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Weekly Climate Summary: 02/21/2022

This week in Texas weather was a very dry week with most counties across the state recording less than 0.5” of precipitation. The Panhandle, Big Bend Country, Hill Country, South Central Texas, and the South Texas Plains were the driest regions across this period. The majority of the counties in these regions record less than 0.01” of precipitation, however, no county recorded more than 0.1”  of precipitation. The majority of counties along the Gulf Coast, in the Red River Valley and North Texas, and in the Southern Piney Woods Region experienced a slightly higher accumulation of 0.05-0.5” of precipitation. The wettest region in the state across this period was the Northern Piney Woods Region. In this region, several counties record more than 0.5” of precipitation with the most extreme being Bowie, Cass, and Upshur counties who recorded 1.1-1.5” of precipitation.




This week in Texas weather saw near normal temperatures across the state, with most counties experiencing departures within 3 °F of normal. One exception to this was the counties in the Northeastern Panhandle. Counties in this region had the most extreme positive temperature departures across this period recording temperatures 4-5 °F warmer than normal. The remainder of the Panhandle, the Eastern Big Bend Country, and North Texas also observed positive temperature departures. The majority of counties in these regions, however, experienced less extreme temperature departures of 0-3 °F warmer than normal. Some of the most extreme negative temperature departures were seen in the Southern Big Bend Country and the South Texas Plains, where temperatures were observed to be 3-5 °F cooler than normal. Central Texas and the Gulf Coast also experienced negative temperatures departures of 0-3 °F cooler than normal. Madison County and Hidalgo County specifically experienced the most extreme negative temperature departures across the period observing temperatures more than 5 °F cooler than normal. 








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