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College Station Monthly Summary: February 2004

Very wet weather hit the Brazos Valley for the month of February, 2004 as 5.91" of rain that fell was 3.53" above normal. Cold fronts passing through during the first week dropped nearly an inch of rain over the area, and maximum temperatures fell from the 60s to lower 50s. The lowest temperature of the month, 29°F, was recorded on the 7th. After a few days of much drier weather, an arctic air mass behind a cold front dropped temperatures into below-freezing levels while College Station received 4.13" of rain on the 9th-14th including over an inch on both the 9th and the 11th. The arctic air mass almost caused many old records to be broken – three new records were set between the 13th and 15th, two for lowest maximum temperature and one for lowest minimum temperature. On February 14th, a trace of snow was reported at Easterwood Airport, as well as Bryan, where it actually stayed on the ground for some time. The following week, temperatures soared back up to the upper 60s and made it all the way up to 75, the maximum for the month of February. Another front came through on the 23rd bringing another 0.58" to the already soaked area. Temperatures remained around the normal for the rest of the month before one more cold front came through on the 29th bringing another 0.29" of precipitation to College Station. To date, the area has received 10.45" of rain, nearly double the normal amount for this time of year.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 62°F 50°F +4°F 0.10" Maximum 59.0°F ‑6.5°F
2 56°F 38°F ‑5°F 0.01" Minimum 41.9°F ‑1.5°F
3 57°F 35°F ‑6°F   Average 50.4°F ‑4.1°F
4 55°F 45°F ‑2°F 0.37" Degree Days Total *Departure
5 52°F 43°F ‑4°F 0.43" Heating 416 +107
6 51°F 37°F ‑9°F   Cooling 0 ‑14
7 56°F 29°F ‑10°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 54°F 37°F ‑8°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 0 0
9 64°F 51°F +4°F 1.81" Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 55°F 46°F ‑2°F 0.82" Minimum ≤ 32°F 3 ‑3
11 48°F 44°F ‑8°F 1.15"  
12 46°F 39°F ‑12°F 0.01" Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 39°F 33°F ‑18°F 0.09" Precipitation Value *Departure
14 40°F 30°F ‑19°F 0.25" Monthly Total 5.91" +3.53"
15 57°F 30&dedeg;F ‑12°F   Year-to-date Total 10.45" +4.75"
16 63°F 37°F ‑5°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 14 +6
17 68°F 44°F +1°F    
18 69°F 38°F ‑2°F   Monthly Extremes
19 73°F 49°F +6°F   Extreme Value Date(s)
20 75°F 54°F +8°F   Highest Temperature 75°F 20th
21 69°F 47°F +2°F   Lowest Temperature 29°F 7th
22 73°F 47°F +4°F T Max. 24-hour Precip. 2.34" 9th-10th
23 63°F 57°F +4°F 0.06" Maximum Wind Gust 34 mph 19th
24 62°F 52°F 0°F 0.42"  
25 52°F 41°F ‑10°F 0.10" Record Book for February
26 58°F 35°F ‑10°F   Highest Temperature 99°F 1996
27 64°F 35°F ‑8°F   Lowest Temperature 5°F 1951
28 65°F 43°F ‑4°F   Highest Minimum 70°F 1922
29 64°F 50°F ‑1°F 0.29" Lowest Maximum 22°F 1933
  Wettest Month 9.82" 1992
  Driest Month 0.01" 1916
  Wettest 24 Hours 6.26" 2012
"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
9th Tied most daily precipitation 1.81" 1.81" 2004
11th Tied most daily precipitation 1.15" 1.15" 2004
13th Tied lowest maximum temperature 39°F 39°F 2004
14th Tied lowest maximum temperature 40°F 40°F 2004
29th Tied most daily precipitation 0.29" 0.29" 2004

*Near Records Set

Day Parameter Value Record Year
15th Tied 3rd lowest minimum temperature 30°F 26°F 1951
*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.

March Normals for College Station

Beginning of the month: 69°F/47°F Monthly precipitation: 2.84"
Middle of the month: 73°F/50°F Precipitation days: 7
End of the month: 76°F/54°F Days ≤ 32°F:  2
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