PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
503 AM CDT TUE JUN 1 2010

     ...MAY 2010 WAS ONE OF THE WARMEST ON RECORD...

              ...DRY CONDITIONS PERSIST...

HERE WE GO AGAIN! PERSISTENT UPPER LEVEL RIDGING SHUNTED RAIN TO
THE EAST AND TO THE WEST OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS. WITHOUT MUCH RAIN OR
CLOUD COVER...TEMPERATURES WARMED INTO THE MID AND UPPER 90S.
COLLEGE STATION TIED ITS SECOND WARMEST MAY IN RECORDED HISTORY.
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 79.4 DEGREES WHICH TIES
1998. THE ONLY MAY THAT WAS WARMER WAS BACK IN 1996 WHEN THE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 81.6 DEGREES. THE CITY OF HOUSTON HAD ITS
THIRD WARMEST MAY ON RECORD WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 79.4
DEGREES. ONLY THE YEARS OF 1996 (81.4) AND 2003 (80.7) WERE
WARMER. HOBBY AIRPORT IN HOUSTON TIED FOR ITS FOURTH WARMEST MAY
ON RECORD WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 79.5 DEGREES. HOBBY`S
RECORDS DATE BACK TO 1931 AND EIGHT OF THE TEN WARMEST MAYS HAVE
OCCURRED SINCE 1991.

                         HOBBY AIRPORT
                   WARMEST MAY TEMPERATURES

                         81.8 - 1998
                         80.8 - 2003
                         79.6 - 1996
                         79.5 - 2010
                         79.5 - 2008
                         78.8 - 2009
                         78.7 - 2000
                         78.4 - 1991
                         78.4 - 1933
                         78.1 - 1974

IN ADDITION TO THE HEAT...MAY WAS DRY! RAINFALL WAS 2 TO 4 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. MAY IS TYPICALLY ONE OF THE WETTEST MONTHS OF THE
YEAR BUT FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR...MINOR TO MODERATE
DROUGHT CONDITIONS PLAGUED THE AREA. HOBBY AIRPORT IS 8.53 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL FOR THE YEAR AND ALMOST SEVEN INCHES BELOW NORMAL
SINCE MARCH 1ST. THE PERIOD MARCH 1 THROUGH MAY 31ST 2010 IS THE NINTH
DRIEST MARCH-MAY FOR HOBBY AIRPORT. COLLEGE STATION IS 5.36 INCHES
OF RAIN BELOW NORMAL SINCE MARCH 1 2010...WHILE INTERCONTINENTAL
AIRPORT IS ABOUT 4 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

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

SITE     AVG     AVG     AVG     DEP     RAINFALL     DEP

IAH      89.7    69.2    79.4    +3.6     3.68        -1.47
GLS      82.8    72.4    77.6    +0.7     3.66        -0.04
CLL      90.0    68.9    79.4    +4.1     2.00        -3.05
HOU      88.5    70.5    79.5    +2.5     1.71        -3.40
UTS      88.5    66.5    77.5    +3.1     0.67        -4.41
CXO      89.3    65.0    77.1    +2.5     1.36        -4.26
DWH      88.5    67.9    78.2    +2.1     3.61        +0.85
SGR      88.5    68.4    78.5    +1.3     4.75        +1.13
LVJ      88.1    70.3    79.2    +3.1     2.13        -1.62
LBX      86.7    68.3    77.5    +1.2     2.51        -2.25
HGX      86.6    69.0    77.8    +2.4     2.19        -2.39

HERE ARE SOME RAINFALL TOTALS FOR A FEW OTHER COMMUNITIES ACROSS
SOUTHEAST TEXAS:

LOCATION    RAIN   WARMEST
                   TEMP

ANAHUAC     3.05   95
ALVIN       2.38   93
BRENHAM     2.73   94
CLEVELAND   2.44   95
CROCKETT    1.17   98
DANEVANG    7.88   94
FREEPORT    1.99   92
HOU HTS     4.12
HOU PORT    2.51   96
HOU WBURY   3.80
KATY        6.00
MATAGORDA   2.10   91
RICHMOND    5.01
SOMERVILLE  2.71   99
WHARTON     2.85

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