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Frequently Asked Climate Questions Midland, Texas

 

Temperature Records

 
         Highest Recorded Temperature: 116° — June 27, 1994
         Lowest Recorded Temperature: -11° — February 2, 1985 & February 8, 1933

 

First Seasonal Killing Frost (32°F)

 
        Earliest: October 19, 1989
        Average: November 13
        Latest: Dececember 7, 1998

 

Last Seasonal Killing Frost (32°F)

 
        Earliest: February 26, 2004
        Average: March 29
        Latest: May 3rd, 2013

 

Growing Season

 
        Longest: 278 Days — 2004, February 26 to November 30
        Shortest Growing Season: 191 Days — 1989, April 11 to October 19
        Average Growing Season: 228.5 Days

 

Wind Records

        Fastest Observed 1-Minute Wind Speed: 67 mph from 250 degrees (west-southwest) — February 9, 1960
        Peak observed gust: 93 mph from 360 degrees (north) — June 27, 2007

 

Sea-Level Pressure Records

 
        Lowest: 29.09" — February 9, 1960
        Highest: 31.039" — December 24, 1983

 

Snowfall Records

 
       Earliest Trace: October 28, 1980
       Earliest Measureable: October 30, 1993 — 0.6"
       Latest Measureable: April 7, 2007 — 1.5"
       Latest Trace: April 13, 1980

 

Drought Update

 
       Average Annual Precipitation: 14.80"
       Driest Year: 1951 — 4.24"
       2nd Driest Year: 1998 — 5.14"
       Wettest Year: 1986 — 32.13"