Texas is 790 miles long and 660 miles wide. The highest point in Texas is at the peak of Guadeloupe Mountain. It is 8,749 feet in the air! The lowest point , however, is at sea level at the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf of Mexico meets the Gulf Coast Plain in the south. There is a southern extension of the Rocky Mountains in Texas called Trans-Pecos.
The highest temperature ever recorded in Texas was 120º F. It was on August 12, 1936 at Seymour. The lowest temperature ever recorded was on February 8, 1933 in Seminold. It was 23º below 0! The average temperature in Texas ranges from a low of 21.7º all the way up to a high of 98.5º.
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