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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX  
819 AM CDT FRI MAY 1 2015  
 
...VERY WET CONDITIONS HAVE EASED SOUTHEAST TEXAS OUT OF  
DROUGHT...  
 
APRIL 2015 ENDED WITH WETTER THAN NORMAL RAINFALL ACROSS SOUTHEAST  
TEXAS. BETWEEN 3 AND 10 INCHES OF RAINFALL WERE RECORDED...WITH  
THE MEAN RAINFALL OBSERVED AT THE 12 CLIMATE SITES AT 6.02 INCHES!  
APRIL ALSO ENDED UP WARMER THAN NORMAL.  
 
THE LEAST AMOUNT OF RAINFALL OCCURRED AT CONROE...WHICH OBSERVED  
3.16 INCHES OR ONLY 0.49 ABOVE THE MONTHLY NORMAL. SUGAR LAND  
RECORDED THE MOST RAINFALL OF 9.76 INCHES...6.44 INCHES ABOVE  
NORMAL. HERE IS A LISTING OF THE RAINFALL AMOUNTS AND DEFICITS FOR  
THE JANUARY THROUGH APRIL PERIOD AT EACH FIRST- AND SECOND-ORDER  
CLIMATE SITE.  
 
JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL  
SITE RAIN DEF RAIN DEF RAIN DEF RAIN DEF  
 
IAH 3.17 -0.21 0.66 -2.54 6.34 +2.93 6.10 +2.79  
HOU 5.13 +1.26 0.75 -2.46 6.25 +3.05 8.20 +4.95  
CLL 6.66 +3.42 0.75 -2.10 5.83 +2.66 4.80 +2.14  
GLS 5.44 +1.24 0.70 -1.87 7.69 +1.53 5.30 +2.25  
CXO 3.18 -0.60 0.75 -2.51 6.04 +2.85 3.16 +0.49  
DWH 2.63 -0.92 1.24 -1.79 6.39 +2.80 7.01 +3.62  
LBX 5.71 +1.26 0.65 -2.29 6.63 +3.16 4.71 +2.18  
LVJ 5.41 +1.19 0.61 -2.57 5.89 +2.86 4.95 +1.43  
PSX 3.58 +0.21 0.60 -1.75 3.50 +0.50 3.63 +1.03  
SGR 3.22 -0.38 0.62 -2.60 5.34 +2.09 9.76 +6.44  
UTS 4.72 +0.90 0.75 -2.31 7.58 +4.17 7.95 +4.98  
HGX 6.27 +1.80 0.93 -1.98 9.65 +6.41 6.66 +3.35  
 
NOTE THE MIX OF ABOVE AND BELOW NORMAL DEPARTURES IN JANUARY AND  
THE VERY DRY FEBRUARY WHERE ONLY DW HOOKS AIRPORT RECEIVED OVER  
1 INCH OF RAINFALL. MARCH AND APRIL HAVE REBOUNDED ABUNDANTLY.  
HERE IS A COMPARISON OF THE AVERAGE RAINFALL AMOUNTS FOR EACH  
MONTH AND BETWEEN THE TWO-MONTH PERIODS OF JANUARY/FEBRUARY AND  
MARCH/APRIL. NOTE THAT THERE IS OVER A 3.5 INCH INCREASE IN THE  
BI-MONTHLY AVERAGE BETWEEN THE TWO PERIODS.  
 
PERIOD AVERAGE  
 
JAN............ 4.59  
FEB............ 0.75  
MAR............ 6.43  
APR............ 6.02  
JAN-FEB........ 2.67  
MAR-APR........ 6.22  
 
THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE PRELIMINARY MONTHLY TEMPERATURE AND  
RAINFALL DATA FOR THE FIRST- AND SECOND-ORDER CLIMATE SITES ACROSS  
SOUTHEAST TEXAS...  
 
APRIL 2015 DATA  
 
AVE AVE MONTHLY AVE MONTHLY YEAR-TO-DATE  
SITE HIGH LOW DAILY DEP RAIN DEP RAIN DEP  
 
IAH 80.6 64.3 72.4 +2.9 6.10 +2.79 16.27 +2.97  
GLS 77.1 67.7 72.4 +2.3 5.30 +2.25 19.13 +6.15  
CLL 79.4 61.8 70.6 +2.1 4.80 +2.14 18.04 +6.12  
HOU 80.1 65.9 73.0 +3.2 8.20 +4.95 20.33 +6.80  
CXO 79.3 61.2 70.3 +3.4 3.16 +0.49 13.13 +0.23  
UTS 79.0 61.4 70.2 +2.2 7.95 +4.98 21.00 +7.74  
DWH 80.2 63.9 72.1 +4.2 7.01 +3.62 17.27 +3.71  
SGR 80.4 64.6 72.5 +3.7 9.76 +6.44 18.94 +5.55  
LBX 78.4 64.2 71.3 +2.6 4.71 +2.18 17.70 +4.31  
PSX 78.6 67.1 72.8 +2.9 3.63 +1.03 11.31 -0.01  
LVJ 81.0 66.5 73.7 +4.7 4.95 +1.43 16.86 +2.91  
HGX 79.3 65.2 72.2 +4.5 6.66 +3.35 23.51 +9.58  
 
THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE RAINFALL DATA FROM THE VOLUNTEER NETWORK  
OF CO-OP OBSERVERS. NOTE THAT THESE NUMBERS WILL BE UPDATED LATER THIS  
MONTH.  
 
LOCATION APRIL RAINFALL  
 
BAY CITY 5.38  
BAYTOWN 12.75  
BRENHAM 6.91  
FREEPORT 5.90  
HOUSTON WESTBURY 7.70  
KATY 4.55  
LIBERTY 7.76  
MADISONVILLE 7.03  
MATAGORDA 3.71  
SOMERVILLE 7.55  
WASHINGTON STATE PARK 6.42  
 

 
 
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