PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1021 AM CST THU FEB 10 2011

             ...FEBRUARY BEGINS ON A FRIGID NOTE...

          ...FEBRUARY 2011 LOW TEMPERATURE AVERAGE
                  IS THE COLDEST ON RECORD...

FEBRUARY 2011 HAS BEGUN ON A RATHER FRIGID NOTE. AT HOUSTON...
NINE OF THE FIRST TEN MORNINGS FELL BELOW FREEZING. SEVEN OF THE
FIRST TEN MORNINGS WERE BELOW FREEZING AT HOUSTON HOBBY AIRPORT
AND AT COLLEGE STATION. THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE FOR THE
FIRST NINE DAYS OF FEBRUARY ARE EITHER THE THIRD OR FOURTH COLDEST
START TO FEBRUARY IN RECORDED HISTORY. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
OVER THE FIRST NINE DAYS OF THE MONTH WERE THE COLDEST ON RECORD
FOR ALL FOUR PRIMARY CLIMATE SITES. BELOW ARE THE ICY DETAILS:

                DATA - FEBRUARY 1 THROUGH FEBRUARY 9

                             HOUSTON

        AVG HIGH             AVG LOW            AVG DAILY

        44.7 1895            27.0 2011          37.6 1895
        45.1 1905            30.6 1985          38.2 1985
        45.8 1985            30.6 1895          39.5 2011
        47.4 1978            33.2 1972          39.9 1905
        49.6 1982            34.4 1978          40.9 1978

8TH     52.0 2011

                           HOUSTON HOBBY

        AVG HIGH             AVG LOW            AVG DAILY

        47.2 1978            30.3 2011          41.5 1985
        47.8 1985            33.8 1951          41.5 1978
        49.7 1982            34.7 1947          41.7 2011
        50.1 1989            35.2 1985          43.2 1989
        51.9 1979            35.8 1978          43.5 1982

6TH     53.0 2011

                          COLLEGE STATION

        AVG HIGH             AVG LOW            AVG DAILY

        43.1 1905            26.6 2011          37.1 1985
        44.4 1978            26.7 1951          37.3 1989
        45.0 1985            28.6 1989          39.3 1978
        46.0 1989            29.2 1985          39.6 2011
        46.8 1979            29.6 1905          40.6 1979

7TH     52.6 2011
                             GALVESTON

        AVG HIGH             AVG LOW            AVG DAILY

        44.2 1985            33.1 2011          39.8 1985
        45.0 1895            35.4 1985          40.2 1895
        45.9 1905            35.4 1895          41.4 1905
        46.7 1978            36.9 1905          41.5 2011
        49.7 1989            38.8 1978          42.7 1978

6TH     49.9 2011

BELOW IS ANOTHER TABLE WITH DATA FOR THE MOST DAYS BELOW 32
DEGREES FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY:

            HOUSTON     HOU HOBBY     GALVESTON

          12 - 1895     7 - 2011      9 - 1895
           9 - 2011     6 - 1989      6 - 2011
           9 - 1978     6 - 1951      5 - 1899
           8 - 1989     5 - 1960      4 - 1905
           7 - 1905     4 - 1996      4 - 1989
           7 - 1899

RELIEF FROM THE COLD IS ON THE WAY. A FEW MORE COLD MORNINGS ARE
EXPECTED AND THEN A WARM UP BEGINS OVER THE WEEKEND. IT LOOKS LIKE
THE COLD AIR WILL FINALLY RETREAT TO THE NORTH AND ALLOW WARMER
TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH.

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