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Texas State has a subtropical climate, with hot summers and mild winters. The average temperature in summer is around 86°F (30°C), while the average winter temperature is 55°F (13°C). Rainfall is generally evenly distributed throughout the year, with most of it occurring during the spring and summer months. Annual precipitation in Texas State ranges from 25-45 inches (63-114 cm) depending on location. There are occasional tornadoes and thunderstorms, which can bring heavy rain to certain parts of the state. In addition, Texas also experiences occasional droughts due to its arid climate.

Texas, Texas gets 36 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Texas averages 2 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 235 sunny days per year in Texas. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Texas gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 74 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 94 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 36
Rain: averages 36 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 2 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

Texas's annual BestPlaces Comfort Index of 7.2 (10=best) indicates it is more comfortable than most states in the United States.

4.3 Summer - 7.7 Winter
April, October and March are the most pleasant months in the state of Texas, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateTexas, TexasUnited States
  36.3 in.38.1 in.
  1.5 in.27.8 in.
  73.9 days106.2 days
  235 days205 days
  94.0°85.8°
  35.8°21.7°
  7.27
  5.84.3
  1389 ft.2443 ft.
Climate
YOU SHOULD KNOW

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.

August is the hottest month for Texas with an average high temperature of 94.5°, which ranks it as one of the hottest states. In Texas, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Texas are April, October and May.
Texas has 93.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest states in the U.S.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Texas with an average of 35.8°. This is one of the warmest of the U.S. states.
Texas has 38.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest states in the U.S.
Texas averages 0.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most states in the U.S.
Humidity in the state of Texas can be uncomfortable during the summer, but comfortable for most of the year. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, August and June. The humid season runs from May-September and the most comfortable months are October-April.
June is the wettest month in Texas with 4.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 2.3 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 28% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. Texas's average annual rainfall of 36.3 inches indicates that it is drier than most states in the United States.
June is the rainiest month in Texas with 7.1 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 5.4 rainy days. Texas's annual average of 73.9 days with measurable rain is one of the least rainy states in the United States. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 26% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.
Texas's average annual snowfall of 1.5 inches indicates that it is one of the least snowy states in the United States. January is the snowiest month in Texas with 0.5 inches of snow, and 1 month of the year have significant snowfall.
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