Air Force

Dyess Air Force Base

7th Bomb Wing
Arnold Boulevard and S 7th, Dyess AFB, TX 79607

In the Dyess Air Force Base community, the summers are hot, humid, and mostly clear and the winters are short, cold, dry, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 35°F to 95°F and is rarely below 22°F or above 101°F.


The hot season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 26 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 88°F. The hottest day of the year is July 25, with an average high of 95°F and low of 74°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 24 to February 21, with an average daily high temperature below 64°F. The coldest day of the year is January 4, with an average low of 35°F and high of 57°F.


The wetter season lasts 6.0 months, from April 22 to October 22, with a greater than 22% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 35% on June 3. The drier season lasts 6.0 months, from October 22 to April 22. The smallest chance of a wet day is 8% on January 11.

Abilene Zoo Park
Abilene Texas Dyess Air Force Base Community

Photo by Barbara Brannon

Cost of Living
The average cost of living in Abilene, TX is 3% lower than the average of Texas and 12% lower than our nation’s average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city’s goods. In the case of Abilene, TX, the price of goods and services are 4% higher than the average of Texas as well as 3% lower than the nation’s average.

Getting to Know the Area
The City of Abilene, Texas, is situated in west central Texas near the geographic center of the state. Abilene is the center of a 22-county area commonly referred to as the Texas Midwest or the Big Country. The area offers many amenities commonly found in a big city, such as museums, arts and cultural events, shopping centers and a variety of restaurants to suit all tastes. The city offers public transportation with the CityLink bus service. Abilene is known as the Storybook Capital of America with museums, sculptures, and festivals dedicated to children’s literature.


Some points of interest include the Frontier Texas Museum, Abilene Zoo, Fort Phantom Hill, Discovery Center, Concho River Walk, The Mill Winery, and Morgan Jones Planetarium. 


Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.  

Dyess AFB
Dyess Air Force Base Community
Dyess Air Force Base Community