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How long have official weather records been kept in San Antonio?

Every from time to time, when KSAT meteorologists evaluate current stats to historical past, you’ll hear us say: “since records have been kept.” But what does that imply?

Simply put, meteorologists confer with the stretch of consecutive years when dependable, official observations have been recorded.

According to “History of Weather Observations: San Antonio, TX 1846-1955,” by Gary Okay. Grice, constant, day by day observations started in San Antonio in 1885. At that time, the weather was recorded in the Quadrangle at Fort Sam Houston, with sheltered devices.

In 1891, the Weather Bureau (which might later develop into the National Weather Service) took management of the observations. The Weather Bureau could be housed in a number of buildings downtown, the place the weather was recorded. That included the Dulling Building, Alamo Insurance Building, Maverick Building, Hicks Building (pictured beneath), a constructing with varied names (313 E. Houston St), Alamo National Bank Building, and the Federal Building.

People watch the 1937 Battle of Flowers parade from the Hicks Building. (San Antonio Light photograph courtesy of UTSA Special Collections)

In 1941, the observations have been briefly moved to Stinson Airport, and as soon as once more in 1942 to San Antonio International Airport. Reports have come from this location each since.

The National Weather Service office in San Antonio finally merged with the places of work from Austin, Del Rio, and Hondo to create the present office situated in New Braunfels. The meteorologists at that office now hold records for lots of the places in and round San Antonio.

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