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

Galveston's December Lists (1872-2013)
Top 10
Wettest
10.28 1887
9.99 1911
9.71 1875
9.44 1884
9.43 1995
9.07 1878
9.00 1965
8.61 1912
8.54 1994
8.08 1940
Top 10
Driest
0.23 1889
0.50 1989
0.65 2013
0.72 1894
0.79 1916
0.83 2007
0.93 1948
0.96 1970
1.00 1917
1.19 1957
Top 10
Warmest
66.4 1889
65.6 1933
63.5 1994
62.4 1984
62.4 1922
62.2 1971
61.8 1970
61.8 1875
61.6 2012
61.6 1906
Top 10
Coolest
47.9 1989
49.3 1963
49.8 1983
49.8 1876
50.2 1914
50.4 1898
50.7 1878
51.0 1925
51.0 1872
51.4 2000

 

Other Months
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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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