Average Annual Precipitation for Texas

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The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall plus snowfall at cities, towns and parks in Texas.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives in a year. Most locations also have information on the number of days with wet weather. That includes the days when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The annual precipitation totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010 for the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: North Central Texas, South Central Texas, East Texas, Gulf Coast and West Texas.

North Central Texas

Average yearly precipitation
Days Place Inches Millimetres
  91 College Station 40.1 1018
  81 Dallas 37.6   954
  79 Denton 38.1   967
  81 Fort Worth 37.8   960
  73 Killeen 33.1   840
  75 McKinney 42.3 1075
  82 Waco 34.7   881
  74 Wichita Falls 28.9   734

South Central Texas

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Millimetres
  88 Austin 34.2   870
  75 Choke Canyon Lake Dam 26.4   670
  60 Falcon Lake Dam 20.6   523
  81 Fredericksburg 31.5   801
  67 Kingsville 30.4   772
  61 Laredo 20.2   513
  52 Midland 14.6   371
  73 New Braunfels 34.0   863
  83 San Antonio 32.3   820

East Texas

Average amount of rain and snow a year
Days Place Inches Millimetres
  88 Lake Fork 43.7 1111
  90 Longview 48.1 1221
102 Lufkin 49.0 1243
106 Sam Rayburn Lake Dam 59.8 1518
109 Texarkana 52.0 1320
115 Toledo Bend Reservoir Dam 54.9 1395
  99 Tyler 46.6 1184

Gulf Coast

Average annual precipitation
Days Place Inches Millimetres
  78 Aransas Wildlife Refuge 41.0 1042
114 Beaumont 60.4 1535
  74 Brownsville 27.4   697
  77 Corpus Christi 31.8   807
  90 Galveston 43.1 1093
104 Houston 49.8 1264
  65 McAllen 22.2   564
  – South Padre Island 25.8   656
  94 Victoria 41.2 1047

West Texas

Annual precipitation totals
Days Place Inches Millimetres
  69 Abilene 24.8   630
  72 Amarillo 20.4   517
  61 Del Rio 19.5   496
  53 El Paso   9.7   247
  69 Guadalupe Mountains Park 18.0   456
  36 Lajitas, Big Bend Park 10.9   276
  66 Lubbock 19.1   486
  62 San Angelo 21.3   540
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

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