Cold temperatures should not negatively impact Texas crops and could benefit some, according to experts.
Less than halfway through winter, most of the state has already experienced temperatures below the average value for the coldest day of the year, but only by a few degrees, said Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, state climatologist, College Station.
January is the coldest month on average for Texas, and 2018 has started as one of the coldest in almost 20 years.
Waco reported the most extreme temperature based on annual averages, he said. In an average year, the temperature reaches 16 degrees, but this year it has already been as cold as 12 degrees.
“The minimum temperature so far places this winter among the five coldest winters since 1989-1990 across the entire northern half of the state, though the December 1989 cold snap would put them all to shame,” he said.
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