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  CLIMATE OVERVIEW
  

Houston, Texas, gets 52 inches of rain per year. The US average is 39. Snowfall is 0 inches. The average US city gets 26 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 80.

On average, there are 204 sunny days per year in Houston, Texas. The July high is around 93 degrees. The January low is 44. Sperling's comfort index for Houston is a 73 out of 100, where a higher score indicates a more comfortable year-around climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.

  CLIMATEHouston, TexasUnited States
  Rainfall (in.)  5239.2
  Snowfall (in.)  025.8
  Precipitation Days  80102
  Sunny Days  204205
  Avg. July High  93.386.1
  Avg. Jan. Low  43.522.6
  Comfort Index (higher=better)  7354
  UV Index  6.14.3
  Elevation ft.  521,443

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  CLIMATE COMMENTS
  
Might As Well Live In A Rainforest
Houston (and all of southeast Texas) is a miserable place to live. The climate is classified as "subtropical", but there seems to be no real difference between tropical... (read more)
Houston
The poor air quality and humidity can be overwhelming, as can the traffic. It is a convenient city, but not at all pleasant to live... (read more)
Houston or Chicago???
Hi Everyone, I know there are plenty of threads out there about which city is better. I don't think any city is better over another. It's a matter of perspective and... (read more)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
Houston Sucks
I don’t know about the rest of Texas (although I have a suspicion that the following generalization is equally applicable to the state as a whole) but Houston sucks,... (read more)
City of Dreams Hidden Under Beach Sand
I have lived all over Houston, I drive through the entire greater Houston on some days. I Love that there are virtually all types of people here...All types of food... (read more)
Beware of where you settle in Houston
Houston is all about location, location, location! I have lived here for three years and it's not horrible, but it's far from great. Lots of sprawl and weird funky parts... (read more)
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