PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1016 AM CDT WED JUL 1 2009

     ...JUNE 2009 - A MONTH OF HEAT AND A MONTH OF RECORDS...

JUNE 2009 WAS ONE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS. THERE WERE SO MANY NEW
RECORDS ESTABLISHED...IT IS DIFFICULT TO KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN.
HOUSTON RECORDED ITS WARMEST DAILY TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF
JUNE. THE THERMOMETER REACHED 104 DEGREES TWICE...ON THE 24TH AND
THE 26TH. JUNE 2009 WAS ALSO THE 2ND WARMEST JUNE EVER RECORDED FOR
THE CITY OF HOUSTON. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JUNE 2009 WAS 85.6.
THE WARMEST MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR JUNE OCCURRED IN 1906 AND WAS A
SIZZLING 85.9 DEGREES. THE TEMPERATURE REACHED OR EXCEEDED 100
DEGREES FOR SEVEN CONSECUTIVE DAYS BEGINNING ON THE 23RD AND ENDING
ON THE 29TH. THIS TIES THE LONGEST CONSECUTIVE STRING OF 100 DEGREE
DAYS IN CITY HISTORY. THIS LAST HAPPENED BETWEEN JUNE 16 AND JUNE 22
1902. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR JUNE WAS 96.7 DEGREES WHICH
IS THE WARMEST AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED. THE PREVIOUS
WARMEST AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 96.3 DEGREES ESTABLISHED IN
1980.

                      WARMEST AVERAGE JUNE TEMPS

                              85.9 IN 1906
                              85.6 IN 2009
                              85.5 IN 1998
                              85.1 IN 1980
                              84.8 IN 1990

THERE WERE RAINFALL RECORDS AS WELL. ONLY 0.27 INCHES OF RAIN FELL
DURING THE MONTH. THIS IS THE 4TH DRIEST JUNE IN CITY HISTORY AND IT
IS ALSO THE DRIEST MAY/JUNE COMBINATION (0.65 INCHES)IN CITY
HISTORY. BELOW IS A TABLE WITH THE FIVE DRIEST MAY/JUNE RAINFALL
TALLIES:

                        MAY/JUNE RAIN TOTALS

                            0.65 IN 2009
                            0.98 IN 1931
                            1.78 IN 1915
                            1.82 IN 1934
                            1.87 IN 1901

HOUSTON ALSO WENT 31 DAYS WITHOUT MEASUREABLE RAIN. THIS TIES FOR
THE 12TH DRIEST PERIOD IN CITY HISTORY. THE CITY WENT 40 DAYS
WITHOUT MEASUREABLE RAIN BACK IN 1904. THERE WAS NO MEASURABLE RAIN
BETWEEN JANUARY 8 1904 AND FEBRUARY 17 1904. BELOW IS A TABLE WITH
THE DRIEST PERIODS ON RECORD

              DATE                NUMBER OF DRY DAYS

       01/08/1904 - 02/17/1904         40
       09/11/1917 - 10/17/1917         37
       09/20/1963 - 10/25/1963         36
       05/01/1937 - 06/03/1937         34
       09/22/1978 - 10/24/1978         33

       04/25/2009 - 06/24/2009         31*

*  THE LAST TIME HOUSTON WENT 31 DAYS WITHOUT RAIN WAS FROM JULY 31
   1990 THROUGH AUGUST 30 1990.


THE HEAT WAS NOT CONFINED JUST TO HOUSTON. COLLEGE STATION RECORDED
11 DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES REACHING OR EXCEEDING 100 DEGREES. THE
TEMPERATURE REACHED 100 DEGREES OR WARMER FOR 10 CONSECUTIVE DAYS
(BETWEEN JUNE 20TH AND JUNE 29TH) WHICH IS A NEW RECORD. THE
PREVIOUS RECORD FOR MOST CONSECUTIVE 100 DEGREE DAYS IN JUNE WAS
EIGHT AND THIS OCCURRED BETWEEN JUNE 13 1996 AND JUNE 20 1996. THE
MOST 100 DEGREE DAYS DURING JUNE FOR COLLEGE STATION WAS 13 DAYS AND
THIS OCCURRED IN 1925. THERE WERE ALSO ELEVEN 100 DEGREE DAYS BACK JUNE
OF 1998 AND 1948. COLLEGE STATION ENDURED ITS 4TH WARMEST JUNE IN
RECORDED HISTORY. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 86.0 DEGREES.
THE WARMEST JUNE OCCURRED BACK IN 1998.

                WARMEST AVERAGE JUNE TEMPERATURES

                            86.7 IN 1998
                            86.7 IN 1902
                            86.2 IN 1925
                            86.0 IN 2009
                            85.4 IN 2008

IT WAS ALSO THE FIFTH WARMEST AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 97.7 DEGREES. THE WARMEST
AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE OCCURRED BACK IN 1911.

                WARMEST AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE

                           98.5 IN 1911
                           98.1 IN 1925
                           98.0 IN 1998
                           98.0 IN 1934
                           97.7 IN 2009

ONLY A TRACE OF RAIN FELL AT COLLEGE STATION DURING THE MONTH
OF JUNE. THIS TIES FOR THE DRIEST JUNE IN RECORDED HISTORY. A TRACE
OF RAIN ALSO FELL IN JUNE 1998. IT IS ALSO THE SECOND DRIEST
MAY/JUNE COMBINATION IN CITY HISTORY. HERE ARE THE FIVE DRIEST MAY 1
THROUGH JUNE 30:
                           MAY/JUNE RAIN

                           0.52 IN 1934
                           1.43 IN 2009
                           1.74 IN 1925
                           1.91 IN 1917
                           2.84 IN 1931

GALVESTON`S AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 84.3 DEGREES. THIS IS
THE 5TH WARMEST JUNE IN CITY HISTORY. IRONY ABOUNDS WITH REGARD TO
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE. GALVESTON DID NOT ESTABLISH A SINGLE HIGH
TEMPERATURE RECORD DURING THE MONTH. IT WAS ALSO DRY DURING JUNE.
GALVESTON RECORDED ITS 9TH DRIEST JUNE IN RECORDED HISTORY.
GALVESTON HAS ONLY RECEIVED 0.32 INCHES OF RAIN DURING THE MONTH.
THE CITY HAS ONLY RECEIVED 0.51 INCHES OF RAIN SINCE MAY 1 2009.
THIS IS THE DRIEST MAY/JUNE RAINFALL EVER RECORDED.

             WARMEST AVG TEMP    DRIEST MAY/JUNE

               85.6 IN 1881       0.51 IN 2009
               85.2 IN 1875       0.63 IN 1934
               84.9 IN 2008       0.69 IN 1958
               84.7 IN 2005       1.08 IN 2008
               84.3 IN 2009       1.16 IN 1896

HOUSTON HOBBY AIRPORT ALSO ESTABLISHED SOME NEW TEMPERATURE RECORDS.
HOBBY HAD AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 84.7 DEGREES. THIS TIES
FOR THE THIRD WARMEST. HOBBY RECEIVED 1.39 INCHES OF RAIN DURING
JUNE. THIS IS ALSO THE 9TH DRIEST JUNE ON RECORD. ONLY 2.05 INCHES
OF RAIN HAS FALLEN SINCE MAY 1. IT WAS ALSO THE THIRD DRIEST
MAY/JUNE COMBINATION SINCE RECORDS STARTED AT HOBBY BACK IN 1931.

BELOW IS A TABLE WITH THE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL DATA FOR
THE PRIMARY AND SUPPLEMENTAL CLIMATE SITES ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS:

SITE     AVG     AVG     AVG      DEP     RAIN     DEP
         HIGH    LOW     MONTH

IAH      96.7    74.6    85.6     +4.3    0.27     -5.08
HOU      94.8    74.8    84.8     +2.5    1.39     -5.45
CLL      97.5    74.5    86.0     +4.4    TRACE    -3.79
GLS      89.7    79.0    84.4     +2.5    0.32     -3.72
PSX      89.8    77.8    83.8     +2.7    0.02     -4.29
UTS      96.9    73.6    85.3     +4.7    0.19     -4.47
CXO      95.9    69.7    82.8     +2.0    0.14     -4.44
SGR      96.4    72.9    84.7     +3.0    0.78     -4.26
LBX      92.1    71.6    81.8     +1.0    0.62     -4.14
DWH      95.0    71.7    83.4     +2.7    TRACE    -7.26#
LVJ      92.8    72.6    82.7     +1.4    1.27     -6.18#
HGX      91.6    73.7    82.7     +2.4    0.87     -6.49#

# 15 YEAR AVERAGES

HERE IS MORE TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL DATA PROVIDED BY OUR NETWORK OF
CO-OP OBSERVERS.

LOCATION     WARMEST     CONSECUTIVE 100     AVERAGE       RAIN
             TEMP        DEGREE DAYS         HIGH TEMP

ALVIN         98         0                   89.9          2.83
ANAHUAC       99         0                   89.5          1.71
BELLVILLE    104         6                   NA            0.00
BRENHAM      104         6                   96.2          0.00
CLEVELAND     99         0                   92.5          0.22
COLUMBUS     102         6                   95.8          0.10
CONROE       102         4                   95.0          0.00
CROCKETT     106        18                   99.1          0.70
DANEVANG     100         0                   93.1          0.55
EL CAMPO     105         7                   96.3          0.32
FREEPORT      96         0                   89.5          0.00
HUNTSVILLE   103         7                   95.7          0.00
LIBERTY      102         2                   89.0          1.74
LIVINGSTON   104         8                   97.3          0.13
WASH ST PARK 105         9                   97.0          0.00


&&

RECORDS:

               HOUSTON INTERCONTINENTAL AIRPORT

RECORD HIGH

JUNE 23  101 DEGREES      99 DEGREES IN 1990
JUNE 24  104 DEGREES      99 DEGREES IN 1980
JUNE 25  102 DEGREES     100 DEGREES IN 1980
JUNE 26  104 DEGREES     102 DEGREES IN 1980
JUNE 28  102 DEGREES     101 DEGREES IN 1980
JUNE 29  103 DEGREES     100 DEGREES IN 1980

RECORD HIGH MINIMUM

JUNE 24   79 DEGREES      79 DEGREES IN 1980
JUNE 27   82 DEGREES*     80 DEGREES IN 1999
JUNE 28   81 DEGREES      80 DEGREES IN 1999

* TIES THE WARMEST OVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURE FOR JUNE

                   COLLEGE STATION

RECORD HIGH

JUNE 24   105 DEGREES    102 DEGREES IN 1933
JUNE 25   106 DEGREES    100 DEGREES IN 1998
JUNE 26   105 DEGREES    102 DEGREES IN 1953
JUNE 28   102 DEGREES    100 DEGREES IN 1925
JUNE 29   105 DEGREES    102 DEGREES IN 1917

RECORD HIGH MINIMUM

JUNE 13    78 DEGREES     78 DEGREES IN 1925
JUNE 25    81 DEGREES     81 DEGREES IN 1915
JUNE 29    81 DEGREES     78 DEGREES IN 1945

                 HOUSTON HOBBY AIRPORT

RECORD HIGH

JUNE 23    98 DEGREES     97 DEGREES IN 1998
JUNE 24   101 DEGREES     98 DEGREES IN 1944
JUNE 25   102 DEGREES     98 DEGREES IN 1987
JUNE 26    99 DEGREES     99 DEGREES IN 1980
JUNE 27    99 DEGREES     99 DEGREES IN 1980
JUNE 28   101 DEGREES     99 DEGREES IN 1980
JUNE 29   100 DEGREES     97 DEGREES IN 1980

RECORD HIGH MINIMUM

JUNE 25    80 DEGREES     80 DEGREES IN 1969
JUNE 28    78 DEGREES     78 DEGREES IN 1999
JUNE 29    78 DEGREES     78 DEGREES IN 1972

                    GALVESTON

NO DAILY RECORDS

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