Record Breaking Cold Winter


If you don’t remember temperatures being this cold in the winter, you are correct.  In fact, we haven’t seen a winter like this in Houston since the 1977-78 season.  Here are a few facts:

Dec. 1, 2009 to Feb. 28, 2010 is the 6th coldest on record in Houston with an average temperature of 49.2 degrees.  Number one is 46.3 degrees set in 1977-78.

February goes down as the 5th coldest on the records books.  Houston’s average temperature was 48.5 degrees.  (See the graphic above and notice how most of the records were set before a lot of us were born.)  Our temperatures for the month ran almost 7 degrees below our normal.

Galveston and College Station were just as cold.


2 Responses

  1. I have enjoyed the cold, but am ready for typical Houston winter weather where you can put on shorts a couple of days scattered here and there. Now, a question: The temps listed, are they an average of the whole day or what?

    • Hi Debbie,
      Yes you are correct, the temps listed are an averag for the day.

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