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Statement as of 4:32 PM CST on December 19, 2014
... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Houston intercontinental...
A new record rainfall of 3.06 inches was set at Houston intercontinental today. This breaks the previous record of 2.33 inches set in 1924.
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Statement as of 2:49 PM CST on December 19, 2014
... Christmas and new years Holiday weather in the 21st century...
Southeast Texas has experienced warm and cold Christmas and new years holidays in the 21st century. Of note was the cold and snowy Christmas eve and day in 2004. Even though the two holidays fall just after the start of winter... temperatures have varied widely from year-to-year and have ranged from balmy 70-degree weather to near and below freezing conditions.
The only snowfall which fell on the 24th or 25th of December at the major climate sites occurred in 2004. As a matter of fact... this is the only Christmas eve and day snow ever recorded at any of the four first-order sites. Snowfall totals are given in The Table below.
24 Dec 2004 25 Dec 2004 site snowfall snowfall
City of Houston trace 0.0 College Station 0.0 0.0 hobby Airport trace 0.0 Galveston 3.1 0.9
The following tables list the high and low temperature along with rainfall for each Christmas eve... Christmas day... and New Years Day for the period since 2001. The rainfall for December 24th and 25th of 2004 is the water equivalent of the snowfall for those days. The data are listed for each of the four first-order climate sites located within the Houston/Galveston National Weather Service area of responsibility. For a comparison... the average high and low temperatures and the average rainfall for the 13/14-year period at each site is then listed at the end of The Table. Note that the data collected for city of Houston is from Intercontinental Airport... College Station is from Easterwood Field... and Galveston is from Scholes Field.
Annual Christmas eve climate data for 2001 to 2013
Houston College stn hobby Arpt Galveston year high low rain high low rain high low rain high low rain
* note... the 2008 data for Galveston is from the US Coast Guard Station. The Airport observing equipment was destroyed during Hurricane Ike in September and had not been repaired as of the end of December.
Notice the very warm temperatures which occurred on New Years Day for the four-year period from 2003 to 2006. This was preceded by a very cool two-year period that started out the century. The following table gives the average high and low temperature for three different periods... 2001 and 2002... 2003 to 2006... and 2007 to 2013. For comparison... the average temperature for the entire 13-year period is relisted.
Average temperature data for January 1st
Houston College stn hobby Galveston period high low high low high low high low