778  
NOUS44 KHGX 042017  
PNSHGX  
TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>214-226-227-235>238-050830-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX  
317 PM CDT FRI JUL 4 2014  
   
..PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
 
 
LOWER LEVEL RIDGING PROVED INSUFFICIENT IN SUPPRESSING THE  
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS FORMING ON JULY 3RD ACROSS  
SOUTHEAST TEXAS. UPPER LEVEL MAPS FROM JULY 3RD SHOW SOUTHEAST  
TEXAS TO BE ON THE EDGE OF A PACIFIC RIDGE TO ITS WEST AND A  
TROUGH TO ITS EAST WITH A TROUGH AXIS EXTENDING THROUGH CENTRAL  
LOUISIANA. CONVECTIVE TEMPERATURES FOR MANY SITES ACROSS THE AREA  
WERE IN THE LOWER 90S...AND MOST SITES HAD LITTLE TROUBLE REACHING  
AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES AROUND 90 DEGREES F. THE JULY 3RD SURFACE  
ANALYSIS REVEALED DEWPOINTS ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS WERE IN THE  
70S AND A NUMBER OF BOUNDARIES INCLUDING A COASTAL  
TROUGH...OUTFLOW BOUNDARY...AND WEAK COLD FRONT WERE PRESENT IN  
THE MORNING THAT BECAME A MAJOR FOCAL POINT FOR CONVECTION  
GENERATION IN THE AFTERNOON.  
 
THE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS FORMING WERE SUBSEVERE PULSE  
THUNDERSTORMS WITH WIDELY VARYING PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS AS SHOWN  
IN THE TABLE BELOW OF THE TOP TEN HIGHEST RAINFALL AMOUNTS:  
 
LOCATION PRECIPITATION AMOUNT (INCHES)  
 
SUGARLAND 7.80  
BROOKSHIRE 5.00  
NORMANGEE 3.20  
BELTWAY 8 AT KATY FREEWAY 2.82  
WEST BELT DRIVE AT BUFALO BAYOU 2.60  
BETWAY 8 WEST LOOP AT BAUFFALO BAYOU 2.50  
WEST MAIN EDNA AT DRY CREEK 2.40  
BUNKER HILL VILLAGE AT BUFFALO BAYOU 2.36  
KATY FRWY AT BUNKER HILL VILLAGE 2.33  
EL CAMPO 1.97  
 
 

 
 
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