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...HOUSTON'S APRIL TOP 10 LIST...

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

Houston's Aprill Lists (1889-2014)
Top 10
Wettest
10.92 1976
10.59 1890
10.38 2009
9.66 1923
9.46 1957
8.67 1911
8.06 1991
8.02 1929
7.88 1993
7.79 1979
Top 10
Driest
0.11 2011
0.33 1937
0.39 1920
0.43 1983
0.47 1987
0.56 1984
0.57 1978
0.58 1944
0.63 1933
0.69 1951
Top 10
Warmest
75.2 1963
75.0 1967
74.9 2011
74.3 1981
74.0 1965
73.6 2012
73.6 2006
73.6 1908
73.5 2002
73.0 1999
Top 10
Coolest
63.4 1928
64.0 1983
64.2 1997
64.6 1973
64.7 1931
65.8 1926
65.8 1899
65.9 1998
65.9 1993
66.0 1952

 

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The official observation site for the city of Houston was moved quite a few times during its long history. The city office was located in downtown Houston and observations began in July 1881. Regrettably, weather records prior to 1889 are not available. However, a relatively complete set of daily temperature and rainfall data is available dating back to 1892 with some temperature and rainfall records dating back to 1889. The city office remained in downtown Houston from 1881 through May 1969. Intercontinental Airport opened in June 1969 and the official observation site was moved to the airport upon its opening. The official observation site has been located at Intercontinental Airport ever since.

Although the downtown office was the official observation site for almost eighty years, the office moved quite a few times around downtown Houston. Below is a list of locations and dates of the official observation site.

  • Cotton Station (July 1881 - September 1909)
  • Stewart Building at Preston and Fannin (September 1909 - February 1926)
  • Shell Building at Texas and Fannin (March 1926 - August 1938)
  • Federal Building at Franklin and Fannin (August 1938 - May 1969)
  • Intercontinental Airport (June 1969 - Present)
Questions/Comments concerning this data should be sent to Chuck Roeseler.

 


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