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December 2007

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The last month of 2007 started off much warmer than normal as the overall pattern across the United States prevented any intrusions of Canadian/Arctic air from diving south into Texas. Through the first half of the month, average daily temperatures were as much as 22°F above normal. Several records for highest maximum and minimum temperature were tied or broken, including a record high of 83°F on the 9th. A cold front moved through the area on the 16th, dropping daytime highs into the 50s for two days. Temperatures quickly rebounded, however, and highs in the 70s prevailed from the 18th through the 22nd. A stronger cold front pushed through the Brazos Valley just in time for Christmas. The lowest temperature of the month (27°F) was observed on the 23rd and the cool weather remained in place over the next 7 days. Temperatures moderated the last two days of the month before a strong cold front moved through to kick off 2008. For the month, the average temperature of 55.0°F was 2.8°F above normal. The monthly precipitation total of 3.86" was 0.63" above normal.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 75°F 62°F +14°F   Maximum 67.5°F +4.7°F
2 81°F 52°F +12°F T Minimum 42.4°F +0.9°F
3 60°F 36°F ‑7°F   Average 55.0°F +2.8°F
4 65°F 31°F ‑7°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 78°F 42°F +6°F   Heating 332 ‑81
6 72°F 47°F +6°F   Cooling 30 +16
7 80°F 63°F +18°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 82°F 70°F +22°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 0 0
9 83°F 45°F +11°F 0.39" Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 61°F 43°F ‑1°F 0.01" Minimum ≤ 32°F 6 ‑2
11 82°F 60°F +18°F T  
12 63°F 42°F 0°F 0.55" Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 57°F 41°F ‑3°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 67°F 52°F +8°F 0.12" Monthly Total 3.43" +0.20"
15 68°F 35°F 0°F 2.38" Year-to-date Total 41.57" +1.90"
16 52°F 31°F ‑10°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 11 +3
17 58°F 31°F ‑8°F    
18 74°F 50°F +10°F   Monthly Extremes
19 71°F 52°F +10°F 0.02" Extreme Value Date(s)
20 73°F 44°F +8°F 0.01" Highest Temperature 83°F 9th
21 74°F 41°F +6°F   Lowest Temperature 27°F 23rd
22 71°F 36°F +2°F 0.02" Max. 24-hour Precip. 2.50" 14th-15th
23 53°F 27°F ‑11°F   Maximum Wind Gust 38 mph 22nd
24 61°F 30°F ‑6°F    
25 63°F 34°F ‑2°F   Record Book for December
26 55°F 39°F ‑4°F 0.32" Highest Temperature 89°F 1922
27 57°F 31°F ‑6°F 0.03" Lowest Temperature 2°F 1989
28 57°F 40°F ‑2°F 0.01" Highest Minimum 74°F 1982
29 58°F 35°F ‑4°F   Lowest Maximum 23°F 1990
30 69°F 34°F +2°F   Wettest Month 12.66" 1913
31 72°F 39°F +6°F   Driest Month 0.10" 1950
  Wettest 24 Hours 7.54" 1913
"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
8th Tied highest minimum temperature 70°F 70°F 1922
9th Highest maximum temperature 83°F 79°F 1929
11th Tied highest maximum temperature 82°F 82°F 1987
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
1st 4th highest minimum temperature 62°F 67°F 1922
2nd 4th highest maximum temperature 81°F 83°F 1995
8th Tied 3rd highest maximum temperature 82°F 86°F 1922
*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.


January Normals for College Station
Beginning of the month: 62°F/41°F Monthly precipitation: 3.32"
Middle of the month: 61°F/40°F Precipitation days: 9
End of the month: 63°F/42°F Days ≤ 32°F:  11