Independence Day is celebrated on July 4th, commemorating the approval of the Declaration of Independence. The Second Continental Congress officially declared independence from Great Britain on July 2, 1776 and made the announcement public two days later after the Declaration of Independence was drafted and signed. The only two signers who became U.S Presidents (John Adams and Thomas Jefferson) both died on the exact same date - July 4, 1826. That date, coincidentally, was the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration.
This page collects some facts about the weather on this holiday from past years for Amarillo and the Panhandles. Since 1892 the Amarillo average high temperature on this day has been 90° F, and the low temperature has averaged 65° F. However, temperatures have been as hot as 102° F and as cool as 52° F. Being in the middle of the summer rainy months, the day averages measurable rainfall in 24% of years. Most of the day's precipitation has come from thunderstorms, and the average on days when it has occurred is 0.34". The rainiest July 4th for the city was in 1914, when 1.71" of rain fell.
The hottest July 4th from across the Panhandles occurred in Beaver, OK in 1953 when the temperature reached 109° F. The coolest July 4th from across the Panhandles occurred in Kenton, OK in 1903 with a low of 44° F. The wettest July 4th goes to McLean, which received 4.42 inches of rain in 2002.