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July 2012

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College Station experienced a normal month as far as temperatures go, but an extraordinary month for precipitation. The city recorded average highs and lows for the month within the normal range, yet compared to last summer the heat was not nearly as oppressive, for only two days were recorded with temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Rainfall was above normal for the month with measurable rainfall recorded on 11 days of the month, the majority of which were between July 8th and 16th when a shortwave system developed over southeast Texas and moved very slowly across the region. The total rainfall for the month was 4.56 inches, 2.42 inches above normal and enough to boost Brazos County out of drought conditions.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 89°F 74°F ‑2°F 0.25" Maximum 94.4°F ‑0.4°F
2 95°F 75°F +1°F   Minimum 75.2°F +0.6°F
3 93°F 75°F 0°F   Average 84.8°F +0.1°F
4 97°F 76°F +2°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 97°F 74°F +2°F   Heating 0 0
6 98°F 73°F +2°F   Cooling 622 +11
7 96°F 76°F +2°F T Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 92°F 77°F +0°F 0.05" Maximum ≥ 90°F 27 ‑1
9 95°F 72°F 0°F 0.66" Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 86°F 73°F ‑4°F 0.90" Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 0
11 82°F 73°F ‑8°F 0.03"  
12 88°F 75°F ‑4°F 0.03" Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 91°F 73°F ‑3°F 1.84" Precipitation Value *Departure
14 94°F 75°F 0°F   Monthly Total 4.56" +2.42"
15 91°F 73°F ‑3°F 0.13" Year-to-date Total 29.82" +6.98"
16 94°F 72°F ‑2°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 11 +5
17 92°F 75°F ‑2°F 0.32"  
18 94°F 74°F ‑1°F 0.08" Monthly Extremes
19 96°F 76°F +1°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 97°F 78°F +2°F   Highest Temperature 101°F 29th
21 99°F 77°F +3°F   Lowest Temperature 72°F 9th, 16th
22 93°F 79°F +1°F T Max. 24-hour Precip. 1.84" 12th-13th
23 94°F 76°F 0°F   Maximum Wind Gust 44 mph 13th
24 96°F 76°F +1°F 0.27"  
25 96°F 77°F +2°F   Record Book for July
26 96°F 77°F +2°F   Highest Temperature 110°F 1917
27 96°F 76°F +1°F   Lowest Temperature 58°F 1967
28 99°F 75°F +2°F   Highest Minimum 82°F 1998
29 101°F 76°F +4°F   Lowest Maximum 73°F 1929
30 99°F 76°F +2°F   Wettest Month 7.06" 1958
31 100°F 77°F +4°F   Driest Month 0.00" 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 1981‑2010 normal.


*New Records Set
Day Parameter Value Old Record Year
10th Tied most daily precipitation 0.90" 0.90" 2012
20th Tied highest minimum temperature 78°F 78°F 1925
22nd Tied highest minimum temperature 79°F 79°F 1995
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
11th Tied 2nd lowest maximum temperature 82°F 81°F 1961
21st Tied 4th highest minimum temperature 77°F 78°F 1953
25th Tied 4th highest minimum temperature 77°F 79°F 2011
*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/75°F Monthly precipitation: 2.68"
Middle of the month: 96°F/74°F Precipitation days: 6
End of the month: 93°F/72°F Days ≥ 90°F:  28