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September 2003

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College Station was fortunate this month to experience fall-like temperatures, as the average maximum temperature for September was 85.4°F, which was 5.5°F below normal. September proved to be quite a wet month for College Station with a monthly precipitation total of 6.25", which was 2.34" above normal. At Easterwood Airport precipitation for the year-to-date stands at 32.09", just about three inches above normal. As a result of a cold front moving through the area on the 6th, a record low minimum of 61°F was reported on the 7th, which beat the record low temperature of 62°F from 1953. On the 11th, 2.12" of rain fell in a matter of a few hours in College Station, causing some very minor street flooding that quickly subsided. No severe weather was reported in the College Station area this month, but a wind gust of 43 mph was reported on the 11th in association with precipitation that fell during that evening. The month of September came to a close on a cool note with high temperatures in the upper 70s and lows in the 50s.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 86°F 75°F ‑2°F T Maximum 85.4°F ‑5.5°F
2 86°F 73°F ‑4°F 0.22" Minimum 67.5°F ‑1.0°F
3 86°F 74°F ‑3°F 2.81" Average 76.5°F ‑3.2°F
4 92°F 74°F +1°F   Degree Days Total *Departure
5 89°F 72°F ‑2°F   Heating 0 0
6 88°F 65°F ‑6°F   Cooling 354 ‑86
7 87°F 61°F ‑8°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 86°F 65°F ‑6°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 5 ‑12
9 90°F 66°F ‑3°F   Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 91°F 74°F +2°F 0.11" Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 0
11 91°F 68°F ‑2°F 2.12"  
12 82°F 68°F ‑6°F 0.37" Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 90°F 67°F ‑2°F   Precipitation Value *Departure
14 84°F 69°F ‑4°F   Monthly Total 2.25" ‑1.66"
15 87°F 65°F ‑4°F   Year-to-date Total 32.13" +3.09"
16 89°F 69°F ‑1°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 8 0
17 88°F 67°F ‑2°F    
18 80°F 70°F ‑4°F 0.10" Monthly Extremes
19 84°F 69°F ‑2°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 83°F 68°F ‑4°F 0.02" Highest Temperature 92°F 4th
21 73°F 68°F ‑8°F 0.50" Lowest Temperature 56°F 30th
22 85°F 66°F ‑2°F   Max. 24-hour Precip. 2.81" 3rd
23 87°F 63°F ‑3°F   Maximum Wind Gust 43 mph 11th
24 83°F 68°F ‑2°F    
25 87°F 68°F +0°F   Record Book for September
26 76°F 68°F ‑5°F T Highest Temperature 112°F 2000
27 89°F 66°F +0°F   Lowest Temperature 42°F 1942
28 85°F 65°F ‑1°F   Highest Minimum 82°F 1916
29 80°F 59°F ‑6°F   Lowest Maximum 62°F 1985
30 79°F 56°F ‑8°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 1971‑2000 normal.


*New Records Set
Day Parameter Value Old Record Year
3rd Most daily precipitation 2.81" 2.78" 1969
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
7th 3rd lowest minimum temperature 61°F -999°F 1947
21st Tied 4th lowest maximum temperature 73°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: 86°F/64°F Monthly precipitation: 4.22"
Middle of the month: 82°F/59°F Precipitation days: 6
End of the month: 76°F/54°F Days ≥ 90°F:  3