This report describes the typical weather at the Quitman (Mineola, Texas, United States) weather station over the course of an average year. It is based on the historical records from 2005 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Mineola, Texas has a warm humid temperate climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by forests (49%), croplands (47%), and lakes and rivers (3%).
Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 37°F to 97°F and is rarely below 28°F or above 103°F.
The warm season lasts from June 1 to September 9 with an average daily high temperature above 89°F. The hottest day of the year is August 10, with an average high of 97°F and low of 76°F.
The cold season lasts from November 24 to February 23 with an average daily high temperature below 64°F. The coldest day of the year is January 20, with an average low of 37°F and high of 56°F.
The length of the day varies significantly over the course of the year. The shortest day is December 21 with 9:59 hours of daylight; the longest day is June 20 with 14:18 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:13am on June 12 and the latest sunset is at 8:34pm on June 28. The latest sunrise is at 7:42am on November 3 and the earliest sunset is at 5:15pm on December 5.
Daylight savings time (DST) is observed in this location during 2012, starting in the spring on March 11 and ending in the fall on November 4.
The median cloud cover ranges from 8% (clear) to 37% (mostly clear). The sky is cloudiest on February 26 and clearest on September 4. The clearer part of the year begins around May 4. The cloudier part of the year begins around November 23.
On September 4, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 80% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 13% of the time.
On February 26, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 40% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 48% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the year. Precipitation is most likely around April 26, occurring in 36% of days. Precipitation is least likely around October 24, occurring in 20% of days.
Over the entire year, the most common forms of precipitation are thunderstorms, heavy rain, and drizzle.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 59% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around June 22, when it is observed during 27% of all days.
Heavy rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 12% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around December 30, when it is observed during 7% of all days.
Drizzle is the most severe precipitation observed during 10% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around April 20, when it is observed during 5% of all days.
During the warm season, which lasts from June 1 to September 9, there is a 30% average chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during a given day. When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of thunderstorms (79% of days with precipitation have at worst thunderstorms), light rain (8%), and drizzle (8%).
During the cold season, which lasts from November 24 to February 23, there is a 26% average chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during a given day. When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of thunderstorms (35% of days with precipitation have at worst thunderstorms), heavy rain (23%), moderate rain (17%), and drizzle (12%).
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at any time during the year at this location or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 40% (comfortable) to 96% (very humid) over the course of the year, rarely dropping below 22% (dry) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around March 2, at which time the relative humidity drops below 50% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around May 27, exceeding 95% (very humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a year, the dew point typically varies from 29°F (dry) to 76°F (very muggy) and is rarely below 17°F (dry) or above 79°F (oppressive).
There are two periods in the year that are most comfortable: The first is between February 27 and May 3 and the second is between October 1 and November 24. The air feels neither too dry nor too muggy during these periods.
Over the course of the year typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 13 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 17 mph (moderate breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 6 mph (light breeze) occurs around March 28, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 13 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 3 mph (light air) occurs around September 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 8 mph (gentle breeze).