September Rains End Drought in Lower RGV
Frequent Events Drop More than 10 inches in Spots
Preliminary Rainfall, September 2009
Location County Rainfall
Brownsville 2.2 W
Cameron
13.42
Brownsville 4.9 NW
Cameron
12.76
Brownsville 1.9 ESE
Cameron
11.42
Rancho Viejo 3.0 SE
Cameron
11.03
Brownsville4.1 E
Cameron
10.86
Brownsville 4.5 NNW
Cameron
10.72
Falcon Dam
Zapata
10.71
Rio Grande City
Starr
9.92
Brownsville 6.4 SE
Cameron
9.81
Brownsville/SPI International Arpt
Cameron
9.43
Brownsville 3.5 N
Cameron
8.78
Brownsville 7.0 NW
Cameron
8.77
Santa Ana/Lower RGV Nat'l Wildlife Refuge
Hidalgo
8.75
Rancho Viejo
Cameron
8.73
Los Fresnos
Cameron
8.49
Brownsville 4.4 NE
Cameron
8.36
Brownsville 4.6 NNW
Cameron
8.28
Falcon Lake
Starr
7.98
Isla Blanca/SPI
Cameron
7.65
Brownsville 4.1 NNE
Cameron
7.64
Sarita
Kenedy
7.43
Port Mansfield
Willacy
7.29
Armstrong
Kenedy
7.06
Palm Valley 2.2 SSW
Cameron
6.93
Weslaco 2 E
Hidalgo
6.70
Harlingen 4.7 WSW
Cameron
6.37
Harlingen 4.3 WSW
Cameron
6.03
McAllen/Water Plant
Hidalgo
6.01
Bayview/Cameron Co. Arpt
Cameron
5.98
Port Isabel
Cameron
5.47
Raymondville
Willacy
5.44
Mercedes
Hidalgo
5.27
Brownsville 4.1 ENE
Cameron
5.06
Harlingen/Valley Int'l Airport
Cameron
5.03
Harlingen/Cooperative
Cameron
4.97
Santa Rosa
Cameron
4.47
Falfurrias
Brooks
4.38
La Joya 11.1 N
Cameron
4.22
San Benito 5.0 SSE
Cameron
4.02
Alama 1.5 NE
Hidalgo
3.89
McAllen/Miller Int'l Arpt
Hidalgo
3.87
La Joya
Hidalgo
3.60
San Perlita 19.1 NNW
Willacy
3.49
Lyford
Willacy
3.34
McCook
Hidalgo
3.31
Linn/San Manuel Lower RGV NWR
Hidalgo
3.29
Mission 1.9 ENE
Hidalgo
3.17
Laguna Atascosa NWR
Cameron
3.12
Edinburg
Hidalgo
3.00
Mission 2.1 NW
Hidalgo
3.00
McAllen 1.7 SSE
Hidalgo
2.50
Falfurrias 17.7 SSE
Brooks
2.35
San Manuel
Hidalgo
2.12
Harlingen 2.6 ESE
Cameron
2.04
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
802 AM CDT THU OCT 1 2009
 
...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...
 
...SEPTEMBER CLIMATE ROUNDUP FOR DEEP SOUTH TEXAS...
 
RECORD DATES FOR EACH LOCATION ARE AS FOLLOWS:
 
BROWNSVILLE RECORDS BEGAN 1878...
HARLINGEN RECORDS BEGAN 1911...
MCALLEN RECORDS BEGAN 1941...
 
.BROWNSVILLE...
 
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN BROWNSVILLE FOR SEPTEMBER WAS 82.02
DEGREES...1.0 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS IS THE 45TH WARMEST
SEPTEMBER ON RECORD FOR BROWNSVILLE. BROWNSVILLE RECORDED ONE RECORD
LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE ON THE 24TH...WHEN THE HIGH WAS ONLY 71
DEGREES.
 
BROWNSVILLE AIRPORT RECEIVED 9.43 INCHES OF RAIN IN SEPTEMBER...4.12
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS IS THE 17TH WETTEST SEPTEMBER IN
BROWNSVILLE HISTORY.
 
.HARLINGEN...
 
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN HARLINGEN FOR SEPTEMBER WAS 81.13
DEGREES...0.2 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS IS THE 35TH COOLEST
SEPTEMBER ON RECORD. TWO RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES WERE SET ON
THE 23RD AND 24TH...WHEN THE HIGH REACHED ONLY 72 AND 69 DEGREES.
THE HIGH OF 69 DEGREES ON THE 24TH WAS THE THIRD EARLIEST 60 DEGREE
HIGH TEMPERATURE IN STATION HISTORY. THE EARLIEST EVER WAS SEPTEMBER
21ST BACK IN 1991.
 
HARLINGEN AIRPORT RECEIVED 5.03 INCHES OF RAIN IN SEPTEMBER...0.04
INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS IS THE 38TH WETTEST SEPTEMBER IN HARLINGEN.
 
.MCALLEN...
 
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN MCALLEN FOR SEPTEMBER WAS 85.17
DEGREES...2.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS IS THE 16TH WARMEST
SEPTEMBER ON RECORD FOR MCALLEN. MCALLEN SET OR TIED 4 RECORD HIGH
TEMPERATURES IN SEPTEMBER...TIED 3 RECORD HIGH MINIMUM
TEMPERATURES...AND ONE RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE ON THE
24TH...WHEN THE HIGH ONLY REACHED 70 DEGREES.
 
MCALLEN AIRPORT RECEIVED 3.87 INCHES OF RAIN IN SEPTEMBER...0.21
INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS IS THE 31ST WETTEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD.
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