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Daily Historical Weather for April 9

In 1963, a short but rather intense heat wave gripped Southeast Texas. High temperatures climbed into the lower and middle 90s. Columbus warmed to 96 degrees, Madisonville and Washington State Park warmed to 95 degrees. April 1963 remains the warmest April on record for the city of Houston.


Daily Historical Weather for April 9

The Houston Astrodome opened on this date in 1965. The Houston Astros battled the New York Yankees in an exhibition game watched by almost 48,000 fans including President and Mrs. Johnson. The game was played at a comfortable 72 degrees. If the game had been played outdoors, the players would have competed in 80 degree heat and high humidity.


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