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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
649 AM CDT MON JUN 1 2015

...RECORD BREAKING RAINFALL FELL ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS IN MAY...

THE MONTH OF MAY BECAME THE WETTEST MONTH ON RECORD ACROSS MOST OF
SOUTHEAST TEXAS. THE MAJORITY OF THE RAINFALL FELL INLAND OF THE
IMMEDIATE COASTAL AREAS...WITH ALMOST ALL OF THE CLIMATE AND CO-OP
SITES AWAY FROM THE COAST ENDING THE MONTH IN THE TOP-SIX FOR ALL-
TIME MAY RAINFALL. AS A MATTER OF FACT...ALMOST ALL OF THE SITES
AWAY FROM THE COASTAL COUNTIES RECEIVED THEIR MOST RAINFALL EVER
FOR THE MARCH 1ST THROUGH MAY 31ST PERIOD.

THE VERY WET CONDITIONS OF THE PAST THREE MONTHS ENDED THE VERY DRY
AND DROUGHT CONDITIONS THAT WERE PREVALENT OVER THE COASTAL PLAINS
INLAND OF MATAGORDA BAY. ALTHOUGH THE COASTAL AREAS WERE THE DRIEST
DURING THE MONTH...THE LOWEST RAINFALL AMOUNT WAS STILL OVER 3
INCHES...3.05 INCHES IN GALVESTON. THE FOLLOWING TABLE SHOWS THE
RAINFALL AND ALL-TIME RANKING FOR THE CLIMATE AND CO-OP SITES FOR
MARCH 1ST THROUGH MAY 31ST AND FOR THE MONTH OF MAY.


              MAR - MAY    PREV/CURRENT     MAY 2015    PREV/CURRENT
SITE         RAIN   RANK     MAR - MAY     RAIN   RANK    MAY RANK

IAH          26.61   1ST   22.79 IN 1993   14.17   5TH  15.87 IN 1907
GLS          16.04  13TH   23.99 IN 1929    3.05  73RD  11.03 IN 1991
CLL          20.36   3RD   24.88 IN 1929    9.73   9TH  14.70 IN 1929
HOU          28.85   1ST   23.68 IN 1997   14.40   2ND  14.84 IN 1970
CXO          23.51   1ST   15.01 IN 2007   14.55   1ST   9.77 IN 2014
UTS &&       30.46   1ST   12.91 IN 2007   14.93   1ST   8.42 IN 2014
DWH          24.32   1ST   18.65 IN 2009   10.92   2ND  11.92 IN 2014
SGR          35.50   1ST   17.12 IN 2007   20.40   1ST  10.57 IN 2012
LBX          20.81   1ST   19.17 IN 2007    9.47   1ST   6.19 IN 2014
PSX          13.42  25TH   19.90 IN 1957    6.29  16TH  13.23 IN 1972
LVJ          24.49   1ST   20.36 IN 2009   13.65   1ST   8.84 IN 2004
ANAHUAC      20.37   6TH   27.19 IN 2009    7.86  22ND  18.20 IN 1946
BAY CITY     14.93  18TH   23.63 IN 1970    4.22* 31ST  13.86 IN 1970
BAYTOWN      38.99*  1ST   32.65 IN 1997   14.52   1ST  14.12 IN 1997
BRENHAM      34.02   1ST   23.00 IN 1905   15.09   1ST  14.77 IN 1965
CLEVELAND    20.10   4TH   28.05 IN 1989   11.44   3RD  18.35 IN 1989
COLUMBUS     27.88*  1ST   25.53 IN 1959   11.90*  4TH  14.23 IN 2014
CROCKETT     28.85   1ST   26.18 IN 1935   12.62   4TH  16.09 IN 1935
DANEVANG     16.27  13TH   26.36 IN 1997    8.00 T18TH  15.87 IN 1929
FREEPORT     17.65   7TH   19.69 IN 1997    5.45  20TH  11.70 IN 1974
LIBERTY      30.18   1ST   25.11 IN 1914   11.96*  7TH  18.10 IN 1907
MADISONVILLE 24.02   1ST   23.70 IN 1957   10.32   2ND  11.12 IN 2014
MATAGORDA    13.69  22ND   22.89 IN 1915    4.16  37TH  17.34 IN 1929
SOMERVILLE   21.95   1ST   18.16 IN 1969    8.63   3RD  11.77 IN 2014
WASH ST PARK 31.94   1ST   24.05 IN 1946   17.25*  1ST  15.38 IN 2014
NEW CANEY    21.86*  2ND   27.10 IN 1993   13.86*  2ND  16.18 IN 1989
BELLVILLE    28.00   1ST   24.87 IN 1979   14.74   1ST  13.00 IN 2014
HOU WESTBURY 32.58   1ST   21.98 IN 2007   18.69   1ST  13.43 IN 1970
RICHMOND     32.57   1ST   21.81 IN 1997   18.31   1ST  12.05 IN 1953
CYPRESS      23.41   1ST   23.24 IN 2009   13.58   1ST  12.56 IN 2014
WHARTON      27.42   2ND   32.31 IN 1997   11.68   3RD  17.11 IN 1975
KATY         20.38*  3RD   21.69 IN 1993   10.76*  2ND  13.57 IN 2014
HUNTSVILLE & 32.14   1ST   27.90 IN 1929   14.23   2ND  19.00 IN 1929
MONTGOMERY   30.46*  1ST   20.50 IN 1979   16.27*  1ST  14.29 IN 1983

NOTES...
&  HUNTSVILLE COOP
&& UTS...HUNTSVILLE AIRPORT
*  SOME MISSING DATES FOR THE PERIOD
T  TIE WITH ANOTHER DATE


TO SEE THE TREND FOR THE YEAR-TO-DATE...THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS
THE MONTHLY RAINFALL AND DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL SINCE JANUARY FOR
ALL OF THE FIRST- AND SECOND-ORDER CLIMATE SITES. NOTE THE DRIER
CONDITIONS PREVALENT DURING FEBRUARY. ANOTHER ITEM OF NOTE IS THAT
SINCE MARCH 1ST...ONLY GALVESTON HAS EXPERIENCED A MONTH WITH
BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL.


       JANUARY     FEBRUARY       MARCH        APRIL         MAY
SITE  RAIN   DEP   RAIN   DEP   RAIN   DEP   RAIN   DEP   RAIN   DEP

IAH   3.17  -0.21  0.66  -2.54  6.34  +2.93  6.10  +2.79 14.17  +9.08
HOU   5.13  +1.26  0.75  -2.46  6.25  +3.05  8.20  +4.95 14.40  +9.65
CLL   6.66  +3.42  0.75  -2.10  5.83  +2.66  4.80  +2.14  9.73  +5.40
GLS   5.44  +1.24  0.70  -1.87  7.69  +1.53  5.30  +2.25  3.05  -1.27
CXO   3.18  -0.60  0.75  -2.51  6.04  +2.85  3.16  +0.49 14.55  +9.63
DWH   2.63  -0.92  1.24  -1.79  6.39  +2.80  7.01  +3.62 10.92  +6.15
LBX   5.71  +1.26  0.65  -2.29  6.63  +3.16  4.71  +2.18  9.47  +5.44
LVJ   5.41  +1.19  0.61  -2.57  5.89  +2.86  4.95  +1.43 13.65  +9.11
PSX   3.58  +0.21  0.60  -1.75  3.50  +0.50  3.63  +1.03  6.29  +2.08
SGR   3.22  -0.38  0.62  -2.60  5.34  +2.09  9.76  +6.44 20.40 +15.77
UTS   4.72  +0.90  0.75  -2.31  7.58  +4.17  7.95  +4.98 14.93 +18.13
HGX   6.27  +1.80  0.93  -1.98  9.65  +6.41  6.66  +3.35 10.87  +6.22


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


                           MAY 2015 DATA

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

IAH     84.9    69.0    77.0   +0.1    14.17    +9.08    30.44 +12.05
GLS     83.0    73.3    78.2   +0.6     3.05    -1.27    22.18  +4.88
CLL     83.6    67.5    75.5   -0.7     9.73    +5.40    27.77 +11.52
HOU     85.0    70.5    77.8   +0.8    14.40    +9.65    34.73 +16.45
CXO     83.4    66.5    74.9   +0.5    14.55    +9.63    27.68  +9.86
UTS     83.8    67.8    75.8   -0.3    14.93   +10.39    35.93 +18.13
DWH     84.6    69.0    76.8   +1.0    10.92    +6.15    28.19  +9.86
SGR     85.3    69.9    77.6   +1.2    20.40   +15.77    39.34 +21.32
LBX     82.1    68.3    75.2   -0.3     9.47    +5.44    27.17  +9.75
PSX     84.2    72.9    78.5   +1.4     6.29    +2.08    17.60  +2.07
LVJ     85.5    71.0    78.3   +2.2    13.65    +9.11    30.51 +12.02
HGX     83.9    70.1    77.0   +1.9    10.87    +6.22    34.38 +15.80


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 MAY 2015

LOCATION                    RAINFALL   DEPARTURE

ANAHUAC                       7.86       +2.66
BAY CITY                      4.22       -0.23
BAYTOWN                      14.52       +8.77
BRENHAM                      15.09      +10.43
CLEVELAND                    11.44       +6.07
COLUMBUS                     11.90       +7.13
CROCKETT                     12.62       +8.21
DANEVANG                      8.00       +3.00
FREEPORT                      5.45       +2.15
LIBERTY                      11.96       +6.38
MADISONVILLE                 10.32       +5.83
MATAGORDA                     4.16       +0.18
SOMERVILLE                    8.63       +4.67
WASHINGTON STATE PARK        17.25      +13.35
NEW CANEY                    13.86       +8.24
BELLVILLE                    14.74       +9.57
HOU WESTBURY                 18.69      +13.80
RICHMOND                     18.31      +14.22
CYPRESS                      13.58       +8.83
WHARTON                      11.68       +7.68
KATY                         10.76       +6.20
HUNTSVILLE CO-OP             14.23       +9.78
MONTGOMERY                   16.27      +11.93


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