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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
755 AM CDT WED APR 1 2015


...MARCH 2015 WAS MUCH WETTER THAN NORMAL...

THE MONTH OF MARCH WAS MUCH WETTER THAN NORMAL ACROSS ALL OF
SOUTHEAST TEXAS. IN TURN...THE RAINY PERIODS DURING THE MONTH
HELPED BRING ABOUT A MONTH OF NEAR NORMAL DAILY AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES. THE WET CONDITIONS REVERSED THE RESULTS OF A VERY
DRY FEBRUARY AND RAISED MOST YEAR-TO-DATE RAINFALL AT THE CLIMATE
SITES TO AT OR ABOVE NORMAL.

RAINFALL FOR MARCH AT THE FIRST-ORDER CLIMATE SITES ACTUALLY
RANKED IN THE TOP 15 WETTEST MONTHS ON RECORD. HOBBY AIRPORT
RANKED 7TH...THE CITY OF GALVESTON 8TH...COLLEGE STATION 11TH...
AND THE CITY OF HOUSTON RANKED 13TH. THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS
THE TOP 15 WETTEST MONTHS OF MARCH ON RECORD FOR EACH FIRST-ORDER
CLIMATE SITE.

      ...HIGHEST MONTHLY RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH...
       HOUSTON HOBBY    HOUSTON       GALVESTON    COLLEGE STATION
RANK   VALUE   DATE   VALUE   DATE   VALUE   DATE   VALUE   DATE
  1    11.42   1957   10.66   1922   11.33   1997    8.66   2012
  2     8.77   2007    9.85   1905    9.49   1973    8.03   1926
  3     7.93   1979    9.18   1926    9.39   1926    6.73   2007
  4     6.64   1944    8.58   1896    9.10   2007    6.63   1941
  5     6.48   2001    8.52   1972    8.79   1944    6.58   1912
  6     6.45   1941    7.97   2001    8.11   1903    6.24   1934
  7     6.25   2015    7.96   1997    7.73   1957    6.08   2001
  8     6.06   1997    7.14   2012    7.69   2015    6.07   1980
  9     5.77   1993    7.05   1957    7.29   1934    6.07   1923
 10     5.68   1995    6.80   1903    6.87   1900    5.86   1969
 11     5.48   1985    6.41   1993    6.65   1941    5.83   2015
 12     5.23   1970    6.40   2007    6.54   1880    5.68   1957
 13     5.02   1988    6.34   2015    6.40   1970    5.55   1983
 14     4.98   2012    6.28   1992    5.63   1985    5.54   1947
 15     4.84   1951    5.59   1941    5.52   1933    5.44   1951


THE RAINFALL REVERSED A TREND THAT HAS SEEN MOST OF THE PAST 15
MONTHS SEE BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL. STILL...THE CITY OF HOUSTON
HAS NOW ONLY HAD FOUR MONTHS OUT OF 15 WITH ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION...WHILE COLLEGE STATION...HOBBY AIRPORT...AND
GALVESTON HAVE ONLY HAD FIVE MONTHS WITH ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL
DURING THE SAME 15 MONTH SPAN. FOR THIS YEAR... ALL OF THE FIRST-
AND SECOND-ORDER CLIMATE SITES RECEIVED ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL IN
MARCH. OF THE 12 SITES...11 RECEIVED IN EXCESS OF 2 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL...FIVE RECORDING MORE THAN 3...TWO MORE THAN 4...AND ONE
WITH GREATER THAN 6 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL! THE FOLLOWING TABLE GIVES
THE RAINFALL WITH THE DEFICITS FOR THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF 2015.


           JANUARY          FEBRUARY          MARCH
SITE    RAIN  DEFICIT    RAIN  DEFICIT    RAIN  DEFICIT
IAH     3.17   -0.21     0.66   -2.54     6.34   +2.93
HOU     5.13   +1.26     0.75   -2.46     6.25   +3.05
CLL     6.66   +3.42     0.75   -2.10     5.83   +2.66
GLS     5.44   +1.24     0.70   -1.87     7.69   +4.53
CXO     3.18   -0.60     0.75   -2.51     6.04   +2.85
DWH     2.63   -0.92     1.24   -1.79     6.39   +2.80
LBX     5.71   +1.26     0.65   -2.29     6.63   +3.16
LVJ     5.41   +1.19     0.61   -2.57     5.89   +2.86
PSX     3.58   +0.21     0.60   -1.75     3.50   +0.50
SGR     3.22   -0.38     0.62   -2.60     5.34   +2.09
UTS     4.72   +0.90     0.75   -2.31     7.58   +4.17
HGX     6.27   +1.80     0.93   -1.98     9.65   +6.41


THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS WAS GENERALLY
WITHIN 1 DEGREE OF NORMAL FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH. ONLY COLLEGE
STATION RECORDED AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH LOWER THAN A
DEGREE...WITH 1.9 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE PRELIMINARY MONTHLY TEMPERATURE AND
RAINFALL DATA FOR THE FIRST- AND SECOND-ORDER CLIMATE SITES ACROSS
SOUTHEAST TEXAS...


                         MARCH 2015 DATA

        AVE     AVE     MONTHLY AVE        MONTHLY       YEAR-TO-DATE
SITE    HIGH    LOW     DAILY   DEP     RAIN     DEP     RAIN    DEP

IAH     72.0    52.9    62.5   -0.2     6.34    +2.93    10.17  +0.18
GLS     67.8    57.1    62.4   -1.0     7.69    +4.53    13.83  +3.90
CLL     68.7    50.3    59.5   -1.9     5.83    +2.66    13.24  +3.98
HOU     71.7    55.1    63.4   +0.1     6.25    +3.05    12.13  +1.85
CXO     69.1    49.1    59.1   -1.2     6.04    +2.85     9.97  -0.26
UTS     68.6    50.5    59.6   -1.0     7.58    +4.17    13.05  +2.76
DWH     71.0    52.3    61.6   +0.8     6.39    +2.80    10.26  +0.09
SGR     71.5    52.9    62.2   +0.4     5.34    +2.09     9.18  -0.89
LBX     70.2    53.2    61.7   -0.3     6.63    +3.16    12.99  +2.13
PSX     70.5    56.1    63.3   +0.4     3.50    +0.50     7.68  -1.04
LVJ     72.8    55.4    64.1   +1.6     5.89    +2.86    11.91  +1.78
HGX     70.6    54.2    62.4   +0.6     9.65    +6.41    16.85  +6.23


THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE RAINFALL DATA FROM THE VOLUNTEER NETWORK
OF CO-OP OBSERVERS. NOTE THAT THESE NUMBERS WILL BE UPDATED LATER THIS
MONTH.


LOCATION                 MARCH RAINFALL

ANAHUAC                      6.80
BAY CITY                     5.33
BAYTOWN                     11.72
BELLVILLE                    8.40
BRENHAM                     12.02
CROCKETT                     8.49
DANEVANG                     6.46
FREEPORT                     6.30
HOUSTON WESTBURY             6.19
KATY                         5.07
LIBERTY                     10.46
MADISONVILLE                 6.67
MATAGORDA                    5.82
RICHMOND                     4.92
SOMERVILLE                   4.15
WASHINGTON STATE PARK        8.27
WHARTON 6.03

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