PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
947 AM CST FRI FEB 12 2010

...THE SECOND SNOW EVENT OF THE 2009-2010 WINTER SEASON STRIKES THE
           NORTHERN THIRD OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS...

A STRONG UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE COUPLED WITH A SURFACE
LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE WESTERN GULF OF MEXICO BROUGHT
RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW TO SOUTHEAST TEXAS. RAIN FELL OVER MUCH OF
THE REGION ON THURSDAY WITH RAINFALL AMOUNTS BETWEEN ONE AND TWO
INCHES. COLDER AIR BEGAN TO FILTER INTO THE REGION THURSDAY NIGHT
AND RAIN BEGAN TO MIX WITH AND CHANGE OVER TO SNOW AROUND 9 PM.
THE SNOW QUICKLY BECAME HEAVY NORTH OF A CALDWELL TO LIVINGSTON
LINE. IT IS NOT OFTEN THAT SOUTHEAST TEXAS RECEIVES MULTIPLE SNOW
EVENTS IN ONE WINTER SEASON. THE LAST TIME TWO SNOW EVENTS
OCCURRED IN THE SAME SEASON WAS BACK IN 1985. ACCUMULATING SNOW
FELL ON JANUARY 3 AND AGAIN ON JANUARY 12 1985. HERE ARE THE
SNOWFALL TOTALS FROM ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS FROM LAST NIGHTS SNOW EVENT:

                    COMMUNITY     SNOWFALL

                    WECHES        3.5 INCHES
                    LATEXO        2.5 INCHES
                    MADISONVILLE  2.5 INCHES (PUBLIC)
                    MADISONVILLE  2.0 INCHES (CO-OP)
                    CROCKETT      2.0 INCHES
                    LOVELADY      2.0 INCHES
                    KENNARD       2.0 INCHES
                    W. GRAPELAND  1.7 INCHES
                    IOLA          1.0 INCHES
                    BRYAN         0.5 INCHES
                    TRINITY       0.5 INCHES
                    COL STATION   0.2 INCHES

THE SNOW HAS ENDED AND TEMPERATURES WILL WARM AND MELT ANY
REMAINING SNOW. LOOKING AHEAD...BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES WILL
PREVAIL FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS. A FEW RAIN SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE ON
SUNDAY WITH ANOTHER COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE.

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