• Photo by: Max Kandler

    Fort Davis

    National Historic Site Texas

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Climate

National Weather Service Forecast

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Maximum Average Temp.

59°

63°

70°

77°

84°

89°

87°

85°

82°

76°

67°

60°

Minimum Average Temp

29°

32°

37°

45°

53°

60°

62°

61°

56°

46°

36°

30°

Average Precipitation

0.48"

0.51"

0.46"

0.67"

1.50"

2.46"

3.26"

3.28"

2.23"

1.45"

0.52"

0.65"

Average Snowfall

0.3"

0.60"

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0.10"

0.40"

0.40"

Greatest Annual Precipitation 33.78" (2004)

Least Annual Precipitation 5.62" (2011) & 5.63" (1956)

Average Annual Precipitation 17.47"

Greatest One Day Snowfall 9.0" (Dec. 1, 1931)

Greatest Annual Snowfall 35.0" (1918)




Did You Know?

Old photo of Fort Davis post hospital.

Scurvy swept the garrison at Fort Davis in the spring of 1868, and the post surgeon, Daniel Weisel, stressed the necessity of including plenty of fresh vegetables in the diet. In 1869 he persuaded Colonel Merritt, the fort’s commander, to start a post garden.