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July 1997

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July began slightly cooler than normal and ended warmer than normal in the Brazos Valley, with conditions that varied little from day-to-day. The maximum change in the average daily temperature from one day to the next was only 2°F through the 30th, as the temperatures continued a slight but steady increase from the first through the end of the month. Although we reached 99°F three times this month, we have yet to observe a temperature of 100°F or greater this year in College Station. The lack of rainfall throughout nearly the entire month reminded many of the severe drought which occurred last year. After 33 days, (June 27th - July 29th) since the last significant rainfall, residents finally received some relief from dry conditions as an intense thunderstorm on the 30th produced varied amounts of rain across our region. Less than an inch was reported at Easterwood Field though other locations around the Brazos Valley reported close to three inches of precipitation. Strong gusts near 50 mph produced by the storm caused structural damage to homes and businesses along with scattered power outages. Some street flooding resulted from the heavy rains, which initiated numerous minor traffic accidents.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 91°F 74°F 0°F   Maximum 95.7°F +1.9°F
2 92°F 73°F 0°F   Minimum 73.4°F 0.0°F
3 93°F 72°F 0°F   Average 84.5°F +0.9°F
4 94°F 73°F +0°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 95°F 74°F +2°F   Heating 0 0
6 93°F 72°F 0°F T Cooling 617 +40
7 93°F 70°F ‑2°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 91°F 73°F ‑1°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 31 +4
9 94°F 75°F +2°F T Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 98°F 73°F +2°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 0
11 95°F 75°F +2°F    
12 95°F 74°F +2°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 95°F 72°F +0°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 96°F 73°F +0°F   Monthly Total 0.10" ‑2.19"
15 99°F 70°F +0°F   Year-to-date Total 25.51" +3.51"
16 97°F 74°F +2°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 1 ‑4
17 97°F 72°F +0°F    
18 96°F 73°F +0°F   Monthly Extremes
19 96°F 73°F +0°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 97°F 73°F +1°F   Highest Temperature 99°F 3 times
21 97°F 73°F +1°F   Lowest Temperature 70°F 7th, 15th
22 98°F 73°F +2°F   Max. 24-hour Precip. 0.94" 30th
23 98°F 74°F +2°F   Maximum Wind Gust 47 mph 30th
24 97°F 75°F +2°F    
25 98°F 73°F +2°F   Record Book for July
26 98°F 75°F +2°F   Highest Temperature 110°F 1917
27 99°F 75°F +3°F   Lowest Temperature 58°F 1967
28 99°F 74°F +2°F   Highest Minimum 82°F 1915
29 98°F 76°F +3°F   Lowest Maximum 73°F 1929
30 97°F 74°F +2°F 0.94" Wettest Month 7.06" 1958
31 90°F 75°F ‑2°F   Driest Month Trace 1993
  Wettest 24 Hours 5.09" 1968
"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
No new records were set or tied in July 1997.
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
No near records were reported in July 1997.
*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.


August Normals for College Station
Beginning of the month: 94°F/73°F Monthly precipitation: 2.42"
Middle of the month: 95°F/73°F Precipitation days: 6
End of the month: 92°F/71°F Days ≥ 90°F:  28