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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
105 PM CDT SUN SEP 14 2014

...TORRENTIAL RAINFALL SEPTEMBER 12-13 BRINGS AREA TOTALS ABOVE SEPTEMBER
AVERAGES WITH MORE THAN HALF THE MONTH TO GO...

A PAIR OF WEAK TROPICAL WAVES COMBINED WITH A DISSIPATING COLD
FRONT ACROSS THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY DUMPED WIDESPREAD HEAVY
RAINFALL FROM EARLY FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 12 THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 14TH. RAINFALL TOTALS GENERALLY RANGED FROM 3 TO 5
INCHES VALLEY WIDE...WITH SOME SPOTS NEAR MISSION RECEIVING NEARLY
7 INCHES. THE RAINFALL...COMBINED WITH EARLIER RAINS FROM
SEPTEMBER 2-4...BROUGHT MONTHLY TOTALS BETWEEN 5 AND 9 INCHES
ACROSS THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY. TOTAL MONTHLY AVERAGES TYPICALLY
RANGE FROM 4 TO 6 INCHES THUS THE MONTH IS NOW CONSIDERED ABOVE
NORMAL EVEN IF IT FAILS TO RAIN AGAIN.

SELECTED PRELIMINARY TOTALS FROM FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 12 AND 9 AM
SEPTEMBER 13 ARE AS FOLLOWS:

LOCATION             RAINFALL        SOURCE

SHARYLAND               7.00            TRAINED SPOTTER
MISSION 1.9 ENE         6.64            COCORAHS
MISSION 3.1 NE          5.81            COCORAHS
MISSION 4.3 WSW         5.70            COCORAHS
MCALLEN 2.4 NE          4.93            COCORAHS
MCALLEN/MILLER ARPT     4.51            ASOS
FALFURRIAS/WEST         4.48            COOP OBSERVER
BROWNSVILLE 4.1 ENE     4.40            COCORAHS
MCALLEN/WATER PLANT     4.36            COOP OBSERVER
EDINBURG                4.14            COOP OBSERVER
BROWNSVILLE 4.1 E       4.12            COCORAHS
BROWNSVILLE/SPI ARPT    4.10            ASOS
HARLINGEN/VALLEY ARPT   3.89            ASOS
PORT MANSFIELD          3.76            COOP OBSERVER
SAN BENITO 0.6 SSE      3.67            COCORAHS
HARLINGEN 2.6 ESE       3.52            COCORAHS
MCCOOK                  3.48            COOP OBSERVER
HARLINGEN 4.2 W         3.31            COCORAHS
RIO GRANDE CITY         3.30            COOP OBSERVER
HARLINGEN               3.28            COOP OBSERVER LA
JOYA 11.1 N             3.27            COCORAHS
LINN 8.4 WNW            3.10            COCORAHS
LOS FRESNOS 0.3 NE      3.06            COCORAHS
HARLINGEN 0.4 N         3.05            COCORAHS
RANCHO VIEJO 0.7 E      2.87            COCORAHS
SARITA 7 E              2.65            COOP OBSERVER
FALCON DAM              2.02            COOP OBSERVER
LAGUNA VISTA 0.3 N      1.85            COCORAHS
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND      1.66            COOP OBSERVER

BRIEF STATISTICS FOR THE MONTH SO FAR...

LOCATION             RAINFALL      SEPTEMBER TOTAL AVG.       DEPARTURE
EDINBURG               6.74                  3.87               +2.87
MCALLEN/WATER PLANT    6.30                  3.57               +2.73
FALFURRIAS             5.63                  4.07               +1.56
MCALLEN/MILLER ARPT    5.89                  4.47               +1.42
BROWNSVILLE/SPI ARPT   7.18                  5.92               +1.26
RIO GRANDE CITY*       5.49                  4.46               +1.03
HARLINGEN/COOP         6.09                  5.26               +0.83
HARLINGEN/VALLEY       5.12                  5.22               -0.10
PORT MANSFIELD         4.77                  5.33               -0.56

*SOME DATA MAY BE MISSING FROM EARLIER IN MONTH.

SEPTEMBER TOTAL AVERAGE BASED ON 1981 TO 2010 30 YEAR CYCLE.

A WEB PAGE SUMMARIZING THE RAINFALL...ALONG WITH RAINFALL MAPS AND
PHOTOS...WILL BE POSTED ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 15.





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