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...HOUSTON'S MARCH TOP 10 LIST...

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

Houston's March Lists (1889-2014)
Top 10
Wettest
10.66 1922
9.95 1905
9.18 1926
8.58 1896
8.52 1972
7.97 2001
7.96 1997
7.14 2012
7.05 1957
6.80 1903
Top 10
Driest
Trace 1916
0.12 1996
0.14 1953
0.27 1899
0.53 1965
0.63 1955
0.63 1939
0.65 1917
0.66 1940
0.77 1967
Top 10
Warmest
72.1 1907
69.4 1953
69.2 1908
69.0 2012
68.8 1945
68.7 1921
68.6 1938
67.6 1918
67.5 1911
67.4 1963
Top 10
Coolest
53.4 1915
56.0 1931
56.4 2001
56.7 1969
56.9 1970
56.9 1947
57.3 1978
57.4 1971
57.6 1892
57.7 1932

 

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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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