PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
725 PM CDT SAT MAY 1 2004

...PRECIPITATION WAS ABOVE NORMAL AND TEMPERATURES AVERAGED 
SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL FOR WEST CENTRAL TEXAS IN APRIL...

RAINFALL FOR APRIL WAS GENERALLY ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS WEST 
CENTRAL TEXAS. SOME AREAS...ESPECIALLY IN EASTERN AND SOUTHERN 
PARTS OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS (INCLUDING ABILENE)...RECEIVED 
MUCH ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH. ABILENE RECEIVED 
ABOUT THREE TIMES ITS NORMAL APRIL MONTHLY RAINFALL. 

AT ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 
FOR APRIL WAS 63.1 DEGREES. THIS WAS 1.5 DEGREES BELOW THE 
NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 64.6 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION 
FOR APRIL WAS 5.03 INCHES. THIS WAS 3.36 INCHES ABOVE THE 
MONTHLY NORMAL OF 1.67 INCHES. THIS TIED FOR THE 12TH WETTEST 
APRIL ON RECORD AT ABILENE.

AT SAN ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR 
APRIL WAS 63.9 DEGREES. THIS WAS 1.1 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL 
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 65.0 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR 
APRIL WAS 1.91 INCHES. THIS WAS 0.31 INCHES ABOVE THE MONTHLY
NORMAL OF 1.60 INCHES.


...APRIL 2004 WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS...

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS DURING 
APRIL...WHILE MOST OF THE SEVERE WEATHER OCCURRED LATE IN THE 
MONTH.

NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED ACROSS MUCH OF WEST
CENTRAL TEXAS ON THE 2ND...AS A STRONG UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE
MOVED FROM NORTHERN MEXICO INTO FAR WESTERN TEXAS. THE SHOWERS
AND STORMS WERE MOST NUMEROUS TO THE EAST OF A LINE FROM ABILENE 
TO BALLINGER TO FORT MCKAVETT. SCATTERED LOCATIONS EAST OF THIS
LINE RECEIVED ONE TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN. OTHERWISE THE AMOUNTS
WERE GENERALLY LESS THAN ONE INCH. A FUNNEL CLOUD WAS SPOTTED 
WITH NE OF THE STRONGER STORMS IN CONCHO COUNTY...ABOUT 10 MILES 
SOUTH OF PAINT ROCK. ANOTHER STORM PRODUCED PENNY SIZE HAIL 5 
MILES SOUTHEAST OF HASKELL IN HASKELL COUNTY.

NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN OCCURRED IN 
WEST CENTRAL TEXAS ON THE EVENING AND NIGHTTIME HOURS OF THE 
5TH...AS A STORM SYSTEM MOVED INTO TEXAS FROM NEW MEXICO. THE
SAN ANGELO AND ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORTS RECORDED OVER AN INCH
OF RAINFALL. ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN IN TOM GREEN COUNTY
CAUSED STREET FLOODING IN SAN ANGELO...AND TEMPORARILY FLOODED
A COUPLE OF COUNTY ROADS. A SEVERE STORM PRODUCED A 60 MPH WIND
GUST IN BANGS IN BROWN COUNTY. 

ON THE 10TH...A STRONG COLD FRONT SWEPT SOUTH ACROSS THE REGION.
NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED ACROSS THE SOUTHERN HALF OF WEST 
CENTRAL TEXAS...ALONG AND BEHIND THIS FRONT. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF
ONE HALF TO ONE INCH WERE COMMON...AND SCATTERED LOCATIONS 
RECEIVED ONE TO TWO INCHES. NORTHWEST MASON COUNTY RECEIVED OVER
TWO INCHES OF RAIN. A COUPLE OF STORMS BECAME SEVERE...AND PENNY 
SIZED HAIL WAS REPORTED 5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF SAN SABA AND AT THE 
LLANO STATE PARK.  

AFTER THE FRONTAL PASSAGE...MUCH COOLER AIR INVADED THE REGION
AND WAS ACCOMPANIED BY GUSTY NORTH WINDS. TEMPERATURES ON EASTER 
SUNDAY (11TH) ONLY REACHED THE 45 TO 50 DEGREE RANGE FOR HIGHS. 
THIS WAS IN CONTRAST TO HIGH TEMPERATURES AT OR JUST ABOVE 80 
DEGREES TWO DAYS EARLIER. EARLY MORNING LOW TEMPERATURES DIPPED
INTO THE LOWER TO MID 30S ACROSS MUCH OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS ON 
THE 12TH AND 13TH...AS HIGH PRESSURE SETTLED INTO TEXAS. SOME 
LOCATIONS RECORDED A LIGHT FREEZE...ABOUT THREE WEEKS LATER THAN 
THE AVERAGE DATE OF THE LAST SPRING FREEZE IN THIS REGION.

A SIGNIFICANT SEVERE WEATHER EPISODE OCCURRED ACROSS THE 
NORTHERN HALF OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS ON THE AFTERNOON AND NIGHT 
OF THE 23RD. THIS WAS CAUSED BY A STORM SYSTEM WHICH MOVED 
FROM THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES INTO THE PLAINS...AND A COLD FRONT
WHICH MOVED SOUTHWARD INTO WEST CENTRAL TEXAS. TORNADOES 
WERE REPORTED IN HASKELL COUNTY 2 MILES SOUTH OF HASKELL...
AND IN THROCKMORTON COUNTY ABOUT 6 MILES WEST OF THROCKMORTON.  
NUMEROUS STORMS ACROSS THE BIG COUNTRY AND NORTHERN CONCHO
VALLEY PRODUCED LARGE HAIL...MOSTLY RANGING FROM NICKEL TO
GOLFBALL SIZE. THE LARGEST HAIL (BASEBALL SIZE) OCCURRED 5 
MILES EAST OF HASKELL. 

IN ADDITION TO THE SEVERE WEATHER...VERY HEAVY RAIN FROM THE
STORMS CAUSED FLASH FLOODING AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS. CONSIDERABLE
STREET FLOODING OCCURRED IN ABILENE AND CLYDE. RAINFALL OF ONE 
TO TWO INCHES WERE COMMON ACROSS THE BIG COUNTRY WITH LOCALLY 
HIGHER AMOUNTS. IN THE HEARTLAND AND NORTHERN CONCHO VALLEY...
RAINFALL RANGED FROM ONE HALF INCH TO TWO INCHES...WITH 
LOCALIZED GREATER AMOUNTS. ELSEWHERE ACROSS WEST-CENTRAL TEXAS 
THE RAINFALL TOTALS VARIED UNDER ONE INCH.  

FROM THIS EVENT...A TOTAL OF 37 SEVERE WEATHER AND FLASH 
FLOODING REPORTS WERE RECEIVED.

A CLUSTER OF STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS MOVED SOUTHEAST ACROSS 
THE BIG COUNTRY INTO THE NORTHERN HEARTLAND ON THE EVENING OF 
THE 25TH. QUARTER TO GOLFBALL SIZE HAIL WAS REPORTED IN JONES 
COUNTY. ANOTHER CLUSTER OF STORMS AFFECTED CROCKETT COUNTY. 
THE STORMS BROUGHT ONE HALF TO ONE INCH OF RAIN...WITH 
LOCALIZED ONE TO TWO INCH AMOUNTS IN THE BIG COUNTRY.

A SEVERE WEATHER EPISODE OCCURRED ACROSS THE BIG COUNTRY AND
HEARTLAND ON THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING OF THE 30TH. SEVERAL 
SEVERE STORMS OCCURED AS AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVED INTO 
THE SOUTHERN PLAINS FROM THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES...AND A COLD 
FRONT ADVANCED SOUTHWARD ACROSS WEST CENTRAL TEXAS. A 
SUPERCELL SEVERE STORM PRODUCED BASEBALL SIZE HAIL IN ALBANY. 
THE HAIL BROKE WINDOWS OUT OF NUMEROUS VEHICLES AND SOME HOMES.
ANOTHER SUPCERCELL STORMS PRODUCED SOFTBALL SIZE HAIL AT HOARDS 
CREEK LAKE (JUST SOUTHEAST OF GLEN COVE IN COLEMAN COUNTY)...
AND A BRIEF TORNADO NEAR GLEN COVE. GOLFBALL SIZE HAIL WAS 
REPORTED AT LAKE BROWNWOOD AND THE TOWN OF BLANKET IN BROWN 
COUNTY. LATE IN THE EVENING INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS...
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED ACROSS MUCH OF
WEST CENTRAL TEXAS...WITH THE GREATEST COVERAGE IN SOUTHERN
SECTIONS OF THE REGION. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE HALF TO ONE
INCH WERE COMMON ACROSS ALL EXCEPT THE NORTHWEST BIG COUNTRY.
SCATTERED LOCATIONS RECEIVED ONE TO TWO INCH AMOUNTS.   

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