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February 2007

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February 2007 continued the cooler trend of January. The monthly mean temperature was 53.2 °F, which is 1.3°F below normal. The month started off cold with temperatures averaging 8°F below normal for the first four days of the month. Temperatures warmed up for a few days before a series of strong cold fronts moved through the area and dropped the temperatures. The first of these fronts moved through on the 9th and dropped temperatures to 9°F below normal on the 10th. The area was dry and only reported a trace of rainfall with the passage of this front. The next front proved to be the coldest of the year when it moved through on the 12th. 0.03" of precipitation was reported with this front, but the cold air was the main factor as temperatures plunged on the 13th and the extreme cold lasted for the next 6 days. During this span the temperature averaged nearly 14°F below normal. Record low highs were reported on the 14th and 15th, while record lows were reported on the 15th and 16th. The low temperature of 21°F was the lowest temperature reported so far this winter. Temperatures began to warm up as the month went on. Highs in the lower 80s were reported on the 21st, 22nd, 26th, and 27th. The highest temperature of the month was reported on the 26th at 83°F. Overall, February was much drier than normal. Only 0.08" of rainfall was reported for the entire month, 2.30" below normal, leaving February 2007 was the second driest February ever reported in College Station. The fronts that moved through the area brought only cold air since there was not much moisture in the atmosphere. The total precipitation for 2007 is 5.06", 0.64" below normal.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 53°F 41°F ‑5°F 0.01" Maximum 63.5°F ‑2.0°F
2 48°F 34°F ‑11°F   Minimum 42.9°F ‑0.5°F
3 51°F 25°F ‑14°F   Average 53.2°F ‑1.3°F
4 65°F 33°F ‑3°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 66°F 38°F 0°F   Heating 340 +31
6 70°F 39°F +2°F   Cooling 17 +3
7 74°F 47°F +8°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 64°F 47°F +2°F T Maximum ≥ 90°F 0 0
9 49°F 44°F ‑6°F T Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 46°F 42°F ‑9°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 5 ‑1
11 53°F 44°F ‑6°F T  
12 69°F 53°F +7°F 0.03" Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 56°F 37°F ‑8°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 40°F 33°F ‑18°F   Monthly Total 9.30" +6.92"
15 41°F 29°F ‑20°F   Year-to-date Total 5.07" ‑0.63"
16 50°F 21°F ‑20°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 4 ‑4
17 64°F 32°F ‑7°F    
18 62°F 28°F ‑10°F   Monthly Extremes
19 72°F 40°F +1°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 69°F 60°F +8°F   Highest Temperature 83°F 26th
21 82°F 56°F +13°F   Lowest Temperature 21°F 16th
22 81°F 53°F +11°F   Max. 24-hour Precip. 0.04" 23rd-24th
23 69°F 60°F +8°F 0.01" Maximum Wind Gust 36 mph 17th
24 78°F 59°F +12°F 0.03"  
25 68°F 43°F ‑2°F   Record Book for February
26 83°F 48°F +8°F   Highest Temperature 99°F 1996
27 81°F 50°F +8°F   Lowest Temperature 5°F 1951
28 75°F 65°F +12°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
14th Tied lowest maximum temperature 40°F 40°F 2004
16th Lowest minimum temperature 21°F 25°F 1951
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
15th Tied 2nd lowest minimum temperature 29°F 26°F 1951
15th 2nd lowest maximum temperature 41°F 35°F 1951
27th Tied 4th highest maximum temperature 81°F 87°F 1917
28th Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 65°F 67°F 1950
*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