PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
758 PM CDT SUN AUG 6 2006

......PRECIPITATION WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL ACROSS MOST OF WEST
CENTRAL TEXAS IN JULY...

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH VARIED UNDER ONE HALF INCH
ACROSS MUCH OF THE BIG COUNTRY...NORTHERN CONCHO VALLEY...
NORTHERN HEARTLAND...AND ACROSS WESTERN CROCKETT COUNTY. THESE
AMOUNTS ALSO OCCURRED AT SCATTERED LOCATIONS ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN HALF OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS. THE GREATEST MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS (1 TO 2.5 INCHES) OCCURRED EAST OF OZONA
AND WEST OF ELDORADO...NORTHWEST OF SONORA...AND BETWEEN PAINT
ROCK AND CHRISTOVAL. A FEW OTHER LOCATIONS ACROSS THE SOUTHERN
HEARTLAND AND NORTHWEST HILL COUNTRY RECEIVED OVER AN INCH OF
RAIN FOR THE MONTH.

TEMPERATURES AVERAGED SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE MONTH. THE
TOTAL NUMBER OF DAYS WHERE HIGH TEMPERATURES REACHED 100 DEGREES
OR MORE INCLUDED 10 AT ABILENE...12 AT SAN ANGELO...AND 4 AT
JUNCTION.

AT ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JULY
WAS 84.5 DEGREES. THIS WAS 1.0 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 83.5 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR JULY WAS
0.39 INCHES. THIS WAS 1.31 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 1.70
INCHES.

AT SAN ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR
JULY WAS 84.2 DEGREES. THIS WAS 1.8 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 82.4 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR
JULY AT THE SAN ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT WAS 0.87 INCHES. THIS
WAS 0.23 INCHES BELOW THE MONTHLY NORMAL OF 1.10 INCHES.


JULY 2006 WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS...

A WEAK UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WAS SITUATED OVER WEST
CENTRAL TEXAS DURING THE FIRST SEVERAL DAYS OF THE MONTH. WITH
CONSIDERABLE MOISTURE IN THE REGION...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL OCCURRED ACROSS WEST
CENTRAL TEXAS. THESE WERE MOST CONCENTRATED ACROSS THE SOUTHERN
CONCHO VALLEY AND PARTS OF THE NORTHERN EDWARDS PLATEAU....
AND WERE LEAST NUMEROUS ACROSS THE BIG COUNTRY AND SOUTHWESTERN
CROCKETT COUNTY. SMALL HAIL ACCOMPANIED A FEW OF THE STORMS.
SCATTERED LOCATIONS SOUTH OF A LINE FROM BALLINGER TO SAN ANGELO
TO OZONA RECEIVED THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL OF 1 TO 3 INCHES. AT
OTHER LOCATIONS THE RAINFALL GENERALLY VARIED UNDER AN INCH.
WITH INCREASED CLOUDCOVER AND SCATTERED COVERAGE OF THE
PRECIPITATION...TEMPERATURES WERE BELOW NORMAL FOR THE FIRST
PART OF JULY.

DURING THE MIDDLE AND LATE PARTS OF THE MONTH...A HIGH
PRESSURE SYSTEM ALOFT WAS IN CLOSE ENOUGH PROXIMITY TO
DOMINATE THE WEATHER PATTERN ACROSS THE REGION. THIS RESULTED
IN DRY CONDITIONS WITH TEMPERATURES SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL.
A FEW UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES DURING THE SECOND HALF OF THE
MONTH BROUGHT ISOLATED OR WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS TO WEST CENTRAL TEXAS. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN AND
GUSTY WINDS OCCURRED WITH SOME OF THESE SHOWERS AND STORMS.
ON THE EVENING OF THE 18TH...THUNDERSTORM DOWNBURST WINDS
DOWNED TREES AND CAUSED ROOF DAMAGE TO OUTBUILDINGS...4 MILES
NORTH OF ABILENE.

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