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Sunday, March 05, 2006

St Patrick's Day Weather You are at NWS Houston/Galveston » SE TX Climate » Holiday Climate: St. Patrick's Day Southeast Texas Climate Data--St. Patrick's Day-- The weather on St. Patricks Day is typical! ly springlike with warm temperatures and occasional showers. Rain has fallen on St. Patricks Day about 28 percent of the time in College Station... 36 percent of the time in Galveston and 43 percent of the time in Houston. Average high temperatures range from the lower 70s over inland areas to the upper 60s along the coast. Average low temperatures range from around 50 well inland to the upper 50s near the coast. Snow has never been reported on St. Patricks Day at any Southeast Texas observation sites. Southeast Texas typically experiences most severe weather episodes during spring...usually mid-March through May. The last round of severe weather to affect the area on March 17 occurred in 1987. High winds toppled trees and power lines over mainly the northern half of Southeast Texas. The last round of thunderstorms to affect the region on St. Patrick's Day occurred in 1997. These storms did not produce any wind or hail damage... but did produce locally heavy rain espec! ially in coastal areas. The following tables lists the five warmest...coldest and wettest St. Patrick Day's for Houston...Galveston and College Station. Houston (1947-2005) Average High: 73.6°F Average Low: 53.5°F Average Rainfall: 0.13" Warmest 85°F 1972 84°F 1996 83°F 1989 83°F 1982 82°F 2002 Coldest 32°F 1976 33°F 1978 37°F 1973 40°F 2005 43°F 1960 Wettest 2.57" 1957 1.73" 1988 0.99" 1975 0.82" 1970 0.67" 1961
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