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June 2004

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The Brazos Valley saw heavy rains and below normal temperatures during the month of June. Beginning on the first week, the tail end of a stationary front caused scattered showers to drop almost two inches on College Station. An upper level disturbance during the second week of June caused heavy rainfall in the Brazos Valley and most of southeast Texas. On the 8th, College Station received 2.41", and the rain helped cool temperatures down. A low pressure system settled over Louisiana just before the 15th, and a daily record was set on the 15th with 2.93" of precipitation. Things became relatively normal for the third week of June before the subtropical jet settled over the state for the final week of the month. A stationary front in the northern part of the state combined with the moist air from the jet to cause copious amounts of rainfall throughout the Brazos Valley and the state. June ended with 2.86" over seven consecutive days of rain. 11.75" of rain fell during June, the second wettest June since 1910. For the year, 37.04" have fallen – 93 percent of the normal rainfall in College Station (39.67") for an entire year! The 18 days with measurable precipitation is 11 more the normal for June. The rain helped to cool temperatures down quite a bit, as well. The highest temperature of the month was 96°F on the 1st, and a record was set for lowest maximum temperature on the 24th. Eight of the 14 near records during the month were also for lowest maximum temperature. The average daily temperature was 1.3°F below normal, and with half of 2004 finished, the area has yet to reach 100°F.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 96°F 69°F +4°F 0.42" Maximum 88.0°F ‑3.7°F
2 94°F 72°F +4°F   Minimum 72.5°F +1.0°F
3 89°F 67°F ‑2°F 0.50" Average 80.2°F ‑1.3°F
4 92°F 72°F +2°F 0.72" Degree Days Total *Departure
5 87°F 71°F ‑1°F 0.05" Heating 0 0
6 91°F 74°F +2°F   Cooling 464 ‑33
7 88°F 71°F 0°F 0.86" Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 79°F 71°F ‑5°F 2.41" Maximum ≥ 90°F 12 ‑9
9 88°F 73°F 0°F 0.27" Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 90°F 77°F +2°F 0.03" Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 0
11 89°F 75°F +1°F 0.32"  
12 91°F 77°F +3°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 92°F 72°F +1°F T Precipitation Value *Departure
14 88°F 71°F ‑2°F T Monthly Total 2.87" ‑0.92"
15 79°F 68°F ‑8°F 2.93" Year-to-date Total 37.01" +16.43"
16 84°F 68°F ‑6°F T Days ≥ 0.01" 18 +11
17 90°F 73°F 0°F T  
18 93°F 75°F +2°F   Monthly Extremes
19 92°F 75°F +2°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 93°F 75°F +2°F   Highest Temperature 96°F 1st
21 93°F 76°F +2°F   Lowest Temperature 67°F 3rd
22 84°F 72°F ‑5°F 0.38" Max. 24-hour Precip. 2.93" 15th
23 87°F 75°F ‑2°F   Maximum Wind Gust 45 mph 1st
24 80°F 74°F ‑6°F 0.34"  
25 87°F 73°F ‑3°F 0.22" Record Book for June
26 85°F 72°F ‑4°F 0.01" Highest Temperature 107°F 1998
27 85°F 70°F ‑6°F 1.80" Lowest Temperature 53°F 1970
28 89°F 72°F ‑2°F 0.20" Highest Minimum 82°F 1915
29 84°F 72°F ‑5°F 0.12" Lowest Maximum 69°F 1912
30 82°F 72°F ‑7°F 0.17" Wettest Month 12.63" 1968
  Driest Month Trace 1998
  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 1971‑2000 normal.


*New Records Set
Day Parameter Value Old Record Year
8th Most daily precipitation 2.41" 1.99" 2001
15th Most daily precipitation 2.93" 1.95" 1915
24th Tied lowest maximum temperature 80°F 80°F 1960
27th Most daily precipitation 1.80" 1.25" 1938
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
8th 3rd lowest maximum temperature 79°F 75°F 1922
10th Tied 3rd highest minimum temperature 77°F 79°F 1998
15th 4th lowest maximum temperature 79°F 75°F 1919
21st Tied 4th highest minimum temperature 76°F 78°F 1969
22nd Tied 4th lowest maximum temperature 84°F 71°F 1921
23rd 4th lowest maximum temperature 87°F 76°F 1968
27th Tied 3rd lowest maximum temperature 85°F 79°F 1975
29th Tied 4th lowest maximum temperature 84°F 81°F 1995
30th 3rd lowest maximum temperature 82°F 78°F 1940
*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: 94°F/73°F Monthly precipitation: 1.92"
Middle of the month: 96°F/74°F Precipitation days: 5
End of the month: 96°F/73°F Days ≥ 90°F:  27