PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1258 PM CDT SAT JUL 3 2010

          ...HEAVY RAIN EVENT FOR PARTS OF SOUTHEAST
               TEXAS SLOWLY COMING TO AN END...

A TWO DAY RAIN EVENT THAT PUMMELED PARTS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS WITH
ALMOST 14 INCHES OF RAIN IS FINALLY ON THE WANE. ALTHOUGH
SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED
TODAY...RAINFALL TOTALS WILL BE MUCH MORE TAME. THE RAIN WAS
CAUSED BY A COUPLE OF A FACTORS BUT THE MOST SIGNIFICANT
INGREDIENT WAS DEEP TROPICAL MOISTURE. AS ALEX MADE LANDFALL IN
NORTHERN MEXICO...THE STORM PULLED TROPICAL MOISTURE FROM THE
CARIBBEAN TOWARD SOUTHEAST TEXAS. HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE EASTERN
UNITED STATES HELPED TO REINFORCE THE MOISTURE TRAJECTORY AND KEPT
THE TRAIN OF MOISTURE CHUGGING ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS. WAVE AFTER
WAVE OF RAIN MOVED CONTINUOUSLY OVER THE SAME AREA PRODUCING
TREMENDOUS RAINFALL TOTALS.

BRAZORIA COUNTY WAS THE HARDEST HIT AREA. AREAS NEAR SWEENY AND
WEST COLUMBIA RECEIVED 10 TO 12 INCHES OF RAIN ON THURSDAY AND
FRIDAY. PARTS OF MATAGORDA AND JACKSON COUNTIES RECEIVED 8 TO 10
INCHES OF RAIN AND HARRIS...FORT BEND AND WHARTON COUNTIES
RECEIVED BETWEEN 6 AND 8 INCHES OF RAIN. THE EVENING COMMUTE IN
HOUSTON...SLOW EVEN IN THE BEST OF WEATHER...WAS SLOWED
CONSIDERABLY BY HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODED ROADWAYS. HOBBY AIRPORT ON
HOUSTON`S SOUTHEAST SIDE ESTABLISHED 24 HOUR RAINFALL RECORDS ON
JULY 1ST AND AGAIN ON JULY 2ND. BUSH INTERCONTINENTAL AIRPORT
ESTABLISHED A NEW RAINFALL RECORD ON JULY 2ND. IT WAS THE HEAVIEST
RAINFALL EVENT AT INTERCONTINENTAL AIRPORT SINCE SEPTEMBER 13 2008
(HURRICANE IKE - 7.73 INCHES). IT WAS THE HEAVIEST RAIN AT HOBBY
AIRPORT SINCE APRIL 18TH 2009 (5.15 INCHES).

UNFORTUNATELY...DOZENS OF HOMES AND BUSINESSES TOOK ON WATER AS
DRAINAGE SYSTEMS STRUGGLED TO KEEP UP WITH RAINFALL AND ELEVATED
TIDES SLOWED THE FLOW OF AREA RIVERS. BELOW IS A TABLE WITH 2 DAY
RAINFALL TOTALS FROM ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS.

SITE               JULY 1     JULY 2     TOTAL

BUSH IAH           0.37       5.43       5.80
HOBBY APT          3.92       4.97       8.89
SUGARLAND          1.27       6.01       7.28
PALACIOS           6.67       0.55       7.22
ANGLETON           2.69       2.15       4.84
PEARLAND           3.02       3.89       6.91
CONROE             0.45       3.19       3.64
HUNTSVILLE         0.43       0.79       1.22
NWS OFFICE         3.31       1.28       4.59
GALVESTON          0.84       0.20       1.04
COLLEGE STATION    0.16       0.82       0.98

&&

OTHER LOCATIONS AROUND SOUTHEAST TEXAS:

COMMUNITY         JULY 1      JULY 2     TOTAL

ALVIN             3.85        3.28       7.13
ANAHUAC           1.90        0.46       2.36
ARBOR             0.49        4.36       4.85
BELLVILLE         0.68        0.78       1.46
BRENHAM           0.27        1.10       1.37
CALDWELL          0.60        0.35       0.95
CLEVELAND         2.24        1.50       3.74
CROCKETT          0.46        1.23       1.69
DANEVANG          3.38        1.62       5.00
EDNA              2.67        1.73       4.40
EL CAMPO          2.01        1.66       3.67
FREEPORT          2.28        0.35       2.63
HOU HEIGHTS       3.96        5.49       9.36
HOU WESTBURY      2.28        4.36       6.64
LIBERTY           1.27        0.47       1.74
MATAGORDA         1.40        0.62       2.02
RICHMOND          3.01        3.51       6.52
WEST COLUMBIA     8.85        1.89      10.74
WHARTON           3.37        1.60       4.97

&&

OTHER RAINFALL REPORTS

HARRIS COUNTY     JULY 1      JULY 2      TOTAL

BAYTOWN 8 NE      2.01        1.29        3.30
BUNKER HILL VGE   1.86        3.15        5.01
CHANNELVIEW       2.30        2.70        5.00
HILLSHIRE VILLAGE 3.25        3.00        6.25
HOUSTON  3.9 SE   3.06        3.26        6.32
KATY  6.8 E       2.19        4.07        6.26
KINGWOOD 1.8 E    0.72        4.75        5.47
KINGWOOD 3.9 S    0.63        5.18        5.81
SOUTH HOUSTON     4.87        4.69        9.56
TOMBALL 0.6 W     0.35        3.30        3.65
WEBSTER           5.24        1.88        7.12

FORT BEND COUNTY  JULY 1      JULY 2      TOTAL

MISSION BEND      1.50        6.02        7.52
NEEDVILLE         3.00        4.39        7.39
RICHMOND 3.4 NE   2.50        5.58        8.08
STAFFORD 1.7 SE   1.90        5.40        7.30

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