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Fort Bend Climate and Geography

The Fort Bend Geography…

…consists of a land area at 875 square miles and averages at 85 feet above sea level.  It is crossed by several major highways: Interstate Highway 10, U.S. Highways 59 and 90, and State Highways 6 and 36.  Bordering on five counties (Waller, Harris, Austin, Brazoria, and Wharton County), it has 11 square miles of creeks, rivers, and other surface waterways.

Sediments deposited over time from the Brazos River has created rich soil in many areas of Fort Bend, and many native trees grow in the area, including oak, cottonwood, ash, and pecan.  The growing season is very long (296 days) thanks to the county’s geographical proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, and temperatures are mild year-round.

Fort Bend Climate

The Fort Bend climate is known for warm summers and mild winters. The following table shows average temperatures by month alond with average rain falls for Fort Bend County.

Month

Avg
High

Avg
Low

Mean

Avg
Precip.

Record
High

Record
Low

Jan 62°F 42°F 52°F 4.06 84°F
in 1989
6°F
in 1949
Feb 66°F 45°F 55°F 2.98 89°F
in 1986
9°F
in 1949
Mar 72°F 51°F 62°F 3.24 92°F
in 1989
21°F
in 1980
April 79°F 58°F 59°F 3.48 95°F
in 1948
32°F
in 1987
May 86°F 66°F 76°F 4.69 99°F
in 1996
47°F
in 1996
June 91°F 72°F 82°F 5.51 101°F
in 1980
56°F
in 1970
July 94°F 74°F 84°F 3.30 105°F
in 1954
63°F
in 1985
Aug 94°F 74°F 84°F 4.29 105°F
in 1962
60°F
in 1967
Sept 89°F 69°F 79°F 5.82 102°F
in 1951
47°F
in 1989
Oct 82°F 60°F 71°F 4.03 98°F
in 1952
30°F
in 1993
Nov 72°F 51°F 61°F 4.58 91°F
in 1950
22°F
in 1976
Dec 64°F 43°F 54°F 3.36 90°F
in 1948
6°F
in 1989

 

Source:
http://www.co.fort-bend.tx.us/upload/images/physical_description.pdf
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Cities in Fort Bend County:

Arcola Orchard
Beasley Richmond
Fulshear Rosenberg
Katy Simonton
Meadows Place Stafford
Missouri City Sugar Land
Needville Weston Lakes