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July 2003

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The month of July was a warm and quite dry month in Texas. However, in the College Station area a monthly total of 4.05" was reported, which is 2.13" above normal. From the 3rd-11th, College Station received anywhere from 0.01" to 1.42" on eight of the nine days due to a convective pattern in the atmosphere. However College Station is still 1.73" below normal for the year. July brought 5 near record temperatures to the College Station area, many near record low maximum temperatures were attributed to the rain cooled air caused by showers and thunderstorms. The latter half of the month was quite consistent precipitation and temperature wise, with the exception of the 23rd, which had a high of 87°F reported. College Station has been quite lucky this summer as temperatures have not yet reached the century mark, which was reached numerous times last summer. A frontal system on the 23rd passed through the state which helped to keep humidity levels down slightly, and lowered temperatures by a few degrees as well. The month of July concluded with high temperatures in the upper 90s and lows in the mid 70s.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 93°F 75°F 0°F   Maximum 92.2°F ‑3.4°F
2 94°F 72°F ‑1°F   Minimum 73.9°F +0.3°F
3 92°F 74°F ‑1°F 0.33" Average 83.0°F ‑1.6°F
4 86°F 72°F ‑5°F 1.07" Degree Days Total *Departure
5 88°F 74°F ‑3°F 0.02" Heating 0 0
6 92°F 76°F 0°F 0.20" Cooling 566 ‑41
7 90°F 73°F ‑2°F 0.12" Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 90°F 73°F ‑2°F 0.13" Maximum ≥ 90°F 26 ‑1
9 90°F 73°F ‑2°F 0.19" Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 92°F 74°F ‑1°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 0
11 91°F 70°F ‑4°F 1.42"  
12 92°F 72°F ‑2°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 93°F 75°F ‑1°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 94°F 75°F 0°F   Monthly Total 0.10" ‑1.82"
15 85°F 75°F ‑5°F 0.08" Year-to-date Total 21.50" ‑1.00"
16 89°F 75°F ‑3°F 0.33" Days ≥ 0.01" 11 +6
17 93°F 74°F ‑2°F    
18 93°F 74°F ‑2°F   Monthly Extremes
19 91°F 75°F ‑2°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 94°F 73°F ‑2°F   Highest Temperature 96°F 5 times
21 96°F 76°F +1°F   Lowest Temperature 70°F 11th
22 96°F 76°F +1°F   Max. 24-hour Precip. 1.42" 11th
23 87°F 71°F ‑6°F 0.16" Maximum Wind Gust 56 mph 11th
24 92°F 75°F ‑2°F    
25 93°F 73°F ‑2°F   Record Book for July
26 95°F 74°F 0°F   Highest Temperature 110°F 1917
27 94°F 74°F ‑1°F   Lowest Temperature 58°F 1967
28 95°F 74°F 0°F   Highest Minimum 82°F 1998
29 96°F 73°F 0°F   Lowest Maximum 73°F 1929
30 96°F 76°F +1°F   Wettest Month 7.06" 1958
31 96°F 75°F +0°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 1971‑2000 normal.


*New Records Set
Day Parameter Value Old Record Year
No new records were set or tied in July 2003.
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
11th Tied 3rd lowest minimum temperature 70°F 67°F 1947
15th 4th lowest maximum temperature 85°F 76°F 1983
22nd Tied 4th highest minimum temperature 76°F 79°F 1995
*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: 96°F/73°F Monthly precipitation: 2.63"
Middle of the month: 96°F/73°F Precipitation days: 6
End of the month: 94°F/71°F Days ≥ 90°F:  28