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March 2000

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March saw warm temperatures dominate the Brazos Valley for much of the month, with 21 temperatures that were either records or near records. However, it is interesting to note that the area tied both a low maximum and low minimum temperature record. Precipitation totals for the month were right at the normal, although rainfall is still below average for 2000. The week of spring break was cool and dreary as rain was recorded at Easterwood Field from the 14th to the 19th, resulting from a low pressure system and associated cool front which moved through the area. On the 29th, another low pressure system moved through, bringing showers and thunderstorms to the Brazos Valley after spawning severe weather that had ravaged Fort Worth.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 83°F 60°F +16°F   Maximum 75.5°F +4.5°F
2 83°F 64°F +18°F   Minimum 53.5°F +3.8°F
3 69°F 46°F +2°F 0.09" Average 64.5°F +4.2°F
4 66°F 36°F ‑5°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 72°F 43°F +0°F   Heating 118 ‑79
6 81°F 53°F +10°F   Cooling 113 +62
7 85°F 67°F +18°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 80°F 64°F +14°F 0.01" Maximum ≥ 90°F 0 0
9 87°F 64°F +18°F   Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 84°F 57°F +12°F 0.42" Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 ‑2
11 60°F 41°F ‑8°F    
12 66°F 35°F ‑8°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 73°F 44°F ‑2°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 64°F 54°F ‑1°F 0.17" Monthly Total 8.66" +6.08"
15 70°F 52°F +1°F 0.09" Year-to-date Total 6.62" ‑1.23"
16 77°F 48°F +2°F 0.06" Days ≥ 0.01" 13 +6
17 50°F 42°F ‑15°F 1.09"  
18 72°F 49°F 0°F 0.14" Monthly Extremes
19 66°F 43°F ‑6°F 0.02" Extreme Value Date(s)
20 76°F 39°F ‑4°F   Highest Temperature 87°F 9th, 29th
21 68°F 59°F +2°F 0.05" Lowest Temperature 35°F 12th
22 76°F 61°F +6°F 0.01" Max. 24-hour Precip. 1.14" 16th-17th
23 81°F 66°F +12°F   Maximum Wind Gust 32 mph 7th
24 85°F 67°F +14°F    
25 82°F 66°F +11°F   Record Book for March
26 85°F 62°F +10°F 0.01" Highest Temperature 96°F 1946
27 82°F 57°F +6°F   Lowest Temperature 17°F 1943
28 83°F 52°F +4°F   Highest Minimum 77°F 1921
29 87°F 62°F +10°F 0.41" Lowest Maximum 30°F 1932
30 73°F 52°F ‑2°F   Wettest Month 8.03" 1926
31 74°F 53°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
10th Most daily precipitation 0.42" 0.41" 1910
17th Tied lowest maximum temperature 50°F 50°F 1969
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
1st 3rd highest maximum temperature 83°F 85°F 1916
2nd Tied 4th highest maximum temperature 83°F 86°F 1956
7th Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 67°F 77°F 1921
7th Tied 4th highest maximum temperature 85°F 88°F 1911
9th Tied 2nd highest maximum temperature 87°F 92°F 1911
23rd Tied 3rd highest minimum temperature 66°F 72°F 1933
29th Tied 3rd highest maximum temperature 87°F 88°F 1960
*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