STUDY: Houston neighborhood temperatures can vary by nearly 20 degrees at same time of day

HARC in the News


By Emma Whalen, Community Impact

At the same time of day in the Houston area, temperatures can vary by nearly 20 degrees among neighborhoods, a new study finds.

Researchers with the Houston Advanced Research Center, the city of Houston, Harris County Public Health and The

Nature Conservancy of Texas published a map Jan. 5 displaying the range in temperatures collected by 84 volunteers throughout Houston and parts of Harris County on Aug. 7.




Science shows that there is real potential to reshape our built environment and cool our cities down where it’s needed most.

Suzanne Scott, State Director, The Nature Conservancy in Texas