PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
753 AM CDT WED SEP 1 1999
 
...SAN ANGELO RECEIVES ITS 4TH DRIEST AUGUST ON RECORD...WHILE ABILENE 
RECEIVES ITS 5TH WARMEST AUGUST...

A PERSISTENT RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE DOMINATED THE WEATHER OVER WEST 
CENTRAL TEXAS THROUGH THE MONTH OF AUGUST...RESULTING IN HOT AND MAINLY 
DRY CONDITIONS ACROSS THE REGION. SEVERAL GRASS AND BRUSH FIRES OCCURRED 
DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST...WITH THE LARGEST FIRE CONSUMING THOUSANDS OF 
RANCHLAND ACRES IN WESTERN SCHLEICHER COUNTY. 

AT SAN ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT...ONLY 0.03 INCH OF RAIN FALL DURING THE 
MONTH OF AUGUST...RESULTING IN A TIE WITH 1922 AND 1983 FOR THE FOURTH 
DRIEST AUGUST ON RECORD. NORMAL AUGUST RAINFALL FOR SAN ANGELO IS 1.93 
INCHES. WIDELY SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS CAUSED OTHER PORTIONS OF SAN 
ANGELO TO RECEIVE MORE RAINFALL THAN THE AIRPORT...BUT IT WAS STILL A DRY 
MONTH FOR THE CITY. AT ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORT...ONLY 0.42 INCH OF RAIN 
WAS REPORTED IN AUGUST...WHICH WAS FAR BELOW THE NORMAL AUGUST RAINFALL 
OF 2.80 INCHES.

PERSISTENT HOT WEATHER WAS THE RULE FOR WEST CENTRAL TEXAS IN AUGUST... 
RESULTING IN TEMPERATURES THAT WERE ABOVE NORMAL. AT ABILENE REGIONAL 
AIRPORT...THE MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR AUGUST WAS 87.0 DEGREES... 
RESULTING IN THE FIFTH WARMEST AUGUST ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE MEAN AUGUST 
TEMPERATURE FOR ABILENE IS 83.2 DEGREES. AT SAN ANGELO REGIONAL 
AIRPORT...THE MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR AUGUST WAS 85.2 DEGREES... 
WHICH WAS WELL ABOVE THE AVERAGE MEAN AUGUST TEMPERATURE OF 81.9 DEGREES. 
ABILENE REPORTED TIED RECORD HIGHS TWICE IN AUGUST...ON THE 12TH AND 
27TH...WHILE NO DAILY RECORD HIGHS OR LOWS WERE SET OR TIED IN SAN 
ANGELO.

THE TEMPERATURE REACHED OR EXCEEDED 100 DEGREES IN ABILENE ON 18 DAYS IN 
AUGUST AND 23 DAYS SO FAR THIS SUMMER. FOR SAN ANGELO...THE TEMPERATURE 
REACHED OR EXCEEDED 100 DEGREES ON 13 DAYS IN AUGUST AND 18 DAYS SO FAR 
THIS SUMMER.

RAINFALL ACROSS WEST CENTRAL TEXAS WAS SPOTTY WITH A FEW LOCATIONS 
RECEIVING LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL...BUT OVERALL IT WAS A DRY MONTH ACROSS 
THE REGION. ONLY A FEW NOTABLE RAIN EVENTS OCCURRED DURING THE MONTH. ON 
THE 4TH...NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WERE REPORTED BUT RAINFALL 
AMOUNTS WERE SPARSE WITH ONLY ISOLATED LOCATIONS RECEIVING 1/2 TO 1 INCH 
OF RAINFALL. ON THE 24TH...A FEW PORTIONS OF THE BIG COUNTRY NORTH OF 
INTERSTATE 20 RECEIVED UP TO AN INCH OF RAINFALL. ON THE 28TH...RAINFALL 
OF 1 TO 2 INCHES OCCURRED IN A FEW PORTIONS OF THE HEARTLAND. AN 
OPPORTUNITY FOR MORE WIDESPREAD RAINFALL IN WEST CENTRAL TEXAS IN LATE 
AUGUST WAS MISSED WHEN THE REMNANTS OF HURRICANE BRET...WHICH MADE 
LANDFALL SOUTH OF CORPUS CHRISTI...PASSED TOO FAR TO THE SOUTH WHICH KEPT 
THE RAIN OUT OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS. 

THE ONLY NOTABLE SEVERE WEATHER REPORTED IN WEST CENTRAL TEXAS DURING 
AUGUST OCCURRED ON THE 28TH WHEN THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED WIND DAMAGE TO 
SEVERAL TREES AND POWER POLES IN THE CITIES OF COLEMAN AND BROWNWOOD.  

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