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June 1997

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June was a very wet month for College Station as precipitation for the month reached nearly three inches above normal. This brought the total for 1997 to above 24", nearly 5" above normal. It is easy to see how things can change from one year to the next when comparing this year with 1996. At this time last year, College Station had not even reached 10" of rainfall as the area was experiencing serious drought conditions. The 10th brought us our most significant rain event of the month as very heavy showers and thunderstorms occurred throughout the entire morning. Temperatures were again cooler than normal this month. A departure of 1.4°F below the mean monthly temperature, although small, is quite significant for late spring and summer months. Temperatures finally passed the 90°F mark for the first time in 1997, on the 14th, when 91°F was observed. This was the third latest date in history for the first yearly exceedence of 90°F. Although seriously threatened this year, the all-time record is still June 18th, set back in 1979.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 84°F 58°F ‑7°F   Maximum 88.0°F ‑2.3°F
2 88°F 60°F ‑4°F   Minimum 70.5°F ‑0.5°F
3 89°F 66°F ‑2°F   Average 79.3°F ‑1.4°F
4 87°F 71°F 0°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 86°F 71°F 0°F   Heating 0 0
6 84°F 68°F ‑3°F 0.56" Cooling 436 ‑35
7 83°F 69°F ‑3°F 0.16" Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 85°F 68°F ‑4°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 12 ‑9
9 86°F 69°F ‑2°F 1.31" Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 82°F 67°F ‑6°F 2.02" Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 0
11 88°F 67°F ‑2°F    
12 90°F 71°F +0°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 89°F 76°F +2°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 91°F 76°F +2°F T Monthly Total 2.87" ‑0.81"
15 90°F 75°F +2°F T Year-to-date Total 24.57" +4.86"
16 89°F 77°F +2°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 7 +1
17 88°F 69°F ‑2°F T  
18 91°F 68°F ‑2°F   Monthly Extremes
19 92°F 70°F 0°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 91°F 73°F 0°F   Highest Temperature 92°F 19th
21 82°F 70°F ‑6°F 1.12" Lowest Temperature 58°F 1st
22 85°F 72°F ‑4°F 0.73" Max. 24-hour Precip. 2.02" 10th
23 90°F 75°F +0°F   Maximum Wind Gust 43 mph 22nd
24 89°F 73°F ‑1°F    
25 90°F 72°F ‑1°F   Record Book for June
26 91°F 72°F 0°F 0.76" Highest Temperature 106°F 1911
27 90°F 73°F 0°F   Lowest Temperature 53°F 1970
28 89°F 73°F ‑1°F   Highest Minimum 82°F 1915
29 91°F 73°F 0°F   Lowest Maximum 69°F 1912
30 90°F 74°F 0°F   Wettest Month 12.63" 1968
  Driest Month 0.04" 1934
  Wettest 24 Hours 6.70" 1905
"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 1961‑1990 normal.


*New Records Set
Day Parameter Value Old Record Year
No new records were set or tied in June 1997.
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
1st Tied 4th lowest minimum temperature 58°F 56°F 1964
7th Tied 3rd lowest maximum temperature 83°F 81°F 1983
8th Tied 3rd lowest maximum temperature 85°F 75°F 1922
10th Tied 4th lowest maximum temperature 82°F 76°F 1955
21st Tied 4th lowest maximum temperature 82°F 79°F 1924
*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.


July Normals for College Station
Beginning of the month: 92°F/72°F Monthly precipitation: 2.29"
Middle of the month: 94°F/73°F Precipitation days: 5
End of the month: 94°F/73°F Days ≥ 90°F:  27