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February 1997

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February began with temperatures averaging 15°F to 20°F above normal as dry and partly cloudy skies persisted through the 7th. Temperatures fell on the 7th and remained slightly below normal through the 16th as nearly 2 inches of precipitation fell over this period. Thunderstorms moved through the Brazos Valley on the 20th totaling 1.34" of precipitation at Easterwood Field. There were 11 precipitation days this month, a noticeable difference from last February. For the year, we are now just over an inch and a half above normal as many locations in Central Texas have been threatened by flooding. On the whole, the rains have been good for growing since the precipitation has fallen steadily throughout the past couple of months. It is probably safe to assume we will have a very green spring in the near future!

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 79°F 51°F +15°F   Maximum 60.9°F ‑2.0°F
2 83°F 63°F +23°F   Minimum 45.0°F +3.1°F
3 77°F 63°F +20°F T Average 52.9°F +0.5°F
4 68°F 50°F +9°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 59°F 43°F +1°F   Heating 351 ‑10
6 51°F 46°F ‑2°F T Cooling 17 +9
7 48°F 43°F ‑4°F 0.28" Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 44°F 40°F ‑9°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 0 0
9 46°F 38°F ‑9°F 0.04" Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 52°F 34°F ‑8°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 1 ‑5
11 60°F 31°F ‑6°F 0.01"  
12 48°F 44°F ‑6°F 1.60" Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 46°F 42°F ‑8°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 50°F 38°F ‑8°F 0.05" Monthly Total 9.30" +6.68"
15 60°F 33°F ‑6°F   Year-to-date Total 6.85" +1.58"
16 67°F 34°F ‑2°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 11 +3
17 68°F 37°F 0°F    
18 70°F 52°F +8°F   Monthly Extremes
19 75°F 62°F +16°F 0.01" Extreme Value Date(s)
20 72°F 58°F +12°F 1.34" Highest Temperature 83°F 2nd
21 64°F 46°F +1°F 0.01" Lowest Temperature 31°F 11th
22 61°F 35°F ‑6°F   Max. 24-hour Precip. 1.60" 12th
23 58°F 50°F ‑1°F   Maximum Wind Gust 33 mph 20th
24 53°F 47°F ‑5°F 0.10"  
25 50°F 46°F ‑7°F 0.10" Record Book for February
26 66°F 42°F ‑1°F 0.42" Highest Temperature 99°F 1996
27 56°F 41°F ‑6°F   Lowest Temperature 5°F 1951
28 74°F 50°F +7°F T Highest Minimum 70°F 1922
  Lowest Maximum 5°F 1951
  Wettest Month 9.82" 1992
  Driest Month 0.01" 1916
  Wettest 24 Hours 6.26" 2012
"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 1961‑1990 normal.


*New Records Set
Day Parameter Value Old Record Year
No new records were set or tied in February 1997.
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
2nd 2nd highest maximum temperature 83°F 84°F 1911
3rd 2nd highest minimum temperature 63°F 65°F 1943
3rd Tied 4th highest maximum temperature 77°F 82°F 1911
13th 2nd lowest maximum temperature 46°F 43°F 1995
19th Tied 3rd highest minimum temperature 62°F 66°F 1917
*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.


March Normals for College Station
Beginning of the month: 67°F/46°F Monthly precipitation: 2.58"
Middle of the month: 71°F/50°F Precipitation days: 7
End of the month: 75°F/54°F Days ≤ 32°F:  2