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September 2000

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The record high temperatures at the end of August continued into the beginning of September as new record highs were set on the first five days of the month. On the 3rd, the maximum temperature of 109°F broke the all-time September record (previously 106°F). However, this record didn’t last as the mercury reached 112°F on the 4th, the hottest temperature ever recorded in Bryan/College Station (previously 110°F on July 11, 1917). Overall, 14 temperature records were either broken or tied (11 maximum temperature records). Only 1.58" of precipitation was recorded at Easterwood Field, increasing the year-to-date precipitation deficit to 10.82". On the 12th to the 14th, a cold front in North Texas helped to produce 0.83" of rain in College Station over a three day span. The first strong cold front of the season moved through on the 24th, triggering more rain and causing temperatures to plummet.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 108°F 75°F +10°F 0.05" Maximum 95.2°F +6.8°F
2 107°F 75°F +9°F   Minimum 66.6°F ‑2.1°F
3 109°F 72°F +10°F   Average 80.9°F +2.3°F
4 112°F 72°F +11°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 111°F 74°F +12°F   Heating 6 +6
6 98°F 72°F +4°F   Cooling 491 +83
7 98°F 73°F +4°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 92°F 73°F +2°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 23 +6
9 96°F 74°F +5°F 0.16" Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 100°F 72°F +6°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 0
11 101°F 75°F +8°F T  
12 100°F 73°F +6°F 0.28" Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 89°F 73°F +2°F 0.43" Precipitation Value *Departure
14 91°F 72°F +2°F 0.12" Monthly Total 2.25" ‑2.62"
15 97°F 71°F +5°F   Year-to-date Total 18.49" ‑10.80"
16 91°F 66°F 0°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 9 +3
17 91°F 59°F ‑3°F    
18 92°F 54°F ‑5°F   Monthly Extremes
19 95°F 59°F ‑1°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 97°F 70°F +6°F   Highest Temperature 112°F 4th
21 93°F 74°F +6°F 0.01" Lowest Temperature 46°F 26th
22 98°F 75°F +10°F 0.08" Max. 24-hour Precip. 0.71" 12th-13th
23 99°F 80°F +12°F T Maximum Wind Gust 40 mph 12th
24 98°F 62°F +4°F 0.44"  
25 71°F 54°F ‑14°F 0.01" Record Book for September
26 76°F 46°F ‑15°F   Highest Temperature 112°F 2000
27 83°F 49°F ‑9°F   Lowest Temperature 42°F 1942
28 88°F 50°F ‑6°F   Highest Minimum 82°F 1916
29 88°F 53°F ‑4°F   Lowest Maximum 62°F 1985
30 88°F 51°F ‑6°F   Wettest Month 12.13" 1958
  Driest Month 0.02" 1929
  Wettest 24 Hours 6.83" 1896
"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
1st Highest maximum temperature 108°F 106°F 1985
2nd Highest maximum temperature 107°F 104°F 1939
3rd Highest maximum temperature 109°F 105°F 1951
4th **Highest maximum temperature 112°F 102°F 1995
5th Highest maximum temperature 111°F 102°F 1913
10th Tied highest maximum temperature 100°F 100°F 1912
11th Tied highest maximum temperature 101°F 101°F 1912
23rd Highest minimum temperature 80°F 77°F 1926
23rd Tied highest maximum temperature 99°F 99°F 1926
**Set record for the entire month.
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
12th 3rd highest maximum temperature 100°F 102°F 1912
18th 3rd lowest minimum temperature 54°F -999°F 1947
22nd Tied 3rd highest maximum temperature 98°F 100°F 1926
24th Tied 2nd highest maximum temperature 98°F 99°F 1912
26th 2nd lowest minimum temperature 46°F -999°F 1947
27th 4th lowest minimum temperature 49°F -999°F 1947
28th Tied 4th lowest minimum temperature 50°F -999°F 1947
*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.


October Normals for College Station
Beginning of the month: 84°F/64°F Monthly precipitation: 3.81"
Middle of the month: 80°F/59°F Precipitation days: 6
End of the month: 75°F/54°F Days ≥ 90°F:  3