Lajitas, Texas

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Lajitas in 2014

Lajitas is an unincorporated community in Brewster County, Texas, United States, in proximity to the Big Bend National Park.

Climate[edit]

Lajitas has a hot semi-arid climate with very hot summers and mild winters.

Climate data for Lajitas, Texas (Mar 1, 1978–Mar 31, 2013)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 89
(32)
98
(37)
102
(39)
109
(43)
113
(45)
115
(46)
113
(45)
112
(44)
110
(43)
104
(40)
97
(36)
90
(32)
115
(46)
Average high °F (°C) 68.8
(20.4)
75.0
(23.9)
83.1
(28.4)
91.2
(32.9)
97.8
(36.6)
102.2
(39)
100.5
(38.1)
99.1
(37.3)
95.1
(35.1)
87.8
(31)
77.4
(25.2)
69.2
(20.7)
87.27
(30.72)
Daily mean °F (°C) 51.7
(10.9)
57.1
(13.9)
64.5
(18.1)
72.7
(22.6)
80.8
(27.1)
87.6
(30.9)
87.3
(30.7)
86.0
(30)
81.5
(27.5)
72.0
(22.2)
60.5
(15.8)
52.2
(11.2)
71.2
(21.8)
Average low °F (°C) 34.6
(1.4)
39.1
(3.9)
45.8
(7.7)
54.3
(12.4)
63.8
(17.7)
73.0
(22.8)
74.1
(23.4)
72.9
(22.7)
67.6
(19.8)
56.3
(13.5)
43.6
(6.4)
35.2
(1.8)
55.03
(12.79)
Record low °F (°C) 14
(−10)
5
(−15)
19
(−7)
28
(−2)
42
(6)
59
(15)
54
(12)
61
(16)
47
(8)
27
(−3)
23
(−5)
10
(−12)
5
(−15)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.33
(8.4)
0.27
(6.9)
0.23
(5.8)
0.34
(8.6)
0.95
(24.1)
1.47
(37.3)
2.16
(54.9)
1.32
(33.5)
1.57
(39.9)
1.29
(32.8)
0.30
(7.6)
0.24
(6.1)
10.47
(265.9)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.1
(0.3)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.001 in) 2.17 1.43 1.14 1.51 3.22 4.17 5.78 4.47 4.35 3.56 1.85 1.50 33.79
Source: Western Regional Climate Center, Desert Research Institute[2]

Government[edit]

For many years the mayor of Lajitas was Clay Henry III, a "beer-drinking" goat. After two replacements of the original Clay Henry, the trading post and stable where the mayor lived is now closed and the goat no longer resides there.[3][4] There is going to be an election later this year to elect a new mayor of Lajitas.

Education[edit]

Lajitas is zoned to schools in the Terlingua Common School District.

Historical information[edit]

This is the adopted hometown of one of the region's well known philanthropists, Elle Webb.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US COOP Station Map". Western Regional Climate Center, Desert Research Institute. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  2. ^ "LAJITAS, TEXAS (414950), Period of Record Monthly Climate Summary". Western Regional Climate Center, Desert Research Institute. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Mayor Clay Henry III: A Word About the Mayor". Lajitas Resort & Spa. Archived from the original on 7 May 2009. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  4. ^ RoadsideAmerica.com staff (May 2011). "Clay Henry - Famous Beer-Drinking Dead Goat". RoadsideAmerica.com. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°15′42″N 103°46′36″W / 29.26167°N 103.77667°W / 29.26167; -103.77667