PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
838 PM CDT FRI SEP 8 2006

...TEMPERATURES AVERAGED ABOVE NORMAL IN AUGUST...

PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH VARIED CONSIDERABLY ACROSS THE
REGION...FROM WELL BELOW TO WELL ABOVE NORMAL. MUCH OF THE
NORTHWEST HILL COUNTRY...SOUTHERN HEARTLAND AND BIG COUNTRY
RECEIVED LESS THAN ONE INCH OF RAINFALL DURING AUGUST (WITH A
FEW LOCATIONS LESS THAN ONE HALF INCH). THE GREATEST MONTHLY
RAINFALL OF 3 TO 5 INCHES OCCURRED AT SCATTERED LOCATIONS
ACROSS THE HEARTLAND...NORTHERN EDWARDS PLATEAU...CONCHO
VALLEY AND INTO NOLAN COUNTY. A FEW LOCATIONS RECEIVED OVER
5 INCHES. MOST OF THE RAIN OCCURRED DURING THE LAST WEEK
OF AUGUST.

AT ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR AUGUST
WAS 85.5 DEGREES. THIS WAS 2.9 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 82.6 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR AUGUST WAS
1.44 INCHES. THIS WAS 1.19 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 2.63
INCHES. ABILENE RECORDED 12 DAYS WHERE THE HIGH TEMPERATURE
REACHED 100 DEGREES OR MORE.

AT SAN ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR
AUGUST WAS 85.1 DEGREES. THIS WAS 3.8 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 81.3 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR
AUGUST WAS 4.87 INCHES. THIS WAS 2.82 INCHES ABOVE THE MONTHLY
NORMAL OF 2.05 INCHES. SAN ANGELO RECORDED 12 DAYS WHERE THE
HIGH TEMPERATURE REACHED 100 DEGREES OR MORE.

JUNCTION RECORDED ONLY 0.27 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FOR AUGUST.
THE HIGH TEMPERATURE REACHED 100 DEGREES OR MORE ON 9 DAYS AT
JUNCTION.


AUGUST 2006 WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS...

THE DOMINANT WEATHER FEATURE FOR MOST OF AUGUST (UNTIL THE
LAST WEEK) WAS A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM ALOFT...WHICH REMAINED
SITUATED OVER THE SOUTHERN PLAINS AND TEXAS. THIS RESULTED
IN PERSISTENT HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS ACROSS THE REGION. THE
RAINFALL COVERAGE FROM ANY SHOWERS AND STORMS WAS SPOTTY. A
THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST OF 46 MPH WAS RECORDED AT THE SAN
ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT ON THE EVENING OF THE 2ND.

A SIGNIFICANT AND MUCH NEEDED RAIN EVENT OCCURRED LATE IN THE
MONTH. THE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM ALOFT WEAKENED AND MOVED TO
THE EAST...ALLOWING FOR A MOISTURE INCREASE ACROSS THE REGION.
THIS COMBINED WITH THE PRESENCE OF WEAK SURFACE BOUNDARIES
SET THE STAGE FOR NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. THESE
OCCURRED FROM THE 26TH TO 28TH. DURING THAT TIME...RAINFALL
TOTALS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES OCCURRED ACROSS MOST OF WEST CENTRAL
TEXAS. POCKETS OF 3 TO 5 INCH RAINFALL TOTALS OCCURRED ACROSS
THE BIG COUNTRY...CONCHO VALLEY AND INTO SCHLEICHER COUNTY...
AND ALSO ALONG A 30-MILE WIDE BAND FROM CHRISTOVAL TO
BROWNWOOD. THIS HEAVY RAINFALL CAUSED SOME MINOR FLOODING AT
SCATTERED LOCATIONS...MAINLY IN THE AREAS MORE PRONE TO
FLOODING.

THIS WAS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT RAIN EVENT TO AFFECT THE AREA
SINCE OCTOBER OF LAST YEAR.

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