• Strange Texas weather

Strange Texas weather

Texas in 2000 will record a year of strange weather – at least that is what people are saying with the year almost completed. But what about other strange and unusual weather occurrences that have taken place in the Lone Star State? A preview of a little book, simply called “Texas Weather” and co-authored by probably the most popular weatherman ever to speak over Texas airwaves – Harold Taft of WBAP and Channel 5 in Fort Worth – shows that a lot of goofy weather has happened in our state.

Taft and co-author, Ron Godbey, claims that Texas has the greatest variety of weather found anywhere in the nation from temperature extremes of – 23 degrees in Tulia on Feb. 12, 1899 and repeated at Seminole on Feb. 8, 1933 to the blistering 120 at Seymour on Aug. 12, 1936. A difference of 143 degrees.

The most rain ever to fall in one year was at Clarksville on the Red River when 109 inches fell in 1873. In 1956 only 1.76 Inches fell at Wink. Thrall recorded the most rain ever recorded in a 24 hour period when 38.20 inches fell.


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