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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
335 PM CDT Thu Sep 8 2016

...Rainfall Comparison for Jan-Aug 2016 to Wettest Year on Record...

Several airport and cooperative observer sites across Southeast Texas
have already observed rainfall through August 31st of this year which
approached over 70 percent of the site`s record annual rainfall. The
following table lists each airport and COOP site which have rainfall
data through August 2016. The listing is by the percentage, from
greatest to least, of the 2016 rainfall through August compared to
the record annual rainfall. Included also is an entry showing the
period of record for rainfall at each site.

It is interesting to note that most of the sites with the highest
rainfall percentage are in locations that have been affected with
record flooding earlier this year. In particular, the site with the
greatest percentage is David Wane Hooks Airport in northwestern
Harris County. This location was affected by three different heavy
rainfall events: flooding due to heavy rainfall from April 17th
through 21st (13.65 inches); the Memorial Day Holiday flood event
from May 26th through June 5th (17.26 inches); and locally rainfall
from August 13th through 22nd (10.07 inches). At least one of the
three events are the cause of the high percentage of rainfall at
Conroe Airport, Somerville Dam, Bellville 6 NNE, Brenham, the City
of Houston, Montgomery, and Washington State Park.


                        Jan-Aug   Wettest Year    Percent
                       2016 Rnfl    Rainfall      2016 to   Years of
Site                    inches    inches   year   Wettest    Record

DW Hooks (DWH)           61.69    68.30 in 2001    90.3%    1998-2016
Conroe Airport (CXO)     50.57    63.34 in 2004    79.8%    1998-2016
Somerville Dam COOP      51.07*   66.57 in 1968    76.7%    1963-2016
Bellville 6 NNE COOP     49.91    66.92 in 2015    74.6%    1978-2016
Brenham COOP             58.88    79.18 in 2015    74.4%    1897-2016
City of Houston/IAH      53.57    72.86 in 1900    73.5%    1888-2016
Montgomery COOP          51.93    72.18 in 1973    71.9%    1954-2016
Washington State
  Park COOP              48.02    67.41 in 2015    71.2%    1915-2016
Angleton Brazoria
  Airport (LBX)          41.09    57.94 in 2015    70.9%    1998-2016
Cypress COOP             64.32*   92.62 in 1973    69.4%    1943-2016
Houston Westbury COOP    56.24    82.33 in 2015    68.3%    1948-2016
Livingston 2 NNE COOP    54.22*   80.41 in 1973    67.4%    1937-2016
Katy Wolf Hill COOP      46.63    70.06 in 2004    66.6%    1974-2016
Baytown COOP             66.34   101.33 in 2015    65.5%    1983-2016
Columbus COOP            43.16    66.82 in 2015    64.6%    1903-2016
Madisonville COOP        39.49    61.52 in 1968    64.2%    1918-2016
Sugar Land Airport (SGR) 47.85    74.86 in 2015    63.9%    2000-2016
College Station
  Easterwood Field (CLL) 37.14    61.04 in 1968    60.8%    1951-2016
New Caney 2 E COOP       45.88    76.19 in 1991    60.2%    1952-2016
Huntsville Airport (UTS) 38.98    66.76 in 2015    58.4%    1998-2016
Liberty COOP             55.31*   94.79 in 2015    58.4%    1903-2016
Hobby Airport            47.31    83.02 in 1979    57.0%    1930-2016
Clover Field (LVJ)       39.77    70.18 in 2015    56.7%    1998-2016
Freeport 2 NW COOP       59.56   106.44 in 1979    56.0%    1931-2016
Huntsville COOP          42.65    70.97 in 2015    53.3%    1903-2016
City of Galveston/GLS    40.68    78.39 in 1900    51.8%    1871-2016
Richmond COOP            38.59*   75.31 in 2004    51.2%    1919-2016
Danevang 1 W COOP        34.54    68.89 in 1997    50.1%    1896-2016
Conroe COOP              37.37*   78.08 in 1979    47.9%    1897-2016
Palacios/PSX             31.73    66.47 in 1949    47.7%    1943-2016
Crockett COOP            31.49*   66.17 in 1991    47.6%    1904-2016
Matagorda NO 2 COOP      33.89    71.91 in 1979    47.1%    1910-2016
Wharton COOP             32.96    70.39 in 2004    46.8%    1902-2016
Angleton 2 W COOP        45.72   100.21 in 1973    45.6%    1895-2016
Caldwell COOP            30.07*   66.92 in 2015    44.9%    1936-2016
Anahuac COOP             40.62    91.72 in 2001    44.3%    1909-2016
Bay City Waterworks
  (COOP)                 26.47    91.72 in 2001    28.9%    1909-2016

* Notes: These sites have at least one month prior to August missing
  in the January through August 2016 rainfall total.

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