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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
1114 PM CST FRI FEB 1 2002

...TEMPERATURES WERE ABOVE NORMAL AND PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW
NORMAL FOR WEST CENTRAL TEXAS IN JANUARY...

AT ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JANUARY
WAS 47.9 DEGREES. THIS WAS 4.4 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 43.5 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR JANUARY WAS
0.47 INCHES. THIS WAS 0.50 INCHES BELOW THE MONTHLY NORMAL OF 0.97
INCHES. ABILENE RECEIVED 3 TENTHS OF AN INCH OF SNOWFALL IN 
JANUARY. 

AT SAN ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR 
JANUARY WAS 48.5 DEGREES. THIS WAS 3.6 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 44.9 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR 
JANUARY WAS JUST 0.32 INCHES. THIS WAS 0.49 INCHES BELOW THE 
MONTHLY NORMAL OF 0.71 INCHES. SAN ANGELO RECORDED 2 INCHES OF 
SNOWFALL IN JANUARY.    


JANUARY 2002 WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS...
 
HIGH PRESSURE DOMINATED THE WEATHER OVER WEST CENTRAL TEXAS ON 
SEVERAL OCCASIONS DURING JANUARY...BRINGING WELL ABOVE NORMAL 
TEMPERATURES AND LOW HUMIDITY. ALTHOUGH SEVERAL UPPER LEVEL 
DISTURBANCES BROUGHT PRECIPITATION TO THE REGION...THE COVERAGE 
WITH EACH EVENT WAS GENERALLY SCATTERED.    

AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE BROUGHT SNOW AND SNOWSHOWERS TO
MUCH OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS ON NEW YEARS DAY. THE HEAVIEST BAND 
OF SNOW (3 TO 4.5 INCHES) FELL IN A NARROW EAST-WEST BAND WHICH
EXTENDED FROM NORTHERN IRION COUNTY ACROSS SAN ANGELO...ACROSS 
FAR NORTHERN CONCHO COUNTY AND FAR SOUTHERN COLEMAN COUNTY. THE
AMOUNTS WERE GENERALLY 1 TO 2 INCHES ACROSS THE CONCHO VALLEY 
AND SOUTHERN BIG COUNTRY. ELSEWHERE...THE AMOUNTS WERE LESS THAN
ONE INCH. SAN ANGELO RECORED 2 INCHES OF SNOW...AND ABILENE 
RECEIVED THREE TENTHS OF AN INCH. 

ANOTHER UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE BROUGHT SCATTERED SHOWERS AND A 
FEW THUNDERSTORMS TO MUCH OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS ON THE 4TH AND 
EARLY MORNING OF THE 5TH. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WERE GENERALLY LESS 
THAN ONE TENTH OF AN INCH...BUT SOME LOCATIONS IN THE WESTERN 
BIG COUNTRY AND NORTHWESTERN CONCHO VALLEY RECEIVED TWO TO FOUR 
TENTHS OF AN INCH.

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH A STRONG UPPER LEVEL
DISTURBANCE OCCURRED ON THE NIGHT OF THE 23RD AND EARLY MORNING
HOURS OF THE 24TH. SMALL HAIL WAS REPORTED WITH A FEW OF THE 
STORMS. THE SHOWERS AND STORMS WERE MOST NUMEROUS SOUTH AND EAST 
OF A LINE FROM ABILENE TO SAN ANGELO TO MERTZON. RAINFALL AMOUNTS 
FROM ONE QUARTER TO ONE INCH WERE COMMON IN THIS AREA...BUT 
SCATTERED LOCATIONS RECEIVED ONE TO TWO INCH AMOUNTS. 

ANOTHER STRONG UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE BROUGHT SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND STORMS TO THE REGION ON THE 30TH AND EARLY ON THE 31ST...
WITH THE GREATEST COVERAGE AND HEAVIEST RAIN OVER THE EASTERN 
HEARTLAND AND NORTHWEST HILL COUNTRY. AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES 
OCCURRED EAST OF A RICHLAND SPRINGS TO JUNCTION LINE. ELSEWHERE 
THE AMOUNTS VARIED UNDER ONE INCH.

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