PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
1201 PM CDT TUE MAY 1 2001

...WEST CENTRAL TEXAS EXPERIENCED BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION AND NEAR 
TO SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES IN APRIL...

AT ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR APRIL WAS 
64.1 DEGREES. THIS WAS 1.3 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL MONTHLY AVERAGE 
OF 65.4 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR APRIL WAS 0.57 INCH. THIS 
WAS 1.33 INCHES BELOW THE MONTHLY NORMAL OF 1.90 INCHES. 

AT SAN ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR APRIL 
WAS 67.3 DEGREES. THIS WAS 0.3 DEGREE ABOVE THE MONTHLY NORMAL 
AVERAGE OF 67.0 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR APRIL WAS 0.82 INCH. 
THIS WAS 0.85 INCH BELOW THE MONTHLY NORMAL OF 1.67 INCHES. 

APRIL 2001 WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS...

A MUCH WARMER PATTERN SET UP AT THE BEGINNING OF APRIL...AND THIS WAS
AN ABRUPT CHANGE FROM THE CHILLY WEATHER WHICH DOMINATED THE LATTER 
HALF OF MARCH. SEVERE WEATHER OCCURRED ACROSS PARTS OF WEST CENTRAL 
TEXAS ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS DURING THE MONTH. 

A STRONG UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM AND COLD FRONT BROUGHT STRONG TO 
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS TO WEST CENTRAL TEXAS DURING THE OVERNIGHT OF 
THE 10TH AND 11TH. WIND DAMAGE WAS REPORTED JUST EAST OF SAN 
ANGELO...AND THE SAN ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT RECORDED A PEAK WIND 
GUST OF 48 MPH. WIND DAMAGE ALSO OCCURRED AT SEVERAL OTHER LOCATIONS.
QUARTER SIZE HAIL WAS REPORTED IN BALLINGER WITH GOLFBALL SIZE AT 
SEVERAL OTHER LOCATIONS. THE STORMS BROUGHT ONE HALF TO ONE INCH OF 
RAIN TO MUCH OF THE REGION...WITH A FEW LOCATIONS RECEIVING MORE THAN
AN INCH. 

A FEW SEVERE STORMS OCCURRED OVER THE BIG COUNTRY DURING THE EVENING
OF THE 14TH. QUARTER SIZE HAIL WAS REPORTED IN HAMLIN...ROTAN...AND 
STAMFORD.

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED ALONG A STRONG COLD FRONT AS IT 
MOVED THROUGH THE CONCHO VALLEY ON THE EVENING OF THE 16TH...AND SOME
WERE SEVERE. BASEBALL SIZE HAIL OCCURRED IN WALL...AND GOLFBALL SIZE 
HAIL WAS REPORTED IN BARNHART. VERY HEAVY RAIN FELL WEST OF A LINE 
FROM STERLING CITY TO ELDORADO...WITH RAINFALL AMOUNTS RANGING FROM 2
TO 6 INCHES. FLOODING CLOSED HIGHWAY 163 IN BARNHART. 

A BRIEF BUT UNUSUALLY COOL SNAP FOLLOWED THE PASSAGE OF THE STRONG 
COLD FRONT. ON THE 17TH TEMPERATURES HOVERED AROUND THE 50 DEGREE 
MARK...NEARLY 30 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURE 
FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR.  

WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN OCCURRED OVER 
THE SOUTHEAST HALF OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS DURING THE EVENING AND 
OVERNIGHT OF THE 22ND...AS A DRYLINE STALLED OVER THE REGION. SEVERAL
SEVERE STORMS OVER THE HEARTLAND AND NORTHWEST HILL COUNTRY PRODUCED 
HAIL RANGING FROM DIME TO QUARTER SIZE. VERY HEAVY RAIN CAUSED 
CONSIDERABLE STREET FLOODING IN BROWNWOOD. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE 
HALF TO ONE INCH WERE COMMON BUT SCATTERED LOCATIONS RECEIVED MUCH 
GREATER AMOUNTS. TWO TO FOUR INCHES OF RAIN FELL OVER PARTS OF THE 
HEARTLAND AND NORTHWEST HILL COUNTRY. 

THE MONTH ENDED WITH A PERIOD OF DRY WEATHER AND PLEASANT 
TEMPERATURES.

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