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...GALVESTON'S ANNUAL TOP 10 LIST...

The following is a list of Galveston's Top 10 wettest, driest, warmest, and coolest years (see note below table).

Galveston's Annual Lists (1872-2013)
Top 10
Wettest
78.36 1900
70.79 1941
67.20 1946
66.87 1877
65.88 1888
64.22 2002
63.97 1961
63.31 1945
63.24 1923
62.68 1884
Top 10
Driest
21.40 1948
21.43 1917
21.84 1956
22.29 1954
22.95 2011
23.40 1927
23.71 1896
24.78 1892
26.90 1879
27.36 1924
Top 10
Warmest
73.9 2012
72.6 2006
72.4 2011
72.3 2005
72.3 1999
72.3 1994
72.3 1933
72.1 1927
71.9 1998
71.9 1995
Top 10
Coolest
67.6 1979
67.6 1895
67.8 1903
68.1 1976
68.1 1940
68.3 1970
68.3 1912
68.4 1914
68.5 1960
68.6 1913

 

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Note: Galveston was the first weather office west of the Mississippi River. The office was commissioned by the Signal Corps on April 1, 1871 (weather data for 1871 is incomplete).

The first weather office and climatological gathering point for the city of Galveston was located at 67-69 Strand. Data was collected at this location through August 31, 1874.

The weather office moved to 23rd and Strand on September 1, 1874 and remained at this location through July 29, 1878. This location is 1.75 miles west-southwest of the previous location.

On July 30, 1878 the weather office moved to the Custom House, located at Bath Street and Strand, and remained there through May 8, 1882. The weather office briefly moved to the Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad Building located at 25th and Strand from May 9, 1882 through March 14, 1883.

On March 15, 1883 the weather office moved back to the Custom House which was now located at 21st and Mechanic or about a third of a mile east of the previous Custom House location. The Custom House became the Cotton Exchance Building and the weather office remained at this location through June 24, 1898.

The Levy Building located at 2223 Market Street became the new home for the weather office on June 25, 1898. The office weathered the Great 1900 Hurricane at this location before being relocated to the Trust Building, located at Tremont and Post Office streets, on November 27, 1900. It remained at this location through June 24, 1946. The Trust Building was about a quarter mile south of the Levy Building.

The weather office was moved to the U.S. Post Office Building, located at 601 Rosenberg, on June 25, 1946. The full service Weather Service Office (WSO) was consolidated with the Houston office in December 1994. Data collection continues at Scholes Field located about six miles southwest of the U.S. Post Office Building.

ASOS was established at Scholes Field in 1994 and climatological data collection began at this location in January 1995. A co-op site was established at KGBC radio station located on Pelican Island in 1995 and was moved to the U.S. Coast Guard located at the Bolivar Roads in June 2000.

 

 

Questions/Comments concerning this data should be sent to Chuck Roeseler.

 


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