PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1017 AM CDT SUN JUN 17 2012

        ...2012 REMAINS THE WARMEST YEAR TO DATE ON
                 RECORD FOR SOUTHEAST TEXAS...

THE CITY OF HOUSTON IS OFF TO IT`S WARMEST START IN RECORDED
WEATHER HISTORY. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE THROUGH JUNE 15TH IS
CURRENTLY 69.6 DEGREES. THE SECOND WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD (THROUGH
JUNE 15TH) WAS BACK IN 1911 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 69.1
DEGREES. ALL FOUR FIRST ORDER CLIMATE SITES ARE OFF TO THEIR
WARMEST STARTS IN RECORDED WEATHER HISTORY - SEE BELOW:

                      YEAR TO DATE TEMPERATURE

         CITY OF      HOUSTON     CITY OF      COLLEGE
         HOUSTON      HOBBY       GALVESTON    STATION

         69.6 2012    69.9 2012   70.7 2012    68.1 2012
         69.1 1911    69.0 2000   69.3 2006    67.9 1911

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE IN HOUSTON YESTERDAY SATURDAY JUNE 16TH WAS
ONLY 86 DEGREES. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME SINCE SINCE MAY 20TH THAT
THE HIGH TEMPERATURE HAS FAILED TO REACH OR EXCEED 90 DEGREES AND
WAS ALSO THE COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE SINCE MAY 15TH. LAST
YEAR...THERE WERE ONLY TWO DAYS (JUNE - AUGUST) IN WHICH THE HIGH
TEMPERATURE FAILED TO REACH 90 DEGREES OR HIGHER. THE CONTRAST
BETWEEN 2011 AND 2012 COULD NOT BE MORE STARK. HERE ARE A FEW A
NUMBERS TO WOW YOUR FRIENDS WITH:

THE CITY OF HOUSTON HAS RECORDED 31 DAYS AT OR ABOVE 90 DEGREES
SINCE MAY 1ST. THIS IS ACTUALLY THE SAME NUMBER OF 90 DEGREE DAYS
IN 2011. HOWEVER...THE NUMBER OF DAYS WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES AT OR
ABOVE 95 DEGREES TELLS A DIFFERENT STORY. THERE WERE 20 DAYS WITH
TEMPERATURES AT OR EXCEEDING 95 DEGREES IN 2011 COMPARED TO ONLY
EIGHT DAYS IN 2012. THERE WERE ALSO FOUR DAYS WITH HIGH
TEMPERATURES REACHING OR EXCEEDING 100 DEGREES IN 2011 BY JUNE
15TH COMPARED TO ZERO 100 DEGREE DAYS THIS YEAR. IN 2011...THE
CITY OF HOUSTON RECORDED IT`S EARLIEST 100 DEGREE DAY IN CITY
HISTORY AND ALSO THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE.
THERE WERE NINE RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES BETWEEN MAY 1ST AND JUNE
15TH IN 2011 AND ZERO RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES DURING THE SAME
PERIOD IN 2012. HOUSTON HOBBY AND COLLEGE STATION HAVE YET TO
RECORD A HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD THIS YEAR.THE CITY OF HOUSTON HAS
ONLY RECORDED ONE HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD IN ALL OF 2012 (JANUARY
20TH) WHICH MAKES THE WARM START TO THE YEAR EVEN MORE IMPRESSIVE.

                       CITY OF HOUSTON
                       MAY 1 - JUNE 15

       90 DEGREE DAYS   95 DEGREE DAYS   100 DEGREE DAYS

2011        31               20                 4
2012        31                8                 0

                       COLLEGE STATION
                       MAY 1 - JUNE 15

       90 DEGREE DAYS   95 DEGREE DAYS   100 DEGREE DAYS

2011        32               24                 4
2012        30                5                 0

BELOW ARE THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR THE FOUR FIRST ORDER
CLIMATE SITES FOR MAY AND FOR THE FIRST HALF OF JUNE FOR 2011 AND
2012...RAINFALL BETWEEN MAY 1 AND JUNE 15TH AND YEAR TO DATE
RAINFALL:

                             CITY OF HOUSTON

                       MAY     JUNE     RAIN   YTD

2011                   89.1    98.2     0.44    7.07
2012                   88.6    94.3     4.35   25.82


                          HOUSTON HOBBY AIRPORT

                       MAY     JUNE     RAIN   YTD

2011                   87.7    96.5     0.19    5.41
2012                   87.0    92.1     8.76   28.01


                              COLLEGE STATION

                       MAY     JUNE     RAIN   YTD

2011                   89.1    98.9     3.79    8.08
2012                   88.4    93.8     3.61   24.92


                             CITY OF GALVESTON

                       MAY     JUNE     RAIN   YTD

2011                   84.4    91.4     0.49    7.84
2012                   85.1    88.5     6.65   24.16

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