PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
350 AM CST WED FEB 3 1999

...WEST CENTRAL TEXAS ENDS UP WITH A WARM JANUARY WITH ONLY ONE 
SIGNIFICANT RAIN EVENT...

THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF JANUARY IN WEST CENTRAL TEXAS WERE ON THE COOL 
SIDE...BUT UNSEASONABLY WARM WEATHER OCCURRED OFTEN DURING THE 
REMAINDER OF THE MONTH. VERY LITTLE RAIN FELL DURING JANUARY...EXCEPT 
FOR ONE EVENT LATE IN THE MONTH.

AT SAN ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT/MATHIS FIELD...THE MONTHLY MEAN 
TEMPERATURE FOR JANUARY WAS 50.4 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 6.7 DEGREES 
ABOVE THE AVERAGE MEAN JANUARY TEMPERATURE OF 43.7 DEGREES. AT 
ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR JANUARY 
WAS 47.9 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 5.1 DEGREES ABOVE THE AVERAGE MEAN 
JANUARY TEMPERATURE OF 42.8 DEGREES. DAILY RECORD HIGHS WERE SET OR  
TIED IN BOTH ABILENE AND SAN ANGELO ON THE 19TH AND 20TH...WITH SAN 
ANGELO ALSO SETTING OR TYING DAILY RECORD HIGHS ON THE 12TH AND 24TH.
 
RAINFALL FOR JANUARY AVERAGED BELOW NORMAL OVER THE SOUTHERN PORTIONS 
OF THE REGION...NEAR NORMAL OVER CENTRAL PORTIONS...AND ABOVE NORMAL 
OVER THE NORTH. ABILENE RECEIVED 1.93 INCHES OF RAINFALL...COMPARED TO 
THE NORMAL JANUARY RAINFALL OF 1.03 INCHES. SAN ANGELO RECEIVED 0.61 
INCH OF RAINFALL...COMPARED TO THE NORMAL JANUARY RAINFALL OF 0.80 
INCH. 

THE ONLY NOTABLE RAIN EVENT OCCURRED ON THE 28TH AND INTO THE 29TH AS A 
STRONG AND SLOW MOVING UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM PRODUCED BETWEEN 1/2 
AND 1 INCH OF RAINFALL OVER THE CONCHO VALLEY AND THE HEARTLAND...AND 
BETWEEN 1 AND 2 INCHES OF RAINFALL OVER MOST OF THE BIG COUNTRY. THIS 
SYSTEM ALSO PRODUCED ISOLATED SEVERE WEATHER IN THE FORM OF HAIL UP TO 
NICKEL SIZE...EXCEPT FOR SOME GOLFBALL SIZE HAIL REPORTED IN EXTREME 
SOUTHERN TOM GREEN COUNTY ON THE MORNING OF THE 29TH.

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