JUNE 2011 WEATHER SUMMARY FOR WEST-CENTRAL TEXAS

...WARMEST JUNE ON RECORD AT SAN ANGELO...

...2ND WARMEST JUNE ON RECORD AT ABILENE...

JUNE...ON AVERAGE...IS ONE OF THE WETTEST MONTHS OF THE YEAR
FOR WEST CENTRAL TEXAS. THIS YEAR HOWEVER...PRECIPITATION FOR
THE MONTH WAS MUCH BELOW NORMAL ACROSS NEARLY ALL OF WEST
CENTRAL TEXAS. MOST OF THE PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH OCCURRED
ON JUST ONE DAY (EITHER THE 20TH OR 21ST). MULTI-SENSOR
INFORMATION INDICATES THAT SOME POCKETS ACROSS THE BIG COUNTRY
NORTH AND WEST OF ABILENE...AND IN THE NORTHERN EDWARDS PLATEAU
SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 10...LIKELY RECEIVED NO RAINFALL IN JUNE.    

AT ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR
JUNE WAS 87.6 DEGREES. THIS WAS 7.8 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 79.8 DEGREES. THIS MARKS THE 2ND WARMEST
JUNE ON RECORD FOR ABILENE. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR JUNE WAS
0.93 INCHES. THIS WAS 2.13 INCHES BELOW THE MONTHLY NORMAL OF
3.06 INCHES.

AT SAN ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR
JUNE WAS 88.6 DEGREES. THIS WAS 9.4 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 79.2 DEGREES. THIS MARKS THE WARMEST
JUNE ON RECORD FOR SAN ANGELO. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR JUNE WAS
0.46 INCHES. THIS WAS 2.06 INCHES BELOW THE MONTHLY NORMAL OF
2.52 INCHES.

THE NUMBER OF DAYS IN JUNE WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES OF 100 DEGREES
OR MORE INCLUDE...26 AT SAN ANGELO...19 AT ABILENE...AND 15 AT
JUNCTION.


JUNE 2011 WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS...

A SMALL AREA OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MOVED EAST INTO THE
BIG COUNTRY BEFORE DISSIPATING...ON THE LATE EVENING OF THE 8TH.
RAINFALL AMOUNTS WERE LESS THAN ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH.

VERY HOT TEMPERATURES OCCURRED THROUGH THE FIRST 19 DAYS OF
THE MONTH WITH AN UPPER LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE
REGION. DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE OVER 100 DEGREES ACROSS
THE REGION ON MOST OF THOSE DAYS.

RECORD HEAT OCCURRED ON SEVERAL DAYS AT ABILENE AND SAN ANGELO.
AT ABILENE...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE SET ON THE 13TH...
14TH...17TH...18TH...AND 19TH. RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURES
WERE SET ON THE 14TH...15TH...17TH...18TH...AND 19TH...AND TIED
ON THE 8TH.

AT SAN ANGELO...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE SET ON THE 17TH
AND 19TH...AND TIED ON THE 14TH...18TH AND 25TH. RECORD WARM
LOW TEMPERATURES WERE SET ON THE 16TH THROUGH THE 19TH.

ABILENE RECORDED 2 DAYS WITH LOW TEMPERATURES OF 80 DEGREES OR
MORE IN JUNE...WHILE SAN ANGELO RECORDED 3 SUCH DAYS. THE
OCCURRENCE OF LOW TEMPERATURES OF 80 DEGREES OR ABOVE IS
RELATIVELY RARE IN WEST CENTRAL TEXAS.

WITH THE PERSISTENT VERY HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS DURING THE
MONTH...A NUMBER OF GRASS AND BRUSH FIRES OCCURRED.

THE DOS AMIGOS AND WHITE HAT FIRES WERE THE LARGEST OF THE
WILDFIRES.

THE DOS AMIGOS FIRE BURNED OVER 19000 ACRES IN FAR NORTHWESTERN
COKE AND NORTHEASTERN STERLING COUNTIES. SEVERAL STRUCTURES
WERE DAMAGED WITH AT LEAST ONE DEER CAMP AND NUMEROUS VEHICLES
DESTROYED. A GAS PLANT REPORTEDLY HAD MINIMAL DAMAGE.

THE WHITE HAT FIRE BURNED OVER 71000 ACRES IN SOUTHERN NOLAN
AND EXTREME NORTHERN COKE COUNTIES. SIXTEEN STRUCTURES AND
SEVERAL VEHICLES WERE LOST IN THIS FIRE. A POWER SUBSTATION
WAS HEAVILY DAMAGED...AND NUMEROUS POWER POLES WERE ALSO
BURNED.

OTHER SMALLER WILDFIRES OCCURRED IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES: 
SHACKELFORD...THROCKMORTON...NOLAN...JONES...CROCKETT...AND
TOM GREEN. IN ADDITION...LIGHTNING INDUCED WILDFIRES OCCURRED
IN THROCKMORTON AND STERLING COUNTIES. 

ON THE EVENING OF THE 18TH...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED
ALONG A DRYLINE AND AFFECTED PARTS OF THE NORTHERN CONCHO VALLEY
AND BIG COUNTRY. SEVERE STORMS WITH DAMAGING WINDS AFFECTED THE
EAST SIDE OF ABILENE AND THE TOWN OF WINGATE ON THE EVENING OF
THE 18TH. ESTIMATED 70 MPH WINDS SNAPPED LARGE DIAMETER TREES
AND POWER POLES...AND OVERTURNED STORAGE UNITS. A WIND GUST TO
62 MPH IN WINGATE DOWNED TREE LIMBS. SCATTERED LOCATIONS
RECEIVED ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF INCH OF RAINFALL...WITH A FEW
HIGHER AMOUNTS.

STRONGER SOUTH WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 19TH AND 20TH. SAN ANGELO
RECORDED PEAK WIND GUSTS OF 45 MPH ON THE 19TH AND 46 MPH ON THE
20TH. AT ABILENE A PEAK WIND GUST OF 43 MPH WAS RECORDED ON THE
19TH...WHILE THE PEAK WIND GUST AT JUNCTION ON THAT DATE WAS 40
MPH.

A TEMPORARY CHANGE AND BRIEF REPRIEVE IN THE PATTERN OCCURRED
WHEN THE UPPER LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WEAKENED AND SHIFT OUT
OF THE REGION ON THE 20TH-22ND. SCATTERED STRONG TO SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED JUST AHEAD OF A DRYLINE AND AFFECTED
NORTHEASTERN PARTS OF THE BIG COUNTRY ON THE EVENING OF THE
20TH. ONE OF THE STORMS PRODUCED A FUNNEL CLOUD NEAR WOODSON
(THROCKMORTON COUNTY) WHICH DEVELOPED AND DISSIPATED SEVERAL
TIMES. ALSO IN THROCKMORTON COUNTY...TENNIS BALL SIZE HAIL WAS
REPORTED 2 MILES NORTH OF WOODSON...AND GOLFBALL SIZE HAIL
COVERED THE GROUND IN ELBERT.

LATER THAT NIGHT...AS A COLD FRONT MOVED SOUTH INTO WEST CENTRAL
TEXAS...A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS RAPIDLY DEVELOPED AND
INTENSIFIED ACROSS EASTERN PARTS OF THE BIG COUNTRY. THIS LINE
OF STORMS PRODUCED CONTAINED STRONG WINDS...AND A PEAK GUST TO
78 MPH WAS MEASURED AT DYESS AIR FORCE BASE. DAMAGING WINDS
OCCURRED IN THE ABILENE AREA. WIND DAMAGE WAS ALSO REPORTED IN
THE TOWNS OF VIEW AND BUFFALO GAP (TAYLOR COUNTY). THE ABILENE
REGIONAL AIRPORT RECORDED A PEAK WIND GUST OF 54 MPH FROM THE
LINE OF STORMS.  

THE COLD FRONT STALLED ACROSS THE NORTHERN CONCHO VALLEY AND
NORTHERN HEARTLAND ON THE 21ST. A BAND OF THUNDERSTORMS
DEVELOPED ON THE EVENING OF THE 21ST BEFORE MOVING SOUTH TOWARD
INTERSTATE 10. A NUMBER OS SEVERE STORMS WERE SEVERE WITH LARGE
HAIL AND STRONG WINDS. THE LARGEST HAIL REPORTS INCLUDED HEN
EGG SIZE 6 MILES SOUTHEAST OF SANTA ANNA (COLEMAN COUNTY) AND
GOLFBALL SIZE 1 MILE WEST OF BLACKWELL (NOLAN COUNTY). THE STORM
IN COLEMAN COUNTY ALSO CONTAINED 60-70 MPH WINDS WHICH CAUSED
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO VEGETATION. A WIND GUST OF 62 MPH WAS
RECORDED 7 MILES NORTHWEST OF SAN ANGELO...AND THE PEAK WIND
GUST AT THE SAN ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT REACHED 46 MPH. JUNCTION
RECORDED A PEAK WIND GUST OF 56 MPH WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THE
STORMS. A TOTAL OF 11 SEVERE WEATHER REPORTS WERE RECEIVED FOR
THIS EVENT. 

FROM THE STORMS ON THE 20TH AND 21ST...RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE
HALF TO ONE INCH OCCURRED ACROSS A SIZEABLE PORTION OF THE
AREA BETWEEN INTERSTATE 20 TO THE NORTH AND INTERSTATE 10 TO
SHT SOUTH. SCATTERED LOCATIONS ACROSS THIS SAME AREA RECEIVED
MORE THAN ONE INCH. THE LARGEST AMOUNTS...BETWEEN 1.5 AND 3
INCHES...OCCURRED AT A FEW LOCATIONS ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN BIG
COUNTRY AND NORTHERN HEARTLAND.

THE FOLLOWING DAY ON THE 22ND...SOME CLOUD COVER HELPED TO LIMIT
HIGH TEMPERATURES TO THE 90S ON THE 22ND. DRY AND HOTTER
CONDITIONS RETURNED BY THE LAST WEEK OF THE MONTH...AS AN UPPER
LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM EXPANDED EAST INTO TEXAS AND THE
SOUTHERN PLAINS AND REMAINED OVER THE REGION. WITH THIS PATTERN
DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES REACHED OR EXCEEDED 100 DEGREES ACROSS
MOST/ALL OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS.

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