The North Central Plains Region of Texas The Climate, Important Weather Events, Notable Landforms, Natural Resources, Important Cities, Industries, Interesting Trivia The Climate: Dude! It’s Hot-It’s Cold! What’s Up With This Place? A Middle Latitude area Warm summers and cool winters Average annual rainfall is 33 inches Average Winter temperature is 38º F, while in the Summer, it is 98º F Important Weather Events Active region for tornadoes and hail 1979-Worst single tornado in Texas history strikes Wichita Falls Notable Landforms Part of the Great Plains Red River to the North Brazos and Trinity Rivers flow through the region Includes areas known as: Grand Prairie Cross Timbers Rolling Plains Natural Resources Oil and Gas Hay Peanuts Cotton Dairy and beef cattle Wheat Important Cities Forth Worth (Industry) Dallas (Industry) Houston (Industry and Port) San Antonio (Industry) Austin (State Capitol) Galveston (Port) Odessa (Oil) Lubbock (Cotton) Midland (Oil) Corpus Christi (Port) Laredo (Gateway) Brownsville (Port) Amarillo (Cattle) El Paso (Gateway) Industries Defense Oil and Gas Manufacturing Farming Ranching Railroad Entertainment Interesting Trivia Galveston is named for Bernardo de Galvez, a Spaniard who fought for the colonists during the American Revolution. Texas has three of the top ten largest cities in North America. Pecans are the only nut grown in Texas for profit. Texas has a “haunted” mountain. Bibliography/Webliography Brittanica.com http://www.britannica.com Facts about Texas Rocha, R., and McDonald, A. (2003). Celebrating Texas. McDougal Littell, Dallas. So…Where did you get all this information, huh?