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.
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.