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July 2007

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July 2007 continued the trend of below average temperatures and above average precipitation for the Brazos Valley this summer. In fact, College Station recorded the 10th coolest July on record. The average high temperature of 89.1°F was nearly 7°F below average for the month. Several days saw records for lowest maximum temperature either tied or broken. The month got off to a wet start as deep tropical moisture moved off the Gulf of Mexico and into southeast Texas when 1.58" of rain fell from the 1st through the 6th. The middle of the month saw drier conditions and warmer temperatures, but daily high temperatures were still several degrees below normal. The last two weeks of the month were characterized by more rain and well below average temperatures as an upper level trough and more tropical moisture affected the region. High pressure finally built in over Texas during the last few days of the month bringing closer to normal temperatures and drier weather. For the month, 4.58" of rain was reported, which is 2.66" above average. The average high temperature for the month was 81.8°F, which is nearly 3°F below normal.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 85°F 75°F ‑4°F 0.60" Maximum 89.1°F ‑6.5°F
2 84°F 73°F ‑6°F 0.64" Minimum 74.6°F +1.0°F
3 89°F 74°F ‑2°F 0.07" Average 81.8°F ‑2.8°F
4 82°F 75°F ‑6°F 0.11" Degree Days Total *Departure
5 83°F 73°F ‑6°F 0.05" Heating 0 0
6 88°F 74°F ‑3°F 0.11" Cooling 530 ‑77
7 90°F 73°F ‑2°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 92°F 73°F ‑2°F 0.20" Maximum ≥ 90°F 17 ‑10
9 92°F 79°F +2°F   Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 93°F 77°F +1°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 0
11 93°F 75°F 0°F    
12 93°F 77°F +1°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 91°F 77°F ‑1°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 89°F 75°F ‑3°F 0.56" Monthly Total 0.10" ‑1.82"
15 85°F 74°F ‑6°F   Year-to-date Total 28.29" +5.79"
16 91°F 73°F ‑3°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 12 +7
17 91°F 74°F ‑2°F    
18 88°F 73°F ‑4°F   Monthly Extremes
19 84°F 74°F ‑6°F 0.18" Extreme Value Date(s)
20 82°F 73°F ‑8°F 1.05" Highest Temperature 94°F 30th
21 91°F 75°F ‑2°F   Lowest Temperature 70°F 24th
22 91°F 74°F ‑2°F T Max. 24-hour Precip. 1.23" 19th-20th
23 91°F 76°F ‑2°F   Maximum Wind Gust 31 mph 8th
24 89°F 70°F ‑6°F    
25 90°F 72°F ‑4°F 0.42" Record Book for July
26 85°F 74°F ‑6°F 0.59" Highest Temperature 110°F 1917
27 87°F 75°F ‑4°F T Lowest Temperature 58°F 1967
28 92°F 73°F ‑2°F   Highest Minimum 82°F 1998
29 93°F 77°F 0°F T Lowest Maximum 73°F 1929
30 94°F 77°F +0°F   Wettest Month 7.06" 1958
31 93°F 78°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
10th Tied highest minimum temperature 77°F 77°F 1933
20th Most daily precipitation 1.05" 0.98" 1967
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
1st Tied 3rd lowest maximum temperature 85°F 79°F 1936
2nd Tied 2nd lowest maximum temperature 84°F 82°F 1924
4th Tied 3rd lowest maximum temperature 82°F 77°F 1942
9th Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 79°F 81°F 1915
12th Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 77°F 78°F 1998
15th Tied 4th lowest maximum temperature 85°F 76°F 1983
18th Tied 3rd lowest maximum temperature 88°F 84°F 1960
19th 4th lowest maximum temperature 84°F -999°F 1920
20th Tied 3rd lowest maximum temperature 82°F -999°F 1920
24th Tied 4th lowest minimum temperature 70°F -999°F 1920
27th 3rd lowest maximum temperature 87°F -999°F 1947
31st Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 78°F 79°F 1966
*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