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February 2008

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A continued La Nina weather pattern across the southeast United States kept the Brazos Valley much warmer than normal throughout the month of February. The first week of the month was highlighted by several records either tied or broken. The maximum high temperature for the month occurred on the 25th when the thermometer topped out at 85°F. A series of cold fronts managed to moderate temperatures for brief periods, but warmer than normal temperatures prevailed almost the entire month. The average monthly temperature of 58.2°F was 3.7°F above normal. The total monthly precipitation of 3.29" was 0.91" above normal.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 60°F 28°F ‑8°F   Maximum 71.0°F +5.5°F
2 73°F 39°F +4°F   Minimum 45.4°F +2.0°F
3 77°F 63°F +18°F T Average 58.2°F +3.7°F
4 78°F 69°F +22°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 80°F 51°F +14°F T Heating 212 ‑97
6 57°F 37°F ‑6°F   Cooling 23 +9
7 66°F 36°F ‑2°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 77°F 39°F +5°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 0 0
9 78°F 50°F +11°F   Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 76°F 50°F +10°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 2 ‑4
11 73°F 58°F +12°F T  
12 68°F 44°F +2°F 0.27" Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 62°F 35°F ‑6°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 73°F 44°F +4°F   Monthly Total 9.30" +6.92"
15 76°F 61°F +14°F 1.28" Year-to-date Total 5.35" ‑0.35"
16 71°F 45°F +3°F 1.66" Days ≥ 0.01" 6 ‑2
17 66°F 43°F 0°F    
18 62°F 41°F ‑4°F   Monthly Extremes
19 68°F 41°F 0°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 72°F 50°F +5°F 0.04" Highest Temperature 85°F 25th
21 76°F 47°F +6°F 0.03" Lowest Temperature 28°F 1st
22 61°F 43°F ‑4°F T Max. 24-hour Precip. 1.92" 15th-16th
23 69°F 38°F ‑2°F   Maximum Wind Gust 37 mph 26th
24 75°F 54°F +8°F 0.01"  
25 85°F 46°F +8°F T Record Book for February
26 68°F 39°F ‑4°F   Highest Temperature 99°F 1996
27 61°F 30°F ‑12°F   Lowest Temperature 5°F 1951
28 73°F 40°F ‑2°F   Highest Minimum 70°F 1922
29 78°F 56°F +9°F   Lowest Maximum 22°F 1933
  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
4th Highest minimum temperature 69°F 65°F 1957
15th Most daily precipitation 1.28" 0.85" 1931
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
3rd Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 63°F 65°F 1943
3rd Tied 4th highest maximum temperature 77°F 82°F 1911
4th Tied 3rd highest maximum temperature 78°F 82°F 1957
5th Tied 3rd highest maximum temperature 80°F 82°F 1911
25th Tied 2nd highest maximum temperature 85°F 89°F 1918
27th 2nd lowest minimum temperature 30°F 17°F 2002
*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