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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
255 PM CDT SAT AUG 1 2015

...VERY DRY CONDITIONS DEVELOPED ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS IN JULY...

NOTE...CORRECTIONS WERE MADE TO THE YEAR-TO-DATE RAINFALL AND THE
JUNE RAINFALL.

THE MONTH OF JULY CONTINUED THE DRY TREND THAT HAD DEVELOPED IN
THE LAST PART OF JUNE. WITH THE DRIER CONDITIONS CAME ALSO VERY
WARM TEMPERATURES. JULY ENDED WITH MUCH BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL AND
WITH SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS.

TWO OUT OF THE 12 FIRST- AND SECOND-ORDER CLIMATE SITES RECORDED
RAINFALL ABOVE AN INCH. ALL OF THE REMAINING SITES RECEIVED UNDER
THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH. THE AVERAGE RAINFALL FOR ALL 12 SITES
WAS 0.68 INCHES...MUCH BELOW THE AREA-WIDE NORMAL OF 4.00 INCHES.
HERE IS A TABLE COMPARING EACH CLIMATE SITE FOR THE JULY RAINFALL...
THE JANUARY AND FEBRUARY DRY PERIOD...THE MARCH THROUGH MAY WET
PERIOD...AND THE MONTH OF JUNE.


        JULY MONTHLY      JAN - FEB       MAR - MAY    JUNE MONTHLY
SITE     RAIN    DEP     RAIN    DEP     RAIN    DEP    RAIN   DEP

IAH      0.61   -3.18    3.83   -2.75   26.61  +14.80  11.39  +5.56
HOU      2.57   -2.09    5.88   -1.20   28.85  +17.65   4.87  -2.23
CLL      0.31   -1.83    7.41   +1.32   20.36  +10.20   5.21  +0.76
GLS      0.23   -3.57    6.14   -0.63   16.04   +5.51   2.75  -2.94
CXO      1.44   -1.99    3.93   -3.11   23.75  +12.97   3.61  -1.97
DWH      0.21   -3.63    3.87   -2.71   24.32  +12.57   7.64  +2.42
LBX      0.61   -3.95    6.36   -1.03   20.81  +10.78   5.41  -0.26
LVJ      0.69   -4.02    6.02   -1.38   24.49  +13.40   6.66  +1.11
PSX      0.43   -4.33    4.18   -1.54   13.42   +3.61   3.09  -1.40
SGR      0.43   -3.93    3.84   -2.98   35.50  +24.30   3.27  -1.75
UTS      0.06   -3.32    5.47   -1.41   30.46  +19.54   8.42  +3.61
HGX      0.57   -4.01    7.20   -0.18   27.18  +15.98   9.26  +2.83


THE RAINFALL DEPARTURES FOR EACH SITE REVEALS SOME INTERESTING
DATA. GALVESTON AND PALACIOS AT THE COAST HAS HAD A FAIRLY DRY
YEAR. OTHERWISE...A VERY WET MARCH...APRIL...AN ESPECIALLY WET
MONTH OF MAY...AND A MIXED ABOVE AND BELOW NORMAL JUNE LED TO SOME
VERY WET CONDITIONS WHICH THEN LED TO THE ENDING OF THE DROUGHT
ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS. WITH A NEAR TO SLIGHTLY DRIER THAN NORMAL
JUNE TO NOW A VERY DRY JULY...ABONRMALLY DRY CONDITIONS WERE
DEVELOPING ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS.

THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE PRELIMINARY MONTHLY TEMPERATURE AND
RAINFALL DATA FOR THE FIRST- AND SECOND-ORDER CLIMATE SITES ACROSS
SOUTHEAST TEXAS. NOTE THAT VERY WARM CONDITIONS WERE REPORTED...
WITH EACH SITE SHOWING ABOVE NORMAL MONLTHY AVERAGE DAILY
TEMPERATURES.


                            JULY 2015 DATA

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

IAH     95.6    76.5    86.1   +1.7     0.61    -3.18    42.44 +14.33
GLS     91.6    81.6    86.6   +2.1     0.23    -3.57    25.16  -1.63
CLL     94.7    75.5    85.1   +0.4     0.31    -1.83    33.29 +10.45
HOU     94.9    77.1    86.0   +2.2     2.57    -2.09    42.17 +12.13
CXO     95.0    72.9    84.0   +1.4     1.44    -1.99    32.73  +5.90
UTS     95.0    76.0    85.5   +1.4     0.06    -3.32    44.41 +18.42
DWH     95.2    75.6    85.4   +3.3     0.21    -3.63    36.04  +8.65
SGR     95.5    74.2    84.9   +1.3     0.43    -3.93    43.04 +15.64
LBX     93.5    75.4    84.4   +2.1     0.61    -3.95    33.19  +5.54
PSX     91.7    80.9    86.3   +2.3     0.43    -4.33    21.12  -3.66
LVJ     95.0    77.2    86.1   +3.1     0.69    -4.02    37.86  +9.11
HGX     92.5    78.0    85.2   +3.2     0.57    -4.01    44.21 +14.62


THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE RAINFALL DATA FROM THE VOLUNTEER
NETWORK OF CO-OP OBSERVERS. NOTE THAT THESE NUMBERS MAY BE
UPDATED LATER THIS MONTH.


RAINFALL AND DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL FOR JULY 2015

LOCATION                    RAINFALL   DEPARTURE

ANAHUAC *                     1.14       -4.31
BAYTOWN                       2.56       -2.38
BRENHAM                       2.98       +0.42
CLEVELAND                     0.78       -2.64
CROCKETT                      0.19       -2.83
DANEVANG *                    0.56       -4.09
FREEPORT                      1.27       -3.41
LIBERTY                       3.54       -1.66
MATAGORDA                     0.11       -4.17
SOMERVILLE                    1.14       -0.75
WASHINGTON STATE PARK         1.04       -1.33
BELLVILLE                     0.71       -2.04
HOUSTON WESTBURY              3.52       -0.52
KATY *                        1.75       -1.56
MONTGOMERY *                  0.34       -2.38

NOTES...
* SOME MISSING DATA OF 2 DAYS OR LESS THE CO-OP DATA MAY BE
  UPDATED LATER THIS MONTH.

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