July Weather in Abilene Texas, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 2°F, from 93°F to 95°F, rarely falling below 87°F or exceeding 101°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 95°F on July 27.
Daily low temperatures are around 73°F, rarely falling below 68°F or exceeding 79°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 74°F on July 25.
For reference, on July 25, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Abilene typically range from 74°F to 95°F, while on January 4, the coldest day of the year, they range from 35°F to 57°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in July in Abilene
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on July. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in July in Abilene
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The month of July in Abilene experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 29% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is July 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 73% of the time.
For reference, on February 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 43%, while on June 11, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 75%.
Cloud Cover Categories in July in Abilene
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Abilene, the chance of a wet day over the course of July is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 22% and ending it at 20%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 35% on June 4, and its lowest chance is 8% on January 11.
Probability of Precipitation in July in Abilene
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during July in Abilene is decreasing, starting the month at 2.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.1 inches or falls below 0.4 inches, and ending the month at 1.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.4 inches or falls below 0.1 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 1.6 inches on July 27.
Average Monthly Rainfall in July in Abilene
Over the course of July in Abilene, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 30 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 0 seconds, and weekly decrease of 7 minutes, 2 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is July 31, with 13 hours, 45 minutes of daylight and the longest day is July 1, with 14 hours, 15 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in July in Abilene
The earliest sunrise of the month in Abilene is 6:35 AM on July 1 and the latest sunrise is 17 minutes later at 6:52 AM on July 31.
The latest sunset is 8:50 PM on July 1 and the earliest sunset is 13 minutes earlier at 8:37 PM on July 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Abilene during 2022, but it neither starts nor ends during July, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:32 AM and sets 14 hours, 17 minutes later, at 8:49 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:36 AM and sets 10 hours, 1 minute later, at 5:37 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in July in Abilene
The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.
Solar Elevation and Azimuth in July in Abilene
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for July 2022. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in July in Abilene
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Abilene is decreasing during July, falling from 48% to 41% over the course of the month.
For reference, on June 25, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 49% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in July in Abilene
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This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Abilene is decreasing during July, decreasing from 10.8 miles per hour to 9.6 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 2, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.8 miles per hour, while on August 23, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in July in Abilene
The hourly average wind direction in Abilene throughout July is predominantly from the south, with a peak proportion of 77% on July 5.
Wind Direction in July in Abilene
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
The growing season in Abilene typically lasts for 8.0 months (244 days), from around March 17 to around November 16, rarely starting before February 19 or after April 10, and rarely ending before October 28 or after December 5.
The month of July in Abilene is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in July in Abilene
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Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days in Abilene are very rapidly increasing during July, increasing by 932°F, from 2,578°F to 3,510°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in July in Abilene
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Abilene is essentially constant during July, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 7.1 kWh throughout.
The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during July is 7.3 kWh on July 5.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in July in Abilene
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Abilene are 32.449 deg latitude, -99.733 deg longitude, and 1,719 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Abilene contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 108 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,715 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (427 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,483 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Abilene is covered by artificial surfaces (77%) and shrubs (17%), within 10 miles by shrubs (39%) and cropland (29%), and within 50 miles by grassland (42%) and shrubs (35%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Abilene, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Abilene.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Abilene according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Abilene is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Abilene and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:
To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Abilene and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
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