PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
600 PM CDT TUE JUN 7 2011

            ...FIRST WEEK OF JUNE WAS A SIZZLER...

THE FIRST SEVEN DAYS OF JUNE WERE SCORCHING HOT. THE AVERAGE HIGH
TEMPERATURE FOR HOUSTON`S FIRST SEVEN DAYS WAS 99.3 DEGREES. THIS
IS BY FAR AND AWAY...THE WARMEST START TO JUNE IN RECORDED WEATHER
HISTORY. THE NORMAL HIGH FOR THE FIST SEVEN DAYS OF THE MONTH IS
AROUND 89 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE FIRST SEVEN
DAYS OF JUNE 2011 IS 85.6 DEGREES (NORMAL IS AROUND 80). THIS IS
THE WARMEST START TO JUNE IN RECORDED HISTORY. HERE ARE THE FIVE
WARMEST AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES AND THE TOP FIVE WARMEST
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURES FOR THE CITY OF HOUSTON:

                          JUNE 1 - JUNE 7

            WARMEST AVG                WARMEST AVG
            HIGH TEMP                  MONTHLY TEMP

            99.3  2011                 85.6  2011
            95.6  1977                 85.4  1906
            94.7  1990                 85.1  2008
            94.4  1960                 84.9  1990
            94.0  1980                 84.5  1985

HOUSTON RECORDED A HIGH OF 100 DEGREES ON JUNE 2ND. THIS IS THE
EARLIEST 100 DEGREE HIGH TEMPERATURE IN CITY HISTORY. THE PREVIOUS
EARLIEST 100 DEGREE OCCURRENCE WAS JUNE 10TH 1902. HOUSTON ALSO
RECORDED 105 DEGREES ON JUNE 5TH AND 6TH. THIS IS NOW THE WARMEST
TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE. THE PREVIOUS
WARMEST TEMPERATURE WAS 104 DEGREES AND THIS OCCURRED ON JUNE 24TH
AND JUNE 26TH 2009. THE LAST TIME HOUSTON RECORDED TWO CONSECUTIVE
DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES REACHING 105 DEGREES WAS SEPTEMBER 3RD...
4TH AND 5TH OF 2000 (LABOR DAY WEEKEND) WITH TEMPERATURES OF
105...109 AND 108 DEGREES RESPECTIVELY.

THERE HAVE BEEN 346 DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES REACHING OR EXCEEDING
100 DEGREES IN CITY OF HOUSTON WEATHER HISTORY WHICH AVERAGES OUT
TO AROUND THREE 100 DEGREE DAYS PER YEAR. HOUSTON HAS ALREADY
RECORDED THREE SUCH DAYS DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF JUNE INCLUDING
THE EARLIEST 100 DEGREE DAY AND THE WARMEST JUNE DAY IN RECORDED
HISTORY. CLIMATOLOGICALLY SPEAKING...THE FIRST HUNDRED DEGREE DAY
OF THE YEAR TYPICALLY OCCURS ON OR AROUND JULY 20TH SO WE WERE A
BIT EARLY THIS YEAR.

AS FOR RECORDS...HOUSTON HAS ESTABLISHED NEW HIGH TEMPERATURE
RECORDS ON FIVE OF THE FIRST SEVEN DAYS OF JUNE. GALVESTON RECORD
FOUR NEW HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS AND COLLEGE STATION ESTABLISHED
ONE NEW TEMPERATURE RECORD. GALVESTON REACHED 99 DEGREES ON JUNE
5TH AND THIS TIES THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED IN THE
MONTH OF JUNE. HERE IS A BREAK DOWN OF ALL THE NEW TEMPERATURE
RECORDS ESTABLISHED FOR HOUSTON... GALVESTON AND COLLEGE STATION:

             HOUSTON

NEW RECORD              PREV RECORD

JUNE  1   98            98 - 1998 (TIE)
JUNE  2  100            97 - 2008
JUNE  4   98            96 - 1990
JUNE  5  105            98 - 1977
JUNE  6  105            98 - 1980

             GALVESTON

NEW RECORD              PREV RECORD

JUNE 1    92            92 - 1921
JUNE 2    94            94 - 1953
JUNE 5    99            92 - 1875
JUNE 6    96            91 - 2008

             COLLEGE STATION

JUNE 5   100            99 - 1960

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