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

Galveston's April Lists (1872-2013)
Top 10
Wettest
11.04 1904
10.41 1973
9.92 1929
8.54 1914
8.38 1941
8.36 1877
7.63 1911
7.62 1905
6.74 1977
6.63 1918
Top 10
Driest
0.00 1984
0.01 1887
0.12 2011
0.19 1906
0.24 1983
0.32 1999
0.32 1987
0.33 1981
0.33 1943
0.33 1895
Top 10
Warmest
76.5 1888
75.0 1967
74.9 2012
74.9 2011
74.5 2006
73.4 1929
73.2 1999
73.0 1882
72.9 2002
72.9 1908
Top 10
Coolest
63.6 1928
64.4 1931
65.5 1973
65.9 1997
65.9 1983
65.9 1944
66.0 1874
66.1 1915
66.1 1875
66.2 1901

 

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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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