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Abilene, Tx 

Abilene

Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg High 54.8 59.7 68.9 77.8 84.4 91.4 95.2 94.5 86.7 71.9 66.3 57.0 76.2
Avg Low 30.8 35.1 43.3 52.9 61.1 68.9 72.7 71.7 65.3 54.8 43.4 33.9 52.8
Avg Rain 1.03 1.16 1.36 1.90 2.97 2.86 2.09 2.80 3.21 2.51 1.48 1.03 24.4
Avg Snowfall 1.2 1.0 0.2 - - - - - - - 0.1 0.2 2.7
Avg Wind S/
12.7
S/
13.8
SE/
15.0
SE/
15.0
SE/
15.0
SE/
15.0
SE/
11.5
SE/
10.4
SE/
11.5
S/
12.7
S/
12.7
S/
12.7
SE/
13.2

Max Wind speed  

48  

52   49   68   62   60   60  67  49  47  46  51  68 
 Avg T-storm Days - - 2 3 8 9 9 9 4 2 1 - 56
# Tornadoes in county 1950-2009 - - 12 10 20 12 5 1 1 1 - - 62
Incidents in county w / hail => 1.75", 1950-2009 - 3 11 27 52 34 7 - 7 5 - - 146
Avg relative humidity 3pm 44 44 37 38 43 41 38 37 43 43 42 43 41
Discomfort from heat/ humidity - - - - Med High High High Mod - - -  
Max UV Index Mod Mod High Very High Very High Very High Very High Very High Very High High Mod Mod  
 % possible sunshine 61 64 70 71 70 78 79 77 70 72 67 62 70
Clear Days 11 10 12 11 10 13 14 14 14 15 13 12 150
Partly cloudy days 14 12 12 11 11 7 7 7 8 9 11 13 94
Cloudy days 11 10 12 11 10 13 14 14 14 15 13 12 121
Days with fog 1 1 1 1 - - - - - 1 1 1 7

 Highest  Temperature

89 93 97 99 109 109 110 109 107 103 92 89 110
Record hottest month, mean temp 2006 52.2 1976 56.0 1967 63.5 1967 71.9 1998 79.1 1953 87.7 1980 89.4 1952 90.0 1977 82.5 1963 73.0 1965 62.3 1970 51.5 Aug 1952, 90.0 F

 Lowest Temperature

-9 -7 7 25 36 47 55 50 35 23 14 -7 -9
Record coldest month, mean temp 1978 34.5 1978 38.7 1958 47.2 1973 58.6 1954 68.2 1989 75.9 1976 77.7 1971 76.8 1974 66.2 1976 56.9 1976 45.6 1983 34.2 Dec 1983, 34.2 F
Avg Days above 90 - - - 1 5 21 28 27 15 3 - - 100
Avg Days below 32 14 8 3 - - - - - - - 3 10 39

Amarillo, Tx

Amarillo

Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg High 49.0 52.8 61.6 71.5 79.1 87.6 91.7 89.1 81.8 72.5 59.7 50.1 70.5
Avg Low 21.2 25.5 32.7 42.7 51.6 60.7 65.5 63.8 56.4 44.5 32.3 23.7 43.3
Avg Rain .50 .61 .96 .99 2.48 3.70 2.62 3.22 1.99 1.37 .69 .43 19.56
Avg Snowfall 4.8 4.1 1.7 0.8 - - - - - 0.4 2.4 3.7 17.9
Avg Wind SW/
13.8
SW/
13.8
SW/
16.1
S/
16.1
S/
16.1
S/
15.0
S/
13.8
S/
12.7
S/
13.8
SW/
13.8
SW/
13.8
SW/
13.8
S/
14.8
Max Wind speed 56 58 63 74 61 68 60 59 52 64 63 57 68
Avg T-storm Days - - 2 3 8 9 9 9 4 2 1 - 49
# Tornadoes in county 1950-2009 - - 1 3 10 13 1 2 2 1 - - 33
Incidents in county w / hail => 1.75", 1950-2009 - - 5 14 39 64 8 7 5 9 - - 151
Avg relative humidity 3pm 41 41 34 31 36 37 36 38 40 36 38 40 37
Discomfort from heat/humidity - - - - - Mod High High - - - -  
Max UV Index Mod  Mod High  Very High Very High Extr Extr Very
High
High High Mod Low  
% possible sunshine 71 70 72 77 75 79 80 78 72 76 68 66 74
Clear days 13 11 12 12 11 13 13 14 15 16 14 13 157
Partly cloudy days 7 7 8 9 10 11 12 10 7 7 7 7 104
Cloudy days 11 10 11 9 10 6 6 7 8 8 9 11 104
Days with fog 3 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 2 3 3 3 27

 Highest  Temperature

81 88 94 98 103 111 105 105 103 99 87 81 111
Record hottest month, mean temp 1953 44.7 1954 48.6 2007 53.4 1981 63.0 1996 72.5 1953 83.3 2011 85.2 2000 81.8 1998 75.7 1963 66.1 1949 52.8 1970 43.4 July 2011, 85.2 F

 Lowest Temperature

-11 -14 -3 17 28 41 51 49 30 12 -7 -8 -14
Record coldest month, mean temp 1979 24.9 1978 30.0 1958 37.0 1997 48.8 1976 60.2 1989 69.4 1950 74.3 1971 72.2 1974 62.8 1976 49.9 1972 36.9 1983 24.7 Dec 1983, 24.7 F
Avg Days above 90 - - - 1 5 14 21 17 7 1 - - 65
Avg Days below 32 27 21 15 4 - - - - - 2 15 26 112

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Austin (climate records)

Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg High 58.9 63.4 71.9 79.4 84.7 91.1 95.0 95.5 90.5 82.1 71.8 62.0 78.9
Avg Low 38.6 42.1 51.1 59.8 66.5 71.5 73.9 73.9 69.8 60.0 49.9 41.2 58.2
Avg Rain 1.89 1.99 2.14 2.51 5.03 3.81 1.97 2.31 2.91 3.97 2.68 2.44 33.60
Avg Snowfall 0.5 0.3 - - - - - - - - 0.1 - 0.9
Avg Wind N/
9.2
S/
10.4
S/
11.5
S/
11.5
SE/
11.5
SE/
10.4
S/
9.2
S/
8.1
S/
8.1
S/
8.1
S/
9.2
N/
9.2
S/
9.7
Max Wind speed 52 55 56 51 63 54 44 47 81 46 49 63 81
Avg T-storm Days 1 2 3 5 7 5 4 5 4 3 2 1 41
# Tornadoes in county 1950-2009 1 - 10 6 17 3 2 5 7 2 6 1 60
Incidents in county w/ hail => 1.75" 1950-2009 - 3 32 23 45 8 - 1 4 5 - - 121
Avg relative humidity 3pm 53 51 47 50 53 49 43 42 47 47 47 49 48
Discomfort from heat/humidity - - - Mod Med High High High High Med - -  
Max UV Index Mod High Very High Very High Extr Extr Extr Extr Very High High Mod Mod  
% possible Sunshine 48 51 55 54 56 69 75 75 66 64 55 49 60
Clear days 9 8 9 8 7 8 12 12 11 13 11 10 116
Partly cloudy days 6 6 8 8 11 15 13 14 11 9 7 6 114
Cloudy days 16 14 14 14 13 7 6 5 8 9 12 15 135
Days with fog 3 3 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 3 3 21

 Highest  Temperature

90 98 98 98 104 108 108 112 112 100 91 90 112
Record hottest month, mean temp 1952 59.1 1999 62.3 1967 67.3 1967 75.9 1996 80.6 2008 87.4 2011 89.7 2011
91.6
2005 84.4 1931 77.2 1973 65.1 1933 58.9 Aug 2011, 91.6

 Lowest Temperature

-2 -1 18 30 40 51 57 58 41 30 20 4 -2
Record coldest month, mean temp 1940 38.6 1978 45.0 1965 53.4 1931 62.8 1979 71.4 1940 76.6 1976 80.2 1971 81.2 1974 72.2 1976 61.3 1976 51.6 1983 41.9 Jan 1940, 38.6
Avg Days above 90 - - 1 2 7 22 28 28 18 4 - - 111
Avg Days below 32 8 4 1 - - - - - - - 1 5 19

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Brownsville

Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg High 68.9 66.1 74.5 81.4 87.0 92.4 96.2 97.2 91.2 83.3 73.5 64.3 80.7
Avg Low 49.9 52.5 59.1 66.5 72.0 74.9 75.7 75.4 73.2 66.1 59.0 52.4 64.7
Avg Rain 1.36 1.18 .93 1.96 2.48 2.99 1.77 2.99 5.31 3.78 1.75 1.11 27.55
Avg Snowfall - - - - - - - - - - - - 0
Avg Wind NW/
12.7
SE/
17.3
SE/
17.3
SE/
17.3
SE/
15.0
SE/
13.8
SE/
12.7
SE/
11.5
SE/
10.4
SE/
10.4
SE/
13.8
NW/
12.7
SE/
13.7
Max Wind speed 47 38 44 43 45 36 37 36 55 40 44 39 55
Avg T-storm Days 1 1 1 2 3 3 3 5 5 2 1 - 26
# Tornadoes in county 1950-2009 - 1 - 6 12 5 3 11 8 1 5 1 53
Incidents in county w/ hail => 1.75" 1950-2009 - 2 5 14 14 - - - 1 - - - 36
Avg relative humidity 3pm 62 60 57 58 60 59 54 55 60 58 59 61 59
Discomfort from heat/humidity - - - Mod  High High High High High High - -  
Max UV Index Mod High Very High Extr Extr Extr Extr Extr Very High Very
High
High Mod  
% possible Sunshine 41 48 53 58 64 73 80 76 68 65 51 42 60
Clear days 6 7 7 5 6 9 11 10 9 11 9 7 96
Partly cloudy days 7 6 8 10 14 15 14 14 13 12 9 7 131
Cloudy days 18 15 16 15 11 6 6 7 8 8 12 17 138
Days with fog 6 5 4 2 1 - - - 0 1 3 5 27

 Highest  Temperature

91 94 106 102 102 103 103 104 105 99 98 94 106
Record hottest month, mean temp 1950 68.7 1962 70.4 1953 74.9 1967 80.1 1978 83.2 1998 87.2 1980 87.5 2010 87.1 1900 84.9 2004 80.4 1909 74.7 1984 70.2 July 1980, 87.5 F

 Lowest Temperature

18 12 28 37 41 56 57 63 51 35 27 16 12
Record coldest month, mean temp 1966 54.3 1905 52.9 1915 59.1 1931 67.9 1901 73.8 1913 78.3 1901 81.0 1973 81.5 1979 77.7 1976 70.1 1976 60.8 1989 51.8 Dec
1989, 51.8 F
Avg Days above 90 - - 1 3 9 23 28 28 19 5 - - 116
Avg Days below 32 1 - - - - - - - - - - 1 2

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CorpusChristi

Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg High 65.0 69.0 75.7 81.7 86.2 90.4 93.3 93.4 89.7 83.9 75.8 68.3 81.0
Avg Low 45.3 48.0 55.3 63.2 69.5 73.4 74.8 75.0 72.3 63.9 55.6 48.4 62.1
Avg Rain 1.62 1.84 1.74 2.05 3.48 3.538 2.00 3.54 5.03 3.94 1.74 1.75 32.26
Avg Snowfall - - - - - - - - - - - - 0
Avg Wind N/
15.0
SE/
16.1
SE/
17.3
SE/
15.0
SE/
13.8
SE/
12.7
SE/
12.7
SE/
12.7
SE/
11.5
SE/
10.4
SE/
13.8
SE/
15.0
SE/
13.8
Max Wind Speed 52 60 54 67 60 61 49 48 61 53 60 54 67
Avg T-storm Days 1 1 2 2 5 3 3 4 5 2 1 1 29
# Tornadoes in county 1950-2009 - 1 3 8 14 12 8 19 17 11 1 1 95
Incidents in county w hail => 1.75", 1950-2009 - - 1 - 14 1 - - 2 1 - - 19
Avg relative humidity 3pm 62 59 57 61 64 62 56 56 60 57 58 60 59
Discomfort from heat/humidity - - - Mod High High High High High High - -  
Max UV Index High High Very High Extr Extr Extr Extr Extr Very High Very High High Mod  
% possible Sunshine 44 49 55 56 59 72 80 77 68 68 54 44 61
Clear Days 7 7 7 6 6 9 11 11 10 13 9 8 103
Partly cloudy days 7 6 8 9 12 14 14 13 12 10 9 6 121
Cloudy days 17 15 16 15 13 7 6 7 8 8 12 17 142
Days with fog 6 5 4 3 1 - - - - 1 4 5 29

 Highest  Temperature

94 97 102 102 103 106 105 107 109 98 98 91 109
Record hottest month, mean temp 1950 65.9 1962 67.5 1953 71.8 2006 77.6 1989 81.9 1998 85.8 2009 87.9 2009 87.6 1977 85.4 2004 80.0 1973 72.9 1970 66.9 July 2009, 87.9

 Lowest Temperature

14 11 24 33 44 56 64 64 52 28 28 13 13
Record coldest month, mean temp 1978 49.1 1978 51.7 1969 57.8 1959 68.1 1976 74.4 1966 79.5 1976 81.2 1967 81.4 1967 81.4 1976 67.3 1976 57.3 1989 48.0 Dec 1989, 48.0
Avg Days above 90 - - 1 2 5 20 28 28 17 5 - - 106
Avg Days below 32 3 1 - - - - - - - - - 1 5

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Dallas (climate records

Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg High 54.1 58.9 67.8 76.3 82.9 91.9 96.5 96.2 87.8 78.5 66.8 57.5 76.3
Avg Low 32.7 36.9 45.6 54.7 62.6 70.0 74.1 73.6 66.9 55.8 45.4 36.3 54.6
Avg Rain 1.83 2.18 2.77 3.50 4.88 2.98 2.31 2.21 3.39 3.52 2.29 1.84 33.70
Avg Snowfall 0.8 1.2 0.1 - - - - - - - 0.2 0.2 2.5
Avg Wind S/
10.8
S/
11.2
S/
12.1
S/
12.1
S/
11.3
S/
10.3
S/
10.0
S/
8.6
S/
8.7
S/
9.7
S/
10.7
S/
10.4
S/
10.5
Max wind speed 54 78 74 75 67 64 53 47 49 54 54 48 78
Avg T-storm Days 1 2 4 6 8 6 5 5 3 3 2 1 46
# Tornadoes in county 1950-2009 8 1 9 18 18 4 2 1 2 11 2 7 83
Incidents in county w / hail => 1.75", 1950-2009 1 8 23 50 41 9 7 3 3 16 3 0 164
Avg relative humidity 3pm 52 51 48 50 53 47 42 41 46 47 49 51 48
Discomfort from heat/humidity - - - Mod Med High High High Med Mod - -  
Max UV Index Mod Mod High Very High Very High Very High Very High Very High Very High High Mod Mod  
% possible Sunshine 52 54 58 61 57 67 75 73 67 63 57 52 61
Clear days 10 10 10 9 8 11 15 15 13 14 12 11 136
Partly cloudy days 6 5 8 8 10 11 10 10 9 7 6 6 97
Cloudy days 15 13 13 13 13 8 6 6 8 10 12 14 133
Days with fog 2 2 1 1 1 - - - - 1 2 2 12

 Highest  Temperature

93 96 100 101 107 113 110 112 111 106 89 90 113
Record hottest month, mean temp 2006 55.8 1976 59.3 1907 66.9 2006 72.7 1996 80.7 1953 87.6 1980 90.9 2011 93.4 2005 84.6 1963 73.1 1913 62.9 1970 55.5 Aug 2011, 93.4 

 Lowest Temperature

-2 -8 10 29 34 48 56 55 40 24 19 -1 -8
Record coldest month, mean temp 1978 34.7 1905 35.8 1915 46.4 1983 60.4 1907 65.9 1903 73.3 1905 79.5 1906 80.0 1974 69.2 1976 61.0 1959 49.8 1983 35.6 Jan 1978, 34.7
Avg Days above 90 - - - 1 5 21 28 27 15 3 - - 100
Avg Days below 32 14 8 3 - - - - - - - 3 10 39

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Houston (climate records)

Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg High 61.5 65.2 72.4 79.2 84.8 89.9 92.3 92.3 88.1 81.4 72.4 64.7 78.7
Avg Low 42.9 45.5 52.7 60.7 67.0 72.6 74.6 74.6 71.2 61.2 52.8 45.4 60.1
Avg Rain 3.63 3.11 2.80 3.07 5.20 6.41 4.82 4.53 5.45 4.19 4.22 3.40 50.83
Avg Snowfall 0.2 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - 0.4
Avg Wind N/
9.2
N/
9.2
SE/
11.5
SE/
11.5
SE/
10.4
SE/
10.4
S/
8.1
S/
9.2
SE/
6.9
SE/
9.2
SE/
8.1
N/
9.2
NE/
9.4
Max Wind speed 44 61 51 56 52 68 52 78 44 58 46 56 78
Avg T-storm Days 2 2 4 3 7 8 11 10 7 4 3 2 61
# Tornadoes in county 1950-2009 9 17 10 19 34 17 7 20 15 22 33 10 213
Incidents in county w / hail => 1.75", 1950-2009 1 3 9 23 37 3 2 - 1 4 1 1 84
Avg relative humidity 3pm 58 55 54 54 57 56 55 55 57 53 55 57 55
Discomfort from heat/humidity - - - Mod Med High High High High Med - -  
Max UV Index Mod  High Very High Very High Very High Extr Extr Extr Very High High High Mod  
% possible Sunshine 43 49 52 56 60 66 68 67 65 63 51 50 58
Clear days 7 7 7 7 6 7 7 6 8 11 9 8 91
Partly cloudy days 5 6 7 7 11 13 16 17 12 9 7 5 114
Cloudy days 19 15 17 16 14 10 8 8 10 11 14 18 160
Days with fog 4 3 3 2 2 1 - - 1 3 3 4 26

 Highest  Temperature

84 91 91 95 97 105 105 109 109 96 89 85 109
Record hottest month, mean temp 2006 58.5 2000 62.2 1907 72.2 2006 72.2 2003 78.9 1998 83.5 2009 84.9 2011
90.4
2005 81.9 2004 75.7 1994 65.7 2007 59.2 Aug 2011,
90.4

 Lowest Temperature

12 20 22 31 44 52 62 60 48 29 19 7 7
Record coldest month, mean temp 1906 47.7 2010 48.4 1906 55.7 1907 62.8 1907 67.6 1995 78.4 2007 80.2 1992 78.3 1994 75.1 1906 62.5 1992 55.4 2000 48.9 Jan 1906, 47.7
Avg Days above 90 - - - 1 5 20 27 26 15 3 - - 97
Avg Days below 32 7 4 1 - - - - - - - 2 5 19

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Lubbock

Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg High 52.9 57.6 66.0 75.4 83.1 90.0 91.9 89.6 82.9 74.7 63.2 54.1 73.5
Avg Low 24.6 28.6 36.4 46.7 55.8 64.3 68.0 66.2 59.4 48.1 36.5 27.2 46.8
Avg Rain .39 .68 .89 .97 2.35 2.75 2.37 2.51 2.60 1.86 .75 .53 18.65
Avg Snowfall 2.4 2.9 1.5 0.2 - - - - - 0.2 1.2 1.9 10.3
Avg Wind SW/
11.5
SW/
12.7
SW/
13.8
S/
15.0
SE/
15.0
S/
13.8
S/
12.7
S/
11.5
S/
11.5
S/
11.5
SW/
11.5
SW/
12.7
S/
12.8
Max Wind speed 59 64 77 71 74 85 72 59 58 52 63 64 85
Avg T-storm Days - - 2 4 9 9 8 7 5 3 1 - 47
# Tornadoes in county 1950-2009 - - 9 16 30 16 5 6 2 - 3 2 89
Incidents in county w / hail => 1.75", 1950-2009 0 2 13 24 93 81 7 4 12 5 0 0 240
Discomfort from heat/humidity - - - - - High High High - - - -  
Max UV Index Mod Mod High Very High Very High Very High Extr Very High Very High High Mod Mod  
Avg relative humidity 3pm 41 40 32 30 35 36 39 41 44 39 38 40 38
% possible Sunshine 65 66 73 74 71 75 77 76 71 75 68 65 71
Clear days 13 11 12 12 11 13 14 15 14 17 15 13 160
Partly cloudy days 6 7 9 9 11 11 11 10 8 6 7 7 102
Cloudy days 12 10 10 9 9 6 6 6 8 8 8 11 103
Days with fog 7 7 5 4 6 3 2 3 6 6 6 6 61

 Highest  Temperature

87 89 95 100 109 114 109 107 105 98 89 83 114
Record hottest month, mean temp 1914 48.5 1932 51.5 1974 58.5 1946 67.1 1996 76.7 1990 84.4 2011 86.0 1943 82.3 1931 77.5 1934 66.2 1965 57.3 1933 48.0 July 2011, 86.0 F

 Lowest Temperature

-16 -17 -2 18 29 39 49 43 33 18 -1 -2 -17
Record coldest month, mean temp 1930 30.7 1978 33.9 1915 39.5 1920 53.5 1917 63.2 1920 68.5 1976 75.0 1920 73.0 1974 63.9 1976 5.0 1972 42.4 1983 31.7 Jan 1930, 30.7 F
Avg Days above 90 - - - 2 8 18 23 20 9 1 - - 80
Avg Days below 32 25 19 11 2 - - - - - 1 12 23 92

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Midland-Odessa

Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg High 56.5 61.6 71.2 79.8 87.4 93.4 95.4 94.1 85.4 71.3 66.2 58.4 77.2
Avg Low 28.5 32.6 40.2 49.4 58.1 65.7 68.5 67.5 61.1 50.6 38.9 30.8 49.3
Avg Rain .40 .62 .58 .83 1.98 1.55 1.70 1.69 2.62 1.74 .69 .56 14.96
Avg Snowfall 1.8 0.9 0.4 - - - - - - - 0.4 0.8 4.3
Avg Wind S/
9.2
S/
10.4
S/
12.7
S/
12.7
S/
13.8
S/
12.7
SE/
11.5
SE/
10.4
S/
10.4
S/
11.5
S/
10.4
S/
10.4
S/
11.3
Max Wind speed 59 55 74 67 74 71 82 63 82 69 59 47 82
Avg T-storm Days - - 1 3 7 6 6 6 4 3 1 - 37
# Tornadoes in county 1950-2009 - - 2 3 12 5 1 3 3 1 - - 30
Incidents in county w/ hail => 1.75" 1950-2009 1 - 5 9 38 21 2 2 4 13 - - 95
Discomfort from heat/humidity - - - - - High High High Mod  - - -  
Avg relative humidity 3pm 38 35 27 28 30 32 34 35 40 37 36 38 34
% possible Sunshine 66 68 76 77 79 79 78 74 76 72 72 64 73
Clear days 13 11 13 13 13 15 13 14 14 17 15 14 165
Partly cloudy days 6 7 8 8 10 9 11 11 8 6 6 6 96
Cloudy days 12 10 10 9 8 6 7 6 8 8 9 11 104
Days with fog 7 6 4 3 3 1 1 1 4 5 5 7 47

 Highest  Temperature

84 90 97 101 108 116 112 107 107 100 90 85 116
Record hottest month, mean temp 1953 51.9 1976 56.2 1974 62.7 1972 69.7 1996 81.1 1990 86.5 1998 86.9 1964 87.2 1977 82.1 1963 71.0 1965 57.4 1970 50.6 Aug 1964, 87.2

 Lowest Temperature

-8 -11 9 20 34 47 49 52 36 24 10 -1 -11
Record coldest month, mean temp 1949 35.2 1960 42.5 1969 47.5 1973 57.0 1992 68.0 1987 75.7 1976 75.8 1971 74.4 1974 67.8 1976 58.4 1972 46.4 1983 37.4 Jan 1949, 35.2
Avg Days above 90 - - - 4 12 22 26 24 12 3 - - 102
Avg Days below 32 19 12 6 1 - - - - -   7 17 62

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San Antonio (climate records)

Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg High 60.8 65.7 73.5 80.3 85.3 91.8 95.0 95.3 89.3 81.7 71.9 63.5 79.5
Avg Low 37.9 41.3 49.7 58.4 65.7 72.6 75.0 74.5 69.2 58.8 48.8 40.8 57.7
Avg Rain 1.71 1.81 1.52 2.50 4.22 3.81 2.16 2.54 3.41 3.17 2.62 1.51 30.98
Avg Snowfall 0.5 0.2 - - - - - - - - - - 0.7
Avg Wind NE/
10.4
NE/
11.5
SE/
11.5
SE/
11.5
SE/
11.5
SE/
11.5
SE/
10.4
SE/
10.4
SE/
9.2
SE/
10.4
S/
10.4
NE/
10.4
SE/
10.8
Max Wind speed 51 56 64 47 55 51 54 49 71 44 52 48 71
Avg T-storm Days 1 2 3 4 7 4 4 4 4 3 2 1 37
# Tornadoes in county 1950-2009 - 5 10 7 10 2 4 4 8 3 5 1 59
Incidents in county w/ hail => 1.75" 1950-2009 - 9 10 25 46 7 3 2 2 4 - 2 110
Avg relative humidity 3pm 51 48 45 48 51 48 43 42 47 46 48 49 47
Discomfort from heat/humidity - - - Mod High High High High High - - -  
Max UV Index Mod High Very High Very High Extr Extr Extr Extr Very High High Mod Mod  
% possible Sunshine 47 51 57 56 56 67 75 74 67 64 54 48 60
Clear days 9 8 9 7 6 7 9 10 9 12 10 10 106
Partly cloudy days 6 6 7 8 11 15 15 15 12 10 7 6 118
Cloudy days 16 14 15 15 14 8 7 6 9 9 13 15 141
Days with fog 14 12 12 12 11 6 3 4 7 10 12 12 115

 Highest  Temperature

89 100 100 100 103 107 106 110 111 99 94 90 111
Record hottest month, mean temp 1952 59.4 2009 62.9 1974 67.9 2006 76.7 1996 81.9 1990 87.4 2009 88.7 2009 88.3 2005 84.3 2004 76.9 1973 65.7 1970 60.1 July 2009, 88.7

 Lowest Temperature

0 4 19 31 43 53 61 57 41 27 21 6 0
Record coldest month, mean temp 1978 43.3 1978 46.4 1969 54.9 1997 63.9 1976 71.3 1966 78.8 1976 79.8 1974 81.1 1974 72.3 1976 61.0 1976 52.1 1983 43.0 Dec 1983, 43.0
Avg Days above 90 - - 1 2 9 22 28 28 18 4 - - 113
Avg Days below 32 8 5 1 - - - - - - - 2 6 22

Data source: National Climatic Data Center
Interesting Texas climate facts

An average of 153 tornadoes touch down in Texas each year. Tornadoes may occur in any month, but occur most often during April, May and June between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. In the period 1959-2000, 6417 tornadoes were reported in Texas, with 63% of tornadoes occurring from April-June and 33% occurring in May. From 1950-2007, Texas encountered 84 tornadoes with a strength of F4 or higher (winds > 207 mph). Texas ranks 11th among the 50 states in density of tornadoes with an average of 5.7 tornadoes per 10,000 square miles per year.  The U.S. record for the fastest tornado winds occurred at Wichita Falls on April, 2 1958 with a top wind speed of 258 mph.  

Hail is common with severe thunderstorms during the spring, mainly in North and Northwest Texas where 2.5 inch hail (tennis ball size) or greater occurs on the average of 2.5 days per year. During the period 1950-2007, Texas experienced 348 incidents of 4.0 inch hail (grapefruit size) or greater, causing $578 million in damage. 

The coldest location in Texas is Stratford in the Texas Panhandle with an annual temperature of 55.0 F degrees. The hottest location is Mc Allen in the Texas Valley with an annual temperature of 74.6 F. The highest monthly average maximum temperature occurs during June in Presidio with 102.1 F, and the lowest monthly average minimum temperature occurs in Stratford during January with 18.7 F degrees. Texas has experienced 98 degrees or higher during every month of the year, The record highs for Texas from May through September are 116 degrees or above. 

The average number of days between the first and last freeze of the winter season in Brownsville averages only 44 days, while Dalhart in the Texas Panhandle averages over four times as long with 189 days

The wettest location in Texas is Orange in southeast Texas with an annual precipitation average of 59.76 inches. The driest location is Socorro in Far West Texas, with an annual average of 7.68 inches. 

 

10 Sunniest Texas Cities
Annual percent of possible sunshine

1.   El Paso 84%
2.   Amarillo  74%
3.   Lubbock 72%
4.   Abilene 70%
5.   Dallas/Ft. Worth 61%
6.   San Antonio 60%
7.    Corpus Christi 60%
8.   Austin 60%
9.   Houston 59%
10. Beaumont/Pt Arthur 58%

                                                                   

10 Windiest Texas Cities
Avg annual wind speed in mph

1.    Amarillo   14.3 
2.    Corpus Christi   13.8
3.    Brownsville   13.7
4.    Abilene   13.2
5.    Lubbock   12.8
6.    Dallas/Fort Worth   12.7
7.    Wichita Falls   11.6
8.    Waco   11.4
9.    Midland/Odessa   11.3
10. San Antonio   10.8
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