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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
403 PM CDT FRI AUG 1 2014

...JULY 2014 ENDED SLIGHTLY COOLER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL...

A SUM OF THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE DEPARTURES ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS
SHOWS THAT THE MONTH OF JULY ENDED UP SLIGHTLY COOLER THAN NORMAL.
CONVECTIVE RAINFALL EVENTS BROUGHT A MIX OF DRIER AND WETTER THAN
NORMAL CONDITIONS...ALTHOUGH ONLY FOUR OF THE CLIMATE SITES RECEIVED
WETTER THAN NORMAL RAINFALL.

ONE UNUSUAL FACT FOR THE YEAR THROUGH JULY 31ST IS THAT NONE OF THE
FOUR FIRST-ORDER CLIMATE SITES HAVE YET TO HIT THE 100 DEGREE MARK.
HOW ODD IS THIS? FOR THE 30-YEAR PERIOD OF 1981 TO 2010...COLLEGE
STATION NORMALLY REACHES 100 DEGREES BY JULY 21ST WITH THE AVERAGE
NUMBER OF 100-DEGREE DAYS BEING 5.7 DAYS THROUGH JULY 31ST. THE CITY
OF HOUSTON NORMALLY EXPERIENCES A 100 DEGREE DATE BY JULY 24TH...WITH
THE AVERAGE BEING 1.8 THROUGH JULY 31ST.

EVEN THOUGH BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL WAS RECORDED AT MOST OF THE CLIMATE
SITES...HEAVIER RAINFALL FELL OVER COLLEGE STATION...HUNTSVILLE...
INTERCONTINENTAL AIRPORT...AND LEAGUE CITY. THE AVERAGE RAINFALL
DEPARTURES FOR THESE SITES RANGED FROM +0.53 TO +4.58 INCHES. DRIEST
CONDITIONS WERE EXPERIENCED ALONG THE COASTAL AREAS...ESPECIALLY
BETWEEN SUGAR LAND AND PALACIOS. OVERALL RAINFALL AMOUNTS WERE ENOUGH
TO EASE MOST OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS OUT OF DROUGHT. HOWEVER...THE JULY
31ST DROUGHT MONITOR REPORTED ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS ACROSS
BURLESON...NORTHERN AUSTIN...WESTERN COLORADO...MOST OF JACKSON...AND
MOST OF MATAGORDA COUNTIES. MODERATE DROUGHT CONDITIONS WERE REPORTED
NEAR MATAGORDA BAY ACROSS FAR SOUTHERN JACKSON AND WESTERN MATAGORDA
COUNTIES.

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF SOME HIGH AND LOW EXTREMES RECORDED AT
THE FIRST- AND SECOND-ORDER CLIMATE SITES. NOTE SOME OF THESE ARE
THE LAST DATE OF OCCURRENCE FOR EACH SITE. SEE THE TABLE FOLLOWING
THIS LIST FOR MORE DETAILS.

- WARMEST DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...88 AT IAH ON THE 28TH
                                      88 AT GLS ON THE 27TH
                                      88 AT PSX ON THE 31ST
- COOLEST DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...76 AT CLL ON THE 18TH
                                      76 AT UTS ON THE 19TH
- COLDEST DAILY MINIMUM TEMPERATURE...68 AT CXO ON THE 30TH
                                      68 AT UTS ON THE 20TH
- WARMEST DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE...99 AT IAH ON THE 28TH
- HIGHEST DAILY RAINFALL..............4.55 AT CLL ON THE 17TH

THE FOLLOWING TABLE GIVES INDIVIDUAL SITE TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL
EXTREMES FOR THE MONTH MEASURED AT THE FIRST- AND SECOND-ORDER
CLIMATE STATIONS...


       DAILY MAX    DAILY MIN      DAILY AVERAGE TEMP      MAX RNFALL
SITE   TMP DATES    TMP DATES    MAX DATES    MIN DATES    PCPN DATES

IAH    99   28      72   30**    88   28      79   19      3.97   31
GLS    94   29      75   19      88   27      81   19##    0.70   18
CLL    97   28*     69   20      87   27#     76   18      4.55   17
HOU    97   28      73    6      87   28#     81   19##    0.43   23
CXO    96   28      68   30**    86   28      77   19      0.74&  18
UTS    96   14*     68   20      87   14      76   19##    1.67   17
DWH    96   28*     71    4      87   21      79   19      1.14   31
SGR    98   28      71   11      87   27#     81    6##    0.91   24
LBX    95   29      69   12**    84   29#     80   11##    2.12   20
PSX    93   25*     71    4      88   31#     81   18##    1.00    4
LVJ    97   28      74   19**    87   29#     81   18      1.17   23
HGX    97   28      69    3      87   28      78   18      2.42   23

NOTES...THE LAST DATE OF OCCURRENCE IS NOTED IN THE TABLE. OTHER DATES
THAT TIED ARE AS FOLLOWS...
*  FOR HIGH TEMPERATURES...
   CLL - 9TH...13TH...14TH...AND 27TH
   UTS - 9TH
   DWH - 21ST...25TH...AND 27TH
   PSX - 21ST

** FOR LOW TEMPERATURES...
   IAH - 4TH...6TH...11TH...AND 19TH
   CXO - 6TH AND 11TH
   LBX - 9TH AND 11TH
   LVJ - 2ND...3RD...6TH...9TH...11TH...AND 12TH

#  FOR MAX DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...
   CLL - 14TH
   HOU - 21ST AND 22ND
   SGR - 20TH AND 21ST
   LBX - 20TH...21ST...AND 22ND
   PSX - 21ST
   LVJ - 21ST AND 28TH

## FOR MIN DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...
   GLS - 18TH
   HOU - 6TH AND 18TH
   UTS - 18TH
   SGR - 5TH
   LBX - 6TH AND 9TH
   PSX - 6TH AND 10TH

&  FOR MAX RAINFALL
   CXO - 17TH


THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL DATA
FOR FIRST- AND SECOND-ORDER CLIMATE SITES ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS...


                           JULY 2014 DATA

        AVE     AVE     MONTHLY AVE        MONTHLY       YEAR-TO-DATE
SITE    HIGH    LOW     DAILY   DEP     RAIN     DEP     RAIN    DEP

IAH     93.1    74.3    83.7   -0.7     5.40    +1.61   26.65   -1.46
GLS     90.2    79.3    84.8   +0.3     1.08    -2.72   11.30  -15.49
CLL     92.8    73.6    83.2   -1.5     6.72    +4.58   22.36   -0.48
HOU     92.2    75.6    83.9   +0.1     1.26    -3.40   21.08   -8.96
CXO     91.3    71.5    81.4   -1.2     2.91    -0.52   26.05   +0.92
UTS     91.8    73.4    82.6   -1.5     4.40    +1.02   25.62   -0.36
DWH     92.5    74.0    83.2   +1.1     3.42    -0.42   25.77   -1.62
SGR     93.4    74.5    84.0   +0.4     2.68    -1.68   23.80   -3.60
LBX     90.9    72.3    81.6   -0.7     4.21    -0.35   18.37   -9.28
PSX     90.6    77.9    84.3   +0.3     1.75    -3.01    9.46  -15.32
LVJ     92.4    75.7    84.0   +1.0     3.00    -1.71   19.07   -9.68
HGX     91.2    74.7    82.9   +0.9     5.11    +0.53   22.28   -7.31

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