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July 2009

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July 2009 was the hottest month ever recorded in the histories of both Easterwood Airport and the city of College Station, with records dating back to the 1890s. The month featured 23 of the 31 days topping the 100°F-mark for a high temperature, with an average high for the month of 100.7°F. Amazingly, more than half of the 31 days set or tied records for having the warmest minimum temperature on that date, with the mercury failing to dip below 80 degrees on 15 mornings during this past month. Only the 17th, 21st, 30th, and 31st did not set or come close to breaking a high or low temperature record. Most of the Brazos Valley is in a historically severe drought, and July did bring a little relief from the dry conditions, though it barely put a dent in the long-term drought conditions. A record-tying 56 days without measurable precipitation at Easterwood Airport came to a screeching halt with a vicious storm that parked itself right on top of the Bryan/College Station vicinity for several hours on the 19th. The storm brought 2.00" of precipitation and several reports of wind damage and large hail.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 96°F 78°F +3°F T Maximum 100.7°F +5.1°F
2 105°F 77°F +7°F   Minimum 77.5°F +3.9°F
3 103°F 76°F +6°F   Average 89.1°F +4.5°F
4 102°F 79°F +6°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 104°F 80°F +8°F   Heating 0 0
6 95°F 80°F +4°F   Cooling 755 +148
7 100°F 79°F +6°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 104°F 78°F +7°F T Maximum ≥ 90°F 31 +4
9 104°F 79°F +8°F   Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 103°F 80°F +8°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 0
11 102°F 77°F +6°F    
12 102°F 78°F +6°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 103°F 78°F +6°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 103°F 78°F +6°F   Monthly Total 0.10" ‑1.82"
15 103°F 77°F +5°F   Year-to-date Total 16.41" ‑6.09"
16 103°F 79°F +6°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 4 ‑1
17 100°F 74°F +2°F T  
18 101°F 74°F +2°F   Monthly Extremes
19 101°F 73°F +2°F T Extreme Value Date(s)
20 98°F 77°F +2°F 2.00" Highest Temperature 105°F 2nd
21 100°F 78°F +4°F 0.10" Lowest Temperature 72°F 30th
22 99°F 79°F +4°F   Max. 24-hour Precip. 2.00" 20th
23 97°F 76°F +2°F T Maximum Wind Gust 47 mph 19th
24 97°F 77°F +2°F T  
25 101°F 76°F +4°F   Record Book for July
26 103°F 79°F +6°F   Highest Temperature 110°F 1917
27 101°F 79°F +5°F   Lowest Temperature 58°F 1967
28 102°F 81°F +6°F T Highest Minimum 82°F 1998
29 100°F 81°F +6°F   Lowest Maximum 73°F 1929
30 98°F 72°F 0°F 0.26" Wettest Month 7.06" 1958
31 91°F 75°F ‑2°F 0.06" 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
2nd Highest maximum temperature 105°F 103°F 1980
3rd Highest maximum temperature 103°F 101°F 1990
4th Highest minimum temperature 79°F 78°F 1932
5th Highest minimum temperature 80°F 78°F 1932
5th Highest maximum temperature 104°F 103°F 1939
6th Highest minimum temperature 80°F 78°F 1993
7th Highest minimum temperature 79°F 78°F 1931
10th Highest minimum temperature 80°F 77°F 1933
12th Tied highest minimum temperature 78°F 78°F 1998
13th Tied highest maximum temperature 103°F 103°F 1917
14th Tied highest minimum temperature 78°F 78°F 1925
16th Tied highest minimum temperature 79°F 79°F 1932
20th Most daily precipitation 2.00" 1.05" 2007
21st Tied highest minimum temperature 78°F 78°F 1953
22nd Tied highest minimum temperature 79°F 79°F 1995
26th Tied highest minimum temperature 79°F 79°F 1995
28th Highest minimum temperature 81°F 79°F 1962
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
1st Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 78°F 80°F 1998
2nd Tied 3rd highest minimum temperature 77°F 81°F 1915
3rd Tied 3rd highest minimum temperature 76°F 78°F 1972
4th 2nd highest maximum temperature 102°F 103°F 1933
8th Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 78°F 80°F 1935
8th Tied 2nd highest maximum temperature 104°F 105°F 1939
9th Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 79°F 81°F 1915
9th Tied 3rd highest maximum temperature 104°F 107°F 1917
10th Tied 2nd highest maximum temperature 103°F 109°F 1917
11th Tied 3rd highest minimum temperature 77°F 81°F 1915
11th Tied 3rd highest maximum temperature 102°F 110°F 1917
13th Tied 3rd highest minimum temperature 78°F 80°F 1998
14th 3rd highest maximum temperature 103°F 107°F 1925
15th Tied 3rd highest maximum temperature 103°F 105°F 2000
16th Tied 3rd highest maximum temperature 103°F 105°F 2000
20th Tied 4th highest minimum temperature 77°F 78°F 1925
26th Tied 3rd highest maximum temperature 103°F 105°F 1944
27th 2nd highest minimum temperature 79°F 82°F 1915
29th 2nd highest minimum temperature 81°F 82°F 1998
*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