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July 2001

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July temperatures in the Brazos Valley were above normal, except for the beginning of the month. The first 100°F temperatures of the year was on the 20th and this heat lasted six days until moisture and more unstable conditions came into the area. July was drier than normal with Easterwood Field receiving 1.69" of rain, which is 0.60" below normal. A high amplitude ridge was parked over the central part of Texas, which did not allow for the development of showers. As the high pressure ridge moved toward New Mexico on the 26th and 27th, afternoon showers were able to develop. Gulf moisture was able to reach Bryan/College Station at the beginning of the month, which enabled some afternoon showers to form and aided in moderating temperatures. When the ridge moved over Central Texas on the 2nd, it helped to stabilize the upper levels resulting in no thunderstorm formation.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 88°F 72°F ‑3°F 0.22" Maximum 97.1°F +3.3°F
2 92°F 71°F ‑2°F T Minimum 74.9°F +1.5°F
3 93°F 71°F ‑1°F   Average 86.0°F +2.4°F
4 94°F 72°F 0°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 95°F 73°F +1°F   Heating 0 0
6 96°F 74°F +2°F   Cooling 660 +83
7 95°F 76°F +2°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 96°F 74°F +2°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 30 +3
9 97°F 75°F +3°F   Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 97°F 75°F +3°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 0
11 96°F 75°F +2°F    
12 98°F 73°F +2°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 98°F 77°F +4°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 97°F 76°F +2°F   Monthly Total 0.10" ‑2.19"
15 97°F 77°F +3°F   Year-to-date Total 23.23" +1.23"
16 98°F 76°F +3°F T Days ≥ 0.01" 3 ‑2
17 99°F 74°F +2°F    
18 99°F 77°F +4°F   Monthly Extremes
19 99°F 76°F +4°F T Extreme Value Date(s)
20 100°F 76°F +4°F   Highest Temperature 101°F 4 times
21 101°F 74°F +4°F   Lowest Temperature 71°F 2nd, 3rd
22 101°F 72°F +2°F   Max. 24-hour Precip. 2.18" 26th
23 101°F 74°F +4°F   Maximum Wind Gust 30 mph 26th
24 100°F 74°F +3°F    
25 101°F 76°F +4°F   Record Book for July
26 96°F 77°F +2°F 1.46" Highest Temperature 110°F 1917
27 95°F 76°F +2°F 0.01" Lowest Temperature 58°F 1967
28 97°F 78°F +4°F   Highest Minimum 82°F 1998
29 98°F 78°F +4°F   Lowest Maximum 73°F 1929
30 98°F 77°F +4°F   Wettest Month 7.06" 1958
31 99°F 76°F +2°F   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
No new records were set or tied in July 2001.
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
18th Tied 3rd highest minimum temperature 77°F 78°F 1927
26th Tied 3rd highest minimum temperature 77°F 79°F 1995
28th Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 78°F 79°F 1962
29th 3rd highest minimum temperature 78°F 82°F 1998
*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