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Weekly Climate Summary: 02/13/2022

This week in Texas weather saw much drier conditions compared to previous weeks across the state. The majority of the state recorded less than 1” of precipitation across the period. The Big Bend Country, Hill Country, North Texas, and Central Texas were the driest regions in the state with less than 0.01” of precipitation. While most of the Panhandle was similar to these regions recording less than 0.01”, the northeastern portion of the region observed higher rainfall accumulations between 0.02-0.1”. The Piney Woods and Southern Gulf Coast also observed higher precipitation with these regions averaging 0.1-0.7”. Upshur County in particular was one of the wettest counties in these regions observing 0.7-1” of precipitation. The Rio Grande Valley was the wettest region in the state across this period with Hidalgo and Willacy counties also recording 0.7-1” and Cameron County recording 1.3-1.6”. 



This week in Texas weather saw cooler than normal temperatures in southern and central Texas and warmer than normal temperatures in northern Texas. The Northwestern Panhandle and the Red River Valley were the regions that recorded positive temperature departures across this period. These regions observed temperatures 0-3 °F warmer than normal in most counties, however, several counties observed temperatures of 3-6 °F warmer than normal. For the most part, the remaining southern portion of the state recorded temperatures 0-6 °F cooler than normal. One exception was in the Rio Grande Valley where temperatures were even cooler than normal at 6-9 °F. Furthermore, several counties in the state including Hardin, Wharton, McMullen, and Culberson also recorded temperatures 6-9 °F cooler than normal. The most extreme temperature departures were in Henderson County where temperatures were 9-12 °F cooler than normal and in Val Verde County where temperatures were more than 15 °F cooler than normal.








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