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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
1120 PM CDT FRI JUL 2 2004

...PRECIPITATION WAS WELL ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS MUCH OF WEST 
CENTRAL TEXAS IN JUNE...

SOME LOCATIONS ACROSS THE BIG COUNTRY AND THE SOUTHEASTERN 
COUNTIES OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS RECEIVED MORE THAN 9 INCHES
OF RAIN FOR THE MONTH. TEMPERATURES FOR JUNE VARIED FROM 
BELOW NORMAL TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL.  

AT ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR 
JUNE WAS 77.0 DEGREES. THIS WAS 2.8 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL 
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 79.8 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR 
JUNE WAS 4.04 INCHES. THIS WAS 0.98 INCHES ABOVE THE MONTHLY 
NORMAL OF 3.06 INCHES.

AT SAN ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR 
JUNE WAS 80.2 DEGREES. THIS WAS 1.0 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL 
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 79.2 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR 
JUNE WAS 3.65 INCHES. THIS WAS 1.13 INCHES ABOVE THE MONTHLY 
NORMAL OF 2.52 INCHES. 


JUNE 2004 WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS...

AN ACTIVE PATTERN WITH NUMEROUS SEVERE WEATHER AND HEAVY RAIN 
EPISODES OCCURRED IN WEST CENTRAL TEXAS DURING JUNE.

A HOT AND DRY AIRMASS WAS OVER MUCH OF THE REGION ON THE 1ST.
THIS ALLOWED TEMPERATURES TO RAPIDLY CLIMB FROM MORNING LOWS
IN THE MID TO UPPER 50S...TO AFTERNOON HIGHS OVER 100 DEGREES.
SAN ANGELO TIED A RECORD HIGH OF 106 DEGREES...AND ABILENE
REACHED A RECORD HIGH OF 103 DEGREES. WITH MORE HUMIDITY AND
AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE IN EASTERN SECTIONS OF THE REGION...
A FEW SEVERE STORMS OCCURRED. NICKEL TO GOLFBALL SIZE HAIL
FELL IN BROWN COUNTY. THUNDERSTORM WINDS DOWNED POWER LINES
AND TREES IN SAN SABA COUNTY.  

SEVERAL SEVERE WEATHER EVENTS OCCURRED DURING THE FIRST 
SEVERAL DAYS OF THE MONTH...WITH NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT INTO 
THE REGION. 

THE AIRMASS BECAME VERY UNSTABLE ON THE 2ND. A COUPLE OF 
STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM COMPLEXES MOVED SOUTHEAST 
ACROSS THE BIG COUNTRY DURING THE LATE EVENING. WINDS OF 60 
TO 70 MPH AND WIND DAMAGE WERE REPORTED ACROSS MUCH OF THE 
NORTHERN AND EASTERN BIG COUNTRY. 

AN AREA OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MOVED SOUTH ACROSS THE
BIG COUNTRY AND CONCHO VALLEY ON THE 3RD. RAINFALL RANGED 
ONE HALF TO TWO INCHES IN MUCH OF THE BIG COUNTRY...AND FROM 
ONE HALF TO ONE INCH ACROSS THE CONCHO VALLEY.  

NUMEROUS SEVERE STORMS AFFECTED THE EASTERN BIG COUNTRY AND 
HEARTLAND ON THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING OF THE 4TH. 
GOLFBALL TO BASEBALL SIZE HAIL FELL AROUND ALBANY...AND 
TENNIS BALL SIZE HAIL WAS REPORTED IN CLYDE. NICKEL SIZE 
HAIL OCCURRED IN WOODSON AND BROWNWOOD. THUNDERSTORM WINDS 
OF 60 TO 80 MPH OCCURRED IN PARTS OF BROWN COUNTY. NUMEROUS
POWER LINES WERE BLOWN DOWN IN BROWNWOOD. THE STORMS ALSO
PRODUCED WINDS TO 60 MPH IN MUCH OF SAN SABA COUNTY COUNTY.
TREE BRANCHES AND POWER LINES WERE DOWNED BY THE WINDS
AROUND THE TOWN OF SAN SABA. VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ALSO
ACCOMPANIED THE STORMS. SCATTERED LOCATIONS RECEIVED ONE
TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN...BUT THE COVERAGE OF HEAVY RAIN 
WAS MORE WIDESPREAD IN BROWN COUNTY.

A COUPLE OF THUNDERSTORM COMPLEXES WITH FREQUENT LIGHTNING
AND HEAVY RAIN MOVED SOUTH INTO WEST CENTRAL TEXAS FROM THE
EARLY THROUGH MIDDAY HOURS OF THE 5TH. THESE AFFECTED THE
BIG COUNTRY...HEARTLAND AND EASTERN CONCHO VALLEY. 
SCATTERED LOCATIONS ACROSS THE BIG COUNTRY RECEIVED ONE TO
TWO INCHES OF RAIN WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. FARTHER
SOUTH AND EAST THE AMOUNTS GENERALLY VARIED FROM ONE HALF 
TO ONE INCH. 

A THUNDERSTORM COMPLEX WITH STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN MOVED
SOUTH-SOUTHEAST RAPIDLY INTO THE BIG COUNTRY...SHORTLY AFTER 
MIDNIGHT ON THE 6TH. WINDS TO 60 MPH WERE REPORTED IN JONES...
FISHER...HASKELL AND THROCKMORTON COUNTIES. A WIND GUST OF 48
MPH WAS RECORDED AT THE ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORT. NICKEL SIZE
HAIL WAS REPORTET AT THROCKMORTON. AREAS NORTH OF A LINE FROM
SWEETWATER TO HASKELL TO FORT GRIFFIN RECEIVED ONE TO TWO 
INCHES OF RAINFALL. 

THE RATHER ACTIVE WEATHER CONTINUED THROUGH THE FIRST TWO 
WEEKS OF THE MONTH...DUE TO THE INFLUENCE OF VERY UNSTABLE 
AIR...DRYLINE APPROACHES FROM THE WEST...AND UPPER LEVEL 
DISTURBANCES MOVING INTO THE REGION. 

A SIGNIFICANT FLASH FLOODING EVENT OCCURRED IN PARTS OF THE
HEARTLAND AND NORTHWEST HILL COUNTRY ON THE 9TH. WITH 
ABUNDANT MOISTURE AND AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVING 
NORTH ACROSS THE REGION...VERY HEAVY RAIN FELL ACROSS SAN 
SABA...MASON...EASTERN BROWN AND EASTERN KIMBLE COUNTIES. THE 
HEAVIEST RAINFALL OF 5 TO 10 INCHES OCCURRED IN SAN SABA AND
EASTERN MASON COUNTIES. WIDESPREAD FLOODING IN SAN SABA 
COUNTY CLOSED ROADS...AND NUMEROUS HOMES ALSO EXPERIENCED 
FLOODING. FLOODING OF ROADS ALSO OCCURRED IN MASON AND
BROWN COUNTIES. 

WITH VERY UNSTABLE AIR OVER THE REGION AND THE APPROACH OF A 
DRYLINE...A FEW SEVERE STORMS OCCURRED IN PARTS OF THE BIG
COUNTRY AND NORTHERN CONCHO VALLEY ON THE LATE EVENING OF THE
11TH. GOLFBALL TO TENNIS BALL SIZE HAIL WAS REPORTED JUST
EAST AND SOUTHEAST OF HAWLEY (JONES COUNTY). QUARTER TO 
GOLFBALL SIZE HAIL OCCURRED IN FISHER COUNTY. STRONG WINDS
DOWNED POWERLINES IN SILVER (COKE COUNTY).  

ON THE LATE EVENING OF THE 12TH...AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE
COMBINED WITH VERY UNSTABLE AIR AND THE APPROACH OF A DRYLINE
TO TRIGGER A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS...WHICH MOVED EASTWARD
ACROSS THE BIG COUNTRY. WINDS OF 60 TO 80 MPH OCCURRED IN 
FISHER...JONES...THROCKMORTON AND SHACKELFORD COUNTIES. THIS
DOWNED TREES AND POWERLINES IN SOME AREAS. VERY STRONG WINDS
OF 80 TO 100 MPH WERE REPORTED IN HASKELL COUNTY. QUARTER 
SIZE HAIL OCCURRED NEAR HAWLEY. IN ADDITION...A HEATBURST 
OCCURRED IN THE SOUTH PART OF SAN ANGELO. STRONG WINDS FROM 
A DISSIPATING THUNDERSTORM RESULTED IN A PEAK GUST OF 56 MPH 
AT THE SAN ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT. DURING THE HEATBURST...
THE TEMPERATURE CLIMBED FROM 83 TO 90 DEGREES...AND THE 
RELATIVE HUMIDITY RAPIDLY DROPPED TO 20 PERCENT.

A SEVERE WEATHER AND HEAVY RAIN EVENT OCCURRED LATER IN THE
MONTH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED ACROSS MOST 
OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS...FROM THE AFTERNOON OF THE 21ST INTO 
THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF THE 22ND. AN UPPER LEVEL 
DISTURBANCE AND OUTFLOW BOUNDARY IN THE REGION HELPED TO 
TRIGGER SHOWERS AND STORMS IN THE BIG COUNTRY. THE STORMS 
INCREASED IN COVERAGE AND INTENSIFIED FARTHER SOUTH. A SEVERE
STORM PRODUCED A 76 MPH WIND GUST AT THE BROWNWOOD AIRPORT. IN
MCCULLOCH COUNTY...SEVERE STORMS PRODUCED WINDS TO 70 MPH AND
DOWNED TREES IN LOHN...AND A CAR WAS BLOWN OFF A ROAD NEAR 
DOOLE. PENNY TO NICKEL SIZE HAIL WAS REPORTED JUST SOUTH AND
WEST OF SAN ANGELO. A WIND GUST OF 45 MPH WAS RECORDED AT THE
SAN ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT. 

VERY HEAVY RAIN ACCOMPANIED MANY OF THE STORMS...AND THIS 
CAUSED LOCALIZED FLOODING. RAINFALL OF 1.5 TO 3 INCHES WERE 
COMMON ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SECTIONS OF THE REGION...
WITH SCATTERED POCKETS OF MUCH HIGHER AMOUNTS. SCATTERED 
LOCATIONS...ESPECIALLY IN EASTERN AND SOUTHERN SECTIONS...
RECEIVED 3 TO 5 INCHES OF RAIN. THE HIGHEST TOTALS IN EXCESS 
OF 5 INCHES OCCURRED IN THE SOUTH-CENTRAL PARTS OF COLEMAN 
AND TOM GREEN COUNTIES...AND NEAR THE CONCHO AND MENARD COUNTY 
BORDER. 

MOIST AIR REMAINED ACROSS MUCH OF TEXAS LATE IN THE MONTH. 
UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES GENERATED SLOW MOVING SHOWERS 
AND THUNDERSTORMS ON SEVERAL DAYS LATE IN THE MONTH. THIS 
RESULTED IN ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS MUCH OF WEST 
CENTRAL TEXAS. CONSIDERABLE CLOUDCOVER HELPED TO KEEP
TEMPERATURES BELOW NORMAL...WITH DAYTIME HIGHS GENERALLY IN
THE 80S.

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