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February 2009

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February 2009 was very warm, with average monthly temperatures almost 6°F warmer than normal. Very early in the month, temperatures were around normal, with mild temperatures during the day and relatively cool temperatures at night. However, 11 of the 28 days in the month reached a mean temperature of at least 9.5°F above normal; in particular, 6 of those 11 days reached at least 15°F above the normal mean daily temperature. A cool front dropped temperatures in the latter part of the month to roughly normal temperatures, though 4 of the last 5 days of the month reached at least 80°F. Like most of Texas, College Station has received little rainfall over the past month, with less than three quarters of an inch recorded for the entire month. The area's "largest" rain came when a line of severe weather raced through, leaving a concert of thunder but only 0.30" of rain. However, forecasts project that the La Nina which has caused much of the warm, dry weather could dissipate and bring more normal conditions to Texas.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 77°F 46°F +10°F   Maximum 72.6°F +7.1°F
2 64°F 38°F ‑1°F   Minimum 48.2°F +4.9°F
3 73°F 30°F 0°F   Average 60.4°F +5.9°F
4 64°F 40°F 0°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 74°F 38°F +4°F   Heating 162 ‑147
6 78°F 53°F +12°F   Cooling 42 +28
7 79°F 58°F +16°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 74°F 56°F +12°F 0.01" Maximum ≥ 90°F 0 0
9 71°F 61°F +13°F 0.06" Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 74°F 53°F +10°F 0.30" Minimum ≤ 32°F 1 ‑5
11 73°F 46°F +6°F 0.01"  
12 76°F 43°F +6°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 79°F 60°F +16°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 65°F 53°F +5°F 0.13" Monthly Total 9.30" +6.92"
15 69°F 52°F +6°F   Year-to-date Total 1.38" ‑4.32"
16 63°F 50°F +2°F T Days ≥ 0.01" 7 ‑1
17 71°F 55°F +8°F 0.05"  
18 82°F 55°F +14°F   Monthly Extremes
19 66°F 43°F 0°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 70°F 34°F ‑4°F   Highest Temperature 86°F 27th
21 64°F 41°F ‑4°F 0.12" Lowest Temperature 30°F 3rd
22 63°F 33°F ‑8°F   Max. 24-hour Precip. 0.31" 10th-11th
23 68°F 35°F ‑4°F   Maximum Wind Gust 44 mph 10th
24 80°F 49°F +8°F    
25 82°F 63°F +16°F   Record Book for February
26 84°F 67°F +18°F   Highest Temperature 99°F 1996
27 86°F 60°F +16°F   Lowest Temperature 5°F 1951
28 63°F 39°F ‑7°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
26th Tied highest minimum temperature 67°F 67°F 1944
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
7th Tied 3rd highest maximum temperature 79°F 83°F 1999
18th 3rd highest maximum temperature 82°F 89°F 1986
27th 2nd highest maximum temperature 86°F 87°F 1917
*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