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New data suggests the Brazos Valley is growing increasingly warm and wet

The National Centers for Environmental Information has released its updated climate normals showing the Brazos Valley is becoming warmer and wetter.
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BCS 1991-2020 new temperatures and precipitation normals

BRAZOS COUNTY, Texas — The National Centers for Environmental Information has released its updated climate normals for temperature and precipitation for the United States. The updated normals are based off the 30-year period from 1991-2020. The previous normals were based off the 1981-2010 dataset. Compared to the previous dataset, the United States is warming and many areas are becoming wetter outside of the Southwest. These conclusions are based off more than 9,000 daily reporting stations across the country. 

The temperature and precipitation patterns from across the country reflect the changes observed in the Brazos Valley. The Brazos Valley is growing increasing warmer and wetter. Diving into Bryan-College Station's previous 30-years of data (1991-2020), when compared to the previous dataset of 1981-2010, the cities are experiencing warmer temperatures and more precipitation annually.

Below, each month is broken down into tables showing the comparison between the old normals and the new normals, courtesy the Houston/Galveston, TX National Weather Service. These tables show the mean temperature has increased for every month with November being the exception. The tables also show precipitation has increased every month outside of June and July. 

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BCS 1991-2020 new temperatures and precipitation normals