PRELIMINARY STORM REPORT...TROPICAL STORM FAY...
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
130 PM CDT THU SEP 12 2002

A. WIND DATA...

HOUSTON INTERCONTINENTAL AIRPORT...IAH...ASOS
2-MINUTE....060 DEGREES 26 MPH AT 0321 CDT SEP 7 2002
PEAK GUST...060 DEGREES 30 MPH AT 0321 CDT SEP 7 2002

HOUSTON HOBBY AIRPORT...HOU...ASOS
2-MINUTE....060 DEGREES 29 MPH AT 0046 CDT SEP 7 2002
PEAK GUST...050 DEGREES 37 MPH AT 2338 CDT SEP 6 2002

GALVESTON...GLS...ASOS
2-MINUTE....070 DEGREES 38 MPH AT 0023 CDT SEP 7 2002
PEAK GUST...080 DEGREES 46 MPH AT 0021 CDT SEP 7 2002

PALACIOS...PSX...ASOS
2-MINUTE....040 DEGREES 44 MPH AT 0059 CDT SEP 7 2002
PEAK GUST...040 DEGREES 58 MPH AT 0058 CDT SEP 7 2002

ANGLETON...LBX...ASOS
2-MINUTE....040 DEGREES 32 MPH AT 0008 CDT SEP 7 2002
PEAK GUST...050 DEGREES 43 MPH AT 2357 CDT SEP 6 2002
(ASOS LOST POWER AROUND MIDNIGHT ON SEP 7)

LEAGUE CITY...HGX (NWS OFFICE)
PEAK GUST...060 DEGREES 37 MPH AT 0300 CDT SEP 7 2002

SUGARLAND...SGR...ASOS
2-MINUTE....040 DEGREES 24 MPH AT 0026 CDT SEP 7 2002
PEAK GUST...040 DEGREES 33 MPH AT 0041 CDT SEP 7 2002

PEARLAND...LVJ...ASOS
2-MINUTE....100 DEGREES 26 MPH AT 0406 CDT SEP 7 2002
PEAK GUST...040 DEGREES 35 MPH AT 0118 CDT SEP 7 2002

EAGLE POINT (PORTS - NOAA/NOS)
2-MINUTE....105 DEGREES 32 MPH AT 0500 CDT SEP 7 2002
PEAK GUST...105 DEGREES 38 MPH AT 0500 CDT SEP 7 2002

MORGANS POINT (PORTS - NOAA/NOS)
2-MINUTE....071 DEGREES 28 MPH AT 0100 CDT SEP 7 2002
PEAK GUST...071 DEGREES 34 MPH AT 0100 CDT SEP 7 2002

PLEASURE PIER (PORTS - NOAA/NOS)
2-MINUTE....053 DEGREES 48 MPH AT 1800 CDT SEP 6 2002
PEAK GUST...053 DEGREES 52 MPH AT 1800 CDT SEP 6 2002

NORTH JETTY (PORTS - NOAA/NOS)
2-MINUTE....098 DEGREES 37 MPH AT 0200 CDT SEP 7 2002
PEAK GUST...098 DEGREES 47 MPH AT 0200 CDT SEP 7 2002

BUOY 42035
2-MINUTE....060 DEGREES 38 MPH AT 2100 CDT SEP 6 2002
PEAK GUST...060 DEGREES 47 MPH AT 2100 CDT SEP 6 2002

BUOY 42019
2-MINUTE....030 DEGREES 40 MPH AT 1500 CDT SEP 6 2002
PEAK GUST...030 DEGREES 52 MPH AT 1500 CDT SEP 6 2002

JAMAICA BEACH COOP OBSERVER
2-MINUTE...120 DEGREES 38 MPH AT 0137 CDT SEP 7 2002
PEAK GUST..100 DEGREES 51 MPH AT 2341 CDT SEP 6 2002

OTHER WIND DATA...

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WIND INSTRUMENTS LOCATED ON BRIDGES

FREEPORT...HIGHWAY 36 OVER BRAZOS RIVER...
5-MINUTE...112 DEGREES 47 MPH AT 0043 CDT SEP 7 2002

GALVESTON CAUSEWAY...I-45 OVER WEST GALVESTON BAY
5-MINUTE...084 DEGREES 37 MPH AT 0109 CDT SEP 7 2002
PEAK GUST..084 DEGREES 56 MPH AT 0109 CDT SEP 7 2002

KEMAH BRIDGE...HIGHWAY 146 OVER CLEAR CREEK CHANNEL
5-MINUTE...106 DEGREES 36 MPH AT 0525 CDT SEP 7 2002

TECQ FORMERLY TNRCC WIND DATA FROM THEIR AIR POLLUTION SITES
CLUTE

5-MINUTE...152 DEGREES 48 MPH AT 0045 CDT SEP 7 2002
PEAK GUST..152 DEGREES 71 MPH AT 0045 CDT SEP 7 2002

5-MINUTE...153 DEGREES 43 MPH AT 0120 CDT SEP 7 2002
PEAK GUST..153 DEGREES 83 MPH AT 0120 CDT SEP 7 2002

B. LOWEST PRESSURE...

HOUSTON INTER. AIRPORT...IAH...1006.4 MB AT 0414 CDT SEP 7 2002
HOUSTON HOBBY AIRPORT....HOU...1005.1 MB AT 0111 CDT SEP 7 2002
GALVESTON................GLS...1004.4 MB AT 1807 CDT SEP 6 2002
PALACIOS.................PSX... 999.7 MB AT 0059 CDT SEP 7 2002
ANGLETON.................LBX...1002.4 MB AT 2311 CDT SEP 6 2002
LEAGUE CITY..............HGX...1006.8 MB AT 0300 CDT SEP 7 2002
SUGARLAND................SGR...1004.4 MB AT 0301 CDT SEP 7 2002
PEARLAND.................LVJ...1005.1 MB AT 0213 CDT SEP 7 2002
JAMAICA BEACH..................1004.4 MB AT 1945 CDT SEP 6 2002
BUOY 42035.....................1003.9 MB AT 1900 CDT SEP 6 2002
BUOY 42019..................... 999.6 MB AT 2000 CDT SEP 6 2002
EAGLE POINT....................1005.4 MB AT 0230 CDT SEP 6 2002
MORGANS POINT..................1004.6 MB AT 0300 CDT SEP 6 2002
PLEASURE PIER..................1003.7 MB AT 0130 CDT SEP 6 2002
NORTH JETTY....................1002.9 MB AT 0012 CDT SEP 6 2002

C. RAINFALL...

24 HOUR TOTALS.....5TH / 6TH / 7TH / TOTAL
IAH...............0.00/ 0.52/ 2.85/ 3.37
HOU.............. 0.01/ 0.80/ 0.44/ 1.25
GLS.............. 0.03/ 4.01/ 0.05/ 4.09
PSX...............0.00/ 0.04/ 0.00/ 0.04
LBX.............. 0.03/ 4.40/ MSG/  4.43
HGX.............. 0.05/ 1.87/ 0.20/ 2.12
SGR.............. 0.01/ 0.93/ 1.78/ 2.72
LVJ.............. 0.01/ 1.13/ 0.65/ 1.79
JAMAICA BEACH.... 0.27/ 5.10/ 0.39/ 5.76
FREEPORT......... 0.47/12.21/ 0.23/ 12.91
GALVESTON CAUSEWAY 0.04/ 4.65/ 0.27/ 4.96
KEMAH.............0.00/ 0.39/ 0.08/ 0.47

GREATEST 1...6...12...AND 24 HOUR MAXIMUM RAINFALL TOTALS

GLS....1 HOUR -  0.64 (06/06 CDT-06/07 CDT)
....6 HOUR -  1.90 (06/17 CDT-06/23 CDT)
...12 HOUR -  2.68 (06/11 CDT-06/23 CDT)
...24 HOUR -  4.01 (06/00 CDT-06/24 CDT)

LVJ... 1 HOUR -   .46 (07/06 CDT-07/07 CDT)
....6 HOUR -   .68 (06/17 CDT-06/23 CDT)
...12 HOUR -  1.12 (06/12 CDT-07/00 CDT)
...24 HOUR -  1.69 (06/06 CDT-07/06 CDT)

JAMAICA BEACH 24 HOUR 5.13 (06/06 CDT - 07/06 CDT)

OTHER RAINFALL REPORTS BY COUNTY FOR SEPTEMBER 5 - 7...

BRAZORIA
FREEPORT DOW CHEMICAL....10.27
FREEPORT COE.............10.00
PEARLAND ................ 3.21
ALVIN.................... 3.37
WEST COLUMBIA............ 6.89
ANGLETON COURTHOUSE......10.00
CLUTE.....................9.0
SWEENEY..................20-24 ESTIMATED
CHAMBERS
ANAHUAC................. 1.23
COLORADO
GARWOOD...................5.15
COLUMBUS..................1.71
FORT BEND
RICHMOND..................2.30
GALVESTON
HIGHLAND BAYOU............2.52
CLEAR CREEK @528..........1.93
HARRIS
HOUSTON HEIGHTS...........1.23
HOUSTON WESTBURY..........1.26
HORSEPEN CREEK @BAY AREA..5.99
CEDAR BAYOU @90...........5.32
SAN JACINTO RIVER @90.....3.27
MATAGORDA
MATAGORDA COE............0.50
BAY CITY.................6.39
BAY CITY COOP............8.95
PALACIOS.................0.41
WHARTON
DANAVANG.................0.28
WHARTON..................4.79
LANE CITY................8.30
EAST BERNARD.............2.58

D. STORM SURGE...

MAXIMUM TIDE READINGS...
EAGLE POINT................3.96 FT MLLW AT 1900 CDT SEP 6 2002
MORGANS POINT..............4.11 FT MLLW AT 0900 CDT SEP 7 2002
PLEASURE PIER..............5.02 FT MLLW AT 0400 CDT SEP 7 2002
NORTH JETTY................4.11 FT MLLW AT 1500 CDT SEP 6 2002
JAMAICA BEACH..............5.40 FT MLLW AT 0830 CDT SEP 7 2002
CLEAR CREEK@SEABROOK.......3.93 FT MLLW AT 1000 CDT SEP 7 2002
FREEPORT@BRAZOS LEVEE......4.58 FT MLLW AT 0300 CDT SEP 7 2002
PIER 21....................4.11 FT MLLW AT 0600 CDT SEP 7 2002
SAN LUIS PASS..............4.84 FT MLLW AT 0500 CDT SEP 7 2002
RAWLINGS BAIT CAMP.........3.46 FT MLLW AT 0200 CDT SEP 7 2002
ROLL OVER PASS.............3.71 FT MLLW AT 0900 CDT SEP 7 2002

E. BEACH EROSION...MODERATE BEACH EROSION OCCURRED FROM HIGH ISLAND
TO MATAGORDA. IN GALVESTON COUNTY THE GEO TUBES (BEACH EROSION
MITIGATION PROJECT) PREVENTED EROSION OF THE DUNES BEHIND THEM.
MUCH OF THE SAND WAS LOST ON THE GULF SIDE OF THE TUBES BUT THAT
WILL BE REPLACED.


F. FLOODING...SEVERE FLOODING OCCURRED OVER PORTIONS OF
BRAZORIA...EASTERN MATAGORDA...WESTERN FORT BEND AND EASTERN
WHARTON COUNTIES OF TEXAS. 10 TO 20 INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN
AN AREA FROM FREEPORT NORTH NORTHWEST TO BOLING IN EASTERN
WHARTON COUNTY. HARDEST HIT AREA WAS IN SOUTHWEST BRAZORIA COUNTY
NEAR THE COMMUNITY OF SWEENEY.

G. TORNADOES...4 TORNADOES WERE REPORTED AS TROPICAL STORM FAY
MADE LANDFALL. THE FIRST DESTROYED A BEACH HOUSE IN
SURFSIDE. THE SECOND TORNADO HIT WEST COLUMBIA TAKING DOWN
NUMEROUS TREES ALONG HIGHWAY 36. THE THIRD AND MOST
SIGNIFICANT TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN EXTREME EASTERN FORT BEND
COUNTY DESTROYING ONE MOBILE HOME AND INJURING 2 PEOPLE. THIS
SAME TORNADO CROSSED THE SAN BERNARD RIVER INTO WHARTON
COUNTY WHERE IT DESTROYED 1 OTHER MOBILE HOME AND HEAVILY
DAMAGED TWO OTHERS. THE FOURTH TORNADO DID MINOR DAMAGE NEAR
HUNGERFORD IN WHARTON COUNTY.

H. STORM EFFECTS...
GALVESTON COUNTY...135 RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURES WERE AFFECTED BY
FAY WITH 23 RECEIVING MAJOR DAMAGE. OVER 4 MILLION DOLLARS DAMAGE
TO PUBLIC ROADS...BRIDGES AND RECREATIONAL AREAS. 3.5 MILLION OF
OF THIS DAMAGE WAS DUE TO BEACH EROSION.

BRAZORIA COUNTY...OVER 1500 HOMES FLOODED. OVER 800 HOMES
RECEIVED DAMAGE FROM WINDS AND TORNADOES. NEARLY 100 BUSINESSES
WERE DAMAGED ALONG WITH NEARLY 100 MULTI-FAMILY BUILDINGS.
NEARLY 500 CARS WERE FLOODED.

MATAGORDA COUNTY...130 SINGLE FAMILY HOMES WERE DAMAGED MAINLY
BY FLOOD WATERS ALONG WITH 32 BUSINESSES. OVER 1 MILLION DOLLARS
IN DAMAGE WAS DONE TO PUBLIC FACILITIES INCLUDING ROADS AND
BRIDGES AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS. DAMAGE WAS A RESULT OF HIGH
TIDES AND HEAVY RAIN.

WHARTON COUNTY...OVER 200 SINGLE FAMILY HOMES WERE
DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. 7 HOMES WERE DAMAGED BY TORNADOES
WHILE THE REMAINDER OF THE DAMAGE WAS DUE TO FLOODING.

FORT BEND COUNTY...ONE MOBILE HOME WAS DESTROYED INJURING TWO
PEOPLE INSIDE.

...TOTAL DAMAGE...UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME.

...TOTAL INJURIES...2

...TOTAL DEATHS...0



G. HAFELE

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