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July 2008

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The beginning of the month saw rather cool night lows, with lows near 70°F for the first several days. Highs for the first part of the month were right around average to slightly below average some days, generally in the mid 90s. However, as the month progressed, temperatures were on the increase and broke the 100°F-mark 6 times. Accompanying Hurricane Dolly were cooler temperatures, especially on the 24th where the high reached only 92°F. Yet, shortly thereafter, temperatures again rose over 100°F for 3 consecutive days. Needless to say, temperatures were above average, though factoring in some cooler minimum temperatures throughout the month, average temperatures especially early in the month are not far from normal. Rainfall followed the pattern of last month, totaling less than half an inch. Dolly was less than impressive in terms of a rainfall producer for College Station, as less than a tenth of an inch was recorded. It has been an unusually dry summer, with June and July precipitation totaling less than three-quarters of an inch.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 96°F 69°F ‑2°F   Maximum 97.5°F +1.9°F
2 96°F 72°F 0°F   Minimum 73.8°F +0.2°F
3 97°F 70°F 0°F   Average 85.6°F +1.0°F
4 93°F 71°F ‑2°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 93°F 71°F ‑2°F T Heating 0 0
6 95°F 71°F ‑1°F T Cooling 647 +40
7 97°F 74°F +2°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 95°F 74°F +0°F T Maximum ≥ 90°F 31 +4
9 98°F 74°F +2°F T Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 94°F 74°F 0°F 0.21" Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 0
11 97°F 73°F +1°F    
12 98°F 75°F +2°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 99°F 73°F +1°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 98°F 76°F +2°F 0.09" Monthly Total 0.10" ‑1.82"
15 96°F 74°F 0°F T Year-to-date Total 16.90" ‑5.60"
16 97°F 77°F +2°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 4 ‑1
17 98°F 73°F +0°F    
18 98°F 72°F 0°F   Monthly Extremes
19 98°F 72°F 0°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 98°F 73°F +0°F   Highest Temperature 102°F 27th, 31st
21 101°F 76°F +4°F   Lowest Temperature 69°F 1st
22 101°F 74°F +2°F   Max. 24-hour Precip. 0.27" 30th-1st
23 96°F 77°F +2°F 0.07" Maximum Wind Gust 41 mph 9th
24 92°F 76°F ‑1°F 0.01"  
25 98°F 77°F +2°F   Record Book for July
26 101°F 76°F +4°F   Highest Temperature 110°F 1917
27 102°F 72°F +2°F   Lowest Temperature 58°F 1967
28 101°F 74°F +2°F   Highest Minimum 82°F 1998
29 99°F 75°F +2°F   Lowest Maximum 73°F 1929
30 99°F 74°F +2°F   Wettest Month 7.06" 1958
31 102°F 78°F +5°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 2008.
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
25th Tied 3rd highest minimum temperature 77°F 78°F 1945
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