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February 2014

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 Thanks to several high powered cold fronts the month of February was much cooler than normal. Unfortunately the fronts did not bring as much rainfall as would have been liked, and College Station ended the month nearly two inches below normal. Most of the precipitation that did fall came after cold front passage when warm air would rise above the front, become saturated, and rain out. This came steady but light rainfall, and with the cold temperatures did leave icy conditions on some roadways in and around the Brazos Valley such as on February 6th and 11th. Ice accumulations were light and most melted off before the afternoon hours, but it was enough to cause some school delays and traffic issues. At the beginning of the month the Brazos Valley was not included in any drought situation, but by the end of the month the area was added to moderate drought conditions.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 71°F 58°F +12°F T Maximum 62.2°F ‑2.6°F
2 58°F 34°F ‑6°F 0.20" Minimum 42.5°F ‑1.9°F
3 44°F 34°F ‑14°F   Average 52.4°F ‑2.2°F
4 54°F 41°F ‑6°F 0.28" Degree Days Total *Departure
5 43°F 31°F ‑16°F   Heating 368 +59
6 31°F 26°F ‑24°F 0.01" Cooling 21 +4
7 37°F 28°F ‑20°F 0.01" Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 50°F 36°F ‑10°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 0 0
9 67°F 44°F +2°F T Maximum ≤ 32°F 1 +1
10 59°F 37°F ‑6°F 0.01" Minimum ≤ 32°F 5 +2
11 39°F 33°F ‑18°F 0.05"  
12 50°F 31°F ‑14°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 62°F 29°F ‑8°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 78°F 42°F +6°F   Monthly Total 0.89" ‑1.96"
15 70°F 41°F +0°F   Year-to-date Total 2.19" ‑3.90"
16 75°F 51°F +8°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 8 0
17 79°F 61°F +15°F    
18 78°F 56°F +12°F   Monthly Extremes
19 79°F 62°F +16°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 83°F 53°F +12°F   Highest Temperature 83°F 20th
21 66°F 38°F ‑4°F   Lowest Temperature 26°F 6th
22 73°F 44°F +2°F   Max. 24-hour Precip. 0.34" 25th-26th
23 79°F 60°F +14°F T Maximum Wind Gust 33 mph 26th
24 69°F 52°F +4°F T  
25 72°F 51°F +4°F 0.01" Record Book for February
26 51°F 33°F ‑15°F 0.32" Highest Temperature 99°F 1996
27 53°F 43°F ‑9°F   Lowest Temperature 5°F 1951
28 72°F 41°F ‑2°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 2014.
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
6th Tied 2nd lowest maximum temperature 31°F 25°F 1989
7th Tied 3rd lowest maximum temperature 37°F 25°F 1933
11th Tied 2nd lowest maximum temperature 39°F 32°F 1981
19th Tied 4th highest minimum temperature 62°F 66°F 1917
20th Tied 4th highest maximum temperature 83°F 95°F 1986
*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