Amarillo, TX 

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Climate in Amarillo, TX

Amarillo, TX has a semi-arid climate with hot summers and cold winters. Average high temperatures during the summer months range from the mid 80s to low 90s, while average lows during winter drop into the 20s and 30s. The area receives little rainfall throughout the year, with an annual precipitation of around 18 inches. Amarillo experiences about 300 days of sunshine per year, allowing for plenty of outdoor activities and recreation in the area.

Amarillo, Texas gets 21 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Amarillo averages 15 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 259 sunny days per year in Amarillo. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Amarillo gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 60 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 91 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 22
Rain: averages 21 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 15 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Amarillo is 7.9 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Texas.

8.2 / 6.6

Summer   /   Winter
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Amarillo, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Amarillo, TexasUnited States
  20.5 in.38.1 in.
  15.1 in.27.8 in.
  59.7 days106.2 days
  259 days205 days
  3668 ft.2443 ft.


Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.

July is the hottest month for Amarillo with an average high temperature of 91.3°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Texas. In Amarillo, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Amarillo are May, September and October.

In Amarillo, there are 60.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Texas.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Amarillo with an average of 21.7°. This is one of the coldest places in Texas.

In Amarillo, there are 118.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Texas.

In Amarillo, there are 0.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Texas.

Humidity in Amarillo is generally quite low and comfortable. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are August, July and June.

June is the wettest month in Amarillo with 3.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 44% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 20.5 inches in Amarillo means that it is one of the driest places in Texas.

June is the rainiest month in Amarillo with 7.7 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 3.2 rainy days. There are 59.7 rainy days annually in Amarillo, which is less rainy than most places in Texas. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 35% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 17% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 15.1 inches in Amarillo means that it is one of the snowiest places in Texas. January is the snowiest month in Amarillo with 3.9 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Amarillo    31 Reviews
    Quite possibly worse than Hell itself - 4/5/2020
    I was originally from here, left for a number of years, and ended up back for a short time due to life circumstances. I have really tried to make the most of my time... Read More

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    Not a good place - 12/6/2019
    I moved to Amarillo when I was five and left at 34, the best thing I ever did. Sadly, I came back to help care for my aging grandmother, and as soon as I can, i am... Read More

    Amarillo Texas, Sucks. - 2/5/2019
    Amarillo is not a good place to live. For me it was like living in Hell. I lived there for 50 years. I graduated Canyon High. raised two kids. went through a divorce... Read More

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