 102°F 81°F +6°F 0.15"  
12 100°F 79°F +4°F T Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 100°F 77°F +4°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 101°F 79°F +5°F   Monthly Total 0.29" ‑2.34"
15 102°F 80°F +6°F   Year-to-date Total 22.07" ‑3.06"
16 104°F 78°F +6°F 0.13" Days ≥ 0.01" 4 ‑2
17 100°F 77°F +4°F    
18 102°F 80°F +6°F T Monthly Extremes
19 100°F 79°F +4°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 100°F 79°F +4°F   Highest Temperature 107°F 23rd, 24th
21 101°F 77°F +4°F   Lowest Temperature 72°F 27th
22 102°F 78°F +5°F   Max. 24-hour Precip. 0.15" 11th
23 107°F 78°F +8°F   Maximum Wind Gust 35 mph 16th
24 107°F 78°F +8°F    
25 99°F 76°F +4°F   Record Book for August
26 99°F 78°F +4°F   Highest Temperature 109°F 2000
27 99°F 72°F +2°F   Lowest Temperature 58°F 1940
28 100°F 73°F +2°F   Highest Minimum 82°F 1915
29 100°F 77°F +4°F   Lowest Maximum 74°F 1945
30 97°F 79°F +5°F 0.05" Wettest Month 11.25" 1915
31 100°F 78°F +6°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
7th Highest minimum temperature 79°F 78°F 1964
8th Tied highest minimum temperature 78°F 78°F 1948
11th Highest minimum temperature 81°F 80°F 2008
12th Tied highest minimum temperature 79°F 79°F 1925
15th Tied highest minimum temperature 80°F 80°F 2007
19th Tied highest minimum temperature 79°F 79°F 1926
22nd Tied highest minimum temperature 78°F 78°F 1935
24th Tied highest minimum temperature 78°F 78°F 1970
24th Highest maximum temperature 107°F 106°F 1924
29th Tied highest minimum temperature 77°F 77°F 1956
31st Tied highest minimum temperature 78°F 78°F 1962
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
1st Tied 4th highest maximum temperature 102°F 106°F 1998
4th 3rd highest minimum temperature 79°F 80°F 1951
5th Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 78°F 79°F 1951
6th Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 78°F 80°F 1951
10th Tied 3rd highest minimum temperature 78°F 79°F 1980
14th 2nd highest minimum temperature 79°F 80°F 1962
16th Tied 3rd highest minimum temperature 78°F 79°F 1948
16th Tied 4th highest maximum temperature 104°F 108°F 1951
17th Tied 4th highest minimum temperature 77°F 79°F 1997
18th 2nd highest minimum temperature 80°F 81°F 1982
20th Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 79°F 81°F 1914
21st Tied 4th highest minimum temperature 77°F 78°F 1960
23rd Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 78°F 79°F 1977
23rd 2nd highest maximum temperature 107°F 108°F 1917
26th Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 78°F 79°F 2004
30th Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 79°F 80°F 1914
*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