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February 1999

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February 1999 brought extremely warm and dry conditions to the residents of the Brazos Valley. Temperature anomalies were positive for 23 days in the month, leaving only 3 days with below normal temperature readings. The mean monthly temperature for February was 8.4°F above normal with an average monthly temperature of 60.8°F. From the 6th to the 11th it was especially warm with departures from normal averaging around 20°F. Highest maximum and highest minimum temperature records were set on the 7th (83°F, 62°F), while the 6th, 9th, and 10th all set new highest minimum temperature records with low temperature readings only dropping down to 67°F, 69°F, and 68°F respectively. This past month also turned out to be the driest February on record for Easterwood Field with a monthly rainfall total of 0.15". This total broke the previous Easterwood Field record of 0.20" of rain set back in 1974. As of right now, the total precipitation for 1999 is only 1.11" which already brings College Station to 4.16" below normal for the year to date.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 71°F 41°F +6°F   Maximum 72.9°F +10.0°F
2 65°F 47°F +6°F   Minimum 48.7°F +6.8°F
3 72°F 43°F +8°F 0.01" Average 60.8°F +8.4°F
4 75°F 53°F +14°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 74°F 54°F +14°F   Heating 166 ‑195
6 76°F 67°F +22°F   Cooling 53 +45
7 83°F 62°F +22°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 75°F 65°F +19°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 0 0
9 80°F 69°F +24°F   Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 82°F 68°F +24°F 0.08" Minimum ≤ 32°F 1 ‑5
11 77°F 47°F +11°F    
12 57°F 33°F ‑7°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 67°F 29°F ‑4°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 73°F 43°F +6°F   Monthly Total 9.30" +6.68"
15 74°F 42°F +6°F   Year-to-date Total 1.11" ‑4.16"
16 72°F 53°F +10°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 6 ‑2
17 70°F 46°F +5°F    
18 77°F 46°F +8°F   Monthly Extremes
19 67°F 39°F 0°F 0.02" Extreme Value Date(s)
20 69°F 49°F +6°F 0.01" Highest Temperature 83°F 7th, 27th
21 60°F 40°F ‑4°F   Lowest Temperature 29°F 13th
22 61°F 38°F ‑4°F   Max. 24-hour Precip. 0.08" 11th
23 72°F 39°F +0°F   Maximum Wind Gust 30 mph 11th
24 75°F 37°F +1°F    
25 77°F 54°F +10°F 0.02" Record Book for February
26 79°F 66°F +18°F 0.01" Highest Temperature 99°F 1996
27 83°F 55°F +14°F   Lowest Temperature 5°F 1951
28 77°F 38°F +2°F   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
6th Highest minimum temperature 67°F 63°F 1911
7th Highest maximum temperature 83°F 81°F 1911
9th Highest minimum temperature 69°F 68°F 1932
10th Highest minimum temperature 68°F 66°F 1976
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
8th Tied 3rd highest minimum temperature 65°F 68°F 1937
10th 4th highest maximum temperature 82°F 86°F 1954
26th 3rd highest minimum temperature 66°F 67°F 1944
27th 3rd highest maximum temperature 83°F 87°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