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  Location    Date 
Temperature (F)        
Coldest      -23   Tulia (40 miles S of Amarillo)       Feb. 12, 1899
      Seminole (65 miles SW of Lubbock) Feb. 8, 1933
Hottest 120   Seymour (180 miles NW of Dallas) Aug. 12, 1936
      Monahans (45 miles SW of Midland) Jun. 28, 1994
Warmest year statewide 68.6     1921
Coldest year statewide 63.2     1976
         
Highest monthly average 102.4   Presidio (210 miles SE of El Paso) June 1962
Lowest monthly average 19.4   Dalhart (60 miles NW of Amarillo) January 1959
         
Highest annual average 74.1   McAllen (60 mi NW of Brownsville) 1988
Lowest annual average 56.1   Dalhart (60 miles NW of Amarillo) 1959
         
Rainfall (inches)        
Greatest in a 24-hour period 29.05   Albany (105 miles W of Ft. Worth) Aug. 4, 1978
Greatest in one month 35.70   Alvin (20 miles SE of Houston) July 1979
Greatest in one year 109.38   Clarksville (105 miles NE of Dallas) 1873
Least in one year 1.64   Presidio (210 SE of El Paso) 1956
         
Highest annual average 59.1   Orange (100 miles E of Houston)  
Lowest annual average

8.67

  El Paso (westernmost city in TX)  
         
Snowfall (inches)        
Greatest in a 24-hour period 24.0   Plainview (45 miles N of Lubbock) Feb.3-5, 1956
Greatest maximum depth 33.0   Hale Center (35 mi N of Lubbock) Feb. 4, 1956
      Vega (25 miles W of Amarillo) Feb. 4, 1956
Greatest in a single storm 61.0   Vega Feb. 1-8, 1956
Greatest in one month 61.0   Vega Feb. 1956
Greatest in one season 65.0   Romero (65 miles NW of Amarillo) 1923-24
         
Wind (miles per hour)        
Highest sustained speed SE 145   Matagorda (70 mi SW of Houston) *Hurricane Carla Sep. 11, 1961
  NE 145   Port Lavaca (70 mi NE of Corpus. Christi) *Hurricane Carla Sep. 11, 1961
Highest peak gust SW 180   Aransas Pass (20 m E of C. Christi) *Hurricane Carla Aug. 3, 1970
         
Hazardous Weather        
Longest and worst drought       1950-1956
Worst heat wave     20.0 billion in U.S.damages, 10,000 deaths 1980
Worst cold wave     Over half of Texas went below 0F February 12, 1899
Most damage from 1 tornado 442M   Wichita Falls (120 mi NW of Dallas) April 10, 1979
Most tornadoes in 1 year 232   115 of the total were associated with Hurricane Beulah 1967
Most tornadoes in 1 month 124   115 of the total were associated with Hurricane Beulah Sep. 1967
Most damage from 1 hailstorm 1.2B   Parker, Tarrant counties **US record May 5, 1995
Deadliest hurricane 6,000-8,000   Galveston - Category 4 hurricane Sep. 8, 1900
Most damaging hurricane 3.0 Billion   Hurricane Alicia - Category 3 hurricane Aug. 18, 1983
         

Current Texas Weather, Interesting Texas Weather Facts, Tornado Data, City Climate Descriptions and Climate Data

The coldest location in Texas is Dalhart in the Texas Panhandle with an annual temperature of 56.1 F degrees. The hottest location is Mc Allen in the Texas Valley with an annual temperature of 74.1 F. The highest monthly average occurs during June in Presidio with 102.1 F, and the lowest occurs in Dalhart during January with an average temperature of 19.4 F. 

The wettest location in Texas is Orange in southeast Texas with an annual precipitation average of 59.1 inches. The driest location is El Paso, the westernmost city in Texas, with an annual average of 8.67 inches. 

Data source: National Climatic Data Center 

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