PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
701 AM CST FRI DEC 7 2012

...NOVEMBER WAS ANOTHER DRY MONTH FOR SOUTHEAST TEXAS...

THE DRY WEATHER PATTERN CONTINUED ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS DURING THE
MONTH OF NOVEMBER. RAINFALL WAS LIMITED AND THE MONTH ENDED WITH
BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS BEING RECORDED AT THE MAJOR CLIMATE
SITES.

COLD FRONTS MOVED THROUGH THE AREA ON THE 4TH...THE 11TH...THE 23RD
AND 24TH...AND THE 26TH. MOST FIRST AND SECOND ORDER STATIONS IN THE
HOUSTON/GALVESTON NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COUNTY WARNING AREA
RECEIVED LESS THAN ONE INCH OF TOTAL RAINFALL FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH.
EXCEPTIONS WERE NOTED AT THE CONROE AIRPORT...THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE OFFICE IN LEAGUE CITY...AND THE ANGLETON AIRPORT WHERE THE
MONTHLY TOTALS WERE 1.54...1.75...AND 3.64 INCHES RESPECTIVELY.

THE LIMITED RAINFALL CAUSED THE ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS OF OCTOBER
TO WORSEN. AS OF DECEMBER 4TH...THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR RATED
SOUTHEAST TEXAS TO BE IN MODERATE (D1) TO SEVERE DROUGHT (D2)
CONDITIONS. THE SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS WERE NOTED GENERALLY ALONG
AND EAST OF A LINE FROM LIVINGSTON TO HOUSTON TO SUGAR LAND...AND
GENERALLY ALONG AND WEST OF A LINE FROM MADISONVILLE TO NAVASOTA TO
BRENHAM.

NOVEMBER WAS A WARM MONTH WITH ALL CLIMATE SITES BUT ONE REPORTING
ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THE EXCEPTION WAS CONROE WHICH ENDED THE
MONTH WITH A NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE. OTHERWISE...MONTHLY AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM 0.6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE CITY OF
HOUSTON AND ANGLETON TO 2.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AT PALACIOS.
COMPARING THE FIRST ORDER STATION DATA FOR NOVEMBER 2012 TO NOVEMBER
2011 REVEALS THAT COLLEGE STATION AND HOBBY AIRPORT WERE BOTH WARMER
THIS NOVEMBER THAN ONE YEAR AGO. ON THE FLIP SIDE...THE CITY OF
GALVESTON AND THE CITY OF HOUSTON BOTH EXPERIENCED A COOLER
MONTH THAN IN NOVEMBER 2011.

FROM JANUARY 1ST THROUGH NOVEMBER 31ST...2012 IS STILL THE WARMEST
YEAR ON RECORD FOR THE CITY OF GALVESTON. 2012 IS IN SECOND PLACE TO
2011 AT BOTH HOBBY AIRPORT AND COLLEGE STATION. 2012 HAS NOW SLIPPED
TO FOURTH PLACE BEHIND 2011...1962...AND 1927 FOR THE CITY OF
HOUSTON. THE FOLLOWING TABLE DESCRIBES THE FIVE WARMEST YEAR-TO-DATE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FOR THE FOUR FIRST ORDER CLIMATE SITES IN THE
AREA.


                    JANUARY 1 THROUGH NOVEMBER 31

          CITY OF       HOUSTON       CITY OF       COLLEGE
          HOUSTON       HOBBY         GALVESTON     STATION

         73.5 2011      73.9 2011     75.1 2012     73.5 2011
         73.4 2012      73.7 2012     74.1 2006     73.1 2012
         73.4 1927      73.2 2000     73.9 1927     72.5 1911
         73.4 1962      73.1 1999     73.8 2011     72.5 1927
         73.0 1963      73.0 2009     73.7 2000     72.2 2009


NOW FOR THE GENERAL MONTHLY CLIMATE DATA...THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS
THE MONTHLY CLIMATE DATA FOR THE FIRST AND SECOND ORDER CLIMATE
SITES IN THE NWS HOUSTON/GALVESTON COUNTY WARNING AREA FOR THE MONTH
OF NOVEMBER.


SITE       AVG     AVG     AVG     DEP     RAIN     DEP
           HIGH    LOW     MONTH

IAH        76.0    49.8    62.9   +0.6     0.65    -3.69
GLS        73.2    59.6    66.4   +1.3     0.86    -3.65
CLL        75.7    50.1    62.9   +2.1     0.53    -2.69
HOU        76.4    53.4    64.9   +1.7     0.80    -3.52
UTS        73.2    47.2    60.2   +0.7     0.42    -4.02
CXO        74.5    43.8    59.1    0.0     1.54    -3.78
DWH        76.0    47.0    61.5   +1.5     0.85    -3.87
SGR        77.1    50.4    63.8   +2.2     0.30    -4.29
LBX        76.5    49.5    63.0   +0.8     3.64    -0.89
PSX        77.6    55.0    66.3   +2.5     0.73    -3.23
LVJ        75.3    50.9    63.1   +0.6     0.55    -4.23
HGX        75.3    51.0    63.2   +1.5     1.75    -3.16


HERE ARE SOME NOVEMBER TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL TOTALS AVAILABLE
FROM THE HOUSTON/GALVESTON AREA NETWORK OF CO-OP OBSERVERS THAT
HAVE REPORTED AS OF DECEMBER 7TH.


LOCATION            RAINFALL       AVERAGE HIGH     AVERAGE LOW
                    (INCHES)       TEMPERATURE      TEMPERATURE

ANGLETON             0.95              83.1            63.6
ANAHUAC              1.24              73.2            47.8
BAY CITY             0.39              75.3            52.9
BAYTOWN              0.80              74.6            48.9
BRENHAM              0.74              75.9            47.2
CLEVELAND            2.15              73.0            42.6
CONROE               2.33              73.5            49.4
CROCKETT             0.41              75.6            44.5
DANEVANG             0.99              76.3            48.9
FREEPORT             1.06              75.4            55.4
HUNTSVILLE           0.99              70.1            47.0
LIBERTY              1.15              76.7            47.1
LIVINGSTON           0.75              73.2            46.4
MADISONVILLE         1.48              74.2            40.8

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