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May 2007

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May 2007 started off very wet as heavy rains from April carried into May, including 1.16 inches falling on April 30th, which combined with 0.57" on the 1st for the highest 24-hour total for the entire month. The four-day precipitation total for April 30th through May 3rd was 2.63". In all there were 11 precipitation days, but the monthly total was 1.03" short of normal. Temperatures rose during the middle portion of the month as a ridge of high pressure built in. Temperatures were a few degrees above average from the 4th through 15th, with the exception of the 11th. As this ridge moved east it gained strength. It remained over the eastern US as a series of low-pressure systems and short waves brought rainfall from the 22nd through 28th, with a total of 2.36" falling during this period. For the month, 4.02" was reported, which is 1.03" below normal. The average temperature for the month was 75.4°F, which is just 0.1°F above normal.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 76°F 65°F 0°F 0.57" Maximum 83.9°F ‑1.4°F
2 82°F 63°F +0°F 0.78" Minimum 66.9°F +1.6°F
3 78°F 63°F ‑2°F 0.12" Average 75.4°F +0.1°F
4 83°F 69°F +4°F T Degree Days Total *Departure
5 88°F 73°F +8°F   Heating 0 ‑5
6 89°F 74°F +8°F   Cooling 329 +5
7 88°F 73°F +8°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 84°F 70°F +4°F 0.14" Maximum ≥ 90°F 2 ‑4
9 84°F 66°F +1°F   Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 82°F 66°F 0°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 0
11 84°F 62°F ‑1°F 0.05"  
12 89°F 64°F +2°F   Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 89°F 67°F +3°F T Precipitation Value *Departure
14 92°F 67°F +4°F   Monthly Total 1.82" ‑3.23"
15 89°F 68°F +4°F   Year-to-date Total 18.70" +1.91"
16 82°F 65°F ‑2°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 11 +3
17 80°F 59°F ‑6°F    
18 81°F 63°F ‑4°F   Monthly Extremes
19 81°F 61°F ‑5°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 83°F 63°F ‑3°F   Highest Temperature 92°F 14th
21 82°F 66°F ‑3°F T Lowest Temperature 59°F 17th
22 81°F 64°F ‑4°F 0.83" Max. 24-hour Precip. 1.55" 30th-1st
23 88°F 69°F +2°F T Maximum Wind Gust 40 mph 2nd
24 90°F 70°F +3°F 0.01"  
25 82°F 68°F ‑2°F 0.40" Record Book for May
26 74°F 70°F ‑6°F 0.75" Highest Temperature 100°F 1998
27 78°F 68°F ‑5°F 0.19" Lowest Temperature 42°F 1954
28 78°F 68°F ‑5°F 0.18" Highest Minimum 82°F 1988
29 86°F 70°F 0°F   Lowest Maximum 62°F 1979
30 88°F 72°F +1°F   Wettest Month 14.70" 1929
31 89°F 68°F 0°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
26th Lowest maximum temperature 74°F 79°F 1929
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
27th Tied 4th lowest maximum temperature 78°F 72°F 1968
28th Tied 2nd lowest maximum temperature 78°F 77°F 1936
*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