PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
603 PM CST SUN DEC 1 2013

    ...NOVEMBER 2013 WAS CONSIDERABLY COLDER THAN NORMAL...

NOVEMBER WAS A MONTH OF PEAKS AND VALLEYS. HIGH TEMPERATURES EXCEED 80 DEGREES ON A
FEW DAYS AND HIGH TEMPERATURES FAILED TO REACH 50 DEGREES ON A FEW DAYS. THERE
WERE EXTENDED PERIODS OF DRY WEATHER AND THERE WERE EXTENDED PERIODS OF RAINY
WEATHER. THERE WAS EVEN A BRIEF PERIOD OF WINTER WEATHER.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS CONSIDERABLY COOLER THAN NORMAL WITH AVERAGE MONTHLY
TEMPERATURES BETWEEN 4.0 AND 4.5 DEGREES COLDER THAN THE 30 YEAR CLIMATE NORMALS.
THE CITY OF HOUSTON RECORDED AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 58.1 DEGREES AND IS THE
COLDEST NOVEMBER SINCE 2000 (57.6 DEGREES) AND IS THE 20TH COLDEST NOVEMBER ON
RECORD. COLLEGE STATION REPORTED AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 56.5
DEGREES WHICH WAS THE COLDEST NOVEMBER SINCE 2000 (56.0 DEGREES). THE
CITY OF GALVESTON HAD AN AVERAGE NOVEMBER TEMPERATURE OF 61.0 AND THE
LAST TIME A NOVEMBER WAS COLDER WAS BACK IN 1997 (60.4 DEGREES). IT
WAS ALSO THE 30TH COLDEST NOVEMBER IN RECORDED HISTORY (RECORDS BEGAN
IN 1874).

RAINFALL ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS AVERAGE BETWEEN 3.00 AND 4.00 INCHES. MONTHLY
TOTALS WERE NEAR TO SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL. HAZARDOUS WEATHER WAS AT A MINIMUM BUT
A MIX OF RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW PROVIDED A BIT OF EXCITEMENT ON THE 26TH. THERE
WERE NO SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS BUT SOME SNOW DID STICK TO A FEW ELEVATED SURFACES
AND EVEN ON SOME GRASSY AREAS IN POLK COUNTY. SNOW WAS REPORTED IN ANDERSON...
HUNTSVILLE...TRINITY...LIVINGSTON AND CLEVELAND. SLEET WAS REPORTED IN CYPRESS...
HOUSTON AND KINGWOOD.

HERE IS A TABLE WITH MONTHLY TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL DATE FOR THE FIRST ORDER
CLIMATE SITES ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS:

SITE     AVERAGE     AVERAGE     AVERAGE     DEP     RAIN     DEP
         HIGH        LOW         MONTHLY

IAH      68.2        47.9        58.1        -4.2    3.81     -0.53
HOU      68.2        50.7        59.4        -3.8    3.58     -0.74
GLS      67.4        54.7        61.0        -4.1    2.45     -2.06
CLL      65.7        47.2        56.5        -4.3    4.57     +1.35
UTS      65.3        45.5        55.4        -4.1    3.80     -0.64
CXO      66.6        44.3        55.4        -3.7    4.24     -1.08
DWH      67.8        47.4        57.6        -2.4    4.10     -0.62
SGR      68.8        49.8        59.3        -2.3    3.22     -1.37
LVJ      69.3        51.1        60.2        -2.3    4.65     -0.13
LBX      69.4        49.2        59.3        -2.9    1.99     -2.54
PSX      69.5        51.4        60.4        -3.4    3.01     -0.95
HGX      68.1        49.7        58.9        -2.8    3.52     -1.39

HERE IS SOME RAINFALL DATA FROM OUR NETWORK OF CO-OPERATIVE OBSERVERS:

LOCATION               RAINFALL

ANAHUAC                5.61
BAY CITY               6.35
BAYTOWN                5.68
CLEVELAND              4.04
COLUMBUS               2.77
CROCKETT               5.57
DANEVANG               6.30
EDNA                   2.16
EL CAMPO               5.00
FREEPORT               4.88
HOUSTON NWS            3.52
HOUSTON WESTBURY       7.08
KATY                   5.19
LIBERTY                6.70
MADISONVILLE           5.97
MATAGORDA              6.80
NEW CANEY              3.42
RICHMOND               6.19
WASHINGTON ST PARK     3.95
WEST COLUMBIA          8.19
WHARTON                4.51

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