Texas Hill Country actually covers about 25 different counties throughout Central Texas and South Texas. Mainly rugged hills within layers of limestone or granite and include the Llano Uplift, a geologic dome of Precambrian rock primarily granite. It’s also home to the largest granite dome in the United States.
Although 25 counties sound like a lot, because Texas is so huge, this is really a very small part of the larger state. However, weather is pretty similar throughout the 25 counties. Here’s what you’re likely to expect weatherwise throughout Texas Hill Country at different times of the year.
Our annual average high temperatures are about 80° an annual average low temperatures are about 48°. The average temperature year round is about 65° with an annual average precipitation or rainfall of about 25 inches. This is in the center of Texas Hill country surrounding cities such as Junction, Roosevelt, Fredericksburg, Kerrville and Rocksprings.
The coldest months are typically in December and January with average levels between 25° and 30°. Our hottest months are in June, July and August where average highs are around 95°. Of course like many places we can get well over 100° but can cool off down to around 60° in the evenings, which is a welcome relief after some scorcher days. The Texas Hill country doesn’t see a lot of snow and on average might only have about 1/2 to 1 inch sometime in January or February. But it does rain and March through June tend to be our heaviest rainfalls, typically upwards of 2 to 5 inches a month.
Spring is a beautiful time throughout Texas Hill country but it also is our tornado season. Uncommon flash floods, thunderstorms and the occasional tornado warning is not uncommon for a couple of months during the year however, because there are so many hills and valleys, Texas Hill country is quite protected from a lot of this natural destruction. Surrounding communities, towns and states with a lot of flatland will see much more activity this time of year.
Most of the buds and blooms come on all the fruit trees and flowering cherry and plums, the weather is starting to warm up and will have cool evenings with warm and comforting days throughout March, April and May. It does tend to rain more during the springtime but it’s perfect for growing crops or cultivating a thriving garden. Also, as we head into summer, you’ll start to hear the cicadas singing and buzzing in the trees nearby.
Summer is of course our hottest months and whether you’re cruising up and down the hills along some back road with the top down letting your hair flow in the wind or floating down the San Marco’s or Madina River in a tube, summer is fun around Texas Hill country. Canyon Lake is quite popular during the summer as boaters, fishermen and nature enthusiasts cool off in one of the largest lakes in the land. The summer is a scorcher throughout Texas but if you get through a month or two of warm weather you can enjoy some of the best months out of the year.
Autumn is probably one of my favorite as the heat of the summer has finally broken and you start to see people sitting out on their porches, sipping iced tea or lemonade or pumpkins coming to full-color out in the fields. Fall is regarded as one of the mildest seasons around Texas Hill country as the weather in September and October is a perfect 75° to 80° during the day and a cool 50° to 60° at night. This makes for perfect backyard barbecues, late nights when the sun hasn’t quite set yet and longer days perfect for harvesting the bounty of the summer.
Winter in Texas Hill country hits around mid-December and goes through the end of February. The temperatures are between 40° and 65° during the day and a cool and crisp 25° to 35° during the evening. Because of this we don’t get a lot of snow but we also don’t get a lot of ice on the freeways and not very many school closures. We can have the rare and unusual ice storm and temperatures below freezing on occasion but this area is remarkably easy to predict so if we do have cold-weather you should get enough of an advance notice.
I simply love this area and if you’re planning on moving you’ll probably want to find out as much about the area as possible. With 25 counties to choose from throughout Texas Hill country, there’s a town, a community, a subdivision or village perfect to fit your lifestyle and your pace. Feel free to start browsing available homes for sale on my website or call me anytime to discuss where you like to live, your budget and how you want to enjoy your Texas Hill Country