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Published by Atmospheric Science Group, College of Engineering, University of Texas in Austin .
Written in English



  • Texas.


  • Rain and rainfall -- Texas.,
  • Sea breeze -- Texas.

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SeriesUniversity of Texas. College of Engineering. Atmospheric Science Group, report no. 24
LC ClassificationsQC851 .T45 no. 24, QC925.1.U8 .T45 no. 24
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 58 l.
Number of Pages58
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4859504M
LC Control Number75634051

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In , a band of rain and snow showers moved through Southeast Texas. This was the last day of seven consecutive days below freezing. January 6 A heavy rain event affected Southeast Texas on this date in Flooding was reported across Montgomery, Harris and Liberty counties. The city of Liberty reported inches of rain. Typical of early season extreme rainfall events in Texas (Nielsen Gammon et al. ), there is a slow-moving north-south-oriented upper-level trough across central Texas throughout the . Professor, University of Texas at Austin. This article discusses the long-term rainfall patterns at the Fly Gap Division of the Double Helix Ranch, and the relationship between El Niño cycles and the droughts and wet periods common to this area of central Texas.   These global wind patterns drive large bodies of air called air masses. Air masses are thousands of feet thick and extend across large areas of the Earth. The location over which an air mass forms will determine its characteristics. For example, air over the tropical ocean becomes exceptionally hot and humid. Air over a high latitude continent.

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The annual precipitation totals are averages based on weather data collected from to for the NOAA National Climatic Data Center. You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: North Central Texas, South Central Texas, East Texas, Gulf Coast and West Texas. Wild Weather Patterns For Texas. He adds that the rainfall during Feb. broke a near-record dry spell for much of the state. Abilene was having its driest start to a year ever (with years of data), and Austin was having its fourth-driest start to a year. winter is over for Texas, and “it looks like most of the snow the rest. Waco Climatology. Astronomical Data for North Texas. Dates and times of the beginnings of the seasons. Easter sunrise times. (statewide data from TCEQ) Wind roses for Dallas/Fort Worth, Waco, and Stephenville (as well as. other locations across the state of Texas). Cooperative Observers. Select a location on the map below or from the menu. The colors on the map show temperature changes over the past 22 years () compared to the average for the contiguous U.S., .