Lubbock, TX Climate


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Lubbock, TX has a semi-arid climate, with hot summers, cool winters and low precipitation levels throughout the year. The average high temperatures in the summer range from 94°F to 101°F while the average lows in winter can get down to 25°F. The city experiences moderate humidity levels and receives an average of 16 inches of rain annually, mostly coming in early spring and late fall. Winters in Lubbock generally feature clear skies and sunny days with occasional cold fronts that bring short periods of colder weather and light snowfall.

Lubbock, Texas gets 20 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Lubbock averages 7 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 264 sunny days per year in Lubbock. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Lubbock 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 92 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 26
Rain: averages 20 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 7 inches of snow a year

Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Lubbock is 8.0 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Texas.

7.9 Summer - 7 Winter
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Lubbock, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateLubbock, TexasUnited States
  20.1 in.38.1 in.
  7.1 in.27.8 in.
  59.9 days106.2 days
  264 days205 days
  3202 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 Lubbock with an average high temperature of 91.9°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Texas. In Lubbock, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Lubbock are October, April and May.
In Lubbock, there are 70.4 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 Lubbock with an average of 25.5°. This is one of the coldest places in Texas.
In Lubbock, there are 93.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Texas.
In Lubbock, there are 0.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Texas.
Humidity in Lubbock 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 Lubbock with 3.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 36% of yearly precipitation and 11% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 20.1 inches in Lubbock means that it is one of the driest places in Texas.
June is the rainiest month in Lubbock with 7.2 days of rain, and November is the driest month with only 3.6 rainy days. There are 59.9 rainy days annually in Lubbock, which is less rainy than most places in Texas. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 7.1 inches in Lubbock means that it is one of the snowiest places in Texas. January is the snowiest month in Lubbock with 2.1 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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Just wondering if anyone can give me some suggestions? I plan on retiring in Lubbock,Texas. I plan on renting. Where would be the best area for my family to live? What  More

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Sad to learn how dangerous this West Texas town has become. Completely, over taken with Down trodden people who have little. Burglaries happen hourly at a ridiculous  More

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I was born and raised in Lubbock. More or less,I spent about 30 years of my life there. I will start with the positive. It is a well established and well built city with  More

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