PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
407 AM CDT MON AUG 1 2011


          ...JULY TEMPERATURES WERE WELL ABOVE NORMAL...

    ...RAIN RETURNS TO THE EASTERN HALF OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS...

       ...DROUGHT CONDITIONS INTENSIFY OVER THE WESTERN
                     HALF OF THE REGION...

JULY TEMPERATURES WERE WELL ABOVE THE 30 YEAR CLIMATE NORMALS
AVERAGING 3 TO 4 DEGREES WARMER THAN THE 30 YEAR NORMALS. JULY
2011 WAS THE THIRD WARMEST ON RECORD FOR HOUSTON AND HOUSTON
HOBBY AIRPORT. IT WAS THE SECOND WARMEST ON RECORD FOR GALVESTON
AND TIED FOR THE SECOND WARMEST JULY ON RECORD FOR COLLEGE
STATION. HERE ARE THE FIVE WARMEST JULY`S ON RECORD FOR EACH
LOCATION:

        CITY OF      COLLEGE      GALVESTON      HOUSTON
        HOUSTON      STATION                     HOBBY

        87.5 1980    89.1 2009    87.4 1875      86.7 2009
        87.4 2009    88.6 2011    87.1 2011      86.6 1998
        87.1 2011    88.6 1998    86.6 1996      86.5 2011
        86.6 1998    87.9 1996    86.3 1876      86.1 1980
        86.6 1957    87.7 1925    86.2 2009      85.4 1957

SINCE MAY 25TH...THE CITY OF HOUSTON HAS RECORDED 58 DAYS (OUT OF
68) WITH A TEMPERATURE OF 95 DEGREES OR WARMER. HOUSTON HAS ALSO
ENDURED 31 DAYS WITH A TEMPERATURE OF 98 DEGREES OR WARMER AND 11
DAYS WITH A TEMPERATURE AT OR EXCEEDING 100 DEGREES. THE FATES
WERE NO KINDER TO COLLEGE STATION AS THE CITY RECORDED 63 DAYS
WITH THE TEMPERATURE AT OR EXCEEDING 95 DEGREES...49 DAYS AT OR
ABOVE 98 DEGREES AND 28 DAYS AT OR ABOVE 100 DEGREES.

CLIMATOLOGICALLY SPEAKING...SUMMER IS ABOUT TWO THIRDS COMPLETE AND
THE SUMMER OF 2011 IS CURRENTLY THE WARMEST ON RECORD FOR THE CITY
OF HOUSTON AND GALVESTON AND THE SECOND WARMEST ON RECORD FOR
COLLEGE STATION. BELOW ARE THE BLISTERING DETAILS:

              CITY OF HOUSTON - JUNE THROUGH JULY

              AVERAGE       AVERAGE       AVERAGE
              HIGH          LOW           MONTHLY

              97.9 1980     76.7 1963     86.7 2011
              97.2 2011     76.6 1958     86.5 2009
              96.9 2009     76.4 1953     86.3 1980
              96.7 1998     76.4 1965     86.0 1998
              95.5 1890     76.3 1964     84.7 1994

              GALVESTON  -  JUNE THROUGH JULY

              AVERAGE       AVERAGE       AVERAGE
              HIGH          LOW           MONTHLY

              93.5 1875     81.3 2011     86.6 2011
              92.0 2011     80.9 1994     86.2 1875
              91.3 1876     80.2 2005     85.4 2005
              90.7 2009     80.0 1993     85.2 2009
              90.6 2005     80.0 1953     85.0 1881

              COLLEGE STATION - JUNE THROUGH JULY

              AVERAGE       AVERAGE       AVERAGE
              HIGH          LOW           MONTHLY

              99.3 2009     76.2 2010     87.7 2009
              99.3 1917     76.1 2009     87.5 2011
              99.2 1934     76.0 2011     87.0 1925
              99.1 1925     74.9 1925     85.7 1996
              99.0 2011     74.1 2008     85.4 2008

EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT CONDITIONS HAVE PLAGUED SOUTHEAST TEXAS SINCE
APRIL. RAINS RETURNED TO THE EASTERN HALF OF THE AREA...ESPECIALLY
IN AND AROUND GALVESTON BAY. UNFORTUNATELY...THE WESTERN HALF OF THE
REGION REMAINED QUITE DRY. THE CONTRAST BETWEEN THE TWO AREAS IS
RATHER STRIKING AS COLLEGE STATION HAS ONLY RECORDED A TENTH OF AN
INCH OF RAIN DURING JULY AND ANAHUAC HAS RECORDED 8.35 INCHES OF
RAIN DURING JULY. THE TENTH OF AN INCH OF RAIN AT COLLEGE STATION IS
THE SEVENTH DRIEST JULY ON RECORD. SINCE LAST OCTOBER...COLLEGE
STATION HAS RECORDED IT`S SECOND DRIEST OCTOBER...SEVENTH DRIEST
DECEMBER...TENTH DRIEST FEBRUARY...NINTH DRIEST MARCH...DRIEST APRIL
AND NOW THE SEVENTH DRIEST JULY. PULSE SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED
WIND DAMAGE IN LIBERTY AND HOUSTON COUNTIES ON JULY 5TH AND JULY
14TH.

TROPICAL STORM DON MADE LANDFALL ON THE 28TH OVER DEEP SOUTH TEXAS.
THE TROPICAL PREDICTION CENTER HOISTED TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS FOR
BRAZORIA...MATAGORDA AND JACKSON COUNTIES BUT TROPICAL STORM
CONDITIONS NEVER MATERIALIZED.

BELOW IS THE MONTHLY DATA FOR THE PRIMARY CLIMATE SITES ACROSS
SOUTHEAST TEXAS:

SITE          AVG     AVG     AVG     DEP     RAIN     DEP
              HIGH    LOW     MONTH

IAH           96.9    77.4    87.1    +3.5    2.98     -0.20
HOU           95.5    77.5    86.5    +2.0    3.27     -1.09
GLS           92.1    82.0    87.1    +2.8    1.11     -2.34
CLL           99.9    77.2    88.6    +4.0    0.10     -1.82
UTS           99.1    77.3    88.2    +4.6    0.64     -2.03
CXO           97.3    73.4    85.4    +1.9    2.17     -1.07
DWH           98.5    75.4    86.9    +4.0    1.41     -2.65
SGR           97.0    75.7    86.4    +3.1    1.31     -2.99
LBX           95.2    75.7    85.5    +4.3    1.37     -2.40
LVJ           94.2    76.3    85.3    +2.7    1.82     -3.26
PSX           92.3    80.5    86.4    +3.0    0.24     -3.75
HGX           95.1    76.1    85.6    +3.3    3.39     +0.16

OTHER JULY RAINFALL TOTALS FOR SOME COMMUNITIES ACROSS SOUTHEAST
TEXAS:

LOCATION        JULY    JULY      DEP     WARMEST
                RAIN    NORMAL            TEMPERATURE

ANAHUAC         8.35    4.59      +3.76    96
BAYTOWN         1.82    3.76      -5.43    98
BELLVILLE       0.00    2.23      -2.23   103
BRENHAM         0.45    1.93      -1.48   102
CLEVELAND       2.95    3.56      -0.61   104
COLUMBUS        0.23    2.64      -2.41   104
CROCKETT        1.89    2.84      -0.95   104
DANEVANG        1.58    3.33      -1.75    99
EDNA            0.63    4.00      -3.37    NA
EL CAMPO        0.54    4.67      -4.13   103
FREEPORT        0.75    4.74      -3.99    94
HOU WESTBURY    1.06    3.14      -2.08    NA
KATY            0.00    2.83      -2.83    NA
LIBERTY         3.13    4.46      -1.33    99#
LIVINGSTON      0.59    3.55      -2.96   102
MADISONVILLE    0.68    2.72      -2.04   103
MATAGORDA       1.15    3.34      -2.19    NA#
RICHMOND        1.65    3.21      -1.56    NA
SOMERVILLE      0.22    1.78      -1.56   105
WASH ST PARK    0.15    2.18      -2.03   104
WHARTON         1.51    3.35      -1.84    NA

# DATA INCOMPLETE

THE NEW 1981-2010 CLIMATE NORMALS WILL BE USED OPERATIONALLY
BEGINNING THIS AFTERNOON. THE JULY DATA PRESENTED IN THIS STATEMENT
IS STILL USING THE 1971-2000 DATA.

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