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July 2000

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After an average June, the Brazos Valley experienced a return to above-normal temperatures. The average monthly temperature for July was 2.3°F above normal, even though the average minimum temperature was 1.4°F below normal. July was also extremely dry, as no measurable precipitation was recorded at Easterwood Field for the month. As a result, the year-to-date precipitation deficit is now up to 5.83" as July was fairly uneventful with only one front reaching the outskirts of the region. On the 30th and 31st, a stationary front north of Bryan/College Station triggered scattered showers in the area. However, only a trace of rain was recorded at Easterwood Field on these two days. Maximum temperatures reached into the upper 90s and lower 100s for the majority of the month. For twelve consecutive days, from the 12th to the 23rd, temperatures exceeded the 100°F-mark, with six maximum temperature records either tied or broken during this span.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 96°F 75°F +2°F   Maximum 99.7°F +5.9°F
2 97°F 73°F +2°F   Minimum 72.0°F ‑1.4°F
3 96°F 74°F +2°F   Average 85.9°F +2.3°F
4 96°F 71°F +0°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 96°F 72°F +1°F   Heating 0 0
6 97°F 71°F +1°F   Cooling 654 +77
7 99°F 70°F +2°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 99°F 71°F +2°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 31 +4
9 99°F 71°F +2°F   Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 99°F 73°F +3°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 0
11 99°F 74°F +4°F    
12 101°F 72°F +4°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 103°F 74°F +6°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 104°F 71°F +4°F   Monthly Total 0.10" ‑2.19"
15 105°F 71°F +4°F   Year-to-date Total 16.69" ‑5.31"
16 105°F 68°F +2°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 0 ‑5
17 101°F 73°F +3°F    
18 100°F 73°F +2°F   Monthly Extremes
19 103°F 74°F +4°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 104°F 75°F +6°F   Highest Temperature 105°F 15th, 16th
21 102°F 71°F +2°F   Lowest Temperature 68°F 3 times
22 102°F 72°F +3°F   Max. 24-hour Precip. Trace 30th
23 102°F 73°F +4°F   Maximum Wind Gust 24 mph 31st
24 99°F 73°F +2°F    
25 97°F 70°F 0°F   Record Book for July
26 99°F 73°F +2°F   Highest Temperature 110°F 1917
27 98°F 68°F ‑1°F   Lowest Temperature 58°F 1967
28 99°F 71°F +1°F   Highest Minimum 82°F 1998
29 100°F 72°F +2°F   Lowest Maximum 73°F 1929
30 96°F 74°F +1°F T Wettest Month 7.06" 1958
31 99°F 68°F ‑2°F T Driest Month Trace 2000
  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
13th Tied highest maximum temperature 103°F 103°F 1917
15th Highest maximum temperature 105°F 104°F 1917
16th Highest maximum temperature 105°F 104°F 1932
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
14th 2nd highest maximum temperature 104°F 107°F 1925
16th Tied 2nd lowest minimum temperature 68°F 58°F 1967
19th Tied 4th highest maximum temperature 103°F 106°F 1951
20th 2nd highest maximum temperature 104°F 105°F 1913
21st Tied 3rd highest maximum temperature 102°F 105°F 1913
22nd Tied 4th highest maximum temperature 102°F 103°F 1914
27th 4th lowest minimum temperature 68°F -999°F 1947
31st Tied 4th lowest minimum temperature 68°F -999°F 1947
*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