PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
427 PM CDT THU AUG 25 2011

...THE STREAK OF CONSECUTIVE 100-DEGREE DAYS FINALLY COMES TO AN END 
ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS...
...THE INTENSE HEAT WILL BECOME REESTABLISHED THIS WEEKEND...

A VERY STRONG UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD EASTWARD 
ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS THIS WEEKEND. THIS FEATURE WILL BRING INTENSE 
HEAT TO SOUTHEAST TEXAS. HIGH TEMPERATURES SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY 
WILL LIKELY BE THE HOTTEST OF THIS VERY HOT SUMMER. CURRENT 
PARAMETERS ARE POINTING TO HIGH TEMPERATURES POTENTIALLY REACHING OR 
EXCEEDING 107 DEGREES AT COLLEGE STATION ON SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY. 
THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AT HOUSTON COULD REACH OR EXCEED 105 DEGREES 
ON SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

HERE ARE THE FIVE WARMEST TEMPERATURES RECORDED FOR THE FOUR
PRIMARY CLIMATE SITES:

                 CITY OF            HOUSTON
                 HOUSTON            HOBBY

               109  9/04/2000    108  9/04/2000
               108  9/05/2000    107  9/05/2000
               108  8/18/1909    106  8/13/1962
               107  9/01/2000    105  8/09/1962
               107  8/31/2000    104  9/02/2000

                 COLLEGE           CITY OF
                 STATION           GALVESTON

               112  9/04/2000      104  9/05/2000
               111  9/05/2000      101  9/04/2000 
               110  7/11/1917      101  7/16/1932
               109  9/03/2000      100  7/08/1939
               109  8/31/2000      100  8/25/1924

(NOTE: 100-DEGREE TEMPERATURES HAVE ONLY OCCURRED FIVE TIMES TOTAL 
ON RECORD IN GALVESTON)

THE COMBINATION OF CLOUDS AND THUNDERSTORMS KEPT HIGH TEMPERATURES 
IN THE 90S ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS THURSDAY. THIS BRINGS AN END TO 
THE STREAK OF 100-DEGREE TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE AREA. THE CITY OF 
HOUSTON FINISHES WITH ITS LONGEST STREAK OF 100-DEGREE TEMPERATURES 
AT 24 CONSECUTIVE DAYS...WITH RECORDS SINCE 1889. THE PREVIOUS 
ALL-TIME RECORD FOR HOUSTON WAS 14 CONSECUTIVE DAYS SET IN JULY 
1980. COLLEGE STATION FINISHES WITH ITS SECOND LONGEST STREAK OF 
100-DEGREE TEMPERATURES AT 26 DAYS...WITH RECORDS SINCE 1910. THE 
ALL-TIME RECORD AT COLLEGE STATION WAS 30 DAYS IN JULY AND AUGUST 
1998.

MOST CONSECUTIVE 100-DEGREE DAYS AT HOUSTON (DOWNTOWN/IAH):
(RECORDS SINCE 1889)

 1. 24 DAYS - ENDING 8/24/2011
 2. 14 DAYS - ENDING 7/19/1980
 3. 11 DAYS - ENDING 8/05/1998
 4.  9 DAYS - ENDING 7/03/1980
 5.  8 DAYS - ENDING 9/05/2000
 6.  8 DAYS - ENDING 8/21/1993
 7.  8 DAYS - ENDING 8/14/1962
 8.  7 DAYS - ENDING 6/29/2009
 9.  7 DAYS - ENDING 8/02/1986
10.  7 DAYS - ENDING 6/22/1902

MOST 100-DEGREE DAYS IN A YEAR FOR HOUSTON (DOWNTOWN/IAH): 
(RECORDS SINCE 1889)

 1. 35 DAYS - 2011 (ONGOING AS OF 8/25/2011)
 2. 32 DAYS - 1980 
 3. 24 DAYS - 1998
 4. 20 DAYS - 2000
 5. 19 DAYS - 1902
 6. 17 DAYS - 2009
 7. 16 DAYS - 1909
 8. 14 DAYS - 1993
 9. 13 DAYS - 1907
10. 10 DAYS - 1999

MOST CONSECUTIVE 100-DEGREE DAYS AT COLLEGE STATION:
(RECORDS SINCE 1910)

 1. 30 DAYS - ENDING 8/04/1998
 2. 26 DAYS - ENDING 8/24/2011
 3. 26 DAYS - ENDING 8/23/1917
 4. 25 DAYS - ENDING 8/14/1937
 5. 25 DAYS - ENDING 8/10/1913
 6. 24 DAYS - ENDING 8/16/1944
 7. 22 DAYS - ENDING 8/17/1951 
 8. 18 DAYS - ENDING 8/09/1958
 9. 16 DAYS - ENDING 8/24/2010
10. 15 DAYS - ENDING 8/02/1914

MOST 100-DEGREE DAYS IN A YEAR FOR COLLEGE STATION: 
(RECORDS SINCE 1910)

 1. 58 DAYS - 1917
 2. 54 DAYS - 2009
 3. 52 DAYS - 2011 (ONGOING AS OF 8/25/2011)
 4. 51 DAYS - 1998
 5. 49 DAYS - 1913
 6. 48 DAYS - 2000
 7. 48 DAYS - 1925
 8. 47 DAYS - 1948
 9. 47 DAYS - 1937
10. 44 DAYS - 1951

MOST CONSECUTIVE 100-DEGREE DAYS AT HOUSTON/HOBBY:
(RECORDS SINCE 1931)

 1.  9 DAYS - ENDING 8/14/1962
 2.  7 DAYS - ENDING 9/05/2000
 3.  6 DAYS - ENDING 8/15/1948
 4.  4 DAYS - ENDING 8/19/2011
 5.  4 DAYS - ENDING 8/11/2011
 6.  4 DAYS - ENDING 7/16/2000 
(STRETCH OF FOUR DAYS OCCURRED ON SEVERAL EARLIER OCCASIONS)

MOST 100-DEGREE DAYS IN A YEAR FOR HOUSTON/HOBBY: 
(RECORDS SINCE 1931)

 1. 14 DAYS - 2011 (ONGOING AS OF 8/24/2011)
 2. 13 DAYS - 2000
 3. 13 DAYS - 1998
 4. 10 DAYS - 1948
 5.  9 DAYS - 1962 
 6.  8 DAYS - 1980
 7.  7 DAYS - 1951
 8.  7 DAYS - 1944
 9.  6 DAYS - 2009
10.  6 DAYS - 1934

MOST 100-DEGREE DAYS IN A YEAR FOR GALVESTON: 
(RECORDS SINCE 1874)

2 DAYS - 2000 
1 DAY  - 1939...1932...AND 1924

(LISTS UPDATED THROUGH THURSDAY 8/25/2011)

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