Frequently Asked Climate Questions about 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: April 20 ,1933

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"

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