Amarillo Climate Notes

All-time record temperatures:
Highest: 111° F on June 26, 2011
Lowest: -16° F on February 12, 1899

MONTHLY MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

83

88

96

98

103

111

106

106

103

99

87

83

-11

-16

-3

13

26

38

51

48

30

12

0

-8

Notes of Interest:
All-time low temperature in Texas: -23° F at Seminole on February 8, 1933
All-time official low temperature in the Texas Panhandle: -22° F in Spearman on January 4, 1959
All-time unofficial low in the Panhandle: -30° F, 30 miles southeast of Perryton on February 12, 1899
The most consecutive days with maximum temperature 32 degrees or below(since Jan 1949): 12, From December 30, 1978 to January 10, 1979
All-time official high temperature in the Texas Panhandle: 117° F in Clarendon on August 12, 1936

Record Precipitation:
Max for one hour: 3.36 inches on June 24, 1948
Max for 24 hours: 7.25 inches on July 7-8, 2010
Max for one calendar day: 5.74 inches on July 7, 2010
Max for one month: 10.73 inches in June 1965
Max for one year: 39.75 inches in 1923
Min for one month: 0.00 inches
  November 1894, 1903 & 1989
  December 1889 & 1908
  January 1923 & 1986
  February 1891 & 1930
Min for one year: 7.01 inches in 2011

MONTHLY RECORD PRECIPITATION

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

2.67

2.93

4.14

6.45

9.81

10.73

8.02

8.07

6.42

7.64

5.09

4.52

1999

1903

2000

1997

1951

1965

2010

2009

1923

1941

1905

1959

Yearly Precipitation Observations

MONTHLY RECORD SNOW

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

19.7

28.7

21.5

8.3

9.1

0

0

0

0.3

9.0

14.8

21.4

1897

1903

1934

1907

1917

 

 

 

1984

1906

1906

1918

Record Snowfall:
Max for 24 hours: 20.6 inches on March 25-26, 1934
Max for a single storm: 20.6 inches on March 25-26, 1934
Max for one month: 28.7 inches in February 1903
Max measured snow depth: 17.0 inches on February 26, 1903
Max for a season: 50.9 inches in 1918-19
Record Pressures:
  Highest: 31.11 inches/1053.5 mb on Dececember 24, 1983
  Lowest: 28.89 inches/979.0 mb on February 9, 1960

MONTHLY NORMALS (based on 1981-2010 data)

TEMPERATURE 

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Annual

MAX

50.6

54.2

62.5

71.1

79.5

87.7

91.4

89.4

82.6

71.9

60.0

49.7

70.9

MIN

23.4

26.4

33.3

41.6

51.8

61.0

65.2

64.2

56.4

44.7

32.5

24.0

43.7

AVG

37.0

40.3

47.9

56.3

65.6

74.4

78.3

76.8

69.5

58.3

46.3

36.9

57.3

DEGREE DAYS

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Annual

HDD

868

692

532

279

83

7

0

1

43

236

564

873

4178

CDD

0

0

2

19

104

288

412

367

178

28

1

0

1399

PRECIPITATION

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Annual

LIQUID

0.72

0.56

1.39

1.40

2.29

3.16

2.84

2.91

1.92

1.66

0.80

0.71

20.36

SNOW

4.7

2.9

2.9

0.7

0.2

0

0

0

0

0.2

2.5

3.7

17.8

WIND

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Annual

SPEED

13.0

14.0

15.5

15.4

14.6

14.2

12.7

12.0

12.9

12.9

13.1

12.9

13.6

DIRECTION

SW

SW

SW

SW

S

S

S

S

S

SW

SW

SW

SW

 

Notes of Interest:
Average date of last 32 degrees in spring: April 18
Latest occurrence of latest 32 degrees in spring: May 7, 1915 & 1917
Earliest occurrence of last 32 degrees in spring: March 14, 1963
Average date of first 32 degrees in autumn: October 20
Latest occurrence of latest 32 degrees in autumn: November 22, 1965
Earliest occurrence of latest 32 degrees in autumn: September 21, 1983
Earliest occurrence of measurable snow: September 29, 1984 (0.3)
Latest occurrence of measurable snow: May 7, 1917 (0.4) [Total from May 6-7 was 9.1 in]
The highest wind speed recorded was 84 mph from the southwest on May 15, 1949. A tornado passed within 0.8 miles of the station.
  *This was a one minute wind speed. We have only recorded peak gusts on climate forms since 1971. Since then, the peak gust is 81 mph recorded on April 19, 1973, June 19, 2008, and July 22, 2011.


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