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September 2013

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 The month of September was wet nearly all over, with nearly every major city recording at or above normal monthly precipitation. Frontal passages occurred on subsequent weekends all throughout the month, and coupled with strong southerly flow due to a stagnant high pressure system over the gulf for the mid to late part of the month allowed for moisture from the Gulf of Mexico to make its way into the state. On the days without rainfall the temperatures were well above normal, with the highest temperature anomalies in the northern half of the state. From the 19th to the 21st the remnants of Hurricane Manuel along with a slow moving cold front brought the greatest precipitation to the state with 2 inches of rain or more seen from Abilene to Houston. The majority of the rain that fell in the month did occur during the latter half of the month onward.

The high precipitation throughout the end of the month took a chunk out of the drought, which started with Severe drought covering most of the state. by mid-month Extreme drought had moved to control a large portion of East and Central Texas, but by the beginning of October this had eroded down to only Moderate drought from Dallas to Houston and San Antonio, with the Golden Triangle region out of drought altogether.

Monthly Summary for Selected Cities
  TMAX (°F) TMIN (°F) TAVG (°F) PRCP *Deg. Days
Station Mean *Dep. Max. Mean *Dep. Min. Mean *Dep. Days ≥ 0.01" Mo. Total *Perc. Norm. Gr'st 24 hr. *HDD *CDD
Abilene 90.4 +3.6 102 66.8 +2.6 54 78.6 +3.1 4 3.18 142% 2.00 0 415
Amarillo 86.6 +4.0 96 60.8 +4.4 44 73.7 +4.2 6 1.83 95% 0.58 9 276
Austin 94.9 +4.4 104 72.1 +2.7 58 83.5 +3.5 14 5.82 195% 2.95 0 562
Brownsville 90.2 ‑0.3 97 75.1 +2.0 68 82.7 +0.9 19 11.88 201% 2.74 0 537
College Station 94.1 +3.6 100 72.4 +3.0 62 83.2 +3.2 6 5.19 163% 2.98 0 556
Corpus Christi 92.4 +2.3 99 75.9 +3.9 66 84.2 +3.2 16 6.31 127% 1.28 0 582
Dallas‑Fort Worth 93.1 +4.7 104 71.6 +4.1 59 82.4 +4.4 5 2.72 107% 2.03 0 532
Del Rio 91.8 +1.0 101 72.3 +2.5 59 82.1 +1.8 10 4.44 202% 1.97 0 520
El Paso 86.0 ‑1.6 98 66.1 +2.8 49 76.0 +0.6 6 3.85 255% 2.07 0 337
Galveston 87.9 +0.5 92 77.7 +1.8 71 82.8 +1.2 11 5.06 84% 3.41 0 542
Houston 91.8 +2.1 100 73.0 +3.2 63 82.4 +2.6 9 5.09 124% 3.47 0 528
Lubbock 88.7 +4.2 99 61.5 +2.7 43 75.1 +3.4 5 0.54 22% 0.46 4 316
Midland 89.4 +2.5 99 65.7 +3.7 50 77.5 +3.0 4 0.27 15% 0.17 0 384
Port Arthur 91.8 +3.6 98 73.3 +3.6 66 82.5 +3.5 7 8.14 136% 3.64 0 534
San Angelo 89.8 +2.0 100 65.6 +2.1 53 77.7 +2.1 7 4.62 188% 3.01 0 388
San Antonio 94.4 +4.1 101 72.3 +3.2 57 83.4 +3.7 9 3.70 122% 2.05 0 558
Victoria 92.5 +2.1 100 72.8 +3.6 65 82.7 +2.9 10 4.95 119% 2.09 0 536
Waco 93.5 +3.7 103 69.1 +2.7 53 81.3 +3.2 6 5.43 177% 3.02 0 496
Wichita Falls 92.9 +4.8 107 66.4 +3.1 51 79.7 +4.0 3 1.97 70% 1.35 0 446
Shreveport, LA 93.9 +5.7 104 69.7 +4.1 57 81.8 +4.9 7 9.31 295% 4.59 0 516
*Dep.: Departure of the monthly average temperature from the 1981-2010 monthly normal, which is provided by the National Climatic Data Center.
*Perc. Norm.: Monthly precipitation total divided by 1981-2010 monthly normal, which is provided by the National Climatic Data Center.
*Deg. Days: Computed daily as the departure of the daily average temperature from 65°F and aggregated over the entire month.
*Heating degree day (HDD): Each unit corresponds to a -1°F departure of a daily average temperature from 65°F.
*Cooling degree day (HDD): Each unit corresponds to a +1°F departure of a daily average temperature from 65°F.

September 2013 Mean Monthly Temperatures September 2013 Total Monthly Precipitation

Monthly Extremes
Least Precipitation Overall for the Month (inches)
Station County Value
KERMIT WINKLER 0.10
Greatest Precipitation Overall for the Month (inches)
Station County Value
ORANGE ORANGE 13.62
Greatest Precipitation in 24 Hours (inches)
Station County Value
ORANGE ORANGE 8.70
Lowest Average Daily Temperature (°F)
Station County Value
DUMAS MOORE 65.0
Highest Average Daily Temperature (°F)
Station County Value
SINTON 3 NW SAN PATRICIO 85.3
Lowest Average Daily Maximum Temperature (°F)
Station County Value
PINE SPRINGS NP CULBERSON 78.5
Highest Average Daily Maximum Temperature (°F)
Station County Value
WASHINGTON SP WASHINGTON 96.4
Highest Maximum Temperature  (°F)
Station County Value
ALVORD 3 N WISE 108
FT WORTH NAS TARRANT 108
Lowest Maximum Temperature  (°F)
Station County Value
MT LOCKE JEFF DAVIS 62
Lowest Average Daily Minimum Temperature (°F)
Station County Value
DUMAS MOORE 44.8
Highest Average Daily Minimum Temperature (°F)
Station County Value
PORT ARANSAS NUECES 78.5
Highest Minimum Temperature (°F)
Station County Value
PITTSBURG 5 SSE CAMP 84
Lowest Minimum Temperature (°F)
Station County Value
DUMAS MOORE 30

New Monthly Records
Greatest Precipitation Overall for the Month (inches)
Station County Value Previous Record Yrs. Data
ATLANTA CASS 12.50 9.72 (1998) 65
CANADIAN 6 NW HEMPHILL 4.39 2.41 (2007) 10
CARTHAGE PANOLA 12.35 11.50 (1958) 57
CLARENDON DONLEY 10.44 9.04 (1923) 98
CORSICANA CAMPBELL FLD NAVARRO 8.16 6.10 (2009) 12
DELL CITY 5 SSW HUDSPETH 7.30 5.13 (2006) 32
DRYDEN TERRELL CO AP TERRELL 4.33 2.47 (2004) 12
FT MCKAVETT MENARD 6.31 4.72 (2009) 21
GONZALES 10 SW GONZALES 7.09 6.92 (2010) 16
HUDSPETH RIVER RANCH VAL VERDE 7.90 6.57 (1990) 26
KINGSBURY GUADALUPE 7.01 5.95 (2003) 17
LAKE FORK RSVR WOOD 9.12 9.04 (2009) 25
LEXINGTON LEE 8.30 8.09 (1968) 55
LONDON 3 N MENARD 6.88 6.11 (2003) 10
LONGVIEW GREGG 9.72 6.15 (2012) 11
PINE SPRINGS NP CULBERSON 8.52 4.02 (1949) 10
QUITMAN 2 WOOD 8.38 5.30 (2001) 13
TEXARKANA BOWIE 13.42 9.99 (1986) 45
TYLER SMITH 7.21 6.85 (2009) 29
Greatest Precipitation in 24 Hours Ever in the Month (inches)
Station County Value Previous Record Yrs. Data
ATLANTA CASS 6.58 4.46 (1961) 65
BIG LAKE 2 REAGAN 3.32 3.30 (1991) 43
CARTHAGE PANOLA 5.54 4.98 (2012) 57
CORSICANA CAMPBELL FLD NAVARRO 6.78 4.38 (2012) 12
DAINGERFIELD 9 S MORRIS 6.48 5.19 (2000) 67
DELL CITY 5 SSW HUDSPETH 7.10 1.80 (2008) 32
DRYDEN TERRELL CO AP TERRELL 3.70 1.89 (2004) 12
FT MCKAVETT MENARD 2.50 2.46 (2002) 21
HALLSVILLE 1 W HARRISON 4.32 4.28 (2005) 14
HAWKINS WOOD 7.80 4.73 (2008) 62
HUDSPETH RIVER RANCH VAL VERDE 6.00 4.13 (1988) 26
HUMBLE PUMP STN 5 WN SUTTON 5.60 4.00 (1958) 60
KINGSBURY GUADALUPE 4.65 3.00 (2003) 17
LINDEN CASS 7.11 6.30 (1950) 65
LIPSCOMB LIPSCOMB 3.10 2.34 (1996) 64
LONDON 3 N MENARD 3.10 1.75 (2003) 10
LONGVIEW GREGG 5.24 5.00 (2002) 11
MARLIN 3 NE FALLS 4.75 4.50 (1961) 82
NEWTON NEWTON 7.17 5.00 (1998) 25
NEW SUMMERFIELD 2W CHEROKEE 3.12 2.79 (1994) 15
NIX STORE 1 W LAMPASAS 4.71 4.00 (1954) 62
PINE SPRINGS NP CULBERSON 3.97 2.16 (1949) 10
QUITMAN 2 WOOD 4.38 2.33 (2008) 13
ROCKDALE MILAM 6.26 4.91 (1974) 45
TEXARKANA BOWIE 4.80 3.63 (2008) 45
TYLER SMITH 4.83 3.24 (2009) 29
VEGA 2 NW OLDHAM 2.85 2.30 (1981) 71
WILDWOOD TYLER 4.93 4.30 (2002) 21
Highest Average Daily Temperature (°F)
Station County Value Previous Record Yrs. Data
BONITA 4 NW MONTAGUE 79.2 79.1 (2005) 10
CANYON DAM 2 COMAL 78.8 78.3 (2005) 10
CONROE MONTGOMERY CO AP MONTGOMERY 80.3 80.2 (2011) 10
CORSICANA CAMPBELL FLD NAVARRO 82.5 79.9 (2007) 10
HOUSTON CLOVER FLD BRAZORIA 83.0 82.0 (1998) 12
LUMBERTON HARDIN 81.3 80.5 (2010) 10
SINTON 3 NW SAN PATRICIO 85.3 83.9 (1965) 44
THROCKMORTON 7 NE THROCKMORTON 78.8 78.5 (2005) 12
Highest Average Daily Maximum Temperature (°F)
Station County Value Previous Record Yrs. Data
CORSICANA CAMPBELL FLD NAVARRO 94.0 91.0 (2012) 10
DALLAS REDBIRD AP DALLAS 94.1 93.3 (2011) 14
LONGVIEW E TX RGNL AP GREGG 93.4 93.4 (2011) 13
LUMBERTON HARDIN 92.7 92.1 (2004) 11
WILDWOOD TYLER 94.1 94.1 (2005) 11
Highest Maximum Temperature Ever in the Month (°F)
Station County Value Previous Record Yrs. Data
CORSICANA CAMPBELL FLD NAVARRO 103 102 (2012) 10
FT WORTH NAS TARRANT 108 108 (2011) 34
FT WORTH NATURE CTR TARRANT 107 107 (2011) 10
WILDWOOD TYLER 101 101 (2011) 11
Lowest Average Daily Minimum Temperature (°F)
Station County Value Previous Record Yrs. Data
DUMAS MOORE 44.8 50.4 (1961) 64
Highest Average Daily Minimum Temperature (°F)
Station County Value Previous Record Yrs. Data
ANGLETON BRAZORIA AP BRAZORIA 72.1 71.6 (2011) 10
BOYS RANCH OLDHAM 61.2 60.9 (1990) 36
BURNET MUNI AP BURNET 68.9 68.9 (2007) 13
BUSHLAND 1 WSW POTTER 56.4 56.2 (2010) 13
CORPUS CHRISTI INTL AP NUECES 75.9 75.6 (1954) 71
CORSICANA CAMPBELL FLD NAVARRO 70.9 70.2 (2007) 10
DEL RIO 2 NW VAL VERDE 71.3 70.9 (2010) 17
DRYDEN 10 NE TERRELL 66.6 66.5 (2005) 11
FRIONA PARMER 58.6 58.3 (2010) 51
FT DAVIS JEFF DAVIS 58.2 58.1 (2010) 38
FT WORTH NAS TARRANT 73.5 72.9 (2005) 34
HOUSTON CLOVER FLD BRAZORIA 74.7 74.5 (1998) 12
HOUSTON NWSO GALVESTON 73.9 73.6 (1998) 24
LAKE FORK RSVR WOOD 69.3 67.3 (2010) 25
SAN ANGELO WFO TOM GREEN 65.4 65.2 (2007) 11
SINTON 3 NW SAN PATRICIO 75.9 75.0 (1998) 44
THROCKMORTON 7 NE THROCKMORTON 65.7 65.3 (2007) 12
Highest Minimum Temperature Ever in the Month (°F)
Station County Value Previous Record Yrs. Data
BARDWELL DAM ELLIS 80 78 (2012) 44
BONITA 4 NW MONTAGUE 80 80 (2011) 10
CORSICANA CAMPBELL FLD NAVARRO 80 79 (2010) 10
LAVON DAM COLLIN 80 79 (1983) 56
PROCTOR RSVR COMANCHE 78 77 (1977) 48
SANFORD DAM HUTCHINSON 75 74 (2011) 19
SAN ANTONIO STINSON AP BEXAR 80 80 (2011) 16
SULPHUR SPRINGS HOPKINS 79 78 (2011) 78

Climatic Averages for October
  TMAX (°F) TMIN (°F) PRCP (inches) No. Days in Month Deg. Days
Station Avg. Record Avg. Record Avg. Gr'st Mo. Gr'st 24 hr. ≥ 90°F ≤ 32°F PRCP ≥ 0.01" HDD CDD
Abilene 77.3 103 (1979) 54.3 23 (1993) 2.98 10.88 (1941) 6.08 (1981) 1.3 0.2 6.6 93 118
Amarillo 71.9 99 (2000) 44.7 12 (1993) 1.66 7.64 (1941) 3.03 (1998) 0.6 1.6 5.3 236 28
Austin 81.8 100 (1938) 60.6 30 (1993) 3.88 12.63 (1925) 7.51 (1998) 4.0 0.0 7.5 29 221
Brownsville 85.7 99 (1900) 66.9 35 (1993) 3.74 17.12 (1958) 9.09 (1996) 6.0 0.0 7.5 4 354
College Station 81.4 102 (1938) 60.3 29 (1993) 4.91 18.77 (1994) 13.39 (1994) 2.8 0.0 7.6 35 216
Corpus Christi 84.4 101 (2012) 64.8 28 (1993) 3.64 12.03 (1997) 7.96 (1995) 4.9 0.0 6.3 10 308
Dallas‑Fort Worth 78.3 106 (1951) 56.8 24 (1917) 4.22 14.18 (1981) 4.85 (1959) 1.9 0.1 7.4 66 146
Del Rio 82.4 106 (1979) 61.0 28 (1993) 2.23 11.69 (1930) 7.60 (1969) 4.4 0.1 5.8 23 230
El Paso 78.2 96 (1994) 52.0 25 (1970) 0.61 5.15 (1884) 1.84 (1883) 0.6 0.2 4.7 79 82
Galveston 80.6 94 (1952) 68.1 39 (1993) 5.52 17.78 (1871) 14.01 (1901) 0.2 0.0 7.3 9 299
Houston 82.0 99 (1900) 60.9 29 (1993) 5.70 17.64 (1949) 9.31 (1984) 3.0 0.0 7.9 29 229
Lubbock 75.2 100 (2000) 47.9 18 (1993) 1.93 10.80 (1983) 5.82 (1983) 0.9 0.7 5.7 159 52
Midland 77.9 101 (2000) 51.8 24 (1993) 1.73 7.45 (1986) 3.59 (1985) 2.1 0.3 4.9 98 93
Port Arthur 80.6 99 (1905) 60.5 30 (1993) 5.58 15.09 (1970) 9.26 (1902) 0.8 0.0 7.5 33 205
San Angelo 78.8 100 (1951) 53.6 26 (1997) 2.73 8.68 (1981) 5.11 (1959) 2.1 0.3 6.2 82 119
San Antonio 82.2 99 (1991) 60.1 27 (1993) 4.11 18.07 (1998) 13.35 (1998) 3.7 0.0 6.9 31 221
Victoria 83.5 109 (1926) 60.9 31 (1993) 4.64 17.25 (1960) 8.15 (1994) 4.3 0.0 7.6 22 245
Waco 79.9 101 (1989) 56.6 25 (1993) 3.90 10.51 (1984) 5.83 (2011) 3.3 0.1 7.2 61 162
Wichita Falls 77.0 102 (2000) 52.0 21 (1993) 3.11 11.77 (1941) 5.61 (1959) 2.2 0.3 7.4 113 97
Shreveport, LA 78.2 99 (1938) 54.6 28 (1993) 4.96 20.35 (2009) 6.83 (1949) 1.3 0.1 8.0 80 124
Climatic averages are based on 1981-2010 monthly normals, which are provided by the National Climatic Data Center.