PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
725 AM CDT TUE APR 3 2007

...3RD WETTEST MARCH ON RECORD FOR ABILENE AND SAN ANGELO...

TEMPERATURES AVERAGED ABOVE NORMAL WHILE PRECIPITATION WAS
WELL ABOVE NORMAL IN MARCH. TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS IN
THE 3 TO 6 INCH RANGE ACROSS MUCH OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS. FOR
MOST OF THE AREA...THIS MONTHLY AMOUNT WAS BETWEEN 2 AND 5
TIMES ABOVE THE NORMAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION.

AT ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR
MARCH WAS 61.1 DEGREES. THIS WAS 4.7 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 56.4 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR
MARCH WAS 4.28 INCHES. THIS WAS 2.87 INCHES ABOVE THE MONTHLY
NORMAL OF 1.41 INCHES. THIS MARKS THE 3RD WETTEST MARCH ON
RECORD FOR ABILENE.

AT SAN ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR
MARCH WAS 61.2 DEGREES. THIS WAS 4.0 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 57.2 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR
MARCH WAS 3.86 INCHES. THIS WAS 2.87 INCHES ABOVE THE MONTHLY
NORMAL OF 0.99 INCHES. THIS MARKS THE 3RD WETTEST MARCH ON
RECORD FOR SAN ANGELO.


MARCH 2007 WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS...

A FEW HEAVY RAIN EVENTS OCCURRED IN MARCH...WITH WIDESPREAD
COVERAGE OF THE PRECIPITAION. THIS WAS BROUGHT ABOUT BY A FEW
STORM SYSTEMS...WHICH TRACKED INTO THE REGION FROM THE
SOUTHWESTERN STATES AND NORTHERN MEXICO.

A STRONG UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE AND COLD FRONT MOVED INTO
THE REGION AND BROUGHT NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS ON THE 11TH.
SEVERAL SEVERE STORMS AFFECTED THE CONCHO VALLEY AND
HEARTLAND. WINDS TO 70 MPH DOWNED TREES JUST WEST OF
ROBERT LEE. THE MAJORITY OF SEVERE WEATHER REPORTS WERE
LARGE HAIL...RANGING FROM PENNY TO QUARTER SIZE. HEAVY
RAIN ALSO ACCOMPANIED THE STORMS...AND RAINFALL AMOUNTS
OF 1 TO 2.5 INCHES OCCURRED ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA
NORTHEAST OF A LINE FROM STERLING CITY TO BALLINGER TO
JUNCTION.

WIDESPREAD COVERAGE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED
ACROSS WEST CENTRAL TEXAS ON THE 25TH AND 26TH...AS A STORM
SYSTEM SLOWLY TRACKED INTO THE AREA FROM NORTHERN MEXICO.
RAINFALL OF 1 TO 3 INCHES WAS COMMON ACROSS THE REGION
SOUTH OF INTERESTATE 20...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.
THE HEAVY RAIN CAUSED FLOODING OF A FEW HIGHWAYS IN
MCCULLOCH COUNTY.

THE APPROACH OF ANOTHER UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM FROM THE
WEST...ALONG WITH A FRONTAL SYSTEM IN THE AREA...BROUGHT A
COUPLE OF ADDITIONAL ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ON
THE 29TH AND 30TH. NUMEROUS SEVERE STORMS OCCURRED ON THE
30TH. WINDS FROM A POSSIBLE TORNADO OVERTURNED A COUPLE OF
TRUCKS ON INTERSTATE 20 NEAR SWEETWATER. THE LARGEST HAIL
WAS TENNIS BALL SIZE...WHICH OCCURRED AT CROSS PLAINS
(CALLAHAN COUNTY). GOLFBALL SIZE HAIL OCCURRED IN CROCKETT...
BROWN...AND COLEMAN COUNTIES. VERY HEAVY RAINFALL CAUSED
CONSIDERABLE STREET FLOODING IN ABILENE...AND A FEW ROADS
WERE FLOODED IN COLEMAN COUNTY. IN ADDITION...A FEW ROADS
AND LOW WATER CROSSINGS IN CROCKETT AND SCHLEICHER COUNTY
WERE ALSO FLOODED. IN ALL...A TOTAL OF 35 REPORTS OF SEVERE
WEATHER AND FLOODING WERE RECEIVED FOR THIS EVENT.

RAINFALL FROM THIS EVENT OF 1 TO 3 INCHES OCCURRED ACROSS
MUCH OF THE AREA NORTH OF A LINE FROM OZONA TO MASON. A FEW
LOCATIONS EAST AND SOUTHEAST OF ABILENE RECEIVED OVER 3
INCHES OF RAIN.

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