PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1157 PM CDT TUE MAY 5 2009

...APRIL 2009 WETTER THAN NORMAL ACROSS MOST OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS...

TWO MAJOR RAINFALL EVENTS DURING THE MIDDLE AND LAST OF THE MONTH
ALLOWED THE DROUGHT TO BE BROKEN ACROSS MOST OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS IN
APRIL. ONLY THE FAR SOUTHWESTERN COUNTIES OF COLORADO...WHARTON...
MATAGORDA...AND JACKSON REMAINED IN DROUGHT CONDITIONS BY THE END
OF THE MONTH. EVEN THEN...RAINFALL AMOUNTS AVERAGED ABOUT 2 INCHES
IN THOSE LOCATIONS. TEMPERATURES ENDED UP NEAR TO SLIGHTLY BELOW
NORMAL FOR THE MONTH.

HERE IS A LIST FOR THE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL DATA FOR
THE PRIMARY SUPPLEMENTAL CLIMATE SITES ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS.
THIS DATA IS PRELIMINARY.

SITE     AVG     AVG     AVG     DEP     RAIN     DEP
         HIGH    LOW     MONTH

IAH      78.6    58.6    68.6    +0.1   10.38     +6.78
GLS      76.0    63.9    70.0     0.0    5.23     +2.67
CLL      78.2    57.2    67.7    -0.2    6.11     +2.91
HOU      78.5    60.6    69.6    -0.4   15.61    +12.15
PSX      79.1    62.3    70.7            2.02
UTS      76.5    56.1    66.3            6.53
CXO      77.5    53.6    65.6            7.54
LVJ      77.9    59.0    68.4           16.61
LBX      78.8    57.6    68.2            3.40
SGR      79.0    58.9    68.9            8.10
HGX      76.5    59.0    67.8           13.63

THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL FELL DURING TWO SEPARATE EPISODES...THE
16TH THROUGH THE 18TH...AND THE 27TH THROUGH THE 28TH. A LARGE
PORTION OF THE INLAND SECTIONS RECEIVED RAINFALL BETWEEN 3 AND 6
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL...SOME AREAS UP TO NEAR 12 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF RAINFALL AMOUNTS FOR BOTH RAIN
EPISODES FROM THE PRIMARY SUPPLEMENTAL CLIMATE SITES. IT INCLUDES
THE THE GREATEST 24-HOUR RAINFALL TOTALS AND DATES FOR EACH
SITE...

SITE     16-18        27-28        GREATEST     GREATEST
         RAINFALL     RAINFALL     24-HOUR      DATES

IAH      4.88         4.16         4.67         17-18
GLS      4.24         0.59         3.26         18
CLL      3.82         1.70         3.78         17-18
HOU      7.81         2.38         7.54         17-18
PSX      0.90         1.03         1.03         27
UTS      3.88         0.75         3.87         17-18
CXO      3.57         3.40         3.40         27-28
LVJ      7.95         2.70         7.56         17-18
LBX      2.11         0.95         1.87         17-18
SGR      3.74         2.07         3.53         17-18
HGX      9.76         1.24         7.88         18

THERE WERE SOME VOLUNTEER OBSERVERS AND HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD
CONTROL GAGES WHICH RECORDED BETWEEN 9 AND JUST OVER 10.5 INCHES
OF RAINFALL DURING BOTH HEAVY RAINFALL EVENTS. A LIST OF THESE
FOLLOWS...

LOCATION                         7 AM CDT 24-HOUR
                                 RAINFALL AND DATE

LEAGUE CITY 1.2 N                10.63 ON APRIL 18TH
LEAGUE CITY 1.7 NW               10.02 ON APRIL 18TH
JERSEY VILLAGE 6.2 W             10.13 ON APRIL 28TH
HOU-BUFFALO BYU @ W BELT DR       9.41 ON APRIL 28TH
BUNKER HILL VILLAGE 3.6 NNW       9.74 ON APRIL 28TH

THE LEAGUE CITY 1.7 NW SITE RECEIVED A 2-DAY TOTAL OF 11.80 INCHES
ON APRIL 17TH AND 18TH.

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