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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
1123 PM CDT SUN AUG 1 2004

...AN UNUSUALLY COOL AND WET PERIOD OCCURRED LATE IN JULY...

RAINFALL FOR JULY WAS ABOVE NORMAL FOR A LARGE PART OF WEST 
CENTRAL TEXAS. SOME LOCATIONS HOWEVER...ESPECIALLY IN THE
WESTERN CONCHO VALLEY...NORTHERN EDWARDS PLATEAU AND SOUTHERN
HEARTLAND...RECEIVED LESS THAN ONE INCH OF RAIN FOR THE 
MONTH. AT JUNCTION...THE TOTAL RAINFALL FOR JULY WAS ONLY 
0.08 INCHES. TEMPERATURES AVERAGED BELOW NORMAL FOR JULY.   

AT ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JULY 
WAS 80.4 DEGREES. THIS WAS 3.1 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL AVERAGE 
TEMPERATURE OF 83.5 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR JULY WAS 
1.55 INCHES. THIS WAS 0.15 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 1.70 
INCHES. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE REACHED 100 DEGREES OR MORE ON 
ONLY ONE DAY IN JULY.

AT SAN ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR 
JULY WAS 81.4 DEGREES. THIS WAS 1.0 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL 
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 82.4 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR 
JULY AT THE SAN ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT WAS 2.18 INCHES. THIS 
WAS 1.08 INCHES ABOVE THE MONTHLY NORMAL OF 1.10 INCHES. THE 
HIGH TEMPERATURE REACHED 100 DEGREES OR MORE ON TWO DAYS IN 
JULY.   


JULY 2004 WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS...

JULY WEATHER IN WEST CENTRAL TEXAS IS NORMALLY DOMINATED BY A 
RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT...AND IS NORMALY HOT AND DRY. 
AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE TO THE NORTHWEST OF THE 
REGION EXERTED ITS INFLUENCE DURING MUCH OF THE MONTH. A FEW
EXCEPTIONS TO THIS PATTERN OCCURRED...MOST NOTABLY LATE IN 
THE MONTH.

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH...THE UPPER LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE 
SYSTEM RETRACTED A LITTLE FARTHER TO THE WEST. THIS SET UP
A NORTHERLY FLOW ALOFT INTO WEST CENTRAL TEXAS...AND 
ALLOWED A WEAK COLD FRONT TO MOVE SOUTHWARD INTO THE 
REGION ON THE 17TH BEFORE DISSIPATING. SCATTERED SHOWERS 
AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED AND MOVED SOUTH ACROSS THE AREA 
DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF THE 18TH AND 19TH. RAINFALL
WAS GENERALLY LESS THAN ONE HALF INCH...BUT WIDELY SCATTERED 
LOCATIONS RECEIVED AMOUNTS RANGING FROM A HALF TO OVER AN 
INCH OF RAIN.  

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED ACROSS THE 
SOUTHERN HALF OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS ON THE EVENING OF THE
22ND...AND THROUGHOUT THE REGION ON THE 23RD...AS AN UPPER 
LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVED INTO THE AREA FROM SOUTH-CENTRAL 
TEAXAS. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL ACCOMPANIED THE SHOWERS AND 
STORMS. AMOUNTS GENERALLY VARIED UNDER AN INCH...BUT SOME 
LOCATIONS RECEIVED ONE TO TWO INCHES. 

IN JULY...COLD FRONTS USUALLY STALL OR DISSIPATE WELL TO THE 
NORTH OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS. LATE IN THE MONTH HOWEVER...A 
SIGNIFICANT EXCEPTION OCCURRED. DURING THE EVENING AND EARLY 
NIGHTTIME HOURS OF THE 24TH...A COLD FRONT MOVED SOUTHWARD
ACROSS WEST CENTRAL TEXAS. AN UNUSUALLY COOL AIRMASS SETTLED
INTO THE REGION ON THE 25TH AND 26TH...AND WAS ACCOMPANIED
BY CONSIDERABLE CLOUDCOVER. THIS HELD TEMPERATURES DOWN 
WITH READINGS WELL BELOW NORMAL FOR LATE JULY. A NUMBER OF 
COOL TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET AT ABILENE AND SAN ANGELO. 

AT ABILENE...THE HIGH TEMPERATURE ONLY REACHED 70 DEGREES ON
THE 25TH. THIS TIED THE RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR
THE ENTIRE MONTH OF JULY...WHICH WAS PREVIOUSLY SET ON FOUR 
OTHER OCCASIONS. A NEW LOW (MINIMUM) TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS 
SET AT ABILENE ON THE 25TH AND TIED ON THE 26TH.  

AT SAN ANGELO...THE HIGH TEMPERATURE ONLY REACHED 72 DEGREES
ON THE 26TH. THIS TIED THE RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR
JULY...WHICH WAS PREVIOUSLY SET ON THREE OTHER OCCASIONS. 

IN ADDITION TO THE COOL WEATHER...NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND 
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN OCCURRED 
ACROSS VARIOUS PARTS OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS...FROM THE 23RD 
THROUGH THE 29TH. SCATTERED LOCATIONS ACROSS MUCH OF WEST
CENTRAL TEXAS RECEIVED RAINFALL AMOUNTS RANGING FROM 3 TO 5.5
INCHES DURING THIS TIME FRAME...WITH A FEW HIGHER TOTALS. ONE 
TO TWO INCH AMOUNTS OCCURRED AT OTHER SCATTERED LOCATIONS
THROUGHOUT WEST CENTRAL TEXAS. THE COVERAGE OF SHOWERS AND
STORMS WAS LEAST ACROSS THE WESTERN CONCHO VALLEY...NORTHERN
EDWARDS PLATEAU AND SOUTHERN HEARTLAND. 

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