PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
625 PM CST FRI DEC 4 2009

...HISTORICALLY EARLY WINTER SNOW FALLS ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS...

SNOW HAS NEVER FALLEN THIS EARLY ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS. THE
PREVIOUS EARLIEST SNOW OCCURRED ON DECEMBER 10 2008 AND DECEMBER 10
1944. ACCUMULATING SNOW HAS FALLEN IN A 60 MILE SWATH FROM EDNA TO
HOUSTON. THE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WERE GENERALLY ON GRASSY AREAS.
BELOW ARE SOME PRELIMINARY SNOWFALL TOTALS FROM CO- OP OBSERVERS
AND EMERGENCY MANAGERS:

LOCATION         SNOW TOTALS

LANE CITY        4.0 INCHES
BOLING           4.0 INCHES
WHARTON          3.0 INCHES
FAIRCHILD        3.0 INCHES
EL CAMPO         2.5 INCHES
EDNA             2.0 INCHES
PEARLAND (WEST)  2.5 INCHES
BAY CITY         2.0 INCHES
RICHMOND         3.1 INCHES
MISSOURI CITY    1.5 INCHES
SUGARLAND        1.2 INCHES
HOBBY AIRPORT    1.0 INCH
INTERCONTINENTAL 1.0 INCH (THRU 5 PM) AIRPORT
FRIENDSWOOD      0.2 INCH

ELEVATED ROADS AND BRIDGES WILL BEGIN TO FREEZE TOWARD SUNSET.
MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO DRIVE WITH EXTREME CARE. THE SNOW WILL
TAPER OFF BETWEEN 4 AND 5 PM.

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