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Average Weather at Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional Airport Texas, United States

At Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional Airport, the summers are hot and muggy, the winters are cold and windy, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 36°F to 96°F and is rarely below 24°F or above 101°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional Airport for hot-weather activities is from early June to mid September.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 3.5 months, from June 3 to September 18, with an average daily high temperature above 88°F. The hottest day of the year is July 31, with an average high of 96°F and low of 73°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 24 to February 25, with an average daily high temperature below 63°F. The coldest day of the year is January 4, with an average low of 36°F and high of 55°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature at Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional AirporthotcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F10°F20°F30°F40°F50°F60°F70°F80°F90°F100°FJan 455°FJan 455°FJul 3196°FJul 3196°F36°F36°F73°F73°FJun 388°FJun 388°FSep 1888°FSep 1888°FNov 2463°FNov 2463°FFeb 2563°FFeb 2563°F67°F67°F65°F65°F45°F45°F42°F42°FLowHighNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature at Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMNowNowvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmwarmhotvery coldvery coldvery cold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Ar Rudayyif, Tunisia (5,740 miles away) and Hacıpaşa, Turkey (6,829 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional Airport (view comparison).

Clouds

At Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional Airport, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year at Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional Airport begins around May 27 and lasts for 5.8 months, ending around November 20. On October 4, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 73% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 27% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around November 20 and lasts for 6.2 months, ending around May 27. On February 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 46% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 54% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories at Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional AirportclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Oct 473%Oct 473%Feb 2454%Feb 2454%May 2763%May 2763%Nov 2064%Nov 2064%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional Airport varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 6.4 months, from April 10 to October 22, with a greater than 26% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 37% on May 21.

The drier season lasts 5.6 months, from October 22 to April 10. The smallest chance of a wet day is 15% on December 31.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 37% on May 21.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional AirportwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%May 2137%May 2137%Dec 3115%Dec 3115%Apr 1026%Apr 1026%Oct 2226%Oct 2226%NowNowrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year at Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional Airport. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 16, with an average total accumulation of 4.1 inches.

The least rain falls around July 24, with an average total accumulation of 1.5 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day at Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional Airport varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 1 minute of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 17 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 1912 hr, 7 minMar 1914 hr, 17 minJun 2014 hr, 17 minJun 2012 hr, 9 minSep 2212 hr, 9 minSep 2210 hr, 1 minDec 2110 hr, 1 minDec 21nightnightday
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 6:19 AM on June 11, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 26 minutes later at 7:46 AM on March 8. The earliest sunset is at 5:21 PM on December 3, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 17 minutes later at 8:38 PM on June 29.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional Airport during 2020, starting in the spring on March 8, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 1.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time at Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 116:19 AMJun 116:19 AM8:38 PMJun 298:38 PMJun 29Dec 35:21 PMDec 35:21 PM7:46 AMMar 87:46 AMMar 8Mar 8DSTMar 8DSTDSTNov 1DSTNov 1daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2020. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Humidity

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.

Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional Airport experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 5.4 months, from April 26 to October 6, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 20% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 2, with muggy conditions 80% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is January 16, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels at Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional AirportmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jan 160%Jan 160%80%Jul 280%Jul 2Apr 2620%Apr 2620%Oct 620%Oct 620%NowNowoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumiddrydrycomfortablecomfortable
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

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 at Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional Airport experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 7.2 months, from October 26 to June 1, with average wind speeds of more than 9.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.6 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 4.8 months, from June 1 to October 26. The calmest day of the year is August 22, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.0 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed at Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional AirportwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mph18 mphApr 111.6 mphApr 111.6 mphAug 228.0 mphAug 228.0 mphOct 269.8 mphOct 269.8 mphJun 19.8 mphJun 19.8 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction at Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional Airport varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 11 months, from February 4 to December 22, with a peak percentage of 72% on July 13. The wind is most often from the north for 1.4 months, from December 22 to February 4, with a peak percentage of 38% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction at Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional AirportNSJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowsouthnortheastwest
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional Airport throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional Airport for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid April to mid June and from early September to mid October, with a peak score in the first week of October.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score at Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional Airportbest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.46.41.61.66.36.35.35.3NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional Airport for hot-weather activities is from early June to mid September, with a peak score in the last week of June.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score at Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional Airportbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.56.50.30.3NowNow precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

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 at Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional Airport typically lasts for 8.4 months (258 days), from around March 9 to around November 22, rarely starting before February 10 or after April 1, and rarely ending before October 31 or after December 16.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional Airportgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Mar 950%Mar 950%Nov 2250%Nov 2290%Apr 190%Apr 190%Oct 3190%Oct 3110%Feb 1010%Feb 1010%Dec 1610%Dec 160%Jan 110%Jan 11Jul 19100%Jul 19100%NowNowvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhot
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

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.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional Airport should appear around January 31, only rarely appearing before January 17 or after February 15.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days at Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F1,000°F2,000°F3,000°F4,000°F5,000°F6,000°FJan 3189°FJan 3189°FApr 28900°FApr 28900°FDec 315,933°FDec 315,933°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from April 11 to August 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 26, with an average of 7.0 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from November 9 to February 5, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 2.8 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional AirportbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhJun 267.0 kWhJun 267.0 kWhDec 212.8 kWhDec 212.8 kWhApr 116.1 kWhApr 116.1 kWhAug 226.1 kWhAug 226.1 kWhFeb 53.7 kWhFeb 53.7 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional Airport are 32.456 deg latitude, -96.912 deg longitude, and 682 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 164 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 668 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (449 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (984 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional Airport is covered by grassland (81%) and cropland (18%), within 10 miles by grassland (55%) and cropland (26%), and within 50 miles by cropland (35%) and grassland (35%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional Airport, 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

Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.

In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.

The stations on which we may fall back include but are not limited to Dallas Executive Airport, Lancaster Regional Airport, Arlington Municipal Airport, Grand Prairie Municipal Airport, Dallas United States Naval Air Station, Dallas Love Field, Fort Worth Spinks Airport, and Hillsboro Municipal Airport.

Other 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 aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.