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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX  
627 PM CST SUN MAR 1 2015  
 
...FEBRUARY 2015 WAS COOLER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL...  
 
FEBRUARY 2015 HAS COME TO AN END AND THE MONTH ENDED ON A VERY COOL  
NOTE. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS ABOUT 3 DEGREES COOLER  
THAN THE 30 YEAR NORMALS. THE YEAR TO DATE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IS  
ALSO AVERAGING ABOUT 3 DEGREES COOLER THAN NORMAL. DESPITE THE  
COOLER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES...GALVESTON STILL MANAGED TO  
TIE A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE (79 DEGREES) ON THE 9TH. THERE WERE  
NO RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES ESTABLISHED HOWEVER COLLEGE STATION DID  
ESTABLISH A NEW RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 42 DEGREES ON  
THE 27TH.  
 
RAINFALL DURING THE MONTH WAS PALTRY WITH MONTHLY TOTALS FAILING TO  
TALLY AN INCH OF RAIN. THE CITY OF HOUSTON RECORDED ITS SEVENTH  
DRIEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD AND HOUSTON HOBBY RECORDED ITS EIGHTH  
DRIEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD. SOUTHEAST TEXAS HAS ENDURED A FIVE  
WEEK DRY SPELL WITH THE LAST MAJOR RAIN EVENT OCCURRING BACK ON  
JANUARY 22ND. ACTUALLY THE DRY SPELL HAS LASTED QUITE A BIT LONGER  
THAN FIVE WEEKS. OVER THE LAST 14 MONTHS...THE CITY OF HOUSTON HAS  
ENDURED 11 MONTHS OF BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL AND ONLY 3 MONTHS WITH  
ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL. THE CITY OF GALVESTON...HOUSTON HOBBY  
AIRPORT AND COLLEGE STATION REPORTED 10 OUT OF THE LAST 14 MONTHS  
WITH BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL AND ONLY FOUR MONTHS WITH ABOVE NORMAL  
RAINFALL.RAINFALL HAS ALSO BEEN BELOW NORMAL FOR THE PAST SIX  
YEARS WITH THIS EXTENDED DRY PERIOD BEGINNING IN OCTOBER 2008.  
 
HERE IS THE PRELIMINARY FEBRUARY DATA FOR THE FIRST ORDER CLIMATE  
SITES ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS:  
 
SITE ID AVG AVG AVG DEP RAIN DEP  
HIGH LOW MONTH  
 
IAH 63.4 41.7 52.6 -3.8 0.66 -2.54  
GLS 60.9 48.1 54.5 -3.1 0.70 -1.87  
CLL 60.5 40.7 50.6 -4.0 0.75 -2.10  
HOU 63.3 44.6 53.9 -3.4 0.75 -2.46  
CXO 60.6 38.4 49.5 -4.2 0.75 -2.51  
UTS 59.6 39.8 49.7 -4.7 0.75 -2.31  
DWH 63.1 41.5 52.3 -2.8 1.24 -1.79  
SGR 64.0 42.9 53.4 -2.6 0.62 -2.60  
LBX 62.5 42.1 52.3 -4.4 0.65 -2.29  
LVJ 64.1 44.8 54.4 -2.4 0.61 -2.57  
PSX 63.6 46.0 54.8 -2.4 0.60 -1.75  
HGX 61.9 43.3 52.6 -3.5 0.93 -1.98  
 
HERE IS THE RAINFALL DATA FROM OUR VOLUNTEER NETWORK OF CO-OP OBSERVERS:  
 
LOCATION FEB RAIN FEB NORM DEP  
 
ANAHUAC 1.13 3.21 -2.08  
BAY CITY 0.71 2.69 -1.98  
BAYTOWN 1.18 3.81 -2.63  
BELLVILLE 0.71 2.65 -1.94  
BRENHAM 2.23 3.09 -0.86  
CLEVELAND 1.01 4.17 -3.16  
COLUMBUS 1.14 2.88 -1.74  
CROCKETT 1.74 3.62 -1.88  
DANEVANG 0.91 2.80 -1.89  
EDNA 0.92 2.46 -1.54  
EL CAMPO 0.86 2.68 -1.82  
FREEPORT 0.56 2.79 -2.23  
HOU WESTBURY 0.83 3.23 -2.40  
KATY 0.40 3.11 -2.71  
LIBERTY 0.78 4.18 -3.40  
LIVINGSTON 0.82 3.92 -3.10  
MADISONVILLE 1.24 3.28 -2.04  
MATAGORDA 0.82 2.68 -1.86  
NEW CANEY 0.99 3.62 -2.63  
RICHMOND 0.58 3.02 -2.44  
SOMERVILLE 0.64 2.91 -2.27  
WASH STATE PARK 0.42 2.83 -2.41  
WHARTON 0.63 3.04 -2.41  
 

 
 
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