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...HOUSTON'S SEPTEMBER TOP 10 LIST...

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

Houston's September Lists (1889-2013)
Top 10
Wettest
13.37 1913
12.07 2008
11.74 1958
11.35 1976
10.19 1998
9.93 1896
9.83 1979
9.38 1973
9.37 1957
8.82 2001
Top 10
Driest
0.15 1929
0.34 1953
0.34 1893
0.45 1954
0.48 1909
0.68 1895
0.80 1975
0.83 1947
0.90 1948
0.97 1905
Top 10
Warmest
83.4 2005
83.2 1980
82.9 2011
82.6 1933
82.6 1911
82.4 2013
82.4 1962
82.2 1998
82.2 1954
82.1 1900
Top 10
Coolest
74.6 1974
74.9 1975
75.4 1892
75.6 1979
75.6 1890
75.7 1889
76.0 1913
76.2 1976
76.3 1943
76.4 1928

 

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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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