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August 2013

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Hot was the month of August 2013 in College Station! With a high pressure ridge dominating the weather patterns for the region, there was hardly any chance for a reprieve from the heat as rain stayed far away. 18 days were recorded with temperatures at or above the century mark, and all but the 26th recorded a high temperature above 95 degrees Fahrenheit. 85% of the month's paltry rainfall came on the 11th when a weak tropical disturbance moved into the area providing just enough of the ingredients to bring some pop-up thunderstorms to the city, but overall College Station is down nearly two inches for the month. With this lack of rainfall drought conditions worsened across the Brazos Valley with the entire region returning to Extreme drought conditions.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 103°F 76°F +4°F 0.01" Maximum 99.4°F +3.2°F
2 101°F 76°F +2°F   Minimum 75.2°F +0.7°F
3 101°F 76°F +2°F   Average 87.3°F +2.0°F
4 101°F 77°F +3°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 102°F 77°F +4°F   Heating 0 0
6 103°F 78°F +4°F   Cooling 698 +67
7 104°F 79°F +6°F   Number of Days: Total *Departure
8 104°F 78°F +5°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 31 +3
9 103°F 75°F +3°F   Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 104°F 78°F +5°F T Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 0
11 101°F 77°F +3°F 0.66"  
12 98°F 75°F +0°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 101°F 76°F +2°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 100°F 76°F +2°F 0.05" Monthly Total 0.78" ‑1.90"
15 91°F 75°F ‑3°F 0.06" Year-to-date Total 19.76" ‑5.76"
16 96°F 75°F 0°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 4 ‑2
17 95°F 70°F ‑4°F    
18 97°F 69°F ‑3°F   Monthly Extremes
19 96°F 71°F ‑2°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 98°F 74°F 0°F   Highest Temperature 104°F 3 times
21 97°F 73°F 0°F   Lowest Temperature 69°F 18th
22 100°F 75°F +2°F T Max. 24-hour Precip. 0.66" 11th
23 99°F 75°F +2°F T Maximum Wind Gust 39 mph 11th
24 101°F 77°F +4°F    
25 96°F 76°F +1°F   Record Book for August
26 92°F 74°F ‑2°F T Highest Temperature 109°F 2011
27 95°F 73°F ‑1°F   Lowest Temperature 58°F 1940
28 96°F 73°F 0°F   Highest Minimum 82°F 1915
29 102°F 75°F +4°F   Lowest Maximum 74°F 1945
30 103°F 76°F +6°F   Wettest Month 11.25" 1915
31 100°F 75°F +4°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 1981‑2010 normal.

 

*New Records Set
Day Parameter Value Old Record Year
No new records were set or tied in August 2013.
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
1st Tied 4th highest maximum temperature 103°F 106°F 1998
6th Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 78°F 80°F 1951
6th Tied 3rd highest maximum temperature 103°F 105°F 1913
7th Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 79°F 80°F 2011
7th Tied 2nd highest maximum temperature 104°F 105°F 1988
8th Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 78°F 79°F 2011
8th Tied 2nd highest maximum temperature 104°F 106°F 1988
10th Tied 3rd highest maximum temperature 104°F 107°F 1962
10th Tied 4th highest minimum temperature 78°F 79°F 1980
24th Tied 3rd highest minimum temperature 77°F 78°F 1970
*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