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July 2006

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July 2006 started off much cooler and wetter than normal. The average departure from the normal mean temperature for the first nine days was -3°F, and precipitation during that period totaled 3.73", nearly twice the normal July total of 1.92". While most of the nation was suffering from an extreme heat way, the Brazos Valley was right around normal, with the highest departure from the normal mean temperature at +4°F on the 18th. Overall, the mean temperature for the month was 0.9°F below normal at 83.7°F. The mean maximum temperature was 92.7°F, 2.9°F below normal while the mean minimum temperature was 1.2°F above average at 74.8°F. Temperature-wise, the month of July 2006 was fairly average, though precipitation in the area was not. The monthly total of 5.74" is the highest monthly total this year, during a month that normally yields the lowest yearly total. Yearly precipitation totals were below average until this month, which brought the yearly total to 25.33", 2.83" above normal. Thanks to some tropical systems this July proved to be a wet month, giving the area some much needed drought relief.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 90°F 71°F ‑4°F 0.02" Maximum 92.7°F ‑2.9°F
2 87°F 72°F ‑4°F 0.69" Minimum 74.8°F +1.2°F
3 86°F 74°F ‑4°F   Average 83.7°F ‑0.9°F
4 82°F 73°F ‑6°F 1.56" Degree Days Total *Departure
5 85°F 74°F ‑4°F 1.46" Heating 0 0
6 90°F 74°F ‑2°F   Cooling 588 ‑19
7 91°F 73°F ‑2°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 93°F 75°F 0°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 24 ‑3
9 90°F 76°F ‑1°F   Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 93°F 76°F +0°F T Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 0
11 95°F 75°F +1°F    
12 94°F 76°F +1°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 95°F 75°F 0°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 94°F 75°F 0°F   Monthly Total 0.10" ‑1.82"
15 96°F 76°F +1°F   Year-to-date Total 25.35" +2.85"
16 98°F 77°F +2°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 8 +3
17 99°F 76°F +2°F    
18 100°F 77°F +4°F   Monthly Extremes
19 96°F 74°F 0°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 96°F 78°F +2°F T Highest Temperature 100°F 18th, 22nd
21 97°F 74°F +0°F   Lowest Temperature 71°F 1st
22 100°F 75°F +2°F   Max. 24-hour Precip. 2.09" 4th-5th
23 97°F 73°F 0°F 1.15" Maximum Wind Gust 35 mph 1st
24 91°F 74°F ‑2°F 0.41"  
25 88°F 74°F ‑4°F T Record Book for July
26 84°F 74°F ‑6°F 0.44" Highest Temperature 110°F 1917
27 88°F 76°F ‑3°F 0.01" Lowest Temperature 58°F 1967
28 94°F 76°F 0°F   Highest Minimum 82°F 1998
29 95°F 76°F +0°F   Lowest Maximum 73°F 1929
30 95°F 75°F 0°F   Wettest Month 7.06" 1958
31 94°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
4th Most daily precipitation 1.56" 1.50" 1948
20th Tied highest minimum temperature 78°F 78°F 1925
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
4th Tied 3rd lowest maximum temperature 82°F 77°F 1942
18th Tied 4th highest minimum temperature 77°F 78°F 1927
26th 4th lowest maximum temperature 84°F -999°F 1947
27th Tied 3rd lowest maximum temperature 88°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