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August 2012

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Much like the rest of Texas, College Station baked in the heat during the month of August. The city recorded 12 days with temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, which is well above expected, with no high temperatures below 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Most of the rainfall that fell during the month was due to pop-up thunderstorms that would occur during the daytime heating hours, with some influence from a couple storm systems that passed through the state. Overall, the city saw a precipitation deficit for the month, short nearly an inch of rain, but due to the wet winter and spring the city is still at a six inch surplus for the year.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 101°F 78°F +4°F   Maximum 97.8°F +1.6°F
2 99°F 76°F +2°F   Minimum 76.5°F +2.0°F
3 99°F 76°F +2°F   Average 87.2°F +1.9°F
4 99°F 77°F +2°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 99°F 77°F +2°F T Heating 0 0
6 99°F 77°F +2°F   Cooling 696 +65
7 101°F 77°F +3°F 0.29" Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 99°F 77°F +2°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 29 +1
9 100°F 79°F +4°F   Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 105°F 78°F +6°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 0
11 101°F 77°F +3°F    
12 99°F 79°F +3°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 100°F 79°F +4°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 101°F 79°F +4°F   Monthly Total 1.71" ‑0.97"
15 99°F 79°F +3°F   Year-to-date Total 31.53" +6.01"
16 100°F 78°F +3°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 5 ‑1
17 100°F 78°F +3°F 0.84"  
18 89°F 73°F ‑5°F 0.16" Monthly Extremes
19 89°F 72°F ‑6°F 0.41" Extreme Value Date(s)
20 96°F 73°F ‑2°F   Highest Temperature 105°F 10th
21 90°F 73°F ‑4°F 0.01" Lowest Temperature 72°F 19th, 23rd
22 93°F 74°F ‑2°F   Max. 24-hour Precip. 0.84" 17th-18th
23 93°F 72°F ‑2°F   Maximum Wind Gust 40 mph 17th
24 95°F 75°F 0°F    
25 96°F 77°F +2°F   Record Book for August
26 95°F 76°F +0°F   Highest Temperature 109°F 2011
27 93°F 76°F 0°F T Lowest Temperature 58°F 1940
28 100°F 77°F +4°F   Highest Minimum 82°F 1915
29 100°F 78°F +5°F   Lowest Maximum 74°F 1945
30 101°F 76°F +4°F   Wettest Month 11.25" 1915
31 102°F 79°F +6°F   Driest Month 0.00" 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 1981‑2010 normal.


*New Records Set
Day Parameter Value Old Record Year
25th Tied highest minimum temperature 77°F 77°F 1941
29th Tied highest minimum temperature 78°F 78°F 2012
31st Tied highest minimum temperature 79°F 79°F 2012
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
1st Tied 3rd highest minimum temperature 78°F 82°F 1915
9th Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 79°F 81°F 1915
10th Tied 2nd highest maximum temperature 105°F 107°F 1962
10th Tied 4th highest minimum temperature 78°F 79°F 1980
12th Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 79°F 81°F 2011
13th Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 79°F 80°F 2011
14th Tied 3rd highest minimum temperature 79°F 81°F 2011
15th Tied 3rd highest minimum temperature 79°F 80°F 2007
16th Tied 3rd highest minimum temperature 78°F 79°F 1948
17th Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 78°F 79°F 1997
28th Tied 4th highest minimum temperature 77°F 79°F 2006
*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: 93°F/72°F Monthly precipitation: 3.18"
Middle of the month: 90°F/69°F Precipitation days: 7
End of the month: 86°F/65°F Days ≥ 90°F:  18