National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

     2008 Midland Annual Climate Summary

       Average Temperature - 64.1 F                   30th Warmest  ;  Average = 63.4 F 
       Precipitation - 10.01 In                                  20th Driest Year of Record ; Driest = 4.24" 1951
       Highest Sea Level Pressure : 30.86 In -  January 2nd      Highest:  31.04  inches (sea level) on Dec 24th, 1983
       Lowest  Sea Level Pressure : 29.18 In -  May 22nd      Lowest:  29.09   inches (sea level) on Feb. 9, 1960
       Growing Season : 218 Days      Rank: 58th-60th highest ;  Longest  season 278 days 2004
       #  Days Thunderstorms Occurred - 22 Days      Rank: 4th  Lowest
       #  Days Severe Thunderstorms Occurred - 2 Days      May 17th - 62 mph wind ; May 18 - 62 mph wind
       #  Days Hail Occurred - 1 Day      May 2nd - 1" hail
       #  Days with Fog - 116 Days      Fog - Prevailing Visibility reduced to 6 miles or less
       #  Days with Dense Fog - 21 Days      Dense Fog -  Visibility 1/4 mile or less ; Average 16 days
       #  Days with Freezing Rain/Freezing Drizzle - 5 Days   
       #  Days with Dust storm  - 0 Days      Dust storm - Prevailing Visibility 1/2 mile or less
       #  Days 90 F - 100 Days                               Rank: 49th-50th most ;  Average = 103.9 Days
       Longest Consecutive Days 90 F - 46, 21 Days            46 Days: May 18 - June 28th;  60 days ranked 10th Highest
       #  Days 100 F - 22 Days                           Rank: 21st Highest ;  Normal = 14.41 Days
       Longest Consecutive Days 100 F - 7 Days          Comparison: 9 days ranked 9th-12th Highest
       #  Days 105 F - 4 Days                                   
       Longest Consecutive Days 105 F - 2 Days      Comparison: 3 days is ranked 4th-14th Longest
       #  Days Max  32 F or less - 0 Days  
       #  Days Min   32 F or less - 79 Days      Rank:  6th Most
       Consecutive Mins 32 F or less - 13, 13, 7 Days      Comparison: 19 Days Ranked 8th-11th 
       #  Days Min 20 F or Less - 12 Days      Rank: 19th-21st Most ;  Avg = 8.66
       #  Days Consecutive Min 20 F or less - 3  Days      Comparison: 5 Days Ranked 9th-18th Most 
       #  Days Max  20 F or less -  0 Days  
       First Freeze :  October 23rd -  32 F       Tied: 2nd-3rd Earliest freeze ; Earliest freeze 10/19/89
       First Moderate Freeze: November 7th - 28 F       Average First Moderate Freeze - November 24th
       First Severe Freeze:     November 21st   - 21 F       Average First Severe Freeze - December 4th
       Last Freeze :  March 19th - 30 F       Average Last Freeze -  March 29th
       Last Moderate Freeze: March 8th - 19 F       Average Last Moderate Freeze - March 19th
       Last Severe Freeze:     March 8th - 19 F       Average Last Severe Freeze - March 2nd
       # Days Minimum 5 F or less - 0 Days  
       Most Consecutive Dry Days - 34, 25, 22       34 Days: Dec 12 2007 - Jan 14 2008 ; 50 days ranked 10th
       Most Consecutive Days Trace or Dry - 82, 43, 26       82 Days: Oct 15th 2008-  Jan 4 2009   Ranked: 6th Highest
       Most Consecutive Days Trace or more Precip- 6, 6, 4, 4        6  Days: Jun 15th-20th ; Sep 7th-12th
       Most Consecutive Days .01 or more Precip - 4, 3, 3  
       Most Consecutive Days Trace or more Snowfall - 1 Day  
       Most Consecutive Days .1 or more Snowfall - 0 Days  
       6th Warmest June  -  84.4 F      Average June Temperature  79.6 F 
       6th Coolest September - 70.9 F      Average September Temperature  73.9 F
       8th-9th Driest February  - 0.01"      Driest February 0.00"  1947 and 1999
       7th-19th Driest November - Trace      Driest November 0.00" Several years
       3rd-9th Driest December - Trace      Driest December 0.00 1973
       8th Driest Spring -  1.06 "      Driest Spring 0.12 " 1946
       2nd-3rd Coldest Min Temp New Years Day - 14 F      Coldest New Years Day Low - 5 F  1979
       4th Coldest Easter -  53 F      Coldest Easter - 42 F  2007
       Wettest Easter - 0.35"      Also record for Date - March 23rd