PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
621 AM CDT TUE NOV 19 2013

...OCTOBER 2013 RAINFALL BROUGHT DROUGHT RELIEF...

MUCH NEEDED RAINFALL BROUGHT DROUGHT RELIEF ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS
DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER. THE RAINFALL IMPACT WAS ENHANCED BY
TEMPERATURES AVERAGING OUT CLOSE TO NORMAL FOR THE MONTH.

A SERIES OF FRONTAL SYSTEMS BROUGHT SEVERAL RAIN EPISODES AND HELPED
TO LOWER THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES THROUGHOUT THE MONTH. A
COUPLE OF HEAVIER RAINFALL EVENTS BROUGHT THE BULK OF THE
PRECIPITATION...ONE DURING THE MID MONTH AND THE OTHER AT THE END OF
THE MONTH.

THE FIRST HALF OF OCTOBER EXPERIENCED A COUPLE OF WARM EPISODES WITH
AFTERNOON HIGHS REACHING INTO THE UPPER 80S AND LOWER 90S. A FRONTAL
SYSTEM AROUND MID MONTH BROUGHT AN END TO THE SUMMER-LIKE
TEMPERATURES. AS A RESULT...THE LAST TWO AND A HALF WEEKS SAW THE
COOLEST TEMPERATURES OF THE MONTH.

THE RESULTING RAINFALL AND COOLER CONDITIONS COMBINED TO HELP EASE
DROUGHT CONDITIONS ACROSS ALL OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS. BY THE END OF THE
MONTH...ONLY THE WESTERN COUNTIES WERE EXPERIENCING EITHER
ABNORMALLY DRY OR MODERATE LONG TERM DROUGHT CONDITIONS. A SMALL
LOCATION AROUND LAKE SOMERVILLE WAS CLASSIFIED AS SEVERE DROUGHT BY
THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR ON THE 29TH OF OCTOBER. THIS WAS DUE MAINLY
TO THE LOW LAKE LEVELS AT LAKE SOMERVILLE.

HERE ARE THE OCTOBER CLIMATE STATISTICS FOR THE FIRST AND SECOND-
ORDER CLIMATE STATIONS. NOTE ABOVE NORMAL AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURES
OCCURRED AT EVERY CLIMATE LOCATION. ALSO NOTE THAT THE AREAS WITH
ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL WERE LOCATED ALONG THE COAST NEAR MATAGORDA
BAY AND ACROSS SPORADIC LOCATIONS OVER THE INLAND COUNTIES.


SITE      AVG       AVG       AVG        DEP      RAIN       DEP
          HIGH      LOW       MONTH

IAH       81.5      61.1      71.3      -0.2      7.08      +1.38
GLS       80.1      69.4      74.7      +0.4      6.85      +1.33
CLL       80.7      60.5      70.6      -0.2      9.10      +4.19
HOU       81.4      63.8      72.6      +0.5      9.79      +3.80
CXO       80.3      56.5      68.4      -0.4      6.93      +1.73
UTS       80.2      59.7      70.0      +0.5      8.22      +4.02
DWH       81.9      59.2      70.5      +0.4     10.71      +5.41
SGR       82.1      62.0      72.1      +1.3      8.17      +2.94
LBX       81.7      60.7      71.2      +0.4      6.97      +1.67
PSX       82.5      64.5      73.5      +1.0      5.28      +0.30
LVJ       82.4      63.3      72.9      +1.5      7.77      +2.31
HGX       81.2      62.5      71.9      +2.1      6.78      +0.85


HERE ARE SOME OCTOBER TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL TOTALS AVAILABLE FROM
THE HOUSTON/GALVESTON AREA NETWORK OF CO-OP OBSERVERS THAT HAVE
REPORTED AS OF NOVEMBER 18TH.


LOCATION            RAINFALL       AVERAGE HIGH     AVERAGE LOW
                    (INCHES)       TEMPERATURE      TEMPERATURE

ANAHUAC               3.51             79.5             60.7
ANGLETON 2 W          6.97             81.7             60.7
BAYTOWN               9.44             79.8             60.8
BELLVILLE 6 NNE      11.69              N/A              N/A
BRENHAM              10.30             79.9             57.9
CALDWELL              5.86              N/A              N/A
CLEVELAND             6.06             79.0             57.6
COLUMBUS             10.01              N/A              N/A
CONROE                6.93             80.3             56.5
CROCKETT              5.18             81.3             57.5
CYPRESS               9.88              N/A              N/A
DANEVANG 1 W          2.21             82.0             60.6
EAGLE LAKE           11.21             81.8             58.9
EDNA 7NW              3.28              N/A              N/A
EL CAMPO              4.86             82.5             61.7
FREEPORT 2 NW         2.10             82.5             67.0
HOUSTON N HOUSTON     6.92              N/A              N/A
HOUSTON WESTBURY      4.55              N/A              N/A
HUNTSVILLE           11.24             75.8             57.2
KATY CITY             7.45              N/A              N/A
LIBERTY               7.70             83.0             60.8
MADISONVILLE          7.54             79.4             56.3
MIDWAY 4 NE           6.71              N/A              N/A
PIERCE                5.00             93.8             72.2
RICHMOND              3.59              N/A              N/A
TOMBALL              11.60              N/A              N/A
WEST COLUMBIA 1 ESE   6.95              N/A              N/A
WASHINGTON SP         8.98              N/A              N/A

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