What Part of Texas Has the Coolest Summers? Curious Texas Crunches the Numbers

Texas summers can be brutal. High temperatures can reach the 100s for days, and humidity can make the heat index feel even worse.But summers aren’t terrible in all Texas cities. Some areas of the Lone Star State have cooler summers than others — albeit not by much.Debbie, who declined to give her last name, said she's lived in Texas for 40 years. She's experienced her fair share of hot Texas summers across the state including in Greenville, Mesquite, Garland and Houston. She later moved to California, but after 24 years in San Diego, Debbie is looking to retire and return to Texas.That's why Debbie wanted to know what part of Texas has the coolest summers, so she asked The Dallas Morning News.Her question is part of Curious Texas, an ongoing project from The News that invites you to join in our reporting process. The idea is simple: You have questions, and our journalists are trained to track down answers.You can send us your Curious Texas questions by texting "DMN" to 214-817-3868. Follow the prompts and introduce yourself to us, share your story or questions and we'll text you with information as we report the story.There's two things to know about our method in searching for an answer. First: Meteorologists define summer as the months of June through August. Second: The National Weather Service has 12 different forecast offices that oversee Texas cities. Those offices create forecasts for their respective regions, and also update and maintain records. To search for an answer to the question, we looked at data from those 12 offices, and compared the latest 30-year average temperatures during June, July and August across the Lone Star State.So who has the coolest summers?   Continue reading...

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