The best times to visit Panhandle Plains for ideal weather are

March 5th to May 27th

or

September 3rd to November 11th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Panhandle Plains Travel Info

Weather in Panhandle Plains

Temperature

Average temperatures in Panhandle Plains vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 46th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Panhandle Plains, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 100.6°F (38.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.9°F (22.7°C) at night.

Panhandle Plains Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Panhandle Plains Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Panhandle Plains Perceived Temperature (F)

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Panhandle Plains Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Panhandle Plains Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan5840.828.5
Feb58.642.130.1
Mar72.554.239.8
Apr81.963.849.2
May88.672.257.5
Jun96.682.369.2
Jul97.984.571.6
Aug98.68470.9
Sep90.875.963.2
Oct81.364.350.4
Nov67.551.138.2
Dec56.942.131.6

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan14.44.9-1.9
Feb14.85.6-1.1
Mar22.512.34.3
Apr27.717.79.6
May31.422.314.2
Jun35.927.920.7
Jul36.629.222
Aug3728.921.6
Sep32.724.417.3
Oct27.417.910.2
Nov19.710.63.4
Dec13.85.6-0.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Panhandle Plains are January, March, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late May with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of May 21st.

When can you find snow in Panhandle Plains? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around March, especially close to mid to late November. The best time to ski (if at all) in Panhandle Plains is often around around November 19th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Panhandle Plains.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Panhandle Plains (in).

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan4%1.20.5
Feb7%1.60.7
Mar4%3.10.6
Apr8%01.9
May19%03.9
Jun13%04.1
Jul11%02.1
Aug11%02.3
Sep12%01.2
Oct6%01.6
Nov7%2.41.3
Dec5%2.40.6

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan431.3
Feb74.11.8
Mar47.91.5
Apr804.8
May1909.9
Jun13010.4
Jul1105.3
Aug1105.8
Sep1203
Oct604.1
Nov76.13.3
Dec56.11.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Panhandle Plains has some comfortably humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is April (35.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (46.9%).

Wind in Panhandle Plains is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by June and May. April’s average wind speed of around 11.3 knots (13 MPH or 20.9 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 22.7 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Panhandle Plains.

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan8.8Gentle breeze16.5Significant breeze
Feb9.3Gentle breeze17.6Strong breeze
Mar9.9Gentle breeze17.9Significant breeze
Apr11.3Significant breeze20.9Strong breeze
May10.7Gentle breeze19.5Significant breeze
Jun10.9Gentle breeze19.6Strong breeze
Jul8.4Gentle breeze15.1Significant breeze
Aug7.3Gentle breeze14.3Significant breeze
Sep7.5Gentle breeze13.8Significant breeze
Oct8.1Gentle breeze14.8Significant breeze
Nov9.2Gentle breeze16.7Significant breeze
Dec8.5Gentle breeze15.9Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan37.9%
Feb43.5%
Mar37.3%
Apr35.5%
May37.4%
Jun40.9%
Jul38.8%
Aug38.7%
Sep44.1%
Oct40.2%
Nov40.9%
Dec46.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Panhandle Plains?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Panhandle Plains, TX, US is July, followed by March and April. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Panhandle Plains in January. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 43.8 in January means 43.8% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Panhandle Plains Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 94°F (34.4°C) and 63.3°F (17.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 3 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Panhandle Plains, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 94.1°F (34.5°C) and 60.7°F (15.9°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 4 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Panhandle Plains to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 64.5°F (18.1°C) and 51°F (10.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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