Yesterday, the temperatures in the Bryan and College Station only reached 96 degrees. This broke our 26 day “100 Degree Weather” streak. Literally, the whole month of August the thermometers hit at least 100 degrees until yesterday.
Many meteorologists are accrediting the rain we had on Wednesday for our “cool wave” if you can call it that. The Bryan and College Station area received about a 1/3 inch of rain on Wednesday.
The 26 day streak we had going on was the second longest in Brazos County history. The longest happened in 1998 when Brazos County went 30 consecutive days with 100 degree weather.
Meteorologist Matt Moreland from the National Weather Service in Houston still believes that Brazos county will break its current record of 100 degree days in a year. We have had 52 days of 100 degree heat so far this year. The record for 100 degree days in a year was set in 1917. That year had 58 100 degree days.
“College Station will be back over 100 [Friday] and every day until at least Tuesday,” Moreland said. “You could tie the record by next week.”
The rain that fell, for the first time in August, gave the locals a much needed break from the 100 degree weather. It also helped replenish some dwindling reservoirs.
There was a total of three rounds of thunderstorms that went through the area a few days. The first ones were at 6:30 PM on Wednesday. It did not storm again till the following morning when it started raining at 5 A.M. stopped around 5:30, then started raining at 7 again.