Zip 79107 (Amarillo, TX) Climate


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Amarillo, TX has a semi-arid climate with hot summers and cool winters. The summer months are generally quite hot, with temperatures reaching the mid-90s on most days. During the winter months, temperatures often drop to the low 20s and rarely reach the freezing point. Rainfall in Amarillo is scarce, with most of it occurring during the spring and summer months. Snowfall is also uncommon in 79107 Amarillo, TX, but does occur occasionally during late fall and early winter. Overall, Amarillo has a very mild climate that makes it an ideal place to live year-round!

Amarillo (zip 79107), Texas gets 21 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Amarillo (zip 79107) averages 15 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 261 sunny days per year in Amarillo (zip 79107). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Amarillo (zip 79107) 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


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 79107 zip code is 7.9 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Texas.

8.3 Summer - 6.6 Winter
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in the 79107 zip code, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateAmarillo, TexasUnited States
  20.5 in.38.1 in.
  15.2 in.27.8 in.
  60.4 days106.2 days
  261 days205 days
  91.4°85.8°
  21.8°21.7°
  7.97
  5.64.3
  3648 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.

July is the hottest month for the 79107 zip code with an average high temperature of 91.4°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Texas. In the 79107 zip code, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 79107 zip code are May, September and October.
In the 79107 zip code, 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 the 79107 zip code with an average of 21.8°. This is one of the coldest places in Texas.
In the 79107 zip code, there are 117.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Texas.
In the 79107 zip code, there are 1.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Texas.
Humidity in the 79107 zip code 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 the 79107 zip code 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 the 79107 zip code means that it is one of the driest places in Texas.
June is the rainiest month in the 79107 zip code with 7.7 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 3.3 rainy days. There are 60.4 rainy days annually in the 79107 zip code, 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 15.2 inches in the 79107 zip code means that it is one of the snowiest places in Texas. January is the snowiest month in the 79107 zip code with 4.0 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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