PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
537 AM CST WED DEC 25 2013

...CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY WEATHER CLIMATE IN THE 21ST CENTURY...

SOUTHEAST TEXAS HAS EXPERIENCED WARM AND COLD CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS IN
THE 21ST CENTURY. OF NOTE WAS THE COLD AND SNOWY CHRISTMAS EVE AND
DAY IN 2004. EVEN THOUGH THE HOLIDAY FALLS JUST AFTER THE START OF
WINTER...TEMPERATURES HAVE VARIED WIDELY FROM YEAR-TO-YEAR AND HAVE
RANGED FROM BALMY 70-DEGREE WEATHER TO NEAR AND BELOW FREEZING
CONDITIONS.

THE ONLY SNOWFALL WHICH FELL ON THE 24TH OR 25TH AT THE MAJOR
CLIMATE SITES OCCURRED IN 2004. AS A MATTER OF FACT...THIS IS THE
ONLY CHRISTMAS EVE AND DAY SNOW EVER RECORDED AT ANY OF THE FOUR
MAJOR CLIMATE SITES. SNOWFALL TOTALS ARE GIVEN IN THE TABLE BELOW.


                   24 DEC 2004      25 DEC 2004
SITE                 SNOWFALL         SNOWFALL

CITY OF HOUSTON        TRACE             0.0
COLLEGE STATION         0.0              0.0
HOBBY AIRPORT          TRACE             0.0
GALVESTON               3.1              0.9


THE FOLLOWING TWO TABLES GIVE SPECIFIC DATA FOR THE HIGH AND LOW
TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL FOR EACH OF THE FOUR FIRST-ORDER CLIMATE
SITES FROM 2001 TO 2012 FOR CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY. THE
AVERAGE VALUE FOR THE 12-YEAR PERIOD AND THE 30-YEAR NORMAL IS NOTED
AT THE END OF BOTH TABLES FOR EACH SITE.


             CHRISTMAS EVE CLIMATE DATA FOR 2001 TO 2012 YEAR

          HOUSTON       COLLEGE STN      HOBBY ARPT      GALVESTON
YEAR   HIGH LOW RAIN   HIGH LOW RAIN   HIGH LOW RAIN   HIGH LOW RAIN

2001   54   34  0.00    54  45  0.00    54  38  0.00    54  44  0.00
2002   51   38  0.01    45  49  TRACE   54  40  0.00    57  42  0.00
2003   60   34  0.00    61  33  0.00    61  36  0.00    58  43  0.00
2004   37   31  0.02    36  42  0.00    39  30  0.01    38  33  0.24
2005   71   54  0.00    71  48  0.00    71  55  0.00    72  53  0.00
2006   50   47  0.70    49  51  1.31    51  47  0.65    54  48  0.74
2007   61   33  0.00    61  41  0.00    61  38  0.00    60  47  0.00
2008   72   59  0.11    74  45  0.03    75  60  0.12    74* 60* 0.34*
2009   72   37  0.15    67  45  0.05    71  37  0.73    67  39  0.31
2010   67   46  1.03    70  73  0.66    70  49  1.11    66  51  0.97
2011   51   43  0.79    48  48  0.85    52  45  0.65    54  47  0.88
2012   75   58  TRACE   67  41  0.00    77  61  TRACE   76  63  0.01

AVE  60.1  42.8 0.23  58.6 46.8 0.24  61.3 44.7 0.27  60.8 47.5 0.29
NORMAL 63   44  0.13    61  41  0.10    63  46  0.13    63  49  0.11


             CHRISTMAS DAY CLIMATE DATA FOR 2001 TO 2012 YEAR

          HOUSTON       COLLEGE STN      HOBBY ARPT      GALVESTON
YEAR   HIGH LOW RAIN   HIGH LOW RAIN   HIGH LOW RAIN   HIGH LOW RAIN

2001    54  33  0.00    53  41  0.00    55  38  0.00    53  43  TRACE
2002    50  32  0.00    47  46  0.00    50  35  0.00    50  40  0.00
2003    61  43  0.00    62  33  TRACE   60  45  TRACE   62  50  0.03
2004    49  32  TRACE   48  37  0.00    50  32  TRACE   43  32  TRACE
2005    69  44  0.00    69  56  0.00    69  45  0.00    69  48  0.00
2006    53  39  0.00    53  52  0.02    53  42  0.04    53  44  TRACE
2007    62  33  0.02    63  39  0.00    62  39  0.00    61  44  0.00
2008    74  60  0.00    71  36  0.00    77  61  0.00    84* 64* 0.01*
2009    49  32  0.00    47  40  0.00    50  33  0.00    48  34  0.00
2010    46  37  TRACE   45  45  0.00    49  39  0.01    50  39  TRACE
2011    48  42  0.00    46  50  0.01    49  45  TRACE   52  48  0.01
2012    77  36  0.00    72  44  0.02    79  36  0.25    75  38  0.16

AVE   57.7 38.6 TRACE 56.3 43.3 TRACE 58.6 40.8 0.03  58.3 43.7 0.02
NORMAL  63  43  0.11    61  41  0.11    63  46  0.13    63  49  0.11


* NOTE...THE 2008 DATA FOR GALVESTON IS FROM THE US COAST GUARD
  STATION. THE AIRPORT OBSERVING EQUIPMENT WAS DESTROYED DURING
  HURRICANE IKE IN SEPTEMBER AND HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED AS OF THE
  END OF DECEMBER.

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