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July 2004

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July was colder and wetter than normal for College Station. The first week of the month was quiet – temperatures hovered around normal levels and little precipitation fell. A cold front passed through the area on the 9th, with the high on reaching 86°F and 0.39" of precipitation falling. A little more rain fell on the 11th (0.08"), and typical summer weather then returned to the Brazos Valley. A high pressure system settled over the state and clear skies dominated the middle two weeks of the month. At the end of the third week, temperatures reached a peak at 96 degrees. Late on the 25th, a cold front began to move across the area, and 1.74" of precipitation fell. Temperatures also dropped quickly; the 46-year-old record for lowest minimum temperature was broken on the 26th. Clouds covered the sky during the last week of July. Another 0.11" of rain fell on the 29th, setting the monthly total at 2.33", only 0.41" above normal. The average temperature, however, was nearly two degrees below normal for the entire month. Through the end of July, College Station has yet to reach 100°F. Two other records were set: the highest minimum temperature on the 18th (78°F) and a tie for record low on the 19th (70°F).

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 90°F 73°F ‑2°F 0.01" Maximum 92.3°F ‑3.3°F
2 90°F 76°F ‑1°F   Minimum 73.6°F 0.0°F
3 91°F 76°F 0°F   Average 83.0°F ‑1.6°F
4 91°F 75°F ‑1°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 92°F 75°F 0°F   Heating 0 0
6 93°F 75°F 0°F   Cooling 566 ‑41
7 92°F 75°F 0°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 93°F 75°F 0°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 29 +2
9 86°F 73°F ‑4°F 0.39" Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 91°F 70°F ‑4°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 0
11 90°F 73°F ‑2°F 0.08"  
12 90°F 71°F ‑4°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 92°F 71°F ‑4°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 94°F 73°F ‑2°F   Monthly Total 0.10" ‑1.82"
15 95°F 74°F 0°F   Year-to-date Total 39.34" +16.84"
16 94°F 76°F 0°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 5 0
17 95°F 75°F 0°F    
18 92°F 78°F 0°F   Monthly Extremes
19 93°F 70°F ‑4°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 93°F 74°F ‑2°F   Highest Temperature 96°F 24th, 25th
21 94°F 72°F ‑2°F T Lowest Temperature 68°F 26th
22 93°F 74°F ‑2°F   Max. 24-hour Precip. 1.74" 25th
23 95°F 74°F 0°F   Maximum Wind Gust 46 mph 25th
24 96°F 75°F +0°F    
25 96°F 74°F 0°F 1.74" Record Book for July
26 87°F 68°F ‑8°F   Highest Temperature 110°F 1917
27 90°F 70°F ‑5°F   Lowest Temperature 58°F 1967
28 92°F 73°F ‑2°F T Highest Minimum 82°F 1998
29 93°F 73°F ‑2°F 0.11" Lowest Maximum 73°F 1929
30 94°F 74°F ‑1°F   Wettest Month 7.06" 1958
31 95°F 76°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
18th Tied highest minimum temperature 78°F 78°F 1927
25th Most daily precipitation 1.74" 1.22" 1928
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
3rd Tied 3rd highest minimum temperature 76°F 78°F 1972
10th Tied 4th lowest minimum temperature 70°F 67°F 1920
19th Tied 3rd lowest minimum temperature 70°F -999°F 1947
26th Tied 4th lowest maximum temperature 87°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: 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