Friday, October 1, 2010

Rainfall Totals for September

My 6.54 inches of rain recorded in my backyard seems puny compared with other parts of the area. Here is a statement from NOAA on September rains:

... September 2010 was one of the wetter septembers at
Austin and San Antonio...

September 2010 was one of the wetter septembers at Austin and San Antonio.
Rainfall from a cold front late September 2nd to the early morning hours
of September 3rd was followed by scattered showers the afternoon
of the 6th and rains associated with Hermine the 7th through the
8th. Additional rain came from isolated showers the weekend of
September 11th and 12th to Tuesday the 14th... and more widespread
rain showers from Friday the 17th through Sunday the 19th.
Scattered daytime to early evening showers brought more rain on
Monday the 20th through Saturday the 25th... and isolated early
morning showers came with a cold front the morning of the 26th.
The rest of the month from the 27th to the 30th was dry.

Rainfall for September 2010 was the 2nd wettest September at
Austin Mabry... the 13th wettest at Austin Bergstrom... and the
6th wettest September at San Antonio. September 2010 was not one
of the wetter septembers at del Rio. Rainfall at del Rio was 2.06
inches in September of 2010... equal to the latest 30 year
1971 to 2000 average.

The list below shows the wettest septembers at Austin... del Rio...
and San Antonio.

The wettest septembers at Austin Mabry from 1856 to 2010 are listed below.
The 1971 to 2000 normal at Austin Mabry is 2.91 inches... while the
historical 1856 to 2010 average is 3.51 inches.

1. 20.78 September 1921
2. 13.20 September 2010
3. 12.78 September 1874
4. 12.33 September 1886
5. 10.54 September 1873

The wettest septembers at Austin Bergstrom international Airport from
1943 to 2010 are listed below. The 1971 to 2000 normal at Austin Bergstrom
for September is 2.88 inches... while the historical 1943 to 2010 average
is 3.29 inches.

1. 9.36 September 1986
2. 8.82 September 1957
3. 8.80 September 1958
4. 6.98 September 2009
5. 6.50 September 1967

13. 5.15 September 2010

The wettest septembers at San Antonio International Airport from 1871 to 2010
are listed below. The 1971 to 2000 normal for San Antonio is 3.00 inches...
while the historical 1871 to 2010 average is 3.36 inches.

1. 15.78 September 1946
2. 13.09 September 1973
3. 11.71 September 1874
4. 11.16 September 1967
5. 11.10 September 1957
6. 9.37 September 2010

The wettest septembers at del Rio from 1906 to 2010 are listed below.
At del Rio 2.06 inches of rain fell in September of 2010... equal to the
latest 1971 to 2000 normal. The historical 1906 to 2010 average
rain in September at del Rio is 2.50 inches.

1. 15.79 September 1964
2. 9.95 September 1932
3. 9.87 September 1970
4. 9.74 September 1919
5. 7.07 September 1991

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