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Average Weather in Midway North Texas, United States

In Midway North, the summers are hot and oppressive; the winters are short, cool, dry, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 51°F to 97°F and is rarely below 38°F or above 101°F.

Climate Summary

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Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Midway North for hot-weather activities is from late April to mid June.

Temperature

The hot season lasts for 3.8 months, from May 25 to September 19, with an average daily high temperature above 92°F. The hottest day of the year is August 5, with an average high of 97°F and low of 77°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.5 months, from December 3 to February 17, with an average daily high temperature below 75°F. The coldest day of the year is January 5, with an average low of 51°F and high of 70°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

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 Midway NorthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMcoldcoolcoolcoolcoolcomfortablewarmhotcomfortablecoldsweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: 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 shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Taichung, Taiwan (8,113 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Midway North (view comparison).

Clouds

In Midway North, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Midway North begins around February 16 and lasts for 4.3 months, ending around June 26. On June 2, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 76% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 24% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around June 26 and lasts for 7.7 months, ending around February 16. On August 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 56% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 44% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in Midway NorthclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jun 276%Jun 276%Aug 2244%Aug 2244%Feb 1660%Feb 1660%Jun 2660%Jun 2660%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Midway North varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 4.5 months, from May 25 to October 10, with a greater than 22% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 36% on September 14.

The drier season lasts 7.5 months, from October 10 to May 25. The smallest chance of a wet day is 8% on February 20.

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 36% on September 14.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Midway NorthwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Sep 1436%Sep 1436%Feb 208%Feb 208%Jan 110%Jan 110%May 2522%May 2522%Oct 1022%Oct 1022%rain
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. Midway North experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Midway North. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 16, with an average total accumulation of 3.5 inches.

The least rain falls around December 21, with an average total accumulation of 0.7 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 in Midway North varies over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 30 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 13 hours, 47 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Midway NorthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2013 hr, 47 minJun 2013 hr, 47 minJun 2012 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2210 hr, 30 minDec 2110 hr, 30 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 6:39 AM on June 9, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 5 minutes later at 7:44 AM on March 12. The earliest sunset is at 5:39 PM on November 30, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 49 minutes later at 8:28 PM on July 1.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Midway North during 2017, starting in the spring on March 12, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 5.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Midway NorthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 96:39 AMJun 96:39 AM8:28 PMJul 18:28 PMJul 1Nov 305:39 PMNov 305:39 PM7:44 AMMar 127:44 AMMar 12Mar 12DSTMar 12DSTDSTNov 5DSTNov 5daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. 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.

Midway North experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 8.4 months, from March 12 to November 24, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 33% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is June 29, with muggy conditions 97% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is January 22, with muggy conditions 12% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in Midway NorthmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jan 2212%Jan 2212%97%Jun 2997%Jun 29Mar 1233%Mar 1233%Nov 2433%Nov 2433%miserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggydrydrycomfortablecomfortable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

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 Midway North experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.4 months, from January 30 to August 11, with average wind speeds of more than 10.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.6 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.6 months, from August 11 to January 30. The calmest day of the year is September 9, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.9 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in Midway NorthwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mph18 mphApr 2612.6 mphApr 2612.6 mphSep 98.9 mphSep 98.9 mphJan 3010.7 mphJan 3010.7 mph
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 Midway North varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 7.3 months, from January 21 to August 31 and for 2.2 months, from October 12 to December 18, with a peak percentage of 72% on July 17. The wind is most often from the east for 1.4 months, from August 31 to October 12, with a peak percentage of 48% on September 7. The wind is most often from the north for 1.1 months, from December 18 to January 21, with a peak percentage of 41% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in Midway NorthNSESNJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%southeastnorth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Midway North is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 4.4 months, from June 4 to October 16, with an average temperature above 80°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is September 5, with an average temperature of 84°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.3 months, from December 26 to April 3, with an average temperature below 69°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 20, with an average temperature of 66°F.

Average Water Temperature

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Midway North 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 Midway North for general outdoor tourist activities are from late February to early May and from mid October to late November, with a peak score in the last week of March.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Midway Northbest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.66.64.04.06.46.44.54.5 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstourism 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 Midway North for hot-weather activities is from late April to mid June, with a peak score in the third week of May.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Midway Northbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.66.62.02.05.85.85.25.2 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).

While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Midway North over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 3, with a 78% chance.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Midway Northgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%90%Feb 190%Feb 190%Dec 1090%Dec 1078%Jan 478%Jan 4Jun 22100%Jun 22100%coldcoolwarmhotswelteringvery coldcomfortable
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: 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 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 Midway North should appear around January 10, only rarely appearing before January 7 or after January 15.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in Midway NorthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F1,000°F2,000°F3,000°F4,000°F5,000°F6,000°F7,000°F8,000°FJan 1090°FJan 1090°FMar 10900°FMar 10900°FApr 201,800°FApr 201,800°FDec 318,590°FDec 318,590°F
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 2.9 months, from April 11 to July 8, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 3, with an average of 7.2 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.6 months, from November 15 to February 2, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 31, with an average of 3.5 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Midway NorthbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhJun 37.2 kWhJun 37.2 kWhDec 313.5 kWhDec 313.5 kWhApr 116.4 kWhApr 116.4 kWhJul 86.4 kWhJul 86.4 kWhFeb 24.2 kWhFeb 24.2 kWh
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 Midway North are 26.188 deg latitude, -98.017 deg longitude, and 79 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Midway North is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 30 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 78 feet. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (82 feet). Within 50 miles is essentially flat (755 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Midway North is covered by cropland (58%) and artificial surfaces (42%), within 10 miles by cropland (67%) and artificial surfaces (32%), and within 50 miles by cropland (60%) and grassland (19%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Midway North, 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Midway North.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Mid Valley Airport (88%, 4.5 kilometers, east); McAllen Miller International Airport (7%, 24 kilometers, west); and Edinburg Rio Grande Valley Regional Freight Terminal Airport (5%, 30 kilometers, north).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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.