Update -- We Tied the Record
The lovely, unpredictable nature of weather has delayed this update by a week, but as reported last Tuesday
(July 21) we did tie a record for the all-time longest period of time Bryan/College Station had gone without measurable precipitation. The final tally was 56 which ended on Monday, July 20 when Bryan/College Station received a record 2 inches of rain -- all in one day! The record is tied with the summer of 1993.Original Blog:
At the end of July 13, Bryan/College Station had gone 50 straight days without measurable precipitation!
This doesn't mean it hasn't rained, because it has. It's just been few and far between -- and none of it has managed to fall at Easterwood Field, which is the official reporting site for Bryan/College Station.
The most number of days we have gone without measurable rain is 56, which occurred in August of 1993. Obviously this record is in jeopardy. Interestingly enough, the weather pattern will change by the weekend and finally support a chance of rain.One of two remarkable events will occur this weekend:
we'll either pick up measurable rain for the first time in over 50 days, or 2009 will break another record -- this time for the most consecutive days without precipitation. Stay tuned...