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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
643 AM CDT WED OCT 1 2014

...WARMER WITH A MIX OF WETTER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL CONDITIONS...

SEPTEMBER 2014 ENDED SLIGHTLY WARMER THAN NORMAL ACROSS SOUTHEAST
TEXAS. TWO FRONTAL PASSAGES BROUGHT ENOUGH RAINFALL TO HELP EASE THE
YEAR-TO-DATE RAINFALL DEFICITS AT MOST OF THE CLIMATE SITES. SEVEN
SITES EVEN ENDED SEPTEMBER WITH ABOVE NORMAL MONTHLY RAINFALL.
EVEN SO...9-MONTH DOUBLE DIGIT RAINFALL DEFICITS WERE STILL BEING
EXPERIENCED ALONG THE COASTAL COUNTIES.

NONE OF THE FIRST-ORDER CLIMATE SITES RECORDED A 100-DEGREE DAY IN
SEPTEMBER. WITH THE ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN ON THE 22ND...THIS MEANS THE
SUMMER ENDED WITHOUT A RECORDED 100-DEGREE DATE FOR ALL FOUR SITES
IN 2014. ALTHOUGH HOBBY AIRPORT AND THE CITY OF GALVESTON RECORD
MORE YEARS WITHOUT A 100-DEGREE DATE...1983 WAS THE LAST YEAR THAT
ALL FOUR LOCATIONS FAILED TO REACH AT LEAST 100 DEGREES IN THE
SAME YEAR. THE FOLLOWING LIST GIVES THE LAST YEAR WITHOUT A
100-DEGREE DATE FOR THE FIRST-ORDER CLIMATE SITES.

CITY OF HOUSTON.....1997
COLLEGE STATION.....2004
CITY OF GALVESTON...2013
HOUSTON HOBBY.......2010

VERY DRY CONDITIONS HAVE PERSISTED SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR
WEST OF THE COLORADO RIVER. FOR EXAMPLE...THE SECOND-ORDER CLIMATE
SITE AT PALACIOS HAS ONLY RECORDED THREE DAYS SINCE JANUARY 1ST WITH
A DAILY RAINFALL OF 1 INCH OR MORE...1.00 ON MARCH 4TH...1.06 ON MAY
13TH...AND 1.29 ON JUNE 26TH. THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE U.S.
DROUGHT MONITOR INDICES AS OF SEPTEMBER 23RD FOR THE NWS HOUSTON
COUNTY WARNING AND FORECAST AREA...


COUNTY       U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR INDEX

AUSTIN       D-0 NORTHWEST BORDER
BURLESON     D-0 WESTERN BORDER
COLORADO     D-0 WESTERN TWO-THIRDS
JACKSON      D-2 FAR SOUTHWEST AND D-1 CENTRAL AND EAST
MATAGORDA    D-0 FAR WEST
WASHINGTON   D-0 FAR WEST
WHARTON      D-0 FAR WEST

NOTES...
INDEX        INTENSITY
 D-0         ABNORMALLY DRY
 D-1         MODERATE DROUGHT
 D-2         SEVERE DROUGHT


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

- WARMEST DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE...98 AT CLL ON THE 4TH
- COLDEST DAILY MINIMUM TEMPERATURE...54 AT UTS ON THE 24TH
- WARMEST DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...88 AT GLS ON THE 4TH
                                      88 AT PSX ON THE 11TH
- COOLEST DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...66 AT CLL ON THE 13TH
- HIGHEST DAILY RAINFALL..............4.26 AT CLL ON THE 12TH

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


                         SEPTEMBER 2014 DATA

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

IAH    97   11      64   24**    87   11#     71   14      2.31   18
GLS    92    4      68   14      88    4      73   14      2.07   18
CLL    98   10*     60   24      87   11#     66   13      4.26   12
HOU    96   11      66   23**    87   11#     72   14      1.52   18
CXO    97    6      58   24      85    4#     71   13      1.42   18
UTS    97   11      54   24      87   11#     68   13      0.42   18
DWH    96   11*     62   24      86   11#     72   14##    2.40   18
SGR    97   11      65   24**    87   11      73   14      2.18   19
LBX    93    8      63   23      85   10#     71   14      1.73   18
PSX    93   11*     64   24      88   11      74   14      0.97   13
LVJ    97   11      66   23**    87   11      72   14      1.95   17
HGX    93   11*     66   24      86   10#     72   14      2.38   18

NOTES...THE LAST DATE OF OCCURRENCE IS NOTED IN THE TABLE. OTHER
DATES THAT TIED ARE AS FOLLOWS...
*  FOR HIGH TEMPERATURES...
   CLL - 3RD
   DWH - 10TH
   PSX - 3RD AND 5TH
   HGX - 3RD...4TH...9TH...AND 10TH

** FOR LOW TEMPERATURES...
   IAH - 23RD
   HOU - 14TH
   SGR - 23RD
   LVJ - 14TH

#  FOR MAX DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...
   IAH - 10TH
   CLL - 2ND...3RD...AND 10TH
   HOU - 4TH
   CXO - 2ND
   UTS - 10TH
   DWH - 2ND AND 10TH
   LBX - 6TH
   HGX - 2ND AND 4TH

## FOR MIN DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...
   DWH - 13TH


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


                         SEPTEMBER 2014 DATA

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

IAH     89.2    72.0    80.6   +0.8     3.88    -0.24   31.77   -4.22
GLS     86.2    76.9    81.6    0.0     6.11    +0.08   22.36  -14.85
CLL     90.0    71.1    80.6   +0.6     6.57    +3.39   29.34   +0.64
HOU     88.3    73.8    81.0   +0.9     4.99    -0.22   29.52  -10.79
CXO     89.1    68.8    78.9   +1.5     3.50    -0.34   29.95   -4.06
UTS     89.6    69.6    79.6   +1.4     0.81    -2.90   27.15   -5.90
DWH     89.3    71.5    80.4   +2.4     5.42    +0.85   31.56   -5.10
SGR     89.1    73.1    81.1   +2.2     8.22    +3.70   39.15   +3.09
LBX     87.1    72.0    79.6   +1.1     6.09    +0.11   28.63   -8.63
PSX     88.4    74.5    81.4   +1.4     3.53    -1.60   14.74  -18.13
LVJ     88.6    73.6    81.1   +2.1     6.41    +1.51   28.05  -10.31
HGX     86.4    72.9    79.7   +1.8     9.19    +2.02   33.90   -8.03


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