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2013 was surprising year weather wise - The Galveston County Daily News : Weather Watch

November 22, 2014

2013 was surprising year weather wise

Posted: Thursday, January 2, 2014 11:19 am | Updated: 11:23 am, Thu Jan 2, 2014.

First, and probably most important, it was a very quiet year along the Texas Gulf Coast and most of the United States for tropical activity. Despite, pre-season predications for a very active hurricane season, with a 40 percent chance of a hurricane in the western or central Gulf of Mexico, the season passed with no distinct threats to Southeast Texas.

Second, and even more surprising, the year was actually much drier than normal — 39.22 inches in Galveston overall, compared with an expected 50.56 inches. The overall precipitation figure is somewhat misleading, however, and points out the fallacy of reading too much into a single rainfall figure.

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