This report describes the historical weather record at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (Dallas & Fort Worth, Texas, United States) during 1975. This station has records back to May 1953.
Dallas & Fort Worth, 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 grasslands (72%), built-up areas (23%), and lakes and rivers (4%)
Daylight saving time (DST) was observed at Dallas & Fort Worth, Texas during 1975. There were two time changes during 1975:
1975 was not a leap year, so it has 365 days and no February 29th. The first leap year before 1975 was 1972 and the first after was 1976.
The summer and winter solstices and the spring and fall equinoxes mark the passing of the seasons. They fall on nearly the same day each year, with differences of a day or two depending on the year. In 1975 they occurred on:
|Spring Equinox||Friday, 21 March 1975.|
|Summer Solstice||Sunday, 22 June 1975.|
|Fall Equinox||Tuesday, 23 September 1975.|
|Winter Solstice||Monday, 22 December 1975.|
The hottest day of 1975 was July 8, with a high temperature of 99°F. For reference, on that day the average high temperature is 95°F and the high temperature exceeds 101°F only one day in ten. The hottest month of 1975 was August with an average daily high temperature of 95°F.
Relative to the average, the hottest day was January 27. The high temperature that day was 80°F, compared to the average of 55°F, a difference of 25°F. In relative terms the warmest month was January, with an average high temperature of 59°F, compared to an typical value of 55°F.
The longest warm spell was from October 5 to October 16, constituting 12 consecutive days with warmer than average high temperatures. The month of January had the largest fraction of warmer than average days with 68% days with higher than average high temperatures.
The coldest day of 1975 was January 13, with a low temperature of 19°F. For reference, on that day the average low temperature is 35°F and the low temperature drops below 23°F only one day in ten. The coldest month of 1975 was February with an average daily low temperature of 37°F.
Relative to the average, the coldest day was November 23. The low temperature that day was 24°F, compared to the average of 44°F, a difference of 20°F. In relative terms the coldest month was March, with an average low temperature of 44°F, compared to an typical value of 48°F.
The longest cold spell was from July 29 to August 12, constituting 15 consecutive days with cooler than average low temperatures. The month of February had the largest fraction of cooler than average days with 68% days with lower than average low temperatures.
The clearest month of 1975 was November, with 63% of days being more clear than cloudy. The longest spell of clear weather was from September 26 to October 15, constituting 20 consecutive days that were clearer than they were cloudy.
The cloudiest month of 1975 was May, with 55% of days being more cloudy than clear. The longest spell of cloudy weather was from January 28 to February 6, constituting 10 consecutive days that were cloudier than they were clear.
This station reports both the quantity of liquid precipitation and categorical observations of precipitation (e.g., moderate rain, or heavy snow). Both are subject to erroneous reports, but the former is particularly prone to false reports, especially ones indicating an excessive quantity of precipitation. Please bear this in mind when reading the extrema reported in this section.
The day with the largest quantity of precipitation was July 25. That day saw 3.236" of liquid (or liquid equivalent) precipitation, compared to a median value of 0.168". The month with the most precipitation was May, with 5.965", compared to a median value of 4.965".
As determined by quantitative measurements, the longest dry spell was from January 1 to March 9, constituting 68 consecutive days with no measured precipitation. The months January, February, and October were completely without measured precipitation.
The month with the largest fraction of days with at least some measured precipitation was May, with 42% of days reporting some measured precipitation.
This station reports when significant weather events (including precipitation) are visually observed at or near the station. Such events do not always correspond to measured quantities of liquid equivalent precipitation, such as when the event is near by not at the station, or in the case of solid precipitation that does not melt in the collection basin.
The day in 1975 with the most precipitation observations was December 24. There were 22 hourly weather reports that day (out of a maximum of 24) in which some form of precipitation was observated at or near the station. The month with the most precipitation observations was February, with 86 hourly present weather reports involving some form of precipitation.
As determined by the present weather reports, the longest dry spell was from September 22 to October 23, constituting 32 consecutive days with no observed precipitation. The month with the largest fraction of days without observed precipitation was October, with 94% of days reporting no observed precipitation at all.
The month with the largest fraction of days with at least some observed precipitation was May, with 52% of days reporting some observed precipitation.
In this section we consider only those weather reports that indicate liquid precipitation. For the purposes of this analysis, we include thunderstorms even though some thunderstorms are not accompanied by liquid precipitation.
The month of 1975 with the largest number of those reports was March, with a total of 83 reports. The day with the largest number of those reports was December 24, with a total of 20 reports.
This station reports when snow is observed falling but does not report the quantity of snow that has fallen or the depth of snow on the ground.
In this section we consider hourly weather reports that contain an observation of falling snow. These reports do not necessarily correspond to accumulation.
The first reported snow fall in 1975 was on December 24; the last was on March 13. The month of 1975 with the largest number of those reports was February, with a total of 14 reports. The day with the largest number of those reports was February 23, with a total of 10 reports.
Humidity is an important factor in determining how weather conditions feel to a person experiencing them. Hot and humid days feel even hotter than hot and dry days because the high level of water content in humid air discourages the evaporation of sweat from a person's skin.
When reading the graph below, keep in mind that the hottest part of the day tends to be the least humid, so the daily low (brown) traces are more relevant for understanding daytime comfort than the daily high (blue) traces, which typically occur during the night. Applying that observation, the least humid month of 1975 was November with an average daily low humidity of 35%, and the most humid month was May with an average daily low humidity of 54%.
But it is important to keep in mind that humidity does not tell the whole picture and the dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find a given set of weather conditions. Please see the next section for continued discussion of this point.
Dew point is the temperature below which water vapor will condense into liquid water. It is therefore also related to the rate of evaporation of liquid water. Since the evaporation of sweat is an important cooling mechanism for the human body, the dew point is an important measurement for understanding how dry, comfortable, or humid a given set of weather conditions will feel.
Generally speaking, dew points below 50°F will feel a bit dry to some people, but comfortable to people accustomed to dry conditions; dew points from 50°F to 68°F are fairly comfortable to most people, and dew points above 68°F are increasingly uncomfortable, becoming oppressive around 77°F.
To take some examples, and basing our categorization on the daily high dew point in 1975, January had 21 dry days, 10 comfortable days, and no humid days; April had 6 dry days, 15 comfortable days, and 9 humid days; July had no dry days, 2 comfortable days, and 29 humid days; and October had 9 dry days, 17 comfortable days, and 5 humid days.
The highest sustained wind speed was 53 mph, occurring on December 14; the highest daily mean wind speed was 22 mph (December 14); and the highest wind gust speed was 51 mph (May 13).
The windiest month was February, with an average wind speed of 12 mph. The least windy month was July, with an average wind speed of 7 mph.
Visibility is the maximum distance at which a given reference object or light can be clearly discerned. In the United States, visibilities that are greater than or equal to 10 miles are typically reported as 10 miles.
The day of 1975 with the lowest average visibility was January 18, with an average visibility of 3.3 mi. The month with the lowest average visibility was May, with an average visibility of 12.2 mi. With an average visibility of 15.7 mi, the month of January had the highest average visibility.
The cloud ceiling is the altitude of the lowest layer of clouds that are at categorized as broken (mostly cloudy) or overcast (cloudy). If no such cloud layer exists then the ceiling is unlimited and no value is reported.
The day of 1975 with the lowest average cloud ceiling was March 5, with an average cloud ceiling of 197'. The month with the lowest average cloud ceiling was October, with an average cloud ceiling of 5238'. The month of July has the highest average cloud ceiling, with an average cloud ceiling of 15925'.