Fort Worth Weather

Fort Worth WeatherFt.Worth is situated in North Central Texas and is the fifth largest city in the state in terms of population. It is located in Tarrant Country just 30 miles from Dallas. The weather in the city is nice for most of the year.

The climate in Ft. Worth contains long, hot summers and short, mild winters. With an average high temperature of 95, July is the hottest month of the year. January is the coldest month with an average high temperature of 53. The city has about 96 days with temperatures above 90, and it has around 37 days with the temperature below 32. The coldest temperature in Ft. Worth history occurred in December 1989 when the temperature was recorded at negative 7. The highest temperature ever recorded in Ft. Worth was during the 1980 heat wave. The thermometer peaked at 113 on June 26-27 1980.

The average annual rainfall that Ft. Worth receives is 33.7 inches, and the average annual snowfall is 2.5 inches. The average number of sunny days a year in Ft. Worth is 229, and the average relative humidity is 71.5. With 1.90 inches of precipitation, January is the driest month of the year, and with 5.15 inches, May is the wettest month of the year.

The summers in Ft. Worth are very hot and dry as some days will get above 100. Ft. Worth normally has mild winters. However, some years will see cold and dry air arrive from the north; therefore, heavy snowfall is possible. Springtime can bring heavy winds to the area. Ft. Worth is very vulnerable to heavy thunderstorms. These storms could produce large hail, high winds and deadly lightening. Tornados are also possible.

Until the year 2000, Ft. Worth was the only major city in the country never to have a fatal tornado. However, in March 2000, a huge tornado roared through the downtown area of the city killing five people and causing more than $400 million in damage.

On May 5, 1995, one of the costliest storms in United States history occurred in Ft. Worth. The supercell storm struck near the downtown area, and many people were cause without shelter. The winds reached up to 70 mph, so windows were shattered. Grapefruit sized hail occurred, so cars were severely damaged by the storm. More than 100 people were injured in this storm.

Because of the lack of winter and possibility of high winds, many people in Ft. Worth suffer from allergies. The pollen count is high, so allergies are common in the area.