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March 1999

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The average monthly temperature (61.4°F) was very close to normal in the Brazos Valley for the month of March. March was also the first month of the year to bring above normal precipitation to the Easterwood Field with a monthly total of 4.13". This brings the year to date total to 5.28", which is still 2.61" below normal. Precipitation was also pretty evenly distributed throughout the month with 9 days experiencing measurable precipitation. On the 13th, a squall line passed over Brazos County and dropped 0.60" of rain. There were also numerous reports of hail ranging from pea size to 1.00" in diameter all around the Bryan/College Station area. Coming in behind the squall line was much cooler air that brought the daily temperature departures to around 10 degrees below normal for a 3-day period. Once again, during the early hours of the 19th, another squall line found its way to the Brazos Valley. This time just over two inches of rain were recorded as the squall line passed through the area. March ended on a gloomy note, with cloudy skies and occasional showers encompassing the region.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 81°F 44°F +6°F   Maximum 71.5°F +0.5°F
2 85°F 59°F +16°F   Minimum 51.2°F +1.5°F
3 66°F 42°F ‑2°F   Average 61.4°F +1.1°F
4 73°F 42°F +2°F T Degree Days Total *Departure
5 76°F 61°F +12°F T Heating 138 ‑59
6 78°F 57°F +10°F   Cooling 35 ‑16
7 62°F 53°F 0°F 0.02" Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 79°F 52°F +8°F 0.53" Maximum ≥ 90°F 0 0
9 73°F 48°F +2°F   Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 77°F 52°F +6°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 1 ‑1
11 79°F 62°F +12°F T  
12 76°F 51°F +4°F 0.53" Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 52°F 42°F ‑13°F 0.60" Precipitation Value *Departure
14 59°F 40°F ‑10°F   Monthly Total 8.66" +6.08"
15 66°F 31°F ‑12°F   Year-to-date Total 5.25" ‑2.60"
16 73°F 39°F ‑5°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 9 +2
17 75°F 56°F +4°F    
18 78°F 64°F +10°F T Monthly Extremes
19 67°F 56°F +0°F 2.06" Extreme Value Date(s)
20 66°F 50°F ‑3°F 0.06" Highest Temperature 85°F 2nd
21 72°F 42°F ‑5°F   Lowest Temperature 31°F 15th
22 77°F 46°F 0°F   Max. 24-hour Precip. 2.11" 19th-20th
23 76°F 59°F +6°F T Maximum Wind Gust 40 mph 12th
24 76°F 59°F +6°F T  
25 68°F 53°F ‑2°F 0.08" Record Book for March
26 71°F 49°F ‑3°F   Highest Temperature 96°F 1946
27 69°F 52°F ‑2°F T Lowest Temperature 17°F 1943
28 74°F 58°F +2°F 0.18" Highest Minimum 77°F 1921
29 62°F 56°F ‑5°F T Lowest Maximum 30°F 1932
30 61°F 55°F ‑6°F 0.07" Wettest Month 8.03" 1926
31 71°F 57°F 0°F   Driest Month 0.29" 1971
  Wettest 24 Hours 4.20" 1980
"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
15th Lowest minimum temperature 31°F 33°F 1913
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
1st Tied 4th highest maximum temperature 81°F 85°F 1916
2nd 2nd highest maximum temperature 85°F 86°F 1956
*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.


April Normals for College Station
Beginning of the month: 75°F/54°F Monthly precipitation: 3.38"
Middle of the month: 78°F/58°F Precipitation days: 7
End of the month: 81°F/62°F Days ≥ 90°F:  1