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...HOUSTON'S OCTOBER TOP 10 LIST...

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

Houston's October Lists (1889-2014)
Top 10
Wettest
17.64 1949
16.05 1984
14.65 2002
14.53 2006
13.16 2009
10.85 1960
10.62 1994
10.23 1941
9.89 1907
9.86 1913
Top 10
Driest
Trace 1934
0.01 1963
0.01 1944
0.02 2010
0.02 1952
0.03 1889
0.05 1978
0.09 1948
0.17 1987
0.23 1961
Top 10
Warmest
77.5 2004
76.7 1963
76.5 1947
76.3 1962
76.0 1919
75.7 1941
75.6 1934
75.6 1931
74.8 1950
74.8 1926
Top 10
Coolest
60.6 1976
66.0 1891
66.3 1906
66.7 1970
67.0 2001
67.0 1908
67.2 1952
67.2 1893
67.7 1913
67.8 1980

 

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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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