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May 2003

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The month of May was characterized by very dry and warm conditions. College Station received very little precipitation this month, adding to the rain deficit for the year. The month of May 2003 has been ranked as the 5th driest May on record by the National Weather Service. Easterwood Airport reported 0.57" of rain for May, which is 4.48" below normal for May. College Station is entering a normally dry period, and the rain deficit is already at 6.00". The average temperature for the month was 3.4°F above normal for the month of May.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 88°F 65°F +6°F 0.02" Maximum 89.0°F +3.7°F
2 87°F 63°F +3°F   Minimum 68.4°F +3.1°F
3 83°F 72°F +6°F   Average 78.7°F +3.4°F
4 86°F 74°F +8°F T Degree Days Total *Departure
5 87°F 74°F +8°F T Heating 0 ‑5
6 87°F 76°F +8°F 0.02" Cooling 432 +108
7 92°F 76°F +11°F T Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 93°F 76°F +12°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 15 +9
9 92°F 73°F +8°F   Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 90°F 73°F +8°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 0
11 84°F 65°F +0°F 0.01"  
12 77°F 67°F ‑2°F 0.06" Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 92°F 65°F +4°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 92°F 72°F +7°F   Monthly Total 1.82" ‑3.23"
15 92°F 73°F +8°F   Year-to-date Total 10.81" ‑5.98"
16 95°F 69°F +7°F 0.43" Days ≥ 0.01" 6 ‑2
17 87°F 65°F 0°F    
18 90°F 62°F 0°F   Monthly Extremes
19 94°F 70°F +6°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 90°F 63°F +0°F   Highest Temperature 99°F 30th
21 80°F 63°F ‑6°F 0.03" Lowest Temperature 60°F 28th, 29th
22 85°F 65°F ‑2°F T Max. 24-hour Precip. 0.44" 16th-17th
23 88°F 65°F 0°F   Maximum Wind Gust 34 mph 1st
24 90°F 69°F +2°F    
25 87°F 67°F 0°F T Record Book for May
26 88°F 71°F +2°F T Highest Temperature 100°F 1998
27 85°F 69°F ‑1°F   Lowest Temperature 42°F 1954
28 86°F 60°F ‑5°F   Highest Minimum 82°F 1988
29 94°F 60°F ‑1°F   Lowest Maximum 62°F 1979
30 99°F 69°F +5°F   Wettest Month 14.70" 1929
31 98°F 70°F +5°F   Driest Month 0.11" 1998
  Wettest 24 Hours 6.23" 1983
"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
4th Tied highest minimum temperature 74°F 74°F 1950
5th Tied highest minimum temperature 74°F 74°F 1927
6th Highest minimum temperature 76°F 75°F 1922
8th Tied highest maximum temperature 93°F 93°F 1945
16th Highest maximum temperature 95°F 94°F 1925
19th Tied highest maximum temperature 94°F 94°F 1933
30th Highest maximum temperature 99°F 98°F 1998
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
3rd Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 72°F 74°F 1948
7th Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 76°F 79°F 1918
8th 2nd highest minimum temperature 76°F 80°F 1918
9th Tied 3rd highest minimum temperature 73°F 76°F 1933
9th Tied 3rd highest maximum temperature 92°F 95°F 1937
13th Tied 4th highest maximum temperature 92°F 99°F 1925
15th Tied 4th highest maximum temperature 92°F 95°F 1925
31st 3rd highest maximum temperature 98°F 100°F 1911
*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.


June Normals for College Station
Beginning of the month: 88°F/68°F Monthly precipitation: 3.79"
Middle of the month: 92°F/72°F Precipitation days: 7
End of the month: 94°F/73°F Days ≥ 90°F:  21