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Current Conditions

  • 89°
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: SSE 15 mph
  • Humidity: 75%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 80°
  • Pressure: 30.09 in. 0
  • Heat Index: 106

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 89 °
  • Low: 79 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 80 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 80 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 80 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 80 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Galveston, Texas

Updated: 11:40 am CDT on July 1, 2015

  • This Afternoon

    Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 90. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

  • Tonight

    Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms early in the evening. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 90s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. Highs around 90. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows around 80.

  • Independence Day

    Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 70s inland...in the lower 80s coast.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows around 80.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 90s inland...in the upper 80s coast.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows around 80.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. Highs around 90.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Record Report  Statement as of 2:18 am CDT on July 01, 2015


... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Houston intercontinental
yesterday...

A record rainfall of 2.26 inches was set at Houston intercontinental
yesterday. This breaks the old record of 1.52 set in 1948. June 2015
was the eighth wettest June in city history. It was also the third
wettest may-June in city history with 25.56 inches of rain. This
amount only trails 25.66 inches in 2004 and 29.84 inches in 1989.




 Local Storm Report 



06/30/2015 0456 PM

19 miles E of San Leon, Galveston County.

Marine tstm wind m43 mph, reported by mesonet.


            Wind gust was measured at Crab Lake weatherflow site.





06/30/2015 0456 PM

19 miles E of San Leon, Galveston County.

Marine tstm wind m43 mph, reported by mesonet.


            Wind gust was measured at Crab Lake weatherflow site.





06/30/2015 0456 PM

19 miles E of San Leon, Galveston County.

Marine tstm wind m43 mph, reported by mesonet.


            Wind gust was measured at Crab Lake weatherflow site.





06/30/2015 0441 PM

19 miles E of San Leon, Galveston County.

Marine tstm wind m46 mph, reported by mesonet.


            Wind gust was measured at Crab Lake weatherflow site.





06/30/2015 0441 PM

19 miles E of San Leon, Galveston County.

Marine tstm wind m46 mph, reported by mesonet.


            Wind gust was measured at Crab Lake weatherflow site.





06/30/2015 0441 PM

19 miles E of San Leon, Galveston County.

Marine tstm wind m46 mph, reported by mesonet.


            Wind gust was measured at Crab Lake weatherflow site.





06/30/2015 0415 PM

3 miles NE of Galveston, Galveston County.

Marine tstm wind m39 mph, reported by ASOS.


            Wind gust was measured by kgls ASOS at Scholes
            international Airport at Galveston.





06/30/2015 0415 PM

3 miles NE of Galveston, Galveston County.

Marine tstm wind m39 mph, reported by ASOS.


            Wind gust was measured by kgls ASOS at Scholes
            international Airport at Galveston.





06/30/2015 0415 PM

3 miles NE of Galveston, Galveston County.

Marine tstm wind m39 mph, reported by ASOS.


            Wind gust was measured by kgls ASOS at Scholes
            international Airport at Galveston.




 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 7:29 am CDT on July 1, 2015


... June 2015 continues recent trend of above normal rainfall...

The month started out dry but moisture levels began to increase
during the second week of the month. Tropical Storm Bill made
landfall on Tuesday June 16th but the effects from the storm
started days earlier with periods of heavy rain beginning on the
13th. Parts of Galveston County received between 4 and 6 inches of
rain on the 13th. Rainfall varied across southeast Texas during
the month with most locations receiving heavy to excessive
rainfall. Tropical Storm Bill brought heavy rain to Jackson...
Wharton... Matagorda... Austin... Waller and Washington counties on
its trek to the north. Parts of Jackson and Wharton counties received
between 10 and 14 inches of rain. 13.78 inches of rain was reported just
west of Ganado on June 16th and 17th. The heavy rain produced a rapid
rise on area rivers and significant flooding closed parts of US Highway
59 between Wharton and Edna. The greatest monthly rainfall (first order
and co-op sites) total reported in the area was 12.46 inches in Baytown
with El Campo coming in a close second with 12.41 inches. The driest
location in the area was Galveston with only 2.75 inches of rain followed
closely by Houston Westbury with 2.92 inches of rain... quite a contrast
from may when this location measured 18.69 inches of rain.

Some miscellaneous rainfall tidbits to wow your friends at your
next get together include:

Baytown has endured four consecutive months with rainfall at or
exceeding 10 inches.

        March April may June total
        11.72 12.75 16.13 12.46 53.06

The current 2015 rainfall total for Baytown is 60.72 inches which
exceeds the 1981-2010 30 year normal. The 30 year average rainfall
for Baytown is 59.92 inches. Other communities that have exceeded
their normal annual rainfall include Brenham... Washington State
Park and Caldwell. Bellville has recorded 40.67 inches of rain in
2015 and this is just shy of their 30 year normal annual rainfall.

             1/1 - 6/30 1981-2010
              rainfall avg annual rain

Baytown 60.72 59.92
Brenham 48.70 45.14
wash St park 45.92 41.68
Caldwell 40.18 39.50
Bellville 40.67 41.75

The city of Houston has recorded two consecutive months with
rainfall exceeding ten inches. The 2015 rainfall total is now
41.83 which is 17.51 inches above normal. This is the third
wettest start to a year in city history. Only 2004 (45.02) and
1993 (43.33) were wetter than this year.

The may/June rainfall total was 25.56 inches and this is the
third wettest may/June rainfall total in city history. Only 1981
(29.84) and 2004 (25.66) were wetter.

Temperatures were close to normal during June. The temperature did
not reach 95 degrees at Bush iah or at College Station. This is
the second consecutive year that the temperature did not reach or
exceed 95 degrees during the month of June. The city of Houston
extended its streak of consecutive days below 100 degrees to 665
days which is the 27th longest streak in city history.

The following table lists the preliminary monthly temperature and
rainfall data for the first and second order climate sites across
southeast texas:

Site avg avg monthly avg monthly y-T-d
         high low average dep rain dep rain

Iah 90.8 73.6 82.2 -0.2 11.39 +5.46 41.83
hou 90.3 75.0 82.7 +0.7 4.87 -2.23 39.73
cll 90.2 73.0 81.6 -0.6 5.21 +0.76 32.98
gls 87.7 78.5 83.1 +0.2 2.75 -2.94 24.93
cxo 90.0 70.7 80.3 +0.3 3.61 -1.97 31.29
uts 89.8 73.1 81.5 -0.3 8.42 +3.61 44.35
dwh 90.4 73.3 81.9 +1.1 7.64 +2.42 35.83
sgr 90.8 73.2 82.0 +0.4 3.27 -1.75 42.61
lbx 89.8 73.5 81.7 +0.6 5.41 -0.26 32.58
psx 88.6 76.7 82.6 +0.4 3.09 -1.40 20.69
lvj 91.0 74.9 82.9 +1.3 6.66 +1.11 37.17
hgx 88.5 74.7 81.6 +1.4 9.26 +2.83 43.64

The following table lists preliminary June rainfall data from our
volunteer network of co-op observers.

Location rainfall normal departure

Anahuac 7.19 6.50 +0.69
Baytown 12.46 7.44 +5.02
Bellville 6.95 4.15 +2.80
Brenham 8.30 4.88 +3.42
Crockett 5.33 4.64 +0.69
Danevang 8.47 4.68 +3.79
Edna 10.63 4.39 +6.24
El Campo 12.41 4.70 +7.71
hou-Westbury 2.92 5.84 -2.92
Freeport 4.14 4.91 -0.77
Katy 6.62 4.15 +2.47
Liberty 9.15 7.35 +1.80
Madisonville 5.89 4.10 +1.79
Matagorda 6.80 4.98 +1.82
Somerville 3.50 4.35 -0.85
wash State Park 9.52 4.76 +4.76
Wharton 10.26 4.30 +5.96




Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Galveston.com, Galveston, TX

Updated: 11:54 AM CDT

Temperature: 90.0 °F Dew Point: 78 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: SSW at 5.6 mph Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 105 °F Graphs

Location: Galveston Seawall, Galveston, TX

Updated: 11:54 AM CDT

Temperature: 85.9 °F Dew Point: 78 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: SSE at 11.2 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 99 °F Graphs

Location: Magnolia Blossom, Galveston, TX

Updated: 11:52 AM CDT

Temperature: 93.7 °F Dew Point: 83 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 119 °F Graphs

Location: Tiki Island, Tiki Island, TX

Updated: 11:54 AM CDT

Temperature: 85.8 °F Dew Point: 79 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: South at 8.0 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 100 °F Graphs

Location: Tiki Island ( Buoy 46), Tiki Island, TX

Updated: 11:54 AM CDT

Temperature: 85.7 °F Dew Point: 79 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: SE at 9.0 mph Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 99 °F Graphs

Location: Easterly Drive, Tiki Island, TX

Updated: 11:52 AM CDT

Temperature: 86.2 °F Dew Point: 81 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 103 °F Graphs

Location: Bayou Vista, Hitchcock, TX

Updated: 11:54 AM CDT

Temperature: 87.3 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: South at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 97 °F Graphs

Location: Levee, Texas City, TX

Updated: 11:51 AM CDT

Temperature: 86.6 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Texas City, La Marque, TX

Updated: 11:51 AM CDT

Temperature: 83.7 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Harborwalk, Hitchcock, TX

Updated: 11:47 AM CDT

Temperature: 87.3 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: SSE at 8.9 mph Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 98 °F Graphs

Location: Pirates Beach Galveston, Galveston, TX

Updated: 11:53 AM CDT

Temperature: 90.4 °F Dew Point: 83 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: South at 11.0 mph Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 113 °F Graphs

Location: Harbor Walk, Hitchcock, TX

Updated: 11:54 AM CDT

Temperature: 86.9 °F Dew Point: 78 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: SSE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 99 °F Graphs

Location: Pirate's Cove, Galveston, TX

Updated: 11:46 AM CDT

Temperature: 86.8 °F Dew Point: 81 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: SE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 104 °F Graphs

Location: Palm Beach, Galveston, TX

Updated: 11:47 AM CDT

Temperature: 89.2 °F Dew Point: 81 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: SSE at 4.7 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 108 °F Graphs

Location: Lenz Street, La Marque, TX

Updated: 11:50 AM CDT

Temperature: 85.3 °F Dew Point: 78 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 97 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Bayou Vista, TX

Updated: 11:27 AM CDT

Temperature: 85 °F Dew Point: 79 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: SSE at 5 mph Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 98 °F Graphs

Location: Crystal Beach Fire Rescue, Galveston, TX

Updated: 11:40 AM CDT

Temperature: 84.5 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: SSE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 93 °F Graphs

Location: College of the Mainland, Texas City, TX

Updated: 11:46 AM CDT

Temperature: 88.5 °F Dew Point: 79 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: SSE at 13.0 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 103 °F Graphs

Location: Green Parrot, San Leon TX., San Leon, TX

Updated: 11:45 AM CDT

Temperature: 89.2 °F Dew Point: 79 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: SE at 4.7 mph Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 105 °F Graphs

Location: Crab Lake, Galveston, TX

Updated: 11:50 AM CDT

Temperature: 83.9 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: San Leon/Bacliff, San Leon, TX

Updated: 11:54 AM CDT

Temperature: 83.8 °F Dew Point: 80 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: SSE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 97 °F Graphs

Location: Lafitte's Landing-Crystal Beach, Bolivar Peninsula, TX

Updated: 11:54 AM CDT

Temperature: 86.5 °F Dew Point: 80 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: SE at 6.9 mph Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 102 °F Graphs

Location: Galveston Bay, Bacliff, TX

Updated: 11:50 AM CDT

Temperature: 83.9 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Bacliff VFD, Bacliff, TX

Updated: 10:54 AM MDT

Temperature: 89.8 °F Dew Point: 80 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: South at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 107 °F Graphs

Location: Whispering Lakes Ranch, League City, TX

Updated: 11:43 AM CDT

Temperature: 90.3 °F Dew Point: 80 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: ESE at 7.8 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 108 °F Graphs

Location: Whispering Lakes Ranch, League City, TX

Updated: 11:54 AM CDT

Temperature: 87.9 °F Dew Point: 81 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: SSE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 105 °F Graphs

Location: Nueces Drive, Galveston, TX

Updated: 11:52 AM CDT

Temperature: 88.9 °F Dew Point: 79 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 104 °F Graphs

MSN Maps of:

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston Texas 
1129 am CDT Wednesday Jul 1 2015 


Discussion... 
will be increasing probability of precipitation for part of the area today as thunderstorms and rain activ- 
ity begins setting up in a familiar pattern. While the seabreeze 
lingers near/along I-10 this afternoon...will be keeping a very close 
eye on storms just to our SW. Outflows from this precipitation could help 
enhance/increase development over southeast Texas later this aftn/eve...in- 
creasing the likelihood of locally heavy rainfall once again. At 
this time thinking the favored areas will be along/near the I-10 
corridor down to the coast. 41 


&& 


Previous discussion... /issued 402 am CDT Wednesday Jul 1 2015/ 


Yesterday/S rainfall /with some locations around the Houston 
metropolitan receiving 3 to over 5 inches in some locations/ has allowed 
overnight temperatures to fall into the upper 60s to low 70s as of 
3 am CDT this morning... a few degrees cooler than lows typically 
observed for July 1. Little has changed in the upper level pattern 
over the past 24 hours for southeast Texas with weak diffluent 
northerly flow aloft. Regional radar mosaic early this morning 
shows little in the way of rain for southeast Texas with a few 
showers over the north central Gulf and a larger complex of 
showers and thunderstorms stretching from near Brownsville south 
towards Tampico...Mexico. 


This complex appears to be associated with an upper level 
inverted shortwave trough stretched along the Lower 
Texas/northeastern Mexico coasts and will be an area to monitor 
today as this trough moves to the north. Some high resolution 
guidance /4 km NCEP WRF...arw...nmm/ moves the associated 
thunderstorm complex along the Texas coast this morning... 
reaching the Upper Texas coast by early afternoon. However... the 
rap and the nam12 show very little in the way of rainfall from 
this disturbance for southeast Texas as their solutions offer 
slightly different trajectories for the trough... and this will be 
the big determining factor for whether parts of southeast Texas 
sees another round of thunderstorms this afternoon from this 
feature. 


Based on latest radar trends in the thunderstorm complex pushing 
to the northwest of Brownsville as well as 00z upper air 
observations and regional VAD wind profilers showing easterly 
steering winds /away from the region/... think the trough and bulk 
of the associated rain with it will remain to the west. Similar to 
yesterday however... any outflow from this complex could reach the 
region and provide another focusing mechanism for shower and 
thunderstorm development. Storm motions will be slow /south to 
southwest at 10 knots or less/ and this combined with the 
potential for brief heavy rain could lead to a localized flooding 
threat. However... will continue to monitor and update forecast 
based on trends. 


Despite all that... given some wind speed convergence along the 
Upper Texas coast this morning as well as precipitable water 
values approaching 1.8-1.9 inches this afternoon and convective 
temperatures roughly around 86 to 89 degrees... isolated to 
scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible for the 
marine... coastal... and inland zones throughout the day. Think 
20-40 probability of precipitation covers this well and anticipate activity to diminish 
this evening with loss of daytime heating. A middle to upper ridge 
building in and lower precipitable water values will help limit 
convective activity on Thursday /but cannot rule out a stray 
shower or two/. Otherwise... high temperatures today and tomorrow 
expected to be in the low 80s to middle 90s with overnight lows in 
the middle 70s to near 80. 


Relatively dry weather will continue Thursday night in to 
Friday... with increasing rain chances heading into the Holiday 
weekend as another surge of Gulf moisture returns to the region. 
Upper ridging looks to build over the Southern Plains next week... 
with warmer and drier conditions appearing to be on tap for 
southeast Texas. 


Huffman 


&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
College Station (cll) 91 75 92 76 92 / 40 20 10 10 10 
Houston (iah) 92 76 93 76 93 / 50 20 10 10 10 
Galveston (gls) 89 81 89 81 89 / 30 20 10 10 10 


&& 


Hgx watches/warnings/advisories... 
Texas...none. 
GM...none. 
&& 


$$ 






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