All rights reserved. Composed of professional musicians from the area, as well as Lubbock, San Angelo, and other surrounding cities, the MOSC is also home to three resident chamber ensembles: the Lone Star Brass, Permian Basin String Quartet, and West Texas Winds. Scroll right to see more Conditions Comfort Precipitation Sun; Day Temperature Weather Feels Like Wind Humidity Chance Amount UV Sunrise Sunset; Sat Dec 12: 63 / 36 °F: Mostly sunny. Current conditions at Odessa, Odessa-Schlemeyer Field (KODO) Lat: 31.92°NLon: 102.39°WElev: 2999ft. Odessa has the semiarid climate typical of West Texas. In November 2007, the city approved a contract with a company that develops armaments for US Army helicopters to begin operations in Odessa. The US average for the comfort index is 7. Today’s and tonight’s Odessa, TX weather forecast, weather conditions and Doppler radar from The Weather Channel and Weather.com The Permian Playhouse has provided music, dance, drama, suspense, and comedy for over 40 years. It also has displays about the presidents of the Republic of Texas. It represents the lifestyle of a prominent ranching family, who served the communities of Andrews and Ector Counties since 1907. Ratliff Stadium, which was featured in the movie Friday Night Lights, is home to the Odessa Bronchos and the Permian Panthers. Odessa Meteor Crater, an impact crater 550 feet (170 m) in diameter, is located southwest of the city. Weather Underground provides local & long-range weather forecasts, weatherreports, maps & tropical weather conditions for the Odessa area. Check out the weather around the world with our featured, global weather cams The Old Farmer's Almanac's extended forecasts can be used to make more informed decisions about future plans that depend on the weather, from vacations and weddings to … On or about December 16, 2020, the web pages here at radar.weather.gov will be replaced. Males had a median income of $50,000 versus $19,000 for females. 9 Reviews | Review This Place | Photos and Maps. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.2 males. Easy to use weather radar at your fingertips! [13], As of the 2010 Census,[3] 99,940 people, 35,216 households, and 27,412 families resided in the city. In the city, the population was distributed as 29.8% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. Also, on the campus of Midland College, it offers a physician assistant program. Hi/Low, RealFeel®, precip, radar, & everything you need to be ready for the day, commute, and weekend! Low; Wed 12/2: Partly sunny: 46°F: 41°F: Thu 12/3: Mostly sunny and cold It would be the first university-based research reactor to be built in the US in roughly a decade, and be one of the few HTGR-type reactors in the world. Find local weather forecasts for Odessa, United States throughout the world Odessa became the county seat of Ector County in 1891 when the county was first organized. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) began in 1973. [11], Odessa was founded in 1881 as a water stop and cattle-shipping point on the Texas and Pacific Railway. Tonight the strong winds across the region will subside for a mostly clear night with cold temperatures. A new wind farm has been constructed in northern Ector County. It was built in 1887 and opened as a historic house museum in 1984. The most pleasant months of the year for Odessa are October, April and March. Annual Weather Averages Near Odessa. [19] This new plant could lead to the creation of 8,000 jobs in the area. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 33°F to 95°F and is rarely below 22°F or above 102°F. Snow? The average household size was 2.65, and the average family size was 3.21. The new plant will be run by Summit Power and will be located near Penwell. West Texas Weather Forecast. Hi. In one competition, cowgirl Grace Hendricks roped a rabbit from horseback in five seconds and beat her male competitors. [27], In the 2014 fiscal year, the Odessa government had $179.1 million in revenues, $146.3 million in expenditures, $454 million in total assets, and $203 million in total liabilities. City: Home; Forecasts. Temperature, chance of rain and wind speed in Odessa. Date Weather Pre. Climate information with charts. The White-Pool House east of downtown is the oldest surviving structure in Odessa. Odessa College is a public, two-year college based in Odessa, serving the people of Ector County and the Permian Basin. [29], The United States Postal Service operates three post offices in Odessa: Odessa,[30] Northeast Odessa,[31] and West Odessa.[32]. It hosts plays and other community groups throughout the year, as well as an annual Shakespeare festival. The unusual rodeo ended in 1977 because of objections from the Humane Society. Odessa's main enclosed shopping mall is Music City Mall, which includes Dillards, JC Penney, At Home, Burlington Coat Factory, an indoor ice skating rink, and CBS News. As of 2006, the university was holding discussions with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission about construction of a new High-Temperature Teaching and Test Reactor, which if successful, would finish licensing and construction around 2012. According to the university, only 30% of business schools in the United States, and 15% of world business schools, have received AACSB accreditation. Construction of new retail in recent years has been concentrated on the city's northeast side. July is the hottest month for Odessa with an average high temperature of 94.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Texas. Odessa is located along the southwestern edge of the Llano Estacado in West Texas. The metropolitan area is also a component of the larger Midland–Odessa combined statistical area, which had a 2010 census population of 278,801; a recent report from the United States Census Bureau estimates that the combined population as of July 2015 is 320,513. The NWS office in Midland/Odessa has forecast and warning responsibilities for a large part of west Texas and southeast New Mexico. View the latest weather forecasts, maps, news and alerts on Yahoo Weather. High-school football is also popular. [12], With the opening of the Penn Field in 1929, and the Cowden Field in 1930, oil became a major draw for new residents. Built in 1951, the Ector Theater served as one Odessa's finest theaters until it closed. (Weather station: Odessa-Schlemeyer Field, USA). [5] Odessa's population was 99,940 at the 2010 census, making it the 28th-most populous city in Texas; estimates as of July 2019 indicate a population of 123,334 in the city. Low; Thu 11/12: Mostly sunny and warm: 26° 9° Fri 11/13: Cooler; cloudy, then some sun NWS radar Image from Midland/Odessa, TX Midland/Odessa, TX Radar Go to: Enhanced Version Local weather forecast by "City, St" Radar Status Message . [6] It is the principal city of the Odessa Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Ector County. In 1925, the population was just 750; by 1929, it had risen to 5,000. Climate is the average of weather over time. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males. The remote server returned an error: (503) Server Unavailable. [7][8] In 2014, Forbes magazine ranked Odessa as the third-fastest growing small city in the United States. The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Odessa area is 8 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Texas. The most pleasant months of the year for Odessa are October, April and March. Members receive 10 FREE city profile downloads a month, unlimited access to our detailed cost of living calculator and analysis, unlimited access to our DataEngine, and more. The per capita income for the city was $16,096. The city's major sources of public revenues were fees for services (such as public utilities), sales taxes, and property taxes, and its major expenses were for public safety and for water and sewer service. In Odessa, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. Texon Santa Fe Depot, recently relocated to West Odessa, serves as a museum in honor of the old west and the railroads. But there some days when the humidity becomes unpleasant, especially in August and July. Odessa, Texas - Travel and vacation weather averages, current conditions and forecasts. In Odessa, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. Monthly: 1981-2010 normals History: 2015-2019 In Odessa, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. weather.gov . Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure. NOAA National Weather Service Midland/Odessa. [20] Plans are in place for a nuclear power plant to be run in conjunction with the nuclear engineering department at University of Texas of the Permian Basin, called High-Temperature Teaching and Test Reactor. January is the snowiest month in Odessa with 1.1 inches of snow, and 2 months of the year have significant snowfall. The Ector County Independent School District was established in 1921, in a consolidation of seven area schools. [34] Many businesses and residences about Odessa display models of rabbits. This reactor is planned to be near Andrews. Odessa has also taken steps to diversify the energy it produces. It administers these high schools: Permian High School, Odessa High School, George H. W. Bush New Tech Odessa, OC Techs at Odessa College and Falcon Early Collge High School, also at Odessa College. [9] In 1948 Odessa was also the home of First Lady Barbara Bush, and the onetime home of former Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. "[10], Odessa is said to have been named after Odessa, Ukraine, because of the local shortgrass prairie's resemblance to Ukraine's steppe landscape. Odessa's private schools include Montessori Mastery School of Odessa, Latter Rain Christian School, Odessa Christian School, Permian Basin Christian School, Faith Community Christian Academy, St. John's Episcopal School, St. Mary's Central Catholic School, Rainey School of Montessori, Sherwood Christian Academy, and Zion Christian Academy. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 44.0 square miles (114 km2); 43.9 square miles (114 km2) of it are land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.05%) is covered by water. The Globe of the Great Southwest, located on the campus of Odessa College, the community college in Odessa, features an authentic replica of William Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. It is the principal city of the Odessa Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Ector County. It is situated above the Permian Basin, a large sedimentary deposit that contains significant reserves of oil and natural gas. In June 1999, the Texas Tech Health Center opened as a clinic, providing increased access to primary and specialized health care for the Permian Basin. Open the app and start learning about the neighborhood you are standing in... © Sperling's Best Places. There were 43,687 housing units at an average density of 995.1 per square mile (384.2/km2). Of the 35,216 households, 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were not families. July is the hottest month for Odessa with an average high temperature of 94.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Texas. Beginning in 1932, Odessa held a rodeo for roping rabbits. Odessa /ˌoʊˈdɛsə/ is a city in and the county seat of Ector County, Texas, United States. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Permian Basin Campus opened as a School of Medicine in 1979, beginning in the basement of Medical Center Hospital. About 16.0% of families and 18.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.9% of those under age 18 and 000.1% of those age 65 or over. See the weather for Odessa, Texas with the help of our live and local weather cameras. Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Odessa has a Stonehenge replica on the campus of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. In 1935, the Parker family moved into this modest house located on 1,290 acres (5.2 km2). The Odessa Jackalopes junior A ice hockey team plays its home games at Ector County Coliseum. UTPB was an upper level and graduate university until the Texas Legislature passed a bill in spring 1991 to allow the university to accept freshmen and sophomores. Odessa's population was 99,940 at the 2010 census, making it the 28th-most populous city in Texas; estimates as of July 2019 indicate a population of 123,334 in the city. The city's main daily newspaper is the Odessa American. Read about how we use cookies. The first post office opened in 1885. Since 1994, TTUHSC Permian Basin has included a School of Allied Health, offering a master's degree in physical therapy. OK Comments Membership info Register new Login. The museum was pushed to fruition by the late State Representative George "Buddy" West of Odessa. Be prepared with the most accurate 10-day forecast for Odessa, TX with highs, lows, chance of precipitation from The Weather Channel and Weather.com For the rest of the 20th century, the city's population and economy grew rapidly during each of a succession of oil booms (roughly in the 1930s–50s, 1970s, and 2010s), often with accompanying contractions during the succeeding busts (particularly in the 1960s and 1980s).[12]. In recent decades, city leaders have begun trying to decrease the city's reliance on the energy industry to moderate the boom-bust cycle and develop greater economic sustainability.[12]. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity. Station Data. Rain? These ensembles are made up of principal musicians in the orchestra, who come to the area from across the United States. The racial makeup of the city was 75.4% White, 5.7% Black, 1.1% Asian, 1.0% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 14.2% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. 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