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February 2005

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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.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 45°F 42°F ‑8°F 0.52" Maximum 64.6°F ‑0.9°F
2 46°F 41°F ‑8°F   Minimum 49.6°F +6.2°F
3 55°F 39°F ‑5°F   Average 57.1°F +2.6°F
4 58°F 36°F ‑5°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 58°F 43°F ‑2°F   Heating 240 ‑69
6 66°F 54°F +7°F 1.21" Cooling 26 +12
7 66°F 54°F +7°F 1.39" Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 61°F 48°F +2°F T Maximum ≥ 90°F 0 0
9 58°F 43°F ‑2°F   Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 59°F 39°F ‑4°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 ‑6
11 58°F 42°F ‑4°F T  
12 69°F 47°F +4°F T Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 79°F 55°F +13°F 0.04" Precipitation Value *Departure
14 81°F 49°F +11°F   Monthly Total 9.30" +6.92"
15 80°F 57°F +14°F   Year-to-date Total 9.00" +3.30"
16 65°F 55°F +5°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 9 +1
17 65°F 54°F +4°F T  
18 63°F 50°F +2°F 0.02" Monthly Extremes
19 68°F 55°F +6°F T Extreme Value Date(s)
20 74°F 65°F +14°F   Highest Temperature 81°F 14th
21 76°F 63°F +14°F   Lowest Temperature 36°F 4th
22 77°F 63°F +14°F   Max. 24-hour Precip. 2.54" 6th-7th
23 78°F 61°F +14°F 0.38" Maximum Wind Gust 32 mph 12th
24 65°F 49°F 0°F 0.91"  
25 61°F 44°F ‑4°F   Record Book for February
26 52°F 47°F ‑8°F 0.42" Highest Temperature 99°F 1996
27 63°F 47°F ‑2°F 0.18" Lowest Temperature 5°F 1951
28 64°F 46°F ‑3°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 1971‑2000 normal.


*New Records Set
Day Parameter Value Old Record Year
20th Tied highest minimum temperature 65°F 65°F 1922
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
21st Tied 3rd highest minimum temperature 63°F 68°F 1922
22nd Tied 4th highest minimum temperature 63°F 70°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.


March Normals for College Station
Beginning of the month: 69°F/47°F Monthly precipitation: 2.84"
Middle of the month: 73°F/50°F Precipitation days: 7
End of the month: 76°F/54°F Days ≤ 32°F:  2