PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
245 PM CST SUN MAR 6 2005

...PRECIPITATION WAS ABOVE NORMAL FOR MOST OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS 
IN FEBRUARY...

TEMPERATURES AVERAGED NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE MONTH. TOTAL 
FEBRUARY PRECIPITATION RANGED FROM SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL (IN PARTS 
OF THE BIG COUNTRY AND NORTHERN EDWARDS PLATEAU) TO MUCH ABOVE 
NORMAL (ACROSS MUCH OF THE SOUTHERN BIG COUNTRY...NORTHERN CONCHO 
VALLEY...HEARTLAND AND NORTHWEST HILL COUNTRY). THE GREATEST 
PRECIPITATION OCCURRED IN THE NORTHEAST CONCHO VALLEY AND NORTHERN 
HEARTLAND.

AT ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR FEBRUARY 
WAS 50.1 DEGREES. THIS WAS 1.5 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL AVERAGE  
TEMPERATURE OF 48.6 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR FEBRUARY WAS 
2.11 INCHES. THIS WAS 0.98 INCHES ABOVE THE MONTHLY NORMAL OF 1.13 
INCHES. ABILENE RECEIVED NO SNOWFALL IN FEBRUARY. 

AT SAN ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR 
FEBRUARY WAS 50.0 DEGREES. THIS WAS 0.3 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 49.7 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR 
FEBRUARY WAS 2.03 INCHES. THIS WAS 0.85 INCHES ABOVE THE 
MONTHLY NORMAL OF 1.18 INCHES. NO SNOWFALL WAS RECORDED IN SAN 
ANGELO IN FEBRUARY.


FEBRUARY 2005 WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS...

WINTRY WEATHER OCCURRED ON THE 1ST...AS AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE
MOVED NORTHEASTWARD INTO WEST CENTRAL TEXAS. RAIN CHANGED TO WET 
SNOW (MIXED WITH SOME SLEET) ACROSS THE HEARTLAND AND NORTHWEST HILL 
COUNTRY. AROUND ONE INCH OF SNOW ACCUMULATED ON GRASSY SURFACES IN
AN AREA BETWEEN SONORA...BRADY...MASON AND JUNCTION. ELSEWHERE 
ACROSS WEST CENTRAL TEXAS...PATCHY LIGHT RAIN...SLEET AND LIGHT 
SNOW OCCURRED...WITH LITTLE OR NO SNOW ACCUMULATION. ALTHOUGH THE 
LIQUID EQUIVALENT PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS WERE GENERALLY LESS THAN 
ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH ACROSS MOST OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS...ONE 
HALF TO ONE INCH OCCURRED IN THE SOUTHERN HEARTLAND AND NORTHWEST
HILL COUNTRY INTO SUTTON COUNTY.  

A FEW RAIN EVENTS OCCURRED DURING THE MONTH...BROUGHT ABOUT BY 
UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEMS AND DISTURBANCES. MOST OF THE RAIN
OCCURRED ON THE 6TH...12TH...18TH...AND 26TH. THE REPORTED AMOUNTS
WERE GENERALLY LESS THAN ONE HALF INCH ON THE 6TH...12TH...AND 18TH.
ON THE 26TH THE AMOUNTS GENERALLY VARIED FROM ONE HALF TO ONE INCH.

A SEVERE WEATHER EVENT AND LOCALIZED HEAVY RAIN EVENT OCCURRED ON 
THE LATE AFTERNOON AND NIGHTTIME HOURS OF THE 22ND...WITH THE 
SOUTHWARD APPROACH OF A COLD FRONT. VERY LARGE HAIL OF GRAPEFRUIT 
TO SOFTBALL SIZE HAIL WAS REPORTED 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ABILENE. 
GOLFBALL SIZE HAIL WAS REPORTED JUST SOUTHEAST OF HAWLEY (JONES 
COUNTY)...AND AT WINTERS (RUNNELS COUNTY). HAIL TO PING PONG SIZE
OCCURRED 7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF SAN ANGELO. VERY HEAVY RAINFALL CAUSED
FLASH FLOODING (TO ROADS AND LOW WATER CROSSINGS) IN PARTS OF TOM
GREEN...RUNNELS...COLEMAN AND BROWN COUNTIES. IN ALL...A TOTAL OF 16 
LARGE HAIL AND FLASH FLOODING REPORTS WERE RECEIVED FROM THIS EVENT.
THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL OF 2 TO 5 INCHES FELL ACROSS PARTS OF THE BIG 
COUNTRY...NORTHEAST CONCHO VALLEY AND NORTHERN HEARTLAND.  

SCATTERED SEVERE STORMS PRODUCED PENNY AND NICKEL SIZE HAIL IN PARTS
OF THE CONCHO VALLEY ON THE LATE EVENING OF THE 27TH. 

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