Average Weather in Nacogdoches Texas, United States
In Nacogdoches, the summers are hot and oppressive; the winters are short, cold, and wet; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 38°F to 94°F and is rarely below 25°F or above 99°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Nacogdoches for warm-weather activities are from mid April to mid June and from early September to late October.
The hot season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 31 to September 21, with an average daily high temperature above 86°F. The hottest day of the year is August 12, with an average high of 94°F and low of 72°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 27 to February 23, with an average daily high temperature below 65°F. The coldest day of the year is January 7, with an average low of 38°F and high of 58°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
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
In Nacogdoches, 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 Nacogdoches begins around July 18 and lasts for 4.1 months, ending around November 22. On October 9, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 71% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 29% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 22 and lasts for 7.9 months, ending around July 18. On January 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 49% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 51% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Nacogdoches varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 2.7 months, from April 24 to July 15, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 36% on June 11.
The drier season lasts 9.3 months, from July 15 to April 24. The smallest chance of a wet day is 22% on September 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 June 11.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
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. Nacogdoches experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Nacogdoches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 1, with an average total accumulation of 4.4 inches.
The least rain falls around July 30, with an average total accumulation of 2.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Nacogdoches varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 5 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 13 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:12 AM on June 11, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 23 minutes later at 7:36 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:14 PM on December 4, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 13 minutes later at 8:27 PM on June 30.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Nacogdoches during 2018, starting in the spring on March 11, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 4.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Nacogdoches experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from April 27 to October 11, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 24% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 23, with muggy conditions 94% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 15, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Nacogdoches experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.3 months, from October 18 to May 26, with average wind speeds of more than 4.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.4 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.7 months, from May 26 to October 18. The calmest day of the year is August 15, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Nacogdoches varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 12 months, from January 3 to December 25, with a peak percentage of 63% on July 12. The wind is most often from the north for 1.3 weeks, from December 25 to January 3, with a peak percentage of 34% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Nacogdoches 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 Nacogdoches for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid April to mid June and from early September to late October, with a peak score in the second week of May.
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 Nacogdoches for hot-weather activities is from late May to late September, with a peak score in the last week of June.
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.
The growing season in Nacogdoches typically lasts for 8.1 months (248 days), from around March 12 to around November 15, rarely starting before February 16 or after April 5, and rarely ending before October 27 or after December 4.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Nacogdoches should appear around January 24, only rarely appearing before January 14 or after February 9.
Growing Degree Days
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 4.6 months, from April 8 to August 26, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 13, with an average of 6.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from November 13 to February 4, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 2.8 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Nacogdoches are 31.604 deg latitude, -94.655 deg longitude, and 358 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Nacogdoches contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 217 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 340 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (436 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (676 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Nacogdoches is covered by artificial surfaces (55%), trees (32%), and cropland (11%), within 10 miles by trees (48%) and cropland (38%), and within 50 miles by trees (56%) and cropland (25%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Nacogdoches, 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 Nacogdoches.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Nacogdoches 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 Nacogdoches is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Nacogdoches and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: A L Mangham Jr. Regional Airport (96%, 5.8 kilometers, southwest); Rusk County Airport (2.7%, 64 kilometers, north); and Ft. Polk, Peason Ridge (0.9%, 132 kilometers, east).
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.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .