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February 2013

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 Pleasant weather reigned supreme this February with temperature ranging from the low 60's to the mid 70's all month. Cold fronts were the dominant weather feature keeping temperatures from climbing too high a bringing short lived rain showers often upon their passage. The rain from frontal passages was not enough to attain normal status, for a 1.75 inch deficit was recorded for the month. Though January was abnormally wet, the drop in precipitation prompted the U.S. Drought monitor to move Brazos County back into drought conditions by placing the area under Moderate drought conditions once again.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 71°F 43°F +5°F   Maximum 68.0°F +3.2°F
2 76°F 48°F +10°F   Minimum 47.2°F +2.9°F
3 71°F 43°F +4°F   Average 57.6°F +3.0°F
4 73°F 54°F +10°F T Degree Days Total *Departure
5 75°F 61°F +15°F   Heating 207 ‑102
6 71°F 60°F +12°F 0.19" Cooling 7 ‑10
7 71°F 58°F +12°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 69°F 50°F +6°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 0 0
9 68°F 50°F +6°F T Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 71°F 58°F +10°F 0.29" Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 ‑3
11 61°F 51°F +2°F 0.19"  
12 64°F 51°F +4°F 0.02" Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 60°F 42°F ‑3°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 67°F 37°F ‑2°F   Monthly Total 1.10" ‑1.75"
15 64°F 41°F ‑2°F T Year-to-date Total 6.17" +0.08"
16 61°F 33°F ‑8°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 7 ‑1
17 71°F 41°F +1°F    
18 79°F 56°F +12°F 0.26" Monthly Extremes
19 67°F 42°F 0°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 61°F 51°F 0°F 0.02" Highest Temperature 79°F 18th
21 76°F 53°F +8°F 0.13" Lowest Temperature 33°F 16th
22 61°F 47°F ‑2°F   Max. 24-hour Precip. 0.48" 10th-11th
23 66°F 39°F ‑4°F   Maximum Wind Gust 56 mph 21st
24 74°F 42°F +1°F    
25 69°F 47°F +1°F T Record Book for February
26 63°F 41°F ‑5°F   Highest Temperature 99°F 1996
27 64°F 44°F ‑3°F   Lowest Temperature 5°F 1951
28 61°F 40°F ‑8°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 1981‑2010 normal.

 

*New Records Set
Day Parameter Value Old Record Year
No new records were set or tied in February 2013.
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
5th Tied 4th highest minimum temperature 61°F 63°F 1911
*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: 68°F/48°F Monthly precipitation: 3.17"
Middle of the month: 72°F/51°F Precipitation days: 8
End of the month: 75°F/55°F Days ≤ 32°F:  1