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Average Weather in Ballinger Texas, United States

In Ballinger, the summers are hot and humid; the winters are short, cold, dry, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 37°F to 96°F and is rarely below 25°F or above 102°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Ballinger for hot-weather activities is from early June to early September.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 3.6 months, from May 26 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 89°F. The hottest day of the year is July 27, with an average high of 96°F and low of 74°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 24 to February 20, with an average daily high temperature below 66°F. The coldest day of the year is January 4, with an average low of 37°F and high of 59°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature in BallingerhotcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°F110°F110°FJan 459°FJan 459°FJul 2796°FJul 2796°F37°F37°F74°F74°FMay 2689°FMay 2689°FSep 1589°FSep 1589°FNov 2466°FNov 2466°FFeb 2066°FFeb 2066°F66°F66°F67°F67°F45°F45°F42°F42°FNowNow
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 in BallingerJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldcoldcoldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmwarmhotvery 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.

Ouarzazat, Morocco (5,300 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Ballinger (view comparison).

Clouds

In Ballinger, 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 in Ballinger begins around April 2 and lasts for 4.1 months, ending around August 6. On June 11, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 75% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 25% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around August 6 and lasts for 7.9 months, ending around April 2. On February 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 43% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 57% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in BallingerclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jun 1175%Jun 1175%Feb 2457%Feb 2457%Apr 266%Apr 266%Aug 667%Aug 667%NowNowclearmostly clearovercastpartly cloudymostly cloudy
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 in Ballinger varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 5.1 months, from April 24 to September 27, with a greater than 21% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 34% on May 27.

The drier season lasts 6.9 months, from September 27 to April 24. The smallest chance of a wet day is 9% on January 11.

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 34% on May 27.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in BallingerwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%May 2734%May 2734%Jan 119%Jan 119%Jan 19%Jan 19%Apr 2421%Apr 2421%Sep 2721%Sep 2721%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. Ballinger experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Ballinger. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 30, with an average total accumulation of 3.3 inches.

The least rain falls around January 4, with an average total accumulation of 0.8 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in BallingerJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in6 in6 in7 in7 inMay 303.3 inMay 303.3 inJan 40.8 inJan 40.8 inSep 252.4 inSep 252.4 inJul 271.5 inJul 271.5 inMar 121.5 inMar 121.5 inNowNow
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 in Ballinger varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 5 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 13 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in BallingerJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2014 hr, 13 minJun 2014 hr, 13 minJun 2012 hr, 8 minSep 2212 hr, 8 minSep 2210 hr, 5 minDec 2110 hr, 5 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 6:33 AM on June 11, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 27 minutes later at 8:00 AM on November 6. The earliest sunset is at 5:35 PM on December 3, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 14 minutes later at 8:49 PM on June 30.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Ballinger during 2021, starting in the spring on March 14, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 7.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in BallingerJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 116:33 AMJun 116:33 AM8:49 PMJun 308:49 PMJun 30Dec 35:35 PMDec 35:35 PM8:00 AMNov 68:00 AMNov 6Mar 14DSTMar 14DSTDSTNov 7DSTNov 7daynightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. 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.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. 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.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

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.

Ballinger experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from May 9 to October 7, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 12% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is June 24, with muggy conditions 49% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is January 23, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in BallingermuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jan 230%Jan 230%Jun 2449%Jun 2449%May 912%May 912%Oct 712%Oct 712%NowNowmuggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydryoppressiveoppressive
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 in Ballinger experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from January 30 to June 30, with average wind speeds of more than 10.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.3 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.0 months, from June 30 to January 30. The calmest day of the year is August 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.0 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in BallingerwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph18 mph18 mphApr 112.3 mphApr 112.3 mphAug 269.0 mphAug 269.0 mphJan 3010.6 mphJan 3010.6 mphJun 3010.6 mphJun 3010.6 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 in Ballinger is from the south throughout the year.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in BallingerJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsouthnortheast
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 in Ballinger 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 Ballinger for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid April to late June and from late August to late October, with a peak score in the first week of October.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Ballingerbest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.66.61.81.86.56.55.55.5NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature tourism 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 Ballinger for hot-weather activities is from early June to early September, with a peak score in the first week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Ballingerbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.17.10.30.3NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature beach/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 in Ballinger typically lasts for 8.2 months (251 days), from around March 14 to around November 20, rarely starting before February 15 or after April 8, and rarely ending before November 1 or after December 10.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Ballingergrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Mar 1450%Mar 1450%Nov 2050%Nov 2090%Apr 890%Apr 890%Nov 190%Nov 110%Feb 1510%Feb 1510%Dec 1010%Dec 100%Jan 150%Jan 15Jul 23100%Jul 23100%NowNowvery coldcoldcoolwarmhotcomfortable
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 in Ballinger should appear around January 26, only rarely appearing before January 16 or after February 9.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in BallingerJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°F6,000°F6,000°FJan 2689°FJan 2689°FApr 21900°FApr 21900°FMay 311,800°FMay 311,800°FDec 316,304°FDec 316,304°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 4.2 months, from April 10 to August 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 1, with an average of 7.4 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from November 9 to February 4, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 3.2 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in BallingerbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJul 17.4 kWhJul 17.4 kWhDec 233.2 kWhDec 233.2 kWhApr 106.5 kWhApr 106.5 kWhAug 186.5 kWhAug 186.5 kWhFeb 44.0 kWhFeb 44.0 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 Ballinger are 31.738 deg latitude, -99.947 deg longitude, and 1,624 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Ballinger contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 135 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,649 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (325 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,322 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Ballinger is covered by shrubs (65%), grassland (18%), and cropland (14%), within 10 miles by shrubs (45%) and grassland (30%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (56%) and grassland (29%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Ballinger, 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 6 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Ballinger.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Ballinger 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 Ballinger is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Ballinger and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Coleman Municipal Airport (27%, 53 kilometers, east); Mathis Field (19%, 67 kilometers, southwest); Dyess Air Force Base (15%, 78 kilometers, north); Abilene Regional Airport (15%, 79 kilometers, north); Brady Curtis Field (13%, 86 kilometers, southeast); and Avenger Field (11%, 95 kilometers, northwest).

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 airports 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.