The weather in Texas and specifically the Houston area is just a bit unpredictable. We’re always saying, “If you don’t like the weather, wait a few minutes because it going to change.” In 2018 we got some relief from our record-breaking series of storms.
Storms Between 2015 and 2017
Between 2015 and 2017, Texas experienced a record number of tornadoes, hailstorms and a hurricane, but the state finally got a reprieve from all of the destructive weather in 2018. Prior to last year, Texas experienced a record number of tornadoes in 2015, the costliest hailstorm losses for any year on record in 2016, and the state’s costliest storm, Hurricane Harvey, in 2017.
“Texans needed a break from the bad weather and we were lucky,” said Mark Hanna, a spokesperson for the Insurance Council of Texas (ICT). “Texas is known for having some of the world’s most violent weather, but thankfully, for the most part, it missed us last year.”
The state experienced one major hailstorm striking the D/FW area on June 5, 2018, resulting in $500 million in insured losses to homes, vehicles and businesses in the cities of Coppell and Carrolton. In addition, there were only 52 reported tornadoes with no significant injuries, fatalities or property damage. For comparison, Texas averages 134 tornadoes each year, with the fewest number of reported tornadoes being 14 back in 1951, and a record high of 258 tornadoes in 2015. Unfortunately, flooding continued to be a problem throughout the state due to heavy rains.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac
We also took a look at the Old Farmer's Almanac weather predictions for Texas from November 2018 to October 2019.
Winter will be milder and drier than normal, with below-normal snowfall. The coldest periods will be in late December, late January, and mid-February, with the best chances for snow in mid- and late December, early January, and mid-February. April and May will be warmer and slightly rainier than normal. Summer will be cooler and rainier than normal, with the hottest periods in mid-June and early and mid-July. Watch for a tropical storm threat in mid- to late August and a hurricane threat in early September. Otherwise, September and October will be slightly cooler and rainier than normal.
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