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  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: ENE 4 mph
  • Humidity: 91%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 73°
  • Pressure: 30.05 in. 0

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  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 85 °
  • Low: 72 °
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  • Thursday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 73 °
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Forecast for Santa Fe, Texas

Updated: 9:58 PM CDT on September 1, 2015

  • Rest of Tonight

    Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the upper 80s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

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

  • Friday Night

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

  • Saturday

    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 mid 70s inland...in the upper 70s coast.

  • Sunday

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

  • Sunday Night

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

  • Labor Day

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

  • Monday Night

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

  • Tuesday

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

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Local Storm Report 



09/01/2015 1114 am

Galveston, Galveston County.

Flash flood, reported by Emergency Mngr.


            The intersection of 51st street and Harborside drive on
            Galveston Island is flooded with stalled vehicles.
            Flooding also on the tamu Galveston Campus.





09/01/2015 1114 am

Galveston, Galveston County.

Flash flood, reported by Emergency Mngr.


            The intersection of 51st street and Harborside drive on
            Galveston Island is flooded with stalled vehicles.
            Flooding also on the tamu Galveston Campus.





09/01/2015 1114 am

Galveston, Galveston County.

Flash flood, reported by Emergency Mngr.


            The intersection of 51st street and Harborside drive on
            Galveston Island is flooded with stalled vehicles.
            Flooding also on the tamu Galveston Campus.





09/01/2015 1050 am

Galveston, Galveston County.

Flash flood, reported by law enforcement.


            The intersection of 48th street and Broadway along with
            service roads to Interstate 45 are under water





09/01/2015 1050 am

Galveston, Galveston County.

Flash flood, reported by law enforcement.


            The intersection of 48th street and Broadway along with
            service roads to Interstate 45 are under water





09/01/2015 1050 am

Galveston, Galveston County.

Flash flood, reported by law enforcement.


            The intersection of 48th street and Broadway along with
            service roads to Interstate 45 are under water




 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 10:18 PM CDT on September 1, 2015


... A dry start to August gave way to some much needed rainfall...

The month of August began with a continuation of the very hot and
dry conditions which had marked the month of July. However... the
second half of August saw above normal rainfall across most of the
coastal counties and portions of the Houston Metro area. Even with
the rains... some northern sites saw the onset of drought
conditions due to the lack of rainfall. Above normal temperatures
were also experienced with the warmest days during the first half
of the month.

Of the twelve first- and second-order climate sites... eight
recorded above normal rainfall for the month. Two... hobby Airport
and the NWS office in League City... received over 10 inches of
rain. Even though there are still four months of the year to
go... some of the climate sites were approaching... or had already
exceeded... the normal rainfall expected for the entire year.

To first compare the rainfall for January through August to the
normal rainfall expected for the entire year... the following
table lists the rainfall totals for the year-to-date... the normal
rainfall for the year-to-date... and the normal annual rainfall
for the 30-year period from 1981 to 2010 and the difference
between the annual rainfall to what has fallen through August.
The last column lists the departure of annual rainfall at the end
of August for a normal year. That column could also be seen as how
much more rainfall would normally be expected for the last quarter
of the year... without the minus sign.


January through August rainfall compared to the annual rainfall

       January-August normal annual Jan-Aug/annual Jan-Aug/annual
site rain normal rainfall departure normal dep

Iah 45.38 31.87 49.77 -4.39 -17.90
gls 31.56 31.18 50.76 -19.20 -19.58
cll 34.65 25.52 40.06 -5.41 -14.54
hou 53.06 35.10 54.65 -1.59 -19.55
cxo 35.00 30.17 48.49 -13.49 -18.32
uts 44.66 29.34 46.14 -1.48 -16.80
dwh 41.32 32.09 50.48 -9.16 -18.39
sgr 50.23 31.54 49.48 +0.75 -17.94
lbx 37.94 31.28 50.86 -12.92 -19.58
psx 28.89 27.74 44.59 -15.70 -16.85
lvj 44.19 33.10 52.69 -8.50 -19.59
hgx 58.02 34.76 56.81 +1.21 -22.05


So far this year... both Sugar Land and the League City sites have
already received more rainfall than would normally be received
over the course of an entire year. Even though both hobby Airport
and Huntsville are running a close second... Huntsville is in the
midst of a developing drought. Thus... the above list does not show
the disparity between rainfall that fell during the first half of
the year and that which has fallen since July 1st. The following
table lists the rainfall departures per month for the year-to-
date. Note the rainfall deficits that have developed over the
northern counties in the area since the start of July. Most of
those locations received the majority of their rainfall between
March and June... including the flooding rains which occurred in
may and June.


First- and second-order site rainfall departure per month for 2015

Site Jan Feb Mar Apr may Jun Jul Aug

Iah -0.21 -2.54 +2.93 +2.79 +9.08 +5.46 -3.18 -0.82
gls +1.24 -1.87 +4.53 +2.25 -1.27 -2.94 -3.57 +2.01
cll +3.42 -2.10 +2.66 +2.14 +5.40 +0.76 -1.83 -1.32
hou +1.26 -2.46 +3.18 +4.95 +9.65 -2.23 -2.09 +5.70
cxo -0.60 -2.51 +2.85 +0.49 +9.63 -1.97 -1.99 -1.07
uts +0.90 -2.31 +4.17 +4.98 +10.39 +3.61 -3.32 -3.10
dwh -0.92 -1.79 +2.80 +3.62 +6.15 +2.42 -3.63 +0.58
sgr -0.38 -2.60 +2.09 +6.44 +15.77 -1.75 -3.93 +3.05
lbx +1.26 -2.29 +3.16 +2.18 +5.44 -0.26 -3.95 +1.12
psx +0.21 -1.75 +0.50 +1.03 +2.08 -1.40 -4.33 +4.81
lvj +1.19 -2.57 +2.86 +1.43 +9.11 +1.11 -4.02 +1.98
hgx +1.80 -1.98 +6.41 +3.35 +6.22 +2.83 -4.01 +8.64


The following table lists the preliminary monthly temperature and
rainfall data for the first- and second-order climate sites across
southeast Texas.


                           August 2015 data

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

Iah 95.7 74.4 85.0 +0.4 2.94 -0.82 45.38 +13.51
gls 91.9 80.3 86.1 +1.1 6.40 +2.01 31.56 +0.38
cll 97.1 74.7 85.9 +0.6 1.36 -1.32 34.65 +9.13
hou 94.8 75.4 85.1 +0.9 10.76 +5.70 53.06 +17.96
cxo 95.1 71.4 83.2 +0.4 2.27 -1.07 35.00 +4.83
uts 96.5 73.8 85.1 +0.6 0.25 -3.10 44.66 +15.32
dwh 95.5 73.4 84.5 +1.9 5.28 +0.58 41.32 +9.23
sgr 95.6 72.6 84.1 +0.7 7.19 +3.05 50.23 +18.69
lbx 94.9 73.8 84.4 +1.8 4.75 +1.12 37.94 +6.66
psx 92.9 77.7 85.3 +1.0 7.77 +4.81 28.89 +1.15
lvj 95.3 75.4 85.3 +2.0 6.33 +1.98 44.49 +11.09
hgx 92.0 75.7 83.9 +1.8 13.81 +8.64 58.02 +23.26


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 August 2015

Location rainfall departure

Anahuac 3.85 -1.24
Baytown 6.20 +1.39
Bellville 6.68 +3.82
Brenham 3.05 +0.12
Cleveland 1.76 -1.59
Conroe co-op 2.38 -1.23
Crockett 0.35 -2.68
Freeport 5.84 +1.82
Houston Westbury 6.79 +2.09
Huntsville co-op 0.87 -2.80
Katy Wolf Hill 3.94 +0.36
Liberty 3.85 +0.39
Madisonville 0.12 -2.79
Matagorda 7.14 +4.25
Montgomery 1.79 -1.57
Somerville 0.83 -1.67
Washington State Park 2.36 -0.43




Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Santa Fe, Santa Fe, TX

Updated: 1:13 AM CDT

Temperature: 74.3 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: Mikeg Weather station on Highland Rd, Santa Fe, TX

Updated: 1:20 AM CDT

Temperature: 75.6 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: Santa Fe, TX

Updated: 1:21 AM CDT

Temperature: 74.8 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Bayou Vista, TX

Updated: 12:33 AM CDT

Temperature: 75 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: Prairie Estates, Dickinson, TX

Updated: 1:21 AM CDT

Temperature: 74.5 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: College of the Mainland, Texas City, TX

Updated: 1:08 AM CDT

Temperature: 75.9 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: Algoa Radio ARS K5UY, ALGOA, TX

Updated: 1:21 AM CDT

Temperature: 74.3 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: ENE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: Mora Lane, La Marque, TX

Updated: 1:14 AM CDT

Temperature: 76.3 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Brittany Lakes, League City, TX

Updated: 1:16 AM CDT

Temperature: 76.3 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Nicholstone, Dickinson, TX

Updated: 1:22 AM CDT

Temperature: 76.8 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Texas City, La Marque, TX

Updated: 1:20 AM CDT

Temperature: 77.7 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Countryside South, League City, TX

Updated: 1:08 AM CDT

Temperature: 76.8 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Hillcrest Village, Alvin, TX

Updated: 1:21 AM CDT

Temperature: 75.2 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: Mosslights.com, League City, TX

Updated: 1:21 AM CDT

Temperature: 73.6 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: SSE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 70 °F Graphs

Location: Westover Park, Castle Peak, League City, TX

Updated: 1:22 AM CDT

Temperature: 74.8 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 35% Wind: ENE at 1.7 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Harborwalk, Hitchcock, TX

Updated: 1:07 AM CDT

Temperature: 77.2 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: South at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Nana's House, League City, TX

Updated: 1:13 AM CDT

Temperature: 74.3 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: Harbor Walk, Hitchcock, TX

Updated: 1:21 AM CDT

Temperature: 78.6 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Co Road 357, Alvin, TX

Updated: 1:20 AM CDT

Temperature: 75.6 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, League City, TX

Updated: 12:46 AM CDT

Temperature: 76 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Bayou Vista, Hitchcock, TX

Updated: 1:21 AM CDT

Temperature: 76.1 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: South Shore Harbour, League City, TX

Updated: 1:15 AM CDT

Temperature: 76.1 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Autumn Lakes, Friendswood, TX

Updated: 1:21 AM CDT

Temperature: 75.4 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: Whispering Lakes Ranch, League City, TX

Updated: 1:22 AM CDT

Temperature: 77.0 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Texas Gulf flat lands., Alvin, TX

Updated: 1:12 AM CDT

Temperature: 74.8 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.68 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston Texas 
1136 PM CDT Tuesday Sep 1 2015 


Discussion... 
06z taf discussion in aviation section. 


&& 


Aviation... 
water vapor imagery still showing upper low over the region but 
looks like best large scale ascent has moved east. Models still 
showing convection developing in the morning hours and moving 
inland but hrrr runs have become less robust with convective 
development. The latest 00z NAM did not initialize well with 
convection but looks like WRF-arw seems to be on track. GFS keeps 
convective development in the afternoon. Overall lean a bit more 
on the hrrr/WRF trends which support on going forecast. 


This means mainly VFR ceilings tonight except where convection 
develops. Expect convection along the coast to move inland through 
the morning. Any rain showers/thunderstorms and rain should be weakening through the 
afternoon. 


39 


&& 


Previous discussion... /issued / 


Discussion... 
see the update discussion below. 


Update... 
the elongated upper level low pressure trough was over southeast Texas at 
middle evening. Low pressure in the flow was also located between 
Freeport and Galveston. The majority of the rainfall was also 
located off to the east toward the la coast. The latest higher 
resolution models were forecasting redevelopment Manly along and 
off the coast later tonight...although the coverage was less than 
previously anticipated. Slightly cooler temperatures were also in 
place across the area. Because of this...updated the forecast and 
revised down the probability of precipitation...and tweaked temperatures. 


40 


Previous discussion... /issued / 


Discussion... 
00z taf discussion in aviation section. 


Aviation... 
upper level low over southeast Texas supported scattered rain showers/thunderstorms and rain mainly south 
of kiah which impacted kgls the most. Rain showers/thunderstorms and rain are pretty close 
to being done with a few rain showers west of klbx. Will not carry any 
mention of convection overnight for the tafs as boundary layer 
loses heating and has stabilized with convection. 


Tomorrow will be another challenge with convection. Timing of 
vcsh/thunderstorms in the vicinity for tomorrow morning similar today with activity 
developing along the coast and pushing inland. Hard to say how 
much the atmosphere has been stabilized with convection today 
since upper low still should be in the area and precipitation water 
values will be hanging around 2 inches. Quite possible that 
rain showers/thunderstorms and rain could develop farther inland but more isolated in nature. 
Tafs will mention vcsh during the early afternoon but wait for 00z 
model runs to get a better handle on convective trends tomorrow. 


39 


Previous discussion... /issued / 


Discussion... 
shower and thunderstorm coverage has decreased across southeast Texas 
this afternoon. Parts of the area...especially in and around Galveston 
Island...saw some locally heavy rainfall of 2 to over 4 inches which 
led to some flash flooding. While the middle/upper level low appears to 
have moved off to the northeast...another circulation center has formed 
in/around the Matagorda Bay area. Some showers and thunderstorms have 
begun to develop in association with this feature...and think we could 
see some more development this evening and overnight in/around this 
area. For the next several days...will generally call for lower probability of precipitation 
well inland (where middle/upper level high pressure might begin to become 
the dominate feature) and higher probability of precipitation near the coast and offshore (where 
both a middle/upper level trough axis and precipitable water values around 
2 inches will continue to reside). Locally heavy rainfall could develop 
again with these future storms...and cannot rule out funnel cloud and/or 
waterspout formations too. It will obviously be warmer well inland with 
less cloud cover and fewer storms...and not as warm closer to the coast 
and offshore where the bulk of clouds and storms will be located. By 
the end of the week and over the Holiday weekend...it looks like we 
will be getting back into a more diurnally driven pattern of a chance 
of mainly late morning through early evening showers and thunderstorms. 
42 


Marine... 
a few showers and thunderstorms continue to linger across the marine 
zones this afternoon. High resolution guidance shows that a brief 
break in this activity will be possible this evening to late tonight 
before an upper disturbance moves over the northwest Gulf of Mexico. 
Another round of showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop 
along the coast early Wednesday morning and remain through the day 
as this happens... with heavy rainfall and gusty winds accompanying 
this activity. Visibilities may be limited to 1 nautical mile or 
less at times due to heavy rainfall. Also cannot rule out an 
isolated waterspout threat during the day with ample tropical 
moisture and a light wind profile in place above the surface. Expect 
showers and thunderstorms to clear the marine areas sometime 
Wednesday evening but periods of showers and thunderstorms will 
remain will possible through the end of the week. Otherwise... weak 
to occasionally moderate onshore flow is expected to persist into 
the Holiday weekend with seas generally 1-3 feet. 


Huffman 


Previous discussion... 


Aviation... 
for the 18z tafs... main aviation concerns center around ongoing 
thunderstorms and rain/rain showers activity at the terminals with additional development 
expected again on Wednesday. 


Scattered to numerous thunderstorms associated with a middle to 
upper level disturbance continue to move across the terminals this 
afternoon. Bulk of activity is concentrated near and north of cxo 
with an additional broken line clearing the Houston terminals and 
southward. Starting to see additional activity develop over the 
Gulf and this will need to be monitored for the coastal sites this 
afternoon. Have thunderstorms in the vicinity at all terminals through 21z as activity 
exits the area... with another round of rain showers/thunderstorms and rain possible again 
early Wednesday morning over the coastal waters and spreading 
north into the terminals through Wednesday afternoon as the 
aforementioned disturbance draws closer to the region. 


Otherwise... light and variable to light and southerly winds 
expected for the terminals through the period with VFR conditions 
outside of thunderstorms and rain/rain showers activity. Some stronger wind gusts 
approaching 20 knots will be possible in convective activity as 
well as MVFR visibilities. Could see a few hours of MVFR 
visibilities at cxo again Wednesday morning as well at cxo... but 
only including a tempo mention at this time. 


Huffman 


&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
College Station (cll) 72 91 73 94 73 / 10 30 20 30 10 
Houston (iah) 72 88 73 92 73 / 20 50 30 40 20 
Galveston (gls) 78 87 79 88 79 / 40 60 40 50 30 


&& 


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


$$ 


Discussion...40 
aviation/marine...39 



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