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Geography & Climate

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Fort Worth is 30 miles west of neighboring Dallas, comprising the western part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, the 4th largest metro area in the nation.  Fort Worth covers over 300 square miles in Tarrant, Denton and Wise counties, serving as the seat for Tarrant County.  The area’s terrain varies, with elevations ranging from 500 to 800 feet above sea level.  The Trinity River meanders through the city, flowing southward to the Gulf of Mexico, and several area lakes provide fishing, boating, and other water sports recreation.

Fort Worth enjoys a temperate climate.  Spring and fall are generally mild, summers are warm, and winters are cool with occasional cold fronts.  The average high temperature is 76 degrees; the average low is 56 degrees.  Winds average 11 mph and are predominantly from the south.

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