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January 1999

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Positive anomalies of temperature greeted the Brazos Valley in the new year. With a mean monthly temperature of 54.6°F, January was 6.1°F above normal. The mean daily temperature rose above its daily normal temperature on 21 days throughout the month, with an incredible 25°F on the 21st. The 17th and 21st of January saw new high temperature records set with temperature readings climbing to 79°F and 80°F respectively. Precipitation on the other hand was 1.69" below normal for the month of January. This was the first month since last July to experience less precipitation than what is normally expected. Around three-quarters of the total precipitation that fell at Easterwood Field during January 1999 was observed from the 28th to the 30th. During this time a low pressure system in South Texas tracked eastward across the state. The system triggered severe storms across the area while also bringing heavy rain to some locations in Brazos County.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 74°F 55°F +16°F 0.06" Maximum 66.4°F +8.0°F
2 62°F 32°F ‑2°F   Minimum 42.9°F +4.2°F
3 38°F 30°F ‑15°F   Average 54.6°F +6.1°F
4 42°F 24°F ‑16°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 56°F 24°F ‑8°F   Heating 338 ‑184
6 69°F 49°F +11°F   Cooling 25 +14
7 79°F 56°F +20°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 77°F 37°F +9°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 0 0
9 46°F 32°F ‑9°F   Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 ‑1
10 57°F 26°F ‑6°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 7 ‑4
11 68°F 35°F +4°F    
12 72°F 50°F +13°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 63°F 44°F +6°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 45°F 34°F ‑8°F 0.07" Monthly Total 2.78" +0.13"
15 57°F 28°F ‑6°F   Year-to-date Total 0.96" ‑1.69"
16 74°F 44°F +11°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 7 ‑2
17 79°F 45°F +14°F    
18 72°F 41°F +8°F   Monthly Extremes
19 77°F 45°F +13°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 75°F 61°F +20°F   Highest Temperature 80°F 21st
21 80°F 67°F +24°F   Lowest Temperature 24°F 4th, 5th
22 70°F 44°F +8°F 0.14" Max. 24-hour Precip. 0.50" 28th-29th
23 60°F 39°F +0°F   Maximum Wind Gust 31 mph 23rd
24 74°F 37°F +6°F    
25 76°F 43°F +10°F   Record Book for January
26 76°F 47°F +12°F   Highest Temperature 86°F 1972
27 78°F 61°F +20°F   Lowest Temperature ‑3°F 1949
28 73°F 67°F +21°F 0.37" Highest Minimum 70°F 1950
29 73°F 50°F +12°F 0.30" Lowest Maximum 19°F 1962
30 59°F 43°F +2°F 0.01" Wettest Month 15.61" 1991
31 58°F 39°F ‑2°F 0.01" Driest Month 0.21" 1936
  Wettest 24 Hours 7.13" 1896
"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 1961‑1990 normal.


*New Records Set
Day Parameter Value Old Record Year
17th Tied highest maximum temperature 79°F 79°F 1936
28th Tied highest minimum temperature 67°F 67°F 1956
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
7th Tied 3rd highest maximum temperature 79°F 82°F 1978
21st Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 67°F 69°F 1982
21st 2nd highest maximum temperature 80°F 83°F 1911
27th Tied 4th highest minimum temperature 61°F 64°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.


February Normals for College Station
Beginning of the month: 61°F/40°F Monthly precipitation: 2.62"
Middle of the month: 63°F/42°F Precipitation days: 8
End of the month: 67°F/46°F Days ≤ 32°F:  6