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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1230 PM CDT THU MAY 5 2016

...RECORD BREAKING RAINFALL BROUGHT APRIL FLOODING...

ALTHOUGH APRIL BEGAN ON THE DRY SIDE...A SERIES OF STORM SYSTEMS
BROUGHT AN ABUNDANCE OF RAINFALL DURING THE MID AND LATTER PARTS
OF THE MONTH. AS A RESULT...EVERY FIRST- AND SECOND-ORDER CLIMATE
SITE RECORDED ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH. EVEN SO...THE
YEAR-TO-DATE RAINFALL WAS STILL BELOW NORMAL AT GALVESTON...
PALACIOS...AND THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN DICKINSON/
LEAGUE CITY. THE OTHER STORY FOR THE MONTH WAS THE ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES.

TAKING A LOOK AT THE TEMPERATURES FIRST...ONLY ONE MAJOR CLIMATE SITE
ENDED WITH A MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE BELOW NORMAL /IAH AT -0.5/...
MAINLY DUE TO THE CLOUDY DAYS ASSOCIATED WITH RAINFALL. ALL OTHER SITES
ENDED BETWEEN 0.5 AND 2.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE MONTH ACTUALLY
STARTED WITH VERY COOL TEMPERATURES...ALL BUT ONE SITE EXPERIENCED THE
LOWEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE ON THE 3RD AND EVERY SITE HAD A LOWEST
DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE ON THE 1ST...2ND...OR THE 3RD. AS CAN BE
EXPECTED FOR A SPRINGTIME MONTH...APRIL ENDED ON THE WARM SIDE WITH
THE HIGHEST DAYTIME HIGHS REACHING BETWEEN 85 AND 90 AWAY FROM THE
COAST ON THE LAST THREE DAYS OF THE MONTH.

NOW FOR RAINFALL IN APRIL. FIVE SITES BROKE RECORDS WITH OVER 10
INCHES...THE CITY OF HOUSTON...CONROE...DW HOOKS AIRPORT...SUGAR
LAND...AND ANGLETON. THE GREATEST MONTHLY RAINFALL RECORDED WAS 16.84
INCHES AT DW HOOKS AIRPORT. THE LEAST RAINFALL NOTED WAS 2.75 INCHES
AT PALACIOS. HERE IS A LISTING OF THE MONTHLY RAINFALL FOR APRIL ALONG
WITH THE RANKING AND THE PREVIOUS OR CURRENT RECORD FOR EACH SITE. THE
CITY OF HOUSTON RECORDED 9.92 INCHES OF RAIN ON THE 18TH WHICH IS THE
SECOND HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY RAINFALL TOTAL IN CITY HISTORY...TRAILING
ONLY THE 10.34 INCHES OF RAIN WHICH FELL ON JUNE 26TH 1989.


 ...GREATEST APRIL RAINFALL COMPARED TO 2016...

          APRIL 2016        PREV/CURRENT RECORD
SITE      PCPN   RANK           PCPN    DATE

IAH       14.39  1ST           10.92    1976
GLS        5.75  15TH          11.04    1904
CLL        5.42  23RD          12.50    1957
HOU        8.95  6TH           15.60    2009
CXO       12.55  1ST            7.56    2009
UTS        7.70  2ND            7.95    2015
DWH       16.84  1ST           11.50    2009
SGR       12.51  1ST            9.76    2015
LBX        5.81  1ST            5.17    2007
PSX        2.75  28TH           9.26    1991
LVJ        7.57  2ND           16.64    2009
HGX       10.96  2ND           13.63    2009


HERE IS A LISTING OF THE RECORDS TIED OR SET AT THE FIRST- AND
SECOND-ORDER CLIMATE SITES.

      ...RECORD TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL DATA FOR APRIL...

SITE    DATE     RECORD TYPE       NEW RECORD    PREV RECORD

 HOU    4/17     HIGH MIN TEMP         72        TIED 2002/2013
 HOU    4/18     DAILY RAINFALL       5.16       5.15 IN 2009
 IAH    4/18     DAILY RAINFALL       9.92       8.16 IN 1976
 CLL    4/26     HIGH MIN TEMP         73        TIED 1970/1975
                                                 AND 2011

OTHER THAN ABOUT A 1-WEEK PERIOD DURING THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH...
SOUTHEAST TEXAS WAS DROUGHT-FREE DURING APRIL. THE EXCEPTION WAS
OVER THE AREAS CLOSEST TO MATAGORDA BAY WHERE ABNORMAL DRYNESS
DEVELOPED BY APRIL 12TH. HOWEVER...WITHIN ONE WEEK RAINFALL HELPED
EASE CONDITIONS TO THE POINT THAT THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR NOTED NO
DROUGHT OR ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS ON THE 19TH.

THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE IN APRIL WAS 36 AT CONROE...WHILE THE HIGHEST
WAS 90 AT HUNTSVILLE. THE GREATEST DAILY RAINFALL WAS ALMOST 10 INCHES
/9.92 AT IAH/! HERE ARE THE DETAILS OF THE APRIL DAILY EXTREME
TEMPERATURES AND RAINFALL FOR THE FIRST- AND SECOND-ORDER CLIMATE
SITES...

- WARMEST DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE...90 AT UTS ON THE 28TH
- COLDEST DAILY MINIMUM TEMPERATURE...36 AT CXO ON THE 3RD
- WARMEST DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...90 AT UTS ON THE 28TH
- COOLEST DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...78 AT GLS ON THE 29TH
- HIGHEST DAILY RAINFALL..............9.92 AT IAH ON THE 18TH

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


                        APRIL 2016 EXTREME DATA

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

IAH    86   29 *    42    3      80   29      58    3      9.92   18
GLS    81   30 *    54    3      78   29      62    3      2.60   13
CLL    88   28 *    42    3      81   29      56    1      1.29   20
HOU    87   30      47    3      80   29 #    62    3 ##   5.16   18
CXO    89   29      36    3      82   29      56    3      6.34   18
UTS    90   28      40    3      90   28      40    3      2.67   18
DWH    89   30 *    41    3      82   29      41    3      6.70   18
SGR    87   30      43    3      80   29      58    2      7.80   18
LBX    88   30      43    3      82   30      60    3      2.49   13
PSX    85   30 *    46    3      80   30 #    46    3      1.88   13
LVJ    88   30      45    3      81   29 #    62    3      3.93   18
HGX    85   30      42    8      79   29 #    59    3      4.15   18

NOTES...THE LAST DATE OF OCCURRENCE IS NOTED IN THE TABLE. OTHER
DATES THAT TIED ARE AS FOLLOWS...
 * FOR HIGH TEMPERATURES...
   IAH - 27TH
   GLS - 22ND AND 28TH
   CLL - 25TH AND 8TH
   DWH - 25TH
   PSX - 22ND AND 28TH

 # FOR MAX DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...
   HOU - 26TH
   PSX - 29TH
   LVJ - 26TH
   HGX - 26TH

## FOR MIN DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...
   HOU - 2ND


HERE ARE THE PRELIMINARY MONTHLY TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL DATA FOR
THE FIRST- AND SECOND-ORDER CLIMATE SITES ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS.


                           APRIL 2016 DATA

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

IAH    78.9    59.1    69.0   -0.5   14.39  +11.08    21.75    +8.45
GLS    76.5    65.6    71.1   +1.0    5.75   +2.70    12.87    -0.11
CLL    79.2    59.1    69.2   +0.7    5.42   +2.76    12.47    +0.55
HOU    80.3    62.7    71.5   +1.7    8.95   +5.70    17.26    +3.73
CXO    80.0    56.9    68.4   +1.5   12.55   +9.88    22.40    +9.50
UTS    79.9    59.4    69.7   +1.7    7.70   +4.73    17.73    +4.47
DWH    81.0    59.9    70.4   +2.5   16.84  +13.45    27.36   +13.80
SGR    79.6    59.7    69.7   +0.9   12.51   +9.19    22.75    +9.36
LBX    80.8    61.8    71.3   +2.6    5.81   +3.28    14.34    +0.95
PSX    19.5    63.5    71.5   +1.6    2.75   +0.15     8.40    -2.92
LVJ    81.3    62.9    72.1   +3.1    7.57   +4.05    16.13    +2.18
HGX    78.0    62.2    70.1   +2.4   10.96   +7.65    19.03    -5.10


THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE RAINFALL DATA RECORDED AT THE VOLUNTEER
NETWORK OF CO-OP OBSERVERS. THESE NUMBERS MAY ONLY REPRESENT PART OF
THE MONTH. IF MORE UP-TO-THE DATE MONTHLY RAINFALL TOTALS ARE
REPORTED...THIS TABLE MAY BE UPDATED LATER THIS MONTH. OTHERWISE...
THE YEAR-TO-DATE TOTALS WILL REFLECT THE UPDATED RECORDS IN FUTURE
CLIMATE MESSAGES.


              CO-OP RAINFALL OBSERVATIONS FOR MARCH 2016

                            MONTHLY    MONTHLY     YEAR-TO-DATE
LOCATION                    RAINFALL  DEPARTURE    RAIN       DEP

ANAHUAC                       9.01      +5.42     19.67      +5.00
ANGLETON 2 W                  6.39      +2.97     14.30      -0.66
BAY CITY WATER WORKS          6.82      +3.84     14.93      +2.33
BAYTOWN                       9.35      +5.82     21.81      +6.39
BELLVILLE 6 NNE              12.57      +9.70     21.25      +9.27
BRENHAM                       3.94      +1.05     13.33      +0.47
CLEVELAND                    13.35     +10.04     26.36     +10.96
COLUMBUS                     13.21     +10.09     22.76     +10.01
CONROE CO-OP                 12.92     +10.01     25.99     +12.51
CROCKETT                     7.33A      +4.17       N/A        N/A
DANEVANG 1 W                 5.345      +2.92     10.49      -1.07
DICKEY                         N/A        N/A       N/A        N/A
EAGLE LAKE RESEARCH CENTER    6.43        N/A     16.13        N/A
EDNA 7 NW                     4.36        N/A     11.48        N/A
EL CAMPO                      5.02        N/A     10.57        N/A
FREEPORT 2 NW                 7.58      +4.78     15.90      +3.11
HOUSTON WESTBURY             11.84      +8.43     23.05      +9.17
HUNTSVILLE CO-OP              8.24      +4.98     19.93      +5.39
KATY WOLF HILL               17.65     +14.26     26.89     +14.29
LAKE LIVINGSTON              16.78        N/A     31.53        N/A
LIBERTY                      10.03      +6.15     22.96      +6.58
LIVINGSTON 2 NNE             11.74      +8.48     24.07      +8.78
MADISONVILLE                  6.77      +3.95     14.98      +1.76
MATAGORDA NO 2                1.01      +1.58     11.07      +0.83
MONTGOMERY                   10.70      +7.67     21.23      +7.34
NEW CANEY 2 E                11.47      +8.12     20.99      +6.41
RICHMOND                      9.26      +5.97     17.94      +5.01
SOMERVILLE DAM                6.82      +4.09     14.51      +2.84
THOMPSONS 3 WSW               6.63      +3.38     13.21      -0.07
WASHINGTON STATE PARK         8.15      +5.35     16.39      +3.70
WEST COLUMBIA                 7.20        N/A     15.41        N/A
WHARTON                       5.65      +2.42     11.42      -1.49


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