Record High On First Day Of Winter

December 22nd, 2010 by Mariah

The first day of winter in Houston saw record-high temperatures across the area, 11 News Meteorologist Mario Gomez said.


“Today is the Winter Solstice, it is the shortest day of the year with a sunrise at 7:13 a.m. and a sunset at 5:27 p.m. and it definitely does not feel like winter in Houston,” said 11 News Meteorologist David Paul.


Tuesday’s high was 82 degrees at Bush and Hobby airport. The previous record-high temperature was 81 at Bush Airport in 1970, and the previous high was tied at Hobby at 82 in 1970, Gomez said.Record-warm temperatures were also set in Dallas, Waco, Abilene, Bryan and San Angelo.


The average temperatures were in the mid-80s Tuesday. Those numbers are 10 to 15 degrees above normal for this time of the year.