PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
447 PM CST THU DEC 1 2011

         ...NOVEMBER WAS 1 TO 2 DEGREES WARMER THAN NORMAL...

      ...RAIN RETURNS BUT MONTHLY TOTALS REMAIN BELOW NORMAL... 

TEMPERATURES DURING NOVEMBER WERE BETWEEN ONE AND TWO DEGREES WARMER 
THAN THE 30 YEAR NORMALS. THE MONTH STARTED OUT WITH NEAR NORMAL 
TEMPERATURES WITH A BIT OF A WARM UP MID MONTH AND THEN A COOL DOWN 
TOWARD THE END OF THE MONTH. SEVERAL COLD FRONTS CROSSED THE AREA DURING 
THE MONTH WITH THE STRONGEST FRONT CROSSING THE REGION ON THE 26TH. 
SUB FREEZING TEMPERATURES PREVAILED OVER MUCH OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS ON 
THE MORNING OF THE 28TH.

THE FRONTS ALSO BROUGHT SOME MUCH NEEDED RAINFALL BACK TO THE 
REGION. RAIN FELL ON THREE CONSECUTIVE TUESDAYS AND ALSO ON 
THANKSGIVING WEEKEND. RAINFALL TOTALS BY THE END OF THE MONTH WERE 
GENERALLY ONE TO TWO INCHES DRIER THAN NORMAL. THERE WERE A FEW 
EXCEPTIONS AS THE CITY OF HOUSTON...CLEVELAND...MATAGORDA AND 
WASHINGTON STATE PARK ALL REPORTED RAINFALL THAT EXCEEDED THEIR 30 
YEAR NORMALS. THIS WAS THE FIRST MONTH WITH ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL 
FOR THE CITY OF HOUSTON SINCE JANUARY. CLEVELAND WAS THE BIG WINNER 
FOR NOVEMBER AS THIS LOCATION RECEIVED 8.53 INCHES FOR THE MONTH. 
EDNA WAS ON THE OTHER END OF THE RAINFALL SPECTRUM. THIS COMMUNITY 
ONLY RECEIVED 0.28 INCHES OF RAIN DURING THE MONTH.

THE STORMS THAT MOVED THROUGH THE REGION ON NOVEMBER 8TH PACKED A 
BIT OF A PUNCH. A TORNADO MOVED THROUGH KINGWOOD PRODUCING SOME 
POWER OUTAGES AND KNOCKING DOWN A FEW TREES. STRONG WINDS ALSO 
KNOCKED DOWN SOME FENCES AND TREES IN CROSBY. ANOTHER TORNADO WAS 
ALSO REPORTED NEAR MOSS HILL IN LIBERTY COUNTY.


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

SITE          AVG     AVG     AVG     DEP     RAIN     DEP
              HIGH    LOW     MONTH

IAH           73.2    53.0    63.1    +0.8    4.70     +0.36 
HOU           74.0    54.7    64.3    +1.1    2.85     -1.47 
GLS           73.1    60.6    66.9    +1.8    2.36     -2.15 
CLL           74.3    50.6    62.4    +1.6    2.41     -0.81 
UTS           72.2    50.9    61.5    +2.0    3.80     -0.64 
CXO           72.7    47.4    60.0    +0.9    3.78     -1.54 
DWH           73.1    50.6    61.8    +1.8    3.06     -1.66 
SGR           75.5    51.5    63.5    +1.9    2.17     -2.42 
LBX           75.4    51.3    63.3    +1.1    2.86     -1.67 
LVJ           74.2    53.6    63.9    +1.4    3.21     -1.57 
PSX           75.5    53.5    64.5    +0.7    2.11     -1.85 
HGX           74.3    52.7    63.5    +1.8    3.07     -1.84      

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

LOCATION        NOV     NOV       DEP     
                RAIN    NORMAL            



ANAHUAC         1.97    4.21      -2.24   
BAY CITY        3.46    4.25      -0.79   
BELLVILLE       1.88    4.18      -2.30    
BRENHAM         3.86    4.28      -0.42   
CLEVELAND       8.53    5.68      +2.85   
COLUMBUS        2.82    4.42      -1.60   
CROCKETT        3.23    4.09      -0.86   
DANEVANG        2.43    4.05      -1.62   
EDNA            0.28    3.68      -3.40     
EL CAMPO        1.06    5.20      -4.14   
FREEPORT        2.02    4.83      -2.81   
HOU WESTBURY    1.99    4.88      -2.89   
KATY            3.84    4.89      -1.05   
LIVINGSTON      2.71    5.15      -2.44    
MADISONVILLE    2.86    4.38      -1.52   
MATAGORDA       4.05    3.86      +0.19   
RICHMOND        1.54    5.22      -3.68   
SOMERVILLE      3.26    3.53      -0.27   
WASH ST PARK    5.93    3.80      +2.13   
WEST COLUMBIA   0.24             
WHARTON         1.01    4.79      -3.78

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