Although it wasn't one of the wettest, February 2005 was a warm, wet month for the Brazos Valley. The month began with the departure of a low pressure system that brought some light rain and cooler-than-normal temperatures to the area. The monthly minimum of 36°F was set on the 4th, and temperatures remained cool until a warm front brought temperatures up a bit. However, the heaviest rain of the month came with it as Easterwood Field recorded 2.60" of rain over the 6th and 7th. Temperatures fell back to just below normal until a high pressure system moved in behind a weak cold front before soaring to over 80 degrees on Valentine's Day. Temperatures then remained above normal for weeks. There were some very weak showers behind another frontal system, but temperatures soared back to well above normal during the third week of the month. Beginning on the 22nd, a low pressure system from the southwest met a slow-moving frontal system to the north, and heavy rains were the result. Over an inch of rain fell at Easterwood Field, and temperatures fell back to just below their normal levels. February ended with temperatures hovering around normal and cloudy skies before a high pressure system looked to improve things for March. For the month, the average high temperature was only 64.6°F, but the average low was over 6°F above normal at 49.6°F. 5.07" of precipitation fell at Easterwood Field, just missing the top ten for wettest Februarys in College Station. For the year, College Station is already 3.29" of rain above normal, continuing the wet trend from 2004.
BOLDFACE indicates an extreme daily value for the month.
ITALICS indicates a daily record was set or tied.
*Departure from the 1971‑2000 normal.
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.