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Public Information Statement
Statement as of 5:48 am CDT on November 1, 2014

...October 2014 was warmer and drier than normal...

Rains returned to southeast Texas during the first half of the month with nary a drop of rain falling during the second half of October. Rainfall across southeast Texas was generally 2 to 3 inches below the 30 year normals. For the fifth consecutive month...rainfall across southeast Texas was below normal. Drought conditions had begun to expand across southeast with parts of Jackson County classified in severe drought. Areas southwest of a Brenham to Richmond to Freeport line have been considerably drier than communities to the north and several locations are suffering annual rainfall deficits greater than 15 inches.

Rainfall between Jan 1 - Oct 31

Location 2014 normal dep rain rain

Palacios 16.10 37.85 -21.75 Danevang 20.54 39.22 -18.68 Galveston 24.11 42.73 -18.62 hou hobby 32.08 46.30 -14.22 Richmond 26.78 40.22 -13.44 Lake Jackson 32.09 42.56 -10.47 Wharton 30.58 39.10 - 8.52

Strong thunderstorms rolled through the region on October 6th. The storms brought locally heavy rain...high winds and small hail to the area. Trees were uprooted across parts of Harris County and minor flooding was reported near Nassau Bay and Pasadena.

Temperatures were generally 1 to 2 degrees warmer than the 30 year normals but only the city of Galveston established new daily high temperature records during the month. Galveston tied a record high on the 12th with a temperature of 86 degrees and established a new high temperature record on the 13th with a high temperature of 87 degrees.

Below is a table with the monthly rainfall and temperature data for the first and second order climate sites across southeast texas:

Site avg avg avg dep rain dep high low month

Iah 84.8 60.8 72.8 +1.3 2.95 -2.75 hou 84.5 63.9 74.2 +2.1 2.56 -3.43 cll 83.1 61.4 72.2 +1.4 1.81 -3.10 gls 82.3 70.0 76.2 +1.9 1.75 -3.77 cxo 83.0 56.8 69.9 +1.1 3.08 -2.12 uts 83.1 59.9 71.5 +2.0 2.40 -2.40 sgr 85.5 62.0 73.8 +3.0 2.68 -2.55 dwh 84.1 60.3 72.2 +2.1 3.93 -1.37 lbx 83.3 59.8 71.5 +0.7 3.46 -1.84 psx 84.5 65.1 74.8 +2.3 1.36 -3.62 hgx 83.4 62.0 72.7 +2.9 2.48 -3.45

Here is some October rainfall data from our network of co-op observers:

Location October October dep rain normal

Anahuac 3.34 5.06 -1.72 Bay City 4.33 5.06 -0.73 Baytown 3.93 6.20 -2.27 Bellville 1.58 3.89 -2.31 Brenham 2.08 5.09 -3.01 Cleveland 3.34 6.17 -2.83 Crockett 5.04 4.76 +0.28 Danevang 1.78 4.76 -2.98 Freeport 3.92 4.81 -0.89 hou Westbury 3.80 5.16 -1.36 Liberty 3.69 6.51 -2.82 Livingston 1.81 4.85 -3.04 Madisonville 3.37 4.84 -1.47 Matagorda 1.72 4.38 -2.66 New Caney 2.59 5.91 -3.32 Richmond 2.41 5.31 -2.90 Somerville 2.23 4.47 -2.24 wash St park 1.93 4.63 -2.70 Wharton 1.98 5.15 -3.17

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Iah - Bush Intercontinental Airport hou - Houston hobby Airport cll - College Station Easterwood Field gls - Galveston Scholes Field cxo - Conroe uts - Huntsville sgr - Sugarland Hull field dwh - Tomball dvid Wayne Hooks Airport lbx - Angleton/Lake Jackson psx - Palacios hgx - NWS office League City

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