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...HOUSTON'S AUGUST TOP 10 LIST...

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

Houston's August Lists (1889-2013)
Top 10
Wettest
15.43 1915
11.26 1920
11.13 1945
10.74 1900
10.58 1996
9.42 1983
9.24 1914
8.05 2007
8.03 1932
7.53 1897
Top 10
Driest
Trace 1927
0.09 2011
0.31 1990
0.37 1902
0.50 1999
0.52 1939
0.58 1905
0.64 1924
0.74 1952
0.78 1909
Top 10
Warmest
90.4 2011
87.7 2010
87.5 1962
87.1 1951
86.8 1999
86.8 1902
86.6 1980
86.5 1993
86.2 2009
86.2 1987
Top 10
Coolest
78.8 1894
79.5 1973
79.5 1891
80.1 1992
80.3 1972
80.4 1971
80.5 1893
81.0 1892
81.1 1975
81.2 1889

 

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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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