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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX  
1006 PM CDT TUE APR 22 2014  
 
...RAINFALL WELL BELOW NORMAL SINCE NOVEMBER...  
 
...SIX CONSECUTIVE MONTHS WITH BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL...  
 
RAINFALL HAS BEEN WELL BELOW NORMAL SINCE NOVEMBER 1ST 2013 WITH  
SEVERAL LOCATIONS SOUTH OF I-10 AND CLOSE TO THE COAST SUFFERING  
RAINFALL DEFICITS BETWEEN 10 AND 15 INCHES. COLLEGE STATION  
APPEARS TO BE FARING BETTER THAN OTHER LOCATIONS TO THE SOUTH BUT  
IF NOVEMBER IS REMOVED FROM THE TOTAL...THIS LOCATION HAS TALLIED  
LESS THAN SIX INCHES OF RAIN SINCE DECEMBER 1ST WHICH IS ABOUT 40  
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE ASOS SITE AT ANGLETON/LAKE JACKSON IS THE  
DRIEST SITE ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS MEASURING ONLY 6.37 INCHES OF  
RAIN SINCE NOVEMBER 1ST WHICH IS A PALTRY 30 PERCENT OF NORMAL.  
WEST COLUMBIA AND ANGLETON ARE RELATIVELY CLOSE WITH BOTH  
LOCATIONS IN BRAZORIA COUNTY...YET WEST COLUMBIA HAS RECEIVED  
ALMOST TWICE THE RAINFALL THAT ANGLETON HAS RECEIVED. LIBERTY HAS  
RECEIVED THE MOST RAIN IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS SINCE NOVEMBER 1ST WITH  
17.50 INCHES AND MADISONVILLE HAS RECEIVED ALMOST 77 PERCENT OF  
NORMAL RAINFALL WHICH IS THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE ACROSS SOUTHEAST  
TEXAS.  
 
DESPITE THE LACK OF RAIN...SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS HAVE YET TO BE  
OBSERVED. THE COOLER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES HAVE LESSENED  
EVAPORATIVE EFFECTS AND HEAVIER RAINS OVER NORTH TEXAS HAVE FLOWED  
SOUTH TO RECHARGE AREA RESERVOIRS. AS OF APRIL 23RD...ALL AREA  
RESERVOIRS ARE ABOVE 80 PERCENT WITH LAKE LIVINGSTON...LAKE  
HOUSTON AND HOUSTON COUNTY LAKE AT 100 PERCENT CAPACITY AND LAKE  
CONROE AT 97 PERCENT CAPACITY.  
 
IT APPEARS THAT THE NEXT SEVERAL WEATHER SYSTEMS WILL PASS NORTH  
OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS AND APPRECIABLE RAIN IS NOT EXPECTED THROUGH  
THE END OF THE MONTH. LOOKING EVEN FURTHER AHEAD...A DEEP UPPER  
LOW OVER THE EASTERN U.S. AND AN AMPLIFIED NORTHERLY UPPER FLOW  
WILL PROBABLY KEEP THINGS DRY THROUGH THE FIRST WEEK OF MAY.  
 
BELOW IS A TABLE WITH RAINFALL DATA...DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL AND  
PERCENT OF NORMAL FOR A FEW LOCATIONS ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS:  
 
SITE NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR TOTAL  
 
IAH 3.81 1.66 0.96 2.39 2.45 1.56 12.83  
-0.53 -2.08 -2.42 -0.89 -0.96 -0.75 -7.55  
63.0%  
 
HOU 3.58 0.87 0.53 2.09 2.54 1.30 10.91  
-0.74 -3.16 -3.34 -1.12 -0.66 -0.98 -10.00  
47.8%  
 
CLL 4.57 0.76 1.29 0.89 1.61 1.23 10.35  
+1.37 -2.47 -1.95 -1.96 -1.56 -0.58 -7.15  
59.1%  
 
GLS 2.45 0.65 1.36 1.69 1.82 0.10 8.07  
-2.06 -2.87 -2.84 -0.88 -1.34 -2.30 -12.29  
39.6%  
 
SGR 3.22 0.62 1.42 2.13 2.63 1.37 11.39  
-1.37 -2.98 -2.18 -1.09 -0.62 -1.21 -9.45  
54.7%  
 
PSX 3.01 0.21 0.46 0.90 2.16 0.17 6.91  
-0.95 -2.57 -2.91 -1.45 -0.84 -1.75 -10.47  
39.8%  
 
UTS 3.80 0.91 1.98 2.66 2.41 1.76 13.52  
-0.64 -2.94 -1.84 -0.40 -1.00 -0.47 -7.29  
65.0%  
 
LBX 1.99 0.35 0.72 0.80 1.85 0.66 6.37  
-2.54 -3.42 -3.73 -2.14 -1.62 -1.23 -14.68  
30.3%  
 
CXO 4.24 0.73 2.08 2.44 2.05 0.57 12.11  
-1.08 -3.23 -1.70 -0.82 -1.14 -1.13 -9.10  
57.1%  
 
HGX 3.52 0.83 0.78 1.78 2.33 1.44 10.68  
-1.39 -3.21 -3.69 -1.13 -0.91 -1.09 -11.42  
48.3%  
 
HERE IS SOME RAINFALL DATA FOR A FEW OTHER LOCATIONS ACROSS  
SOUTHEAST TEXAS:  
 
LOCATION NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR TOTAL  
 
BRENHAM 3.26 1.33 2.50 2.16 3.42 0.77 13.44  
-6.33  
 
COLUMBUS 2.77 0.81 2.50 1.23 4.12 1.30 12.73  
-6.86  
 
EDNA 2.16 0.50 1.86 0.47 2.52 0.55 8.06  
-9.27  
 
EL CAMPO 3.00 0.39 1.45 2.15 2.67 0.62 10.28  
-10.15  
 
FREEPORT 2.68 0.42 2.03 1.42 1.40 0.16 8.11  
-12.31  
 
HOU-WESTBURY 4.50 1.46 0.95 3.18 2.85 1.34 14.28  
N/A  
 
LIBERTY 3.90 1.55 1.22 5.18 3.68 1.97 17.50  
-8.50  
 
MADISONVILLE 5.73 1.43 2.04 1.69 3.46 1.59 15.94  
-4.88  
 
RICHMOND 2.34 0.79 1.43 2.08 1.97 1.31 9.92  
-11.03  
 
SOMERVILLE 2.60 1.01 2.01 1.59 1.58 1.24 10.03  
-7.65  
 
WASH ST PARK 3.57 1.62 2.12 1.83 1.96 1.13 12.23  
-6.94  
 
W COLUMBIA 5.79 0.55 1.06 1.71 1.98 0.43 11.52  
N/A  
 

 
 
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