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Air Quality Alert

Statement as of 1:52 PM CDT on August 01, 2015

Expires 7:00 PM EDT on August 01, 2015


... Ozone action day Sunday...

The Texas commission on environmental quality (tceq)... has issued an
ozone action day for the Houston... Galveston... and Brazoria areas for
Sunday August 2, 2015.

Atmospheric conditions are expected to be favorable for producing
high levels of ozone pollution in the Houston... Galveston and
surrounding areas on Sunday. You can help prevent ozone pollution
by sharing a ride... walking or riding a bicyle... taking your lunch
to work... avoiding drive through lanes... conserving energy and
keeping your vehicle properly tuned.

For more information on ozone:

Ozone: the facts (www.Tceq.Texas.Gov/goto/ozonefacts)
EPA air now:
(www.Airnow.Gov/index.Cfm?Action=airnow.Local_state&stateid=45&tab=0)
take care of texas: (www.Takecareoftexas.Org)
Houston-Galveston area Council air quality programs:
(www.H-gac.Com/taq/airquality/default.Aspx)



152 PM CDT Sat Aug 1 2015

... Ozone action day Sunday...

The Texas commission on environmental quality (tceq)... has issued an
ozone action day for the Houston... Galveston... and Brazoria areas for
Sunday August 2, 2015.

Atmospheric conditions are expected to be favorable for producing
high levels of ozone pollution in the Houston... Galveston and
surrounding areas on Sunday. You can help prevent ozone pollution
by sharing a ride... walking or riding a bicyle... taking your lunch
to work... avoiding drive through lanes... conserving energy and
keeping your vehicle properly tuned.

For more information on ozone:

Ozone: the facts (www.Tceq.Texas.Gov/goto/ozonefacts)
EPA air now:
(www.Airnow.Gov/index.Cfm?Action=airnow.Local_state&stateid=45&tab=0)
take care of texas: (www.Takecareoftexas.Org)
Houston-Galveston area Council air quality programs:
(www.H-gac.Com/taq/airquality/default.Aspx)


152 PM CDT Sat Aug 1 2015

... Ozone action day Sunday...

The Texas commission on environmental quality (tceq)... has issued an
ozone action day for the Houston... Galveston... and Brazoria areas for
Sunday August 2, 2015.

Atmospheric conditions are expected to be favorable for producing
high levels of ozone pollution in the Houston... Galveston and
surrounding areas on Sunday. You can help prevent ozone pollution
by sharing a ride... walking or riding a bicyle... taking your lunch
to work... avoiding drive through lanes... conserving energy and
keeping your vehicle properly tuned.

For more information on ozone:

Ozone: the facts (www.Tceq.Texas.Gov/goto/ozonefacts)
EPA air now:
(www.Airnow.Gov/index.Cfm?Action=airnow.Local_state&stateid=45&tab=0)
take care of texas: (www.Takecareoftexas.Org)
Houston-Galveston area Council air quality programs:
(www.H-gac.Com/taq/airquality/default.Aspx)



131 PM CDT Fri Jul 31 2015

... Ozone action day Saturday...

The Texas commission on environmental quality (tceq)... has issued an
ozone action day for the Houston... Galveston... and Brazoria areas for
Saturday August 1, 2015.

Atmospheric conditions are expected to be favorable for producing
high levels of ozone pollution in the Houston... Galveston and
surrounding areas on Saturday. You can help prevent ozone
pollution by sharing a ride... walking or riding a bicyle... taking
your lunch to work... avoiding drive through lanes... conserving
energy and keeping your vehicle properly tuned.

For more information on ozone:

Ozone: the facts (www.Tceq.Texas.Gov/goto/ozonefacts)
EPA air now:
(www.Airnow.Gov/index.Cfm?Action=airnow.Local_state&stateid=45&tab=0)
take care of texas: (www.Takecareoftexas.Org)
Houston-Galveston area Council air quality programs:
(www.H-gac.Com/taq/airquality/default.Aspx)



131 PM CDT Fri Jul 31 2015

... Ozone action day Saturday...

The Texas commission on environmental quality (tceq)... has issued an
ozone action day for the Houston... Galveston... and Brazoria areas for
Saturday August 1, 2015.

Atmospheric conditions are expected to be favorable for producing
high levels of ozone pollution in the Houston... Galveston and
surrounding areas on Saturday. You can help prevent ozone
pollution by sharing a ride... walking or riding a bicyle... taking
your lunch to work... avoiding drive through lanes... conserving
energy and keeping your vehicle properly tuned.

For more information on ozone:

Ozone: the facts (www.Tceq.Texas.Gov/goto/ozonefacts)
EPA air now:
(www.Airnow.Gov/index.Cfm?Action=airnow.Local_state&stateid=45&tab=0)
take care of texas: (www.Takecareoftexas.Org)
Houston-Galveston area Council air quality programs:
(www.H-gac.Com/taq/airquality/default.Aspx)



131 PM CDT Fri Jul 31 2015

... Ozone action day Saturday...

The Texas commission on environmental quality (tceq)... has issued an
ozone action day for the Houston... Galveston... and Brazoria areas for
Saturday August 1, 2015.

Atmospheric conditions are expected to be favorable for producing
high levels of ozone pollution in the Houston... Galveston and
surrounding areas on Saturday. You can help prevent ozone
pollution by sharing a ride... walking or riding a bicyle... taking
your lunch to work... avoiding drive through lanes... conserving
energy and keeping your vehicle properly tuned.

For more information on ozone:

Ozone: the facts (www.Tceq.Texas.Gov/goto/ozonefacts)
EPA air now:
(www.Airnow.Gov/index.Cfm?Action=airnow.Local_state&stateid=45&tab=0)
take care of texas: (www.Takecareoftexas.Org)
Houston-Galveston area Council air quality programs:
(www.H-gac.Com/taq/airquality/default.Aspx)


Record Report

Statement as of 2:59 AM CDT on August 01, 2015


... Record high minimum temperature set at Houston hobby Airport
yesterday...

... Record high minimum temperature yesterday also tied the all time
July record high minimum temperature.

The minimum temperature only fell to 81 which surpassed the previous
record high minimum temperature for the 31st at 80 degrees set back
in 2009.

This 81 degree reading yesterday also tied the highest minimum
temperature for the month of July at 81 degrees set back on July
30th of 2009.


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 2:55 PM CDT on August 01, 2015


... Very dry conditions developed across southeast Texas in July...

Note... corrections were made to the year-to-date rainfall and the
June rainfall.

The month of July continued the dry trend that had developed in
the last part of June. With the drier conditions came also very
warm temperatures. July ended with much below normal rainfall and
with slightly above normal temperatures across southeast Texas.

Two out of the 12 first- and second-order climate sites recorded
rainfall above an inch. All of the remaining sites received under
three quarters of an inch. The average rainfall for all 12 sites
was 0.68 inches... much below the area-wide normal of 4.00 inches.
Here is a table comparing each climate site for the July rainfall...
the January and February dry period... the March through may wet
period... and the month of June.


        July monthly Jan - Feb Mar - may June monthly
site rain dep rain dep rain dep rain dep

Iah 0.61 -3.18 3.83 -2.75 26.61 +14.80 11.39 +5.56
hou 2.57 -2.09 5.88 -1.20 28.85 +17.65 4.87 -2.23
cll 0.31 -1.83 7.41 +1.32 20.36 +10.20 5.21 +0.76
gls 0.23 -3.57 6.14 -0.63 16.04 +5.51 2.75 -2.94
cxo 1.44 -1.99 3.93 -3.11 23.75 +12.97 3.61 -1.97
dwh 0.21 -3.63 3.87 -2.71 24.32 +12.57 7.64 +2.42
lbx 0.61 -3.95 6.36 -1.03 20.81 +10.78 5.41 -0.26
lvj 0.69 -4.02 6.02 -1.38 24.49 +13.40 6.66 +1.11
psx 0.43 -4.33 4.18 -1.54 13.42 +3.61 3.09 -1.40
sgr 0.43 -3.93 3.84 -2.98 35.50 +24.30 3.27 -1.75
uts 0.06 -3.32 5.47 -1.41 30.46 +19.54 8.42 +3.61
hgx 0.57 -4.01 7.20 -0.18 27.18 +15.98 9.26 +2.83


The rainfall departures for each site reveals some interesting
data. Galveston and Palacios at the coast has had a fairly dry
year. Otherwise... a very wet March... April... an especially wet
month of may... and a mixed above and below normal June led to some
very wet conditions which then led to the ending of the drought
across southeast Texas. With a near to slightly drier than normal
June to now a very dry July... abonrmally dry conditions were
developing across portions of southeast Texas.

The following table lists the preliminary monthly temperature and
rainfall data for the first- and second-order climate sites across
southeast Texas. Note that very warm conditions were reported...
with each site showing above normal monlthy average daily
temperatures.


                            July 2015 data

        Ave Ave monthly Ave monthly year-to-date
site high low daily dep rain dep rain dep

Iah 95.6 76.5 86.1 +1.7 0.61 -3.18 42.44 +14.33
gls 91.6 81.6 86.6 +2.1 0.23 -3.57 25.16 -1.63
cll 94.7 75.5 85.1 +0.4 0.31 -1.83 33.29 +10.45
hou 94.9 77.1 86.0 +2.2 2.57 -2.09 42.17 +12.13
cxo 95.0 72.9 84.0 +1.4 1.44 -1.99 32.73 +5.90
uts 95.0 76.0 85.5 +1.4 0.06 -3.32 44.41 +18.42
dwh 95.2 75.6 85.4 +3.3 0.21 -3.63 36.04 +8.65
sgr 95.5 74.2 84.9 +1.3 0.43 -3.93 43.04 +15.64
lbx 93.5 75.4 84.4 +2.1 0.61 -3.95 33.19 +5.54
psx 91.7 80.9 86.3 +2.3 0.43 -4.33 21.12 -3.66
lvj 95.0 77.2 86.1 +3.1 0.69 -4.02 37.86 +9.11
hgx 92.5 78.0 85.2 +3.2 0.57 -4.01 44.21 +14.62


The following table lists the rainfall data from the volunteer
network of co-op observers. Note that these numbers may be
updated later this month.


Rainfall and departure from normal for July 2015

Location rainfall departure

Anahuac * 1.14 -4.31
Baytown 2.56 -2.38
Brenham 2.98 +0.42
Cleveland 0.78 -2.64
Crockett 0.19 -2.83
Danevang * 0.56 -4.09
Freeport 1.27 -3.41
Liberty 3.54 -1.66
Matagorda 0.11 -4.17
Somerville 1.14 -0.75
Washington State Park 1.04 -1.33
Bellville 0.71 -2.04
Houston Westbury 3.52 -0.52
Katy * 1.75 -1.56
Montgomery * 0.34 -2.38

Notes...
* some missing data of 2 days or less the co-op data may be
updated later this month.


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