Despite an exceptional drought during the first half of the year and claiming the third-driest first-half on record, Del Rio pulled ahead during the second half, exceeding average annual precipitation by 6.69 inches, registering as the second wettest second-half on record, behind only 1998's historic season of Tropical Storm Charley.
Temperatures remained more-or-less in normal swing, on average, scoring only slightly less than a degree above normal. However, 2018 did register a high temperature of 110°F, which has only been recorded during five other years on record, and is only two degrees off of the official maximum temperature ever recorded in Del Rio since records began being kept in 1905. Del Rio finished 18th highest, when compared to previous years' average daily temperatures.
For more climatological information for 2018 and the Del Rio area, please contact Smalltown Weather at SmalltownWeather@gmail.com or (830) 313-6899.
STWX Strategic (Smalltown Weather, LLC) is an independent meteorology service based in Del Rio, Texas. Contact: (830) 313-6899