PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
849 PM CDT WED MAR 19 2014

...BELOW NORMAL MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES - 5 MONTHS AND
COUNTING FOR THE CITY OF HOUSTON...

THE CITY OF HOUSTON HAS RECORDED 5 MONTHS IN A ROW OF BELOW NORMAL
MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FROM OCTOBER 2013 THROUGH FEBRUARY
2014. AS OF MARCH 18TH...THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 6.1
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. IF THIS TREND CONTINUES FOR THE REMAINDER OF
THE MONTH...MARCH WILL BECOME THE SIXTH MONTH IN A ROW.

IT HAS BEEN 4 YEARS SINCE THE CITY OF HOUSTON EXPERIENCED MORE
THAN A 3-MONTH PERIOD OF BELOW NORMAL MONTHLY AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES. AS A MATTER OF FACT...A PERIOD OF AT LEAST 6 MONTHS
IN A ROW FOR BELOW NORMAL MONTHLY TEMPERATURES HAS NOT OCCURRED
SINCE 1983. THIS LATEST COOL PERIOD CONTINUED A TREND FROM 2013
THAT ENDED A VERY WARM 6-YEAR PERIOD FOR THE CITY OF HOUSTON. THE
7-YEAR PERIOD FROM JANUARY 2006 THROUGH DECEMBER 2012 EXPERIENCED
ONLY 13 BELOW NORMAL MONTHS OUT OF 84 TOTAL. SINCE JANUARY 2013...
THERE HAVE BEEN 8 OUT OF 14 BELOW NORMAL MONTHS.

THE LAST TIME THE CITY OF HOUSTON EXPERIENCED 6 OR MORE MONTHS IN
A ROW OF BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURE MONTHS WAS THE 7-MONTH PERIOD
FROM JANUARY THROUGH JULY OF 1983. THE PREVIOUS BELOW NORMAL
MONTHLY PERIOD GREATER THAN 7 MONTHS WAS THE 11-MONTH PERIOD FROM
APRIL 1976 THROUGH FEBRUARY 1977.

WHEN IT COMES TO CONSECUTIVE MONTHLY STREAKS...SINCE 1971 THERE
HAVE ONLY BEEN ONE SET OF 6...7...8...9...AND 11-MONTH PERIODS OF
BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURE MONTHS. THERE WERE FOUR 5-MONTH...FOUR
4-MONTH...AND SEVEN 3-MONTH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURE MONTHS. THE
FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE CONSECUTIVE MONTHLY STREAKS FOR EACH
PERIOD.

 PERIOD      BELOW NORMAL MONTHLY AVE TEMP CONSECUTIVE STREAKS

 3-MONTH     DEC 1978-FEB 1979...APR-JUN 1988...APR-JUN 1997
             OCT-DEC 1997...JAN-MAR 2003...MAR-MAY 2005
             JAN-MAR 2010

 4-MONTH     MAR-JUN 1971...MAY-AUG 1972...JUN-SEP 1989
             DEC 2009-MAR 2010

 5-MONTH     OCT 1972-FEB 1973...JUN-OCT 1974...APR-AUG 1977...
             DEC 1977-APR 1978

 6-MONTH     APR-SEP 1973

 7-MONTH     JAN-JUL 1983

 8-MONTH     JUN 1975-JAN 1976

 9-MONTH     APR-DEC 1979

10-MONTH     NONE

11-MONTH     APR 1976-FEB 1977

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