PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
1120 PM CST THU FEB 3 2005

...TEMPERATURES AVERAGED ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS WEST CENTRAL TEXAS 
IN JANUARY...

ABILENE TIED ITS 11TH WARMEST JANUARY ON RECORD...AND SAN ANGELO
TIED ITS 12TH WARMEST JANUARY. PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW NORMAL FOR
THE MONTH ACROSS MOST OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS. NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION OCCURRED IN THE NORTHWEST HILL COUNTRY. 

AT ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JANUARY 
WAS 49.2 DEGREES. THIS WAS 5.7 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL AVERAGE 
TEMPERATURE OF 43.5 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR JANUARY WAS 
0.72 INCHES. THIS WAS 0.25 INCHES BELOW THE MONTHLY NORMAL OF 0.97 
INCHES. A TRACE OF SNOW WAS RECORDED IN ABILENE IN JANUARY.

AT SAN ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JANUARY 
WAS 50.2 DEGREES. THIS WAS 5.3 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL AVERAGE 
TEMPERATURE OF 44.9 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR JANUARY WAS 
0.55 INCHES. THIS WAS 0.27 INCHES BELOW THE MONTHLY NORMAL OF 0.82 
INCHES. NO SNOWFALL WAS RECORDED IN SAN ANGELO IN JANUARY. 


JANUARY 2005 WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS...

MOST OF JANUARY WAS DRY...AND THE PRECIPITATION CAME FROM A COUPLE
OF UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES. TEMPERATURES WERE WELL ABOVE NORMAL ON 
SEVERAL OCCASIONS DURING THE MONTH...WHEN HIGH TEMPERATURES REACHED 
THE 70S.
 
A RATHER MILD AIRMASS COVERED THE REGION AT THE BEGINNING OF THE
MONTH...WITH TEMPERATURES WELL ABOVE NORMAL AND MOISTURE LEVELS
MORE TYPICAL OF EARLY SPRING. A FEW WEAK UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES
BROUGHT SCATTERED SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS TO WEST CENTRAL 
TEXAS. THE GREATEST COVERAGE WAS DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS OF
THE 1ST AND 2ND. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WERE GENERALLY LESS THAN ONE
QUARTER OF AN INCH...BUT A FEW LOCATIONS OVER THE EASTERN BIG
COUNTRY AND EASTERN HEARTLAND RECEIVED HALF TO ONE INCH AMOUNTS.

A COLD FRONT DROPPED SOUTH ACROSS THE REGION ON THE 5TH. BEHIND 
THIS FRONT...TEMPERATURES DROPPED INTO THE 30S IN THE BIG 
COUNTRY...AND INTO THE 40S ACROSS THE CONCHO VALLEY...AND WERE
ACCOMPANIED BY GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS. A BRIEF PERIOD OF LIGHT
SNOW OCCURRED AT ABILENE EARLY ON THE 5TH...BUT WITH NO 
ACCUMULATION. 

AREAS OF BLOWING DUST OCCURRED IN THE BIG COUNTRY ON THE 12TH...
AS A VIGOROUS UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVED INTO THE SOUTHERN
AND CENTRAL PLAINS FROM THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL ROCKIES. GUSTY
WEST WINDS TO NEAR 40 MPH FOLLOWED PASSAGE OF A COLD FRONT 
ACROSS THE BIG COUNTRY AND CONCHO VALLEY. 

A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WITH COLD AIR SETTLED INTO THE REGION
ON THE 16TH...WHEN HIGH TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM THE 30S 
NORTH AND CENTRAL SECTIONS TO THE 40S SOUTH. 

AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVED NORTHEAST INTO THE REGION...
BRINGING A COUPLE EPISODES OF RAIN AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ON 
THE 27TH. RAINFALL AMOUNTS FROM ONE QUARTER TO THREE QUARTERS OF
AN INCH WERE COMMON...BUT OVER AN INCH OF RAIN OCCURRED IN 
PARTS OF THE HEARTLAND AND NORTHWEST HILL COUNTRY. 

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