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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
729 AM CDT WED JUL 1 2015

...JUNE 2015 CONTINUES RECENT TREND OF ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL...

THE MONTH STARTED OUT DRY BUT MOISTURE LEVELS BEGAN TO INCREASE
DURING THE SECOND WEEK OF THE MONTH. TROPICAL STORM BILL MADE
LANDFALL ON TUESDAY JUNE 16TH BUT THE EFFECTS FROM THE STORM
STARTED DAYS EARLIER WITH PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN BEGINNING ON THE
13TH. PARTS OF GALVESTON COUNTY RECEIVED BETWEEN 4 AND 6 INCHES OF
RAIN ON THE 13TH. RAINFALL VARIED ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS DURING
THE MONTH WITH MOST LOCATIONS RECEIVING HEAVY TO EXCESSIVE
RAINFALL. TROPICAL STORM BILL BROUGHT HEAVY RAIN TO JACKSON...
WHARTON...MATAGORDA...AUSTIN...WALLER AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES ON
ITS TREK TO THE NORTH. PARTS OF JACKSON AND WHARTON COUNTIES RECEIVED
BETWEEN 10 AND 14 INCHES OF RAIN. 13.78 INCHES OF RAIN WAS REPORTED JUST
WEST OF GANADO ON JUNE 16TH AND 17TH. THE HEAVY RAIN PRODUCED A RAPID
RISE ON AREA RIVERS AND SIGNIFICANT FLOODING CLOSED PARTS OF US HIGHWAY
59 BETWEEN WHARTON AND EDNA. THE GREATEST MONTHLY RAINFALL (FIRST ORDER
AND CO-OP SITES) TOTAL REPORTED IN THE AREA WAS 12.46 INCHES IN BAYTOWN
WITH EL CAMPO COMING IN A CLOSE SECOND WITH 12.41 INCHES. THE DRIEST
LOCATION IN THE AREA WAS GALVESTON WITH ONLY 2.75 INCHES OF RAIN FOLLOWED
CLOSELY BY HOUSTON WESTBURY WITH 2.92 INCHES OF RAIN...QUITE A CONTRAST
FROM MAY WHEN THIS LOCATION MEASURED 18.69 INCHES OF RAIN.

SOME MISCELLANEOUS RAINFALL TIDBITS TO WOW YOUR FRIENDS AT YOUR
NEXT GET TOGETHER INCLUDE:

BAYTOWN HAS ENDURED FOUR CONSECUTIVE MONTHS WITH RAINFALL AT OR
EXCEEDING 10 INCHES.

        MARCH     APRIL      MAY      JUNE      TOTAL
        11.72     12.75      16.13    12.46     53.06

THE CURRENT 2015 RAINFALL TOTAL FOR BAYTOWN IS 60.72 INCHES WHICH
EXCEEDS THE 1981-2010 30 YEAR NORMAL. THE 30 YEAR AVERAGE RAINFALL
FOR BAYTOWN IS 59.92 INCHES. OTHER COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE EXCEEDED
THEIR NORMAL ANNUAL RAINFALL INCLUDE BRENHAM...WASHINGTON STATE
PARK AND CALDWELL. BELLVILLE HAS RECORDED 40.67 INCHES OF RAIN IN
2015 AND THIS IS JUST SHY OF THEIR 30 YEAR NORMAL ANNUAL RAINFALL.

             1/1 - 6/30         1981-2010
              RAINFALL       AVG ANNUAL RAIN

BAYTOWN        60.72             59.92
BRENHAM        48.70             45.14
WASH ST PARK   45.92             41.68
CALDWELL       40.18             39.50
BELLVILLE      40.67             41.75

THE CITY OF HOUSTON HAS RECORDED TWO CONSECUTIVE MONTHS WITH
RAINFALL EXCEEDING TEN INCHES. THE 2015 RAINFALL TOTAL IS NOW
41.83 WHICH IS 17.51 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS IS THE THIRD
WETTEST START TO A YEAR IN CITY HISTORY. ONLY 2004 (45.02) AND
1993 (43.33) WERE WETTER THAN THIS YEAR.

THE MAY/JUNE RAINFALL TOTAL WAS 25.56 INCHES AND THIS IS THE
THIRD WETTEST MAY/JUNE RAINFALL TOTAL IN CITY HISTORY. ONLY 1981
(29.84) AND 2004 (25.66) WERE WETTER.

TEMPERATURES WERE CLOSE TO NORMAL DURING JUNE. THE TEMPERATURE DID
NOT REACH 95 DEGREES AT BUSH IAH OR AT COLLEGE STATION. THIS IS
THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR THAT THE TEMPERATURE DID NOT REACH OR
EXCEED 95 DEGREES DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE. THE CITY OF HOUSTON
EXTENDED ITS STREAK OF CONSECUTIVE DAYS BELOW 100 DEGREES TO 665
DAYS WHICH IS THE 27TH LONGEST STREAK IN CITY HISTORY.

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

SITE     AVG     AVG     MONTHLY     AVG        MONTHLY     Y-T-D
         HIGH    LOW     AVERAGE     DEP     RAIN    DEP     RAIN

IAH      90.8    73.6     82.2      -0.2     11.39  +5.46   41.83
HOU      90.3    75.0     82.7      +0.7      4.87  -2.23   39.73
CLL      90.2    73.0     81.6      -0.6      5.21  +0.76   32.98
GLS      87.7    78.5     83.1      +0.2      2.75  -2.94   24.93
CXO      90.0    70.7     80.3      +0.3      3.61  -1.97   31.29
UTS      89.8    73.1     81.5      -0.3      8.42  +3.61   44.35
DWH      90.4    73.3     81.9      +1.1      7.64  +2.42   35.83
SGR      90.8    73.2     82.0      +0.4      3.27  -1.75   42.61
LBX      89.8    73.5     81.7      +0.6      5.41  -0.26   32.58
PSX      88.6    76.7     82.6      +0.4      3.09  -1.40   20.69
LVJ      91.0    74.9     82.9      +1.3      6.66  +1.11   37.17
HGX      88.5    74.7     81.6      +1.4      9.26  +2.83   43.64

THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS PRELIMINARY JUNE RAINFALL DATA FROM OUR
VOLUNTEER NETWORK OF CO-OP OBSERVERS.

LOCATION          RAINFALL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE

ANAHUAC             7.19       6.50        +0.69
BAYTOWN            12.46       7.44        +5.02
BELLVILLE           6.95       4.15        +2.80
BRENHAM             8.30       4.88        +3.42
CROCKETT            5.33       4.64        +0.69
DANEVANG            8.47       4.68        +3.79
EDNA               10.63       4.39        +6.24
EL CAMPO           12.41       4.70        +7.71
HOU-WESTBURY        2.92       5.84        -2.92
FREEPORT            4.14       4.91        -0.77
KATY                6.62       4.15        +2.47
LIBERTY             9.15       7.35        +1.80
MADISONVILLE        5.89       4.10        +1.79
MATAGORDA           6.80       4.98        +1.82
SOMERVILLE          3.50       4.35        -0.85
WASH STATE PARK     9.52       4.76        +4.76
WHARTON            10.26       4.30        +5.96


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