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On Valentine's Day, temperatures can vary greatly. Low temperatures can fall into the teens while high temperatures can soar into the lower 80s. One constant for the holiday, however, is the frequency of precipitation. A trace of rain or more falls about once every three years in College Station and Galveston, and almost every other year in Houston. Subfreezing temperatures occur about once every nine years in the College Station area and once every twelve years in the Houston area. Although the coast is usually spared sub-freezing temperatures by mid- February, an occasional cold spell is still possible.

The worst snowstorm to ever affect the upper Texas coastal plain occurred February 12-15, 1895. Ten to as much as twenty inches of snow fell from central Brazoria county to northern Orange county. Houston reported 20 inches of snow on February 14-15th while Galveston reported 15 inches. On February 12-13th, 1960, another 2 to 4 inches of snow affected the area. Six of the ten largest snowfalls to affect the Houston area have occurred in mid-February.

The following tables will show the five warmest, coldest and wettest Valentine's Days across the area.

 

Houston (1891-2014)
Average High: 66.9°F
Average Low: 46.9°F
Average Rainfall: 0.11"
Warmest
83°F 1911
81°F 1932
81°F 1926
80°F 2005
80°F 2000
Coldest
10°F 1899
15°F 1905
25°F 1895
29°F 1978
31°F 1994
Wettest
1.90" 1895*
1.33" 1944
1.29" 1969
1.24" 1959
0.96" 1942

* - This is the water equivalent of the 20 inches of snow that fell.
 


 

Galveston (1947-2014)
Average High: 62.8°F
Average Low: 51.5°F
Average Rainfall: 0.08"
Warmest
76°F 2005*
75°F 2000
72°F 1991
71°F 1986
71°F 1957/ 2008
Coldest
36°F 1951*
38°F 2004
39°F 1978
39°F 1968
39°F 1948
Wettest
0.82" 2009
0.75" 1959
0.69" 1969
0.62" 1953
0.44" 1952
* - Some written records indicate that Galveston's warmest Valentine's Day occurred in 1892 when the temperature reached 76 degrees. The coldest Valentine's Day occurred in 1905 when the temperature dropped to 22 degrees.

 


 

College Station (1903-2014)
Average High: 66.3°F
Average Low: 44.8°F
Average Rainfall: 0.08"
Warmest
83°F 1945
82°F 1956
82°F 1918
82°F 1911
81°F 2005
Coldest
14°F 1905
26°F 1951
27°F 1948
27°F 1914
28°F 1963
Wettest
1.90" 1959
1.35" 1969
1.20" 1944
0.95" 1951
0.64" 1953

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