Climate Change To Bring North Texas Longer Droughts, Heavy Rains, 120-degree Temps Within 25 Years
The weather in Texas varies widely between dry in the West, humid in the East and hot to cold, but not too hot or too cold. The vast expanse of Texas covers more than 1.5 million square miles (3.2 million square kilometers) of land. A map of the Texas equator obtained by astronauts aboard NASA's Gemini 4 spacecraft shows large dark plumes attributed to precipitation.
In general, Texas is the second largest state in America in terms of land area, with a climate that varies greatly from hot to cold, humid to humid, and cold to hot. The parts of Texas east of Interstate 35 are subtropical, while the part west of it is crisscrossed by dry desert. On average, temperatures rarely rise above 37 degrees Celsius in Texas, but Alaska is a larger state with an average temperature of 35 degrees Celsius.
On average, temperatures range from an average July of 83 degrees Celsius to an average January of 46 degrees Celsius. There is a year-round risk of hurricane flooding from south to southeast. Tornadoes tend to occur in the South, while annual rainfall is 27 inches; the North has 37 inches (940 mm) annually and the West has 8.7 inches (220 mm) annually. The average rainfall varies from year to year, with an average rainfall of 2.5 inches per year from January to July. The South has the highest annual rainfall, with 1,843 mm, and the East and West average 1.2 inches and 1 million mm per year, respectively, for the entire state.
The central part of Texas, which accounts for about a third of the state, has a subtropical, humid climate and experiences warm summers. The eastern parts of Texas, which make up about half a third of it, are more tropical, with warmer summers and cooler winters than the central parts.
Those who live near the southernmost tip of the state can expect to need air conditioning and heat to survive the year. How much you will spend varies from year to year. It is helpful to look at local weather data for your destination in Texas to see how temperatures change over the years. Most states have high summer highs, but even the muggy swamplands of southeast Texas forget the cold on winter nights.
The guide points out that the state of Texas still has time to take matters into its own hands, but sometimes it forgets to act. Next week, we will publish a new get-ready guide to how states like Texas develop and implement climate change plans. The forthcoming guide sets out a six-step process and includes more than 600 strategies that states can use to prepare.
The state of Texas, which according to the US Environmental Protection Agency is increasingly fueled by carbon pollution, is running out of time.
The United States has just had a record year of weather and climate disasters, and it is only going to get worse. Last year saw Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as flooding in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. Scientists say these events occur as air and sea temperatures rise. According to the US Department of Energy's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), weather-related disasters had an inflation-adjusted annual impact on the US economy of more than $1.5 trillion, or $2.4 billion.
It has been reported that between 2041 and 2050, August temperatures could rise to 94 degrees in Dallas-Fort Worth, with extremes of 120. Fall in Houston will be warmer with temperatures between 10 and 50 degrees at night, according to the NOAA.
The hurricane will move north, bringing heavy rains and strong winds to the Gulf Coast, Texas and parts of New Mexico, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
Texas Hill Country in Central Texas is formed by a combination of high altitude, high latitude and low latitude. Compared to most parts of the United States, winters in Houston are relatively mild and temperate. On average, Houston's winters are above average in temperature and rainfall, and below average in the rest of Texas.
The climate is submoist to the east and south of the area and semi-dry to the west of Brady Junction and Rocksprings. The area has an average annual rainfall of about 4.7 mm and an annual average of 3.8 to 5.4 litres of rain. Humidity is high in the afternoon, especially further northwest, where there may be wind changes and dry air as the Gulf air returns after sunset.
Subtropical forests line the Rio Grande and coastal areas receive more rain than inland. Coastal areas are warm most of the year due to the current in the Gulf of Mexico. In the West, April and May are the wettest months of the year, but September will be the wettest month this year as it approaches the Gulf Coast, bringing an average of 2.5 to 3.4 gallons of rain per day.