PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
550 AM CDT TUE JUL 1 2008

...6TH WARMEST JUNE ON RECORD FOR SAN ANGELO...

TEMPERATURES AVERAGED ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS WEST CENTRAL TEXAS
IN JUNE...ESPECIALLY AROUND SAN ANGELO. THE NUMBER OF DAYS WHERE
TEMPERATURES REACHED 100 DEGREES OR MORE INCLUDED 12 AT SAN
ANGELO...4 AT JUNCTION...AND 1 AT ABILENE.

TOTAL RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH VARIED FROM WELL ABOVE TO WELL
BELOW NORMAL. FOR SOUTHEASTERN SECTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS...
THE MONTHLY RAINFALL WAS LESS THAN 50 PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE
MONTHLY RAINFALL WAS WELL ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS SCATTERED POCKETS
OF CROCKETT...SCHLEICHER...SUTTON AND IRION COUNTIES.

AT ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR
JUNE WAS 82.6 DEGREES. THIS WAS 2.8 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 79.8 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR
JUNE WAS 2.52 INCHES. THIS WAS 0.54 INCHES BELOW THE MONTHLY
NORMAL OF 3.06 INCHES.

AT SAN ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR
JUNE WAS 84.8 DEGREES. THIS WAS 5.6 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 79.2 DEGREES. THIS MARKS THE 6TH WARMEST
JUNE ON RECORD FOR SAN ANGELO. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR JUNE WAS
2.19 INCHES. THIS WAS 0.33 INCHES BELOW THE MONTHLY NORMAL OF
2.52 INCHES.


JUNE 2008 WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS...

THE UPPER LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM...WHICH WAS LOCATED OVER THE
REGION DURING THE LATE PART OF MAY...REMAINED IN PLACE DURING THE
FIRST FEW DAYS OF JUNE WITH A CONTINUATION OF HOT AND DRY
CONDITIONS.

WITH THE APPROACH OF AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE FROM NEW MEXICO
AND A DRYLINE FROM THE WEST...STRONG GUSTY SOUTH WINDS OCCURRED
ACROSS WEST CENTRAL TEXAS ON THE 5TH. PEAK WIND GUSTS REACHED
52 MPH AT ABILENE AND 45 MPH AT SAN ANGELO. A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS
MOVED EAST INTO THE BIG COUNTRY. STRONG WINDS FROM THESE STORMS
BLEW OVER 4 SEMI-TRUCKS ALONG INTERSTATE 20 IN NOLAN COUNTY.
POWER POLES WERE BLOWN DOWN IN HASKELL COUNTY (2 MILES SOUTH OF
ROCHESTER). IN ADDITION...TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN AND A GYMNASIUM
WAS DAMAGED IN FISHER COUNTY (ROTAN). SCATTERED LOCATIONS
ACROSS THE BIG COUNTRY AND NORTHERN CONCHO VALLEY RECEIVED OVER
AN INCH OF RAINFALL.

DURING THE MIDDLE PART OF THE MONTH...THE UPPER LEVEL HIGH
PRESSURE SYSTEM SHIFTED INTO THE SOUTHWESTERN STATES...AND
WEST CENTRAL TEXAS WAS SITUATED ON THE EASTERN PERIPHERY OF
THIS SYSTEM. WITH THIS PATTERN AND A NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT
INTO THE REGION...THUNDERSTORM COMPLEXES AFFECTED PARTS OF WEST
CENTRAL TEXAS ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS. ON THESE OCCASIONS...THE
STORMS TYPICALLY DEVELOPED ACROSS THE REGION FROM NORTHEASTERN
NEW MEXICO AND THE TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA PANHANDLES INTO WESTERN
KANSAS. AFTER THESE STORMS DEVELOPED DURING THE AFTERNOON AND
EVENING HOURS...THEY ORGANIZED INTO CLUSTERS OR COMPLEXES AND
THEN TRACKED SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST TOWARD WEST CENTRAL TEXAS.

ON THE EVENING OF THE 13TH...WINDS TO 70 MPH WERE REPORTED IN
STERLING COUNTY (15 MILES WEST OF STERLING CITY). LATE ON THE
16TH...A WIND GUST TO 68 MPH WAS REPORTED AT STAMFORD (JONES
COUNTY). IN ADDITION...TREE LIMBS WERE DOWNED BY STRONG WINDS
IN FISHER COUNTY (2 MILES SOUTH OF ROTAN).

A MORE WIDESPREAD SEVERE WEATHER EVENT WITH STRONG WINDS
OCCURRED ON THE EVENING AND EARLY NIGHTTIME HOURS OF THE 19TH.
A THUNDERSTORM COMPLEX MOVED SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ACROSS
ROUGHLY THE NORTHERN HALF OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS...AND
SCATTERED STORMS OCCURRED FARTHER TO THE SOUTH. WINDS OF 60
TO 70 MPH OCCURRED ACROSS THE BIG COUNTRY. THIS CAUSED SOME
WIND DAMAGE IN CALLAHAN...NOLAN AND JONES COUNTIES. THE
ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORT RECORDED A PEAK WIND GUST OF 62 MPH.
A PEAK WIND GUST OF 49 MPH OCCURRED AT THE SAN ANGELO REGIONAL
AIRPORT WHEN THE LEADING EDGE OF THIS THUNDERSTORM COMPLEX
ARRIVED SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. HEAVY RAINFALL CAUSED FLOODING
OF SOME HIGHWAYS IN JONES COUNTY AROUND STAMFORD.

SHOWERS AND STORMS CONTINUED INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF
THE 20TH ACROSS SOUTHERN SECTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS. FOR
THIS EVENT...WITH THE EXCEPTION OF CROCKETT COUNTY...RAINFALL
TOTALS WERE MOSTLY IN THE RANGE OF ONE HALF INCH TO 1.5 INCHES
ACROSS WEST CENTRAL TEXAS. SCATTERED LOCATIONS RECEIVED 1.5 TO
2.5 INCHES...AND A FEW LOCATIONS ACROSS THE BIG COUNTRY
RECEIVED BETWEEN 2.5 AND 3 INCHES.

ON THE 21ST...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED
ACROSS THE AREA MAINLY SOUTHWEST OF A LINE FROM MERTZON TO
JUNCTION. LOCALIZED RAINFALL AMOUNTS WERE OVER AN INCH.
FROM THE 22ND THROUGH THE 27TH...A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM
ALOFT REMAINED OVER NORTHERN MEXICO AND NEW MEXICO. THIS
SYSTEM WAS THE PREVAILING WEATHER INFLUENCE ON WEST CENTRAL
TEXAS WITH MOSTLY DRY CONDITIONS AND TEMPERATURES SLIGHTLY
ABOVE NORMAL.

BY THE 28TH...A CHANGE IN THE FLOW PATTERN ALOFT ALLOWED A
WEAK COLD FRONT TO APPROACH WEST CENTRAL TEXAS FROM THE
NORTH. THE APPROACH AND ARRIVAL OF THE FRONT...COMBINED
WITH A SLOW MOVING UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE TO BRING SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS TO MUCH OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS. THESE
OCCURRED FROM THE LATE AFTERNOON OF THE 28TH THROUGH THE
29TH. A THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED A WIND GUST TO 60 MPH IN
HASKELL COUNTY ON LATE AFTERNOON OF THE 28TH (3 MILES WEST OF
HASKELL). ON THE EARLY MORNING OF THE 29TH...HEAVY RAINFALL
FLOODED LOW WATER CROSSINGS IN SOUTHERN CROCKETT COUNTY. THE
FRONT STALLED ACROSS CENTRAL SECTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS...
THEN EVENTUALLY DRIFTED SOUTH TOWARD INTERSTATE 10 ON THE 30TH.
THE PRESENCE OF THIS FRONT...COMBINED WITH THE INFLUENCE OF A
WEAK UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE TO THE WEST...RESULTED IN
ADDITIONAL SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ON THE 30TH.
THIS ACTIVITY OCCURRED ACROSS THE REGION SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 20.

FOR THE LAST 3 DAYS OF THE MONTH...THE AREA SOUTHEAST OF A LINE
FROM JUNCTION TO SAN SABA...ALONG WITH MOST OF THE BIG
COUNTRY...RECEIVED LESS THAN ONE HALF INCH OF RAIN FOR THIS
EVENT. TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN THE 1 TO 3 INCH RANGE WERE
COMMON ACROSS MUCH OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SECTIONS OF WEST
CENTRAL TEXAS. SCATTERED POCKETS ACROSS THE NORTHERN
HEARTLAND...CONCHO VALLEY AND NORTHERN EDWARDS PLATEAU RECEIVED
3 TO 5 INCHES OF RAINFALL. THE RAINFALL ACROSS CENTRAL AND
SOUTHERN SECTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS HELPED TO BRING SHORT
TERM RELIEF FROM THE DROUGHT CONDITIONS.

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