Texas Climate Extremes

Hottest Texas cities
Annual average temperature
Cities > 10,000 population

Avg. Temp

1.   Mc Allen 

74.6

2.   Weslaco

74.3

3.   Rio Grande City

74.0

4.   Mercedes

73.9

5.   San Benito

73.9

6.   Mission

73.9

7.   Brownsville

73.9

8.   Harlingen

73.6

9.   Alice

72.2

10. Corpus Christi

71.9

Coldest Texas Cities
Annual average temperature
Cities > 10,000 population

Avg Temp

1. Stratford

55.0

2. Pampa

56.9

3. Amarillo

57.2

4. Plainview

58.4

5. Levelland

59.2

6. Borger

59.2

7. Lubbock

60.2

8. Socorro

60.8

9. Lamesa

61.4

10. Snyder

62.2

Wettest Texas Cities
Annual average precipitation
Cities > 10,000 population

Avg Precip

1. Orange

59.76

2. Port Arthur

58.49

3. Houston

56.66

4. Beaumont

55.13

5. Baytown

54.13

6. Angleton

52.84

7. Texarkana

50.54

8. Humble

49.67

9. Nacogdoches

49.53

10. Freeport

49.52

Driest Texas Cities
Annual average precipitation
Cities > 10,000 population

Avg Precip

1. Socorro

7.68

2. El Paso

8.67

3. Odessa

13.67

4. Midland

14.08

5. Laredo

16.22

6. Lamesa

17.61

7. Del Rio

17.69

8. Dumas

18.20

9. Hereford

18.22

10. Big Spring

18.34

 

Most # of days with at least .01 precipitation
Cities > 10,000 population

Avg # days

1.  Port Arthur

105

2.  Orange

100

3.  Houston

100

4.  Beaumont

99

5.  Tyler

98

6.  Nacogdoches

98

7.  Huntsville

94

8.  Brenham

94

9.  Lufkin

93

10. Victoria

92

Lowest # days with at least .01 precipitation
Cities > 10,000 population

Avg # days

1. Socorro

36

2. Lamesa

46

3. El Paso

48

4. Snyder

49

5. Kingsville

51

6. Midland / Odessa

51

7. Eagle Pass

54

8. Hereford

54

9. Vernon

55

10. Dumas

56

Most # of days with high temperature equal or greater than 90 F
Cities > 10,000 population

Avg # days

1. Rio Grande City

182

2. Laredo

174

3. Mission

169

4. Mc Allen

158

5. Eagle Pass

155

6. Weslaco

149

7. Harlingen

146

8. Alice

145

9. San Benito

144

10. Uvalde

144

Least # days with high temperature equal or greater than 90 F
Cities > 10,000 population

Avg # days

1. Galveston

39

2. Pampa

64

3. Amarillo

66

4. Dumas

69

5. Hereford

69

6. Houston

71

7. Port Arthur

71

8. Borger

76

9. Alvin

78

10. Plainview

78

Most # of days with low temperature equal or less than 32 F
Cities > 10,000 population

Avg # days

1. Dumas

124

2. Hereford

122

3. Pampa

108

4. Levelland

104

5. Socorro

100

6. Borger

97

7. Plainview

97

8. Lubbock

91

9. Lamesa

87

10. Snyder

80

Least # days with low temperature equal or less than than 32 F
Cities > 10,000 population

Avg # days

1.  Brownsville

2

2.  Mc Allen

2

3.  Galveston

3

4.  Harlingen

3

5.  Laredo

5

6.  Mission

5

7.  Corpus Christi

6

8.  Freeport

7

9.  Kingsville

8

10. Houston

9

Snowiest Texas Cities
Annual average snowfall
Cities > 10,000 population

Avg snowfall

1.  Borger 20.9
2.  Pampa 18.1
3.  Startford 16.6
4.  Amarillo 15.3
5.  Dumas 14.7
6.  Plainview 11.2
7.  Hereford 11.1
8.  Lubbock 8.5
9.  Levelland 8.4
10. El Paso 5.9

Top Texas counties with reported tornadoes, 1950-2007

Location City

#

1.  Harris Coast Houston 212
2.  Hale Panhandle Plainview 116
3.  Galveston Coast Galveston 106
4.  Jefferson Coast Beaumont 100
5.  Nueces Coast Corpus Christi 93
6.  Dallas N. Texas Dallas 82
7.  Galveston Coast Galveston 79
8.  Carson Panhandle Amarillo 79
9.  Tarrant N. Texas Ft Worth 78
10. Lubbock Panhandle Lubbock 77

Hottest all-time Texas temperatures

Temp

Date

1. Seymour 120 

8-12-1936

2. Copper Breaks State Park 119

6-28-1994

3. Guthrie 119 

6-28-1994

4. Quanah 119

8-12-1936

5. Throckmorton 119

8-30-1947

6. Tilden 119

7-02-1910

7. Vernon 119

8-03-1943

8. Weatherford 119

6-26-1980

9. Mc Kinney 118

8-10-1936

10. Monahans 118

6-27-1994

Coldest all-time Texas Temperatures

Temp

Date

1.  Spearman -22

01-04-1959

2.  Muleshoe -21

02-08-1933

3.  Dalhart -21 01-04-1959
4.  Romero -20

02-08-1933

5.  Stratford -20

02-07-1933

6.  Dalhart -19

02-01-1951

7.  Plemons -19

01-08-1912

8.  Lipscomb -18

01-04-1974

9.  Dumas -18

01-04-1959

10. Spur -17

02-08-1933

Data Source: National Climatic Data Center

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