Fort Worth, Texas is geographically located in the Sunbelt area of the United States and enjoys a favorable climate throughout most of the year. The warm season in the Fort Worth area averages 249 days. The first occurrence of 32° F or below is usually in late November. Rainfall occurs frequently throughout the year. Inclement weather normally lasts for no more than a day or two, followed by several days of fair skies. Thunderstorms occur throughout the year, most frequently in the spring. Snowfall is rare.
|Month||Average High||Average Low|
|January||54°F / 12°C||34°F / 1°C|
|February||59°F / 15°C||38°F / 3°C|
|March||67°F / 19°C||45°F / 7°C|
|April||77°F / 25°C||55°F / 13°C|
|May||84°F / 29°C||63°F / 17°C|
|June||93°F / 34°C||71°F / 22°C|
|July||98°F / 37°C||75°F / 24°C|
|August||97°F / 36°C||74°F / 23°C|
|September||90°F /32°C||68°F / 20°C|
|October||80°F / 27°C||57°F / 14°C|
|November||66°F / 19°C||45°F / 7°C|
|December||58°F / 14°C||37°F / 3°C|
|Source: Weather of U.S. Cities, Gale Research Co. 1987|
Given the warm temperatures, Fort Worth is a somewhat casual city. Casual clothing is the norm for enjoying events such as sports venues, attractions and museums. Short sleeves are ideal around the clock for the summer months, while a light jacket may be necessary fall and spring evenings. The colder months may require a few extra layers.
Fort Worth got a rough-and-rowdy reputation early when it was settled in 1849 as an Army outpost on the fork of the Trinity River--one of eight different posts in Texas assigned to protect settlers from Indian attacks. As this thriving town became the last major stop on the legendary Chisholm Trail, it also became home to settlers and soldiers, cattle drovers and outlaws who lived it up in the legendary "Hell's Half Acre." In the latter half of the 1800s, the arrival of the railroad transformed Fort Worth into a major shipping center for livestock.
With the construction of meat packing companies, Fort Worth became the second largest livestock market in the country. With the discovery of vast oil fields in West Texas, Fort Worth grew in importance as the last large commercial center before the prairie. It was in Fort Worth that deals were made and drilling supplies were procured. These freewheeling Western roots have given rise to the Fort Worth of today, a city with a deep sense of Western heritage that has been named All-America City twice in the past three decades.
Unlike any other, Fort Worth is a city where the Old West continues to live side by side with high-tech industry, performing and fine arts, medical centers and international business operations. The secret to Fort Worth's success lies in each resident: contributing to the future while not turning their backs on what created this town--the spirit of the Old West.
Downtown Fort Worth is just 17.5 miles and 25 minutes by ground transportation from DFW International Airport. It's the fourth busiest airport in the nation, with non-stop service to more than 200 cities worldwide and more than 2,200 flights daily. Thanks to its premium location in the center of the United States, getting to Fort Worth and back home is a breeze.
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