PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
556 PM CST THU FEB 1 2007

...8TH COLDEST JANUARY ON RECORD AT SAN ANGELO...

TEMPERATURES AVERAGED BELOW NORMAL WHILE PRECIPITATION WAS
ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS WEST CENTRAL TEXAS IN JANUARY.

THIS WAS THE FIRST JANUARY WITH COLDER THAN NORMAL AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES SINCE THE YEAR 2001 AT ABILENE AND SAN ANGELO.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS
WEST CENTRAL TEXAS. FOR MUCH OF THE REGION...TOTAL
PRECIPITATION WAS IN THE 1 TO 2 INCH RANGE. SCATTERED
POCKETS OF THE AREA RECEIVED 2 TO 3 INCHES...AND OTHER
POCKETS RECEIVED LESS THAN ONE INCH.

AT ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR
JANUARY WAS 40.4 DEGREES. THIS WAS 4.5 DEGREES BELOW THE
NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 43.5 DEGREES. TOTAL
PRECIPITATION FOR JANUARY WAS 1.86 INCHES. THIS WAS 1.04
INCHES ABOVE THE MONTHLY NORMAL OF 0.97 INCHES. ABILENE
RECORDED 1.9 INCHES OF SNOWFALL IN JANUARY.

AT SAN ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR
JANUARY WAS 39.9 DEGREES. THIS WAS 3.6 DEGREES BELOW THE
NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 44.9 DEGREES. THIS RANKS AS
THE 8TH COLDEST JANUARY ON RECORD AT SAN ANGELO. TOTAL
PRECIPITATION FOR JANUARY WAS 1.59 INCHES. THIS WAS 0.62
INCHES ABOVE THE MONTHLY NORMAL OF 0.82 INCHES. SAN ANGELO
RECORDED 0.7 INCHES OF SNOWFALL IN JANUARY.


...JANUARY 2007 WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS...

A STORM SYSTEM TRACKED EAST ACROSS MEXICO AND INTO SOUTH-
CENTRAL TEXAS ON THE 3RD AND 4TH. THIS SYSTEM BROUGHT
SHOWERS TO THE REGION. THE SHOWERS WERE MOST NUMEROUS
SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 20. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE HALF TO
ONE INCH OCCURRED SOUTHEAST OF A LINE FROM OZONA TO ROBERT
LEE TO CROSS PLAINS. THE GREATEST RAINFALL AMOUNTS
(OVER AN INCH) OCCURRED EAST OF A LINE FROM RICHLAND
SPRINGS TO MASON. THE AMOUNTS VARIED UNDER ONE HALF
INCH OVER THE BIG COUNTRY...NORTHERN AND WESTERN CONCHO
VALLEY.

A SIGNIFICANT PERIOD OF WINTER WEATHER OCCURRED ACROSS
WEST CENTRAL TEXAS DURING THE MIDDLE OF JANUARY. ARCTIC
AIR PLUNGED SOUTH ACROSS THE UNITED STATES INTO TEXAS ON
THE 12TH. THE MUCH COLDER AIR REMAINED IN THE REGION FOR
SEVERAL DAYS FOLLOWING. A FEW STRONG UPPER LEVEL
DISTURBANCES ALSO MOVED INTO THE REGION FROM THE
SOUTHWESTERN STATES...AND BROUGHT A FEW EPISODES OF OF
WINTER PRECIPITATION TO WEST CENTRAL TEXAS.

AN ICE STORM OCCURRED ACROSS THE NORTHERN HALF OF WEST
CENTRL TEXAS ON THE 12TH-14TH. THE GREATEST ICE ACCUMULATION
OCCURRED ACROSS THE BIG COUNTRY. THIS RESULTED IN VERY
HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS...AND ALSO RESULTED IN NUMEROUS
TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS.  A SNOW EVENT OCCURRED ACROSS SOUTHERN
AND CENTRAL SECTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS ON THE 16TH AND
17TH. THE GREATEST SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 3-5 INCHES OCCURRED
ACROSS SOUTHERN SECTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS. THE AMOUNTS
RANGED FROM 1-3 INCHES ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN BIG COUNTRY...
CONCHO VALLEY...HEARTLAND AND PARTS OF THE NORTHWEST HILL
COUNTRY. LESS THAN AN INCH OF SNOW FELL FARTHER NORTH
ACROSS THE BIG COUNTRY.

LIGHT MIXED WINTER PRECIPITATION ALSO OCCURRED ACROSS THE
NORTHERN EDWARDS PLATEAU...CONCHO VALLEY...AND PARTS OF THE
HEARTLAND AND BIG COUNTRY FROM THE PREDAWN TO MID-MORNING
HOURS OF THE 23RD. THE PRECIPITATION CONSISTED OF PERIODS
OF LIGHT SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN. LESS THAN ONE
INCH OF SNOW AND SLEET OCCURRED.

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