PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
831 AM CST MON FEB 3 2014

  ...JANUARY 2014 CONSIDERABLY COLDER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL...

        ...EIGHTH COLDEST NOVEMBER THROUGH JANUARY
                   FOR THE CITY OF HOUSTON...

TEMPERATURES THIS JANUARY WERE 3 TO 4 DEGREES COLDER THAN THE 30
YEAR CLIMATOLOGICAL NORMAL. THE COLDEST DAY OF THE MONTH WAS ON THE
7TH. THE MORNING LOW TEMPERATURES FELL INTO THE TEENS OVER THE
NORTHERN HALF OF THE COUNTY WARNING AREA. MADISONVILLE RECORDED
THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WITH A VALUE OF 15 DEGREES. LIVINGSTON WAS
RIGHT BEHIND WITH A MORNING LOW OF 16 DEGREES.

THE CITY OF HOUSTON AND COLLEGE STATION RECORDED TEN DAYS WITH LOW
TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW 32 DEGREES DURING THE MONTH. HOUSTON
NORMALLY RECORDS FIVE DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW 32 DEGREES
AND COLLEGE STATION USUALLY HAS SIX DAYS AT OR BELOW 32 DEGREES
DURING THE MONTH. BELOW IS A TABLE WITH THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF DAYS
(1981-2010) AT OR BELOW 32 DEGREES DURING THE COOL SEASON DEFINED AS
OCT 1ST THROUGH MARCH 30TH AND THE ACTUAL NUMBER OF DAYS AT OR BELOW
32 DEGREES THUS FAR FOR THE 2013-14 COOL SEASON:

            NUMBER OF DAYS AT OR BELOW 32 DEGREES (1981-2010)

SITE           OCT     NOV     DEC     JAN     FEB     MAR     TOTAL

IAH NORMS      0.1     0.6     4.1     4.6     2.3     0.9     12.5
IAH 2013-14      0       1       5      10      -       -        16

GLS NORMS      0.0     0.0     0.7     0.9     0.5     0.2      2.3
GLS 2013-14      0       0       0       4      -       -         4

CLL NORMS      0.1     0.9     6.0     6.4     3.1     1.2     17.7
CLL 2013-14      0       2       9      10      -       -        21

HOU NORMS      0.0     0.1     1.8     2.5     1.0     0.5      5.9
HOU 2013-14      0       0       1       6      -       -         7

PSX NORMS      0.0     0.3     2.4     2.4     1.6     0.6      7.3
PSX 2013-14      0       1       1       7      -       -         9

DESPITE THE VERY COLD TEMPERATURES DURING THE MONTH...NONE OF THE
PRIMARY CLIMATE SITES RECORDED A MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE THAT
CRACKED THEIR RESPECTIVE TOP TEN COLDEST JANUARY. HOWEVER...TAKING
THE LAST THREE MONTH PERIOD AS A BLOCK...SOME CONCLUSIONS CAN BE
DRAWN ABOUT THE EXTENT AND BREADTH OF THIS YEARS COLD WEATHER.
THAT IS...IT HAS BEEN VERY COLD AND WELL BELOW THE 30 YEAR CLIMATE
NORMALS. THE CITY OF HOUSTON ENDURED ITS EIGHTH COLDEST NOVEMBER
THROUGH JANUARY WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 52.9 DEGREES. BELOW
IS A TABLE WITH THE AVERAGE JANUARY THROUGH NOVEMBER TEMPERATURES
AND WHERE THIS YEAR RANKS (COLDEST) HISTORICALLY...THE NORMAL
VALUES FOR THIS PERIOD AND THE COLDEST VALUES FOR THIS TIME
PERIOD:

                   NOVEMBER 1ST THROUGH JANUARY 31ST
                      AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE

              CITY OF        HOUSTON        CITY OF        COLLEGE
              HOUSTON        HOBBY          GALVESTON      STATION

2013-14       63.7           64.1           62.3           61.2
2013-14 RANK  27TH (T)       13TH           42ND           13TH
NORMALS       66.6           66.6           65.8           64.8
DEPARTURE     -2.9           -2.5           -3.5           -3.6
COLDEST       58.9           58.9           56.8           56.8

                      NOVEMBER 1ST THROUGH JANUARY 31ST
                         AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE

2013-14       42.2           44.6           48.4           40.4
2013-14 RANK   9TH            7TH (T)        8TH (T)    (T) 7TH
NORMALS       46.6           48.6           52.6           44.6
DEPARTURE     -4.4           -4.0           -4.2           -4.2
COLDEST       36.8           40.6           45.7           36.7

                      NOVEMBER 1ST THROUGH JANUARY 31ST
                         AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE

2013-14       52.9           54.4           55.4           50.8
2013-14 RANK   8TH           12TH           14TH (T)        8TH
NORMALS       56.6           57.6           59.2           54.7
DEPARTURE     -3.7           -3.2           -3.8           -3.9
COLDEST       47.8           49.7           51.3           46.8

PERIOD OF RECORD:

CITY OF HOUSTON    1892-PRESENT
HOUSTON HOBBY      1931-PRESENT
CITY OF GALVESTON  1875-PRESENT
COLLEGE STATION    1902-PRESENT

THE COLDEST YEAR FOR ALL FOUR SITES NOTED ABOVE WAS DURING THE WINTER
OF 1976-1977.

RAINFALL WAS BELOW NORMAL ONCE AGAIN. RAINFALL DEFICITS DURING
JANUARY AVERAGED BETWEEN 1 AND 3 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. SOME OF THE
PRECIPITATION THAT FELL DURING THE MONTH FELL IN THE FORM OF
SLEET...SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN. ON JANUARY 23RD-24TH...MOST OF THE
AREA RECEIVED SOME TYPE OF WINTRY PRECIPITATION WITH FREEZING RAIN
GLAZING ELEVATED ROADWAYS AND BRIDGES. A SWATH OF 2 TO 4 INCHES OF
SNOW FELL FROM NEAR MADISONVILLE TO HUNTSVILLE TO COLDSPRING.
LIVINGSTON RECEIVED 3 INCHES OF SNOW AND ONALASKA REPORTED 4 INCHES
OF SNOW. ANOTHER WINTER WEATHER EVENT OCCURRED ON THE 28TH WITH SOME
VERY LIGHT FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET REPORTED.

ITS BEEN DRY SINCE MID NOVEMBER AND SOME OF THE RAINFALL DEFICITS
SOUTH OF I-10 ARE NOW BETWEEN 6 AND 9 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THE U.S.
DROUGHT MONITOR SHOWS PARTS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS IN MODERATE TO SEVERE
DROUGHT. DESPITE THE RECENT DRY SPELL...AREA RESERVOIRS REMAIN NEAR
CAPACITY. HERE ARE SOME RAINFALL TOTALS AND DEPARTURES FOR A FEW
LOCATIONS ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS:

                 RAINFALL BETWEEN NOV 1ST THROUGH JAN 31ST

LOCATION               NOV     DEC     JAN       TOTAL

ANAHUAC                5.61    0.76    1.40      7.77
NORMAL                 4.21    4.54    4.47     13.22
DEP                   +1.40   -3.78   -3.07     -5.45

ANGLETON               1.99    0.35    0.72      3.06
NORMAL                 4.44    3.77    4.45     12.66
DEP                   -2.45   -3.42   -3.73     -9.60

BAY CITY               6.35    0.39    1.35      8.09
NORMAL                 4.25    3.59    3.86     11.70
DEP                   +2.10   -3.20   -2.51     -3.61

BELLVILLE              5.96    0.82    2.59      9.37
NORMAL                 4.18    3.19    3.27     10.64
DEP                   +1.78   -2.37   -0.68     -1.27

BRENHAM                4.04    1.33    2.50      7.87
NORMAL                 4.28    3.42    3.46     11.16
DEP                   -0.24   -2.12   -0.96     -3.32

COL STATION            4.57    0.76    1.29      6.62
NORMAL                 3.22    3.23    3.24      9.69
DEP                   +1.35   -2.47   -1.95     -3.07

COLUMBUS               2.77    0.81    2.41      5.99
NORMAL                 4.42    3.16    3.57     11.15
DEP                   -1.65   -2.35   -1.16     -4.84

DANEVANG               6.33    0.33    1.07      7.73
NORMAL                 4.05    3.11    3.43     10.59
DEP                   +2.28   -2.78   -2.36     -2.86

EDNA                   2.16    0.50    1.96      4.62
NORMAL                 3.68    2.67    2.97      9.32
DEP                   -1.52   -2.17   -1.01     -4.70

EL CAMPO               5.00    0.39    1.29      6.68
NORMAL                 5.20    3.47    3.16     11.83
DEP                   -0.20   -3.08   -1.87     -5.15

GALVESTON              2.45    0.65    1.36      4.46
NORMAL                 4.51    3.52    4.20     12.23
DEP                   -2.06   -2.87   -2.84     -7.77

HOU-BUSH (IAH)         3.81    1.66    0.96      6.43
NORMAL                 4.34    3.74    3.38     11.46
DEP                   -0.53   -2.08   -2.42     -5.03

HOU-HOBBY (HOU)        3.58    0.87    0.53      4.98
NORMAL                 4.32    4.03    3.87     12.22
DEP                   -0.74   -3.16   -3.34     -7.24

KATY                   5.19    0.69    1.72      7.60
NORMAL                 4.89    3.74    3.21     11.84
DEP                   +0.30   -3.05   -1.49     -4.24

LIBERTY                6.70    1.55    1.03      9.28
NORMAL                 5.25    5.25    4.42     14.92
DEP                   +1.45   -3.70   -3.39     -5.64

MADISONVILLE           5.97    1.43    2.04      9.44
NORMAL                 4.38    3.92    3.86     12.16
DEP                   +1.59   -2.49   -1.82     -2.72

PALACIOS               3.01    0.21    0.46      3.68
NORMAL                 3.96    2.78    3.37     10.11
DEP                   -0.95   -2.57   -2.91     -6.43

RICHMOND               6.19    0.79    1.43      8.41
NORMAL                 5.22    3.64    3.40     12.26
DEP                   +0.97   -2.85   -1.97     -3.85

SUGAR LAND             3.22    0.62    1.42      5.26
NORMAL                 4.59    3.60    3.60     11.79
DEP                   -1.37   -2.98   -2.18     -6.53

WASH ST PARK           3.95    1.62    2.05      7.62
NORMAL                 3.80    3.38    3.54     10.72
DEP                   +0.15   -1.76   -1.49     -3.10

BELOW IS THE MONTHLY DATA FOR FIRST AND SECOND ORDER CLIMATE SITES
ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS:

                           JANUARY DATA

SITE          AVG     AVG     AVG     DEP     RAIN     DEP
              HIGH    LOW     DAILY

IAH           61.9    37.1    49.5    -3.6    0.96    -2.42
GLS           60.1    43.8    52.0    -3.2    1.36    -2.84
CLL           59.6    35.7    47.7    -3.4    1.29    -1.95
HOU           62.5    39.7    51.1    -3.0    0.53    -3.34
UTS           59.5    35.8    47.7    -3.1    1.98    -1.84
CXO           60.4    32.0    46.2    -4.5    2.08    -1.70
DWH           61.4    36.1    48.8    -2.7    1.47    -2.08
SGR           62.8    37.7    50.3    -2.1    1.42    -2.18
LVJ           63.3    39.1    51.2    -2.1    0.53    -3.69
LBX           63.5    36.3    49.9    -3.7    0.72    -3.73
PSX           62.5    39.5    51.0    -3.3    0.46    -2.91
HGX           61.6    37.4    49.5    -3.1    0.78    -3.69

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