PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
1115 PM CDT THU APR 10 2008

...2ND WETTEST MARCH FOR SAN ANGELO AND 4TH WETTEST MARCH FOR
ABILENE...

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR MARCH WAS WELL ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS MUCH 
OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS. SOME LOCATIONS ACROSS FAR NORTHWESTERN...
FAR SOUTHWESTERN...AND FAR SOUTHEASTERN PARTS OF THE REGION 
RECEIVED NEAR NORMAL AMOUNTS HOWEVER. TEMPERATURES AVERAGED 
ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE MONTH. 

AT ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR
MARCH WAS 57.1 DEGREES. THIS WAS 0.7 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 56.4 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR
MARCH WAS 4.06 INCHES. THIS WAS 2.65 INCHES ABOVE THE MONTHLY
NORMAL OF 1.41 INCHES. THIS MARKS THE 4TH WETTEST MARCH ON
RECORD FOR ABILENE.

AT SAN ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR
MARCH WAS 59.2 DEGREES. THIS WAS 2.0 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 57.2 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR
MARCH WAS 4.64 INCHES. THIS WAS 3.65 INCHES ABOVE THE MONTHLY
NORMAL OF 0.99 INCHES. THIS MARKS THE 2ND WETTEST MARCH ON
RECORD FOR SAN ANGELO.


MARCH 2008 WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS...

THE WEATHER PATTERN WAS RATHER ACTIVE ACROSS THE REGION IN MARCH.

* 2ND AND 3RD

A POTENT STORM SYSTEM BROUGHT SEVERE WEATHER TO WEST CENTRAL TEXAS
FROM THE LATE EVENING OF THE 2ND TO THE POST-MIDNIGHT HOURS OF THE
3RD...THEN BROUGHT SOME WINTER WEATHER ON THE AFTERNOON OF THE 3RD.
AS THIS STORM SYSTEM DEVELOPED INTO NEW MEXICO...GUSTY SOUTH WNIDS
OCCURRED OUT AHEAD OF IT IN TEXAS. A PEAK WIND GUST OF 44 MPH WAS
RECORDED IN SAN ANGELO ON THE 2ND. 

THE APPROACH OF THE SYSTEM INTO AN UNSTABLE AIRMASS TRIGGERED 
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE BIG COUNTRY ON THE LATE EVENING 
OF THE 2ND. A SEVERE STORM PRODUCED QUARTER SIZE HAIL AT WOODSON 
(THROCKMORTON COUNTY). A PEAK WIND GUST OF 55 MPH WAS RECORDED AT 
THE ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORT. SHORTLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT...A LINE OF 
STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS RAPIDLY DEVELOPED OVER THE WESTERN CONCHO 
AND SOUTHWESTERN BIG COUNTRY BEFORE MOVING TO THE SOUTHEAST. NICKEL 
SIZE HAIL WAS REPORTED FROM THESE STORMS 1 MILE WEST OF COLEMAN...
AND IN BROWNWOOD. PENNY SIZE HAIL OCCURRED 5 MILES WEST OF BALLINGER. 
THE STORMS ALSO CONTAINED STRONG GUSTY WINDS OF 45 TO 55 MPH. PEAK
WIND GUSTS INCLUDED 51 MPH AT SAN ANGELO AND 45 MPH AT JUNCTION. 

RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE HALF TO ONE INCH OCCURRED FROM THIS 
SYSTEM ACROSS PARTS OF THE CONCHO VALLEY...EASTERN AND SOUTHERN
BIG COUNTRY...AND HEARTLAND. AS THE STORM SYSTEM WITH COLD AIR
TRACKED INTO THE BIG COUNTRY ON THE 3RD...SNOW SHOWERS OCCURRED ON
THE AFTERNOON OF THE 3RD ACROSS THE BIG COUNTRY. WITH A WARM
GROUND AND TEMPERATURES A FEW DEGREES ABOVE FREEZING HOWEVER...
ONLY BRIEF MINOR ACCUMULATIONS OCCURRED.

* 6TH

ANOTHER WINTER PRECIPITATION EVENT OCCURRED ON THE 6TH. AFTER A 
COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE ON THE 5TH...COLDER AIR FILTERED SOUTH INTO 
WEST CENTRAL TEXAS. TEMPERATURES HOVERED IN THE 30S THROUGH THE 
DAY ON THE 6TH. A VIGOROUS UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE DEVELOPED INTO 
NEW MEXICO BY THE MORNING OF THE 6TH...BEFORE TRACKING EAST INTO 
TEXAS. WITH THE APPROACH OF THIS SYSTEM...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS 
WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY PRECIPITATION DEVELOPED ACROSS THE REGION 
EAST OF A LINE FROM HASKELL TO MERTZON TO OZONA. 

RAIN WAS MIXED WITH SLEET IN THE CONCHO VALLEY AROUND SAN ANGELO. 
ACROSS THE NORTHERN CONCHO VALLEY AND NORTHERN HEARTLAND...A MIX
OF RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW OCCURRED. ACCUMULATION OF THE WINTRY
PRECIPITATION WAS LIGHT ACROSS THE CONCHO VALLEY AND NORTHERN 
HEARTLAND. THE PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE BIG COUNTRY WAS MOSTLY IN
THE FORM OF SNOW. UP TO AN INCH OF SNOW ACCUMULATION WAS REPORTED
AROUND ABILENE. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL OF 2-3 INCHES OCCURRED 
ACROSS THROCKMORTON...SHACKELFORD AND CALLAHAN COUNTIES.   

* 9TH AND 10TH

A SEVERE WEATHER EVENT FROM THE EVENING HOURS OF THE 9TH TO THE 
POST-MIDNIGHT HOURS OF THE 10TH. WITH THE APPROACH OF A STRONG
UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE ALONG WITH A FRONTAL BOUNDARY ACROSS
WEST-CENTRAL TEXAS...STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED.
THE COVERAGE OF STORMS WAS GREATEST ACROSS THE BIG COUNTRY...
AND ACROSS THE REGION SOUTHEAST OF A LINE FROM BROWNWOOD TO SAN
ANGELO TO SONORA. A NUMBER OF STORMS CONTAINED LARGE HAIL. THE
LARGEST REPORTED WAS GOLF BALL SIZE...AT ROSCOE (NOLAN COUNTY)...
TUSCOLA AND LAWN (BOTH IN TAYLOR COUNTY). IN ALL...A TOTAL OF 21
LARGE HAIL REPORTS WERE RECEIVED FOR THIS EVENT. AT ABILENE...A
PEAK WIND GUST OF 45 MPH WAS RECORDED ON THE 9TH.

SCATTERED LOCATIONS ACROSS THE BIG COUNTRY AND SOUTHERN HEARTLAND
RECEIVED OVER AN INCH OF RAINFALL FOR THIS EVENT. ONE HALF TO ONE
INCH AMOUNTS OCCURRED ACROSS LARGER PORTIONS OF THESE AREAS.    

VERY WARM AND WINDY CONDITIONS OCCURRED ON THE 14TH...FOLLOWING A
DRYLINE PASSAGE ACROSS WEST CENTRAL TEXAS. SAN ANGELO RECORDED A
PEAK WIND GUST OF 40 MPH FROM THE WEST. HIGH TEMPERATURES REACHED 
THE UPPER 80S TO LOWER 90S ACROSS THE REGION...AND RELATIVE 
HUMIDITY VALUES DROPPED INTO THE 5 TO 15 PERCENT RANGE.

* 17TH AND 18TH

A SEVERE WEATHER AND HEAVY RAIN EVENT OCCURRED ON THE 17TH AND 18TH.
THE APPROACH OF A STRONG UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM FROM NORTHERN
MEXICO INTO AN UNSTABLE AIRMASS...ALONG WITH A DRYLINE AND COLD 
FRONT ENTERING THE REGION...SET THE STAGE FOR SEVERE WEATHER. A
TORNADO WAS SIGHTED 4 MILES WEST OF MARYNEAL (NOLAN COUNTY) FROM
ONE OF THE STORMS WHICH DEVELOPED ON THE AFTERNOON OF THE 17TH.
 
NUMEROUS STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS OCCURRED FROM THE EVENING OF THE
17TH INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF THE 18TH. A TORNADO WAS ALSO 
REPORTED 5 MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF SILVER VALLEY (COLEMAN COUNTY).
WIND DAMAGE WAS REPORTED 1 MILE WEST OF ABILENE (POWER POLES BLOWN
DOWN)...WHILE POWER LINES WERE BLOWN DOWN 6 MILES NORTH OF BRONTE
(COKE COUNTY). OTHER STORMS PRODUCED LARGE HAIL...GENERALLY RANGING
IN SIZE FROM PENNY TO QUARTER SIZE. THE LARGEST HAIL REPORTED WAS
GOLFBALL SIZE AT LOWAKE (CONCHO COUNTY). IN ALL...A TOTAL OF 17
SEVERE WEATHER REPORTS WERE RECEIVED FOR THIS EVENT.

IN ADDITION TO THE SEVERE WEATHER...HEAVY RAIN ALSO OCCURRED WITH
THIS SYSTEM. THE COVERAGE OF SHOWERS AND STORMS WAS WIDESPREAD 
DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS OF THE 17TH AND 18TH...AND ADDITIONAL 
WIDESPREAD SHOWER ACTIVITY OCCURRED AS THE STORM SYSTEM ENTERED
WEST CENTRAL TEXAS ON THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING OF THE 18TH. 
TOTAL RAINFALL FROM THIS EVENT WAS IN THE RANGE OF 1 TO 3 INCHES
ACROSS MOST OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS...WITH SCATTERED POCKETS OF 3 TO
4 INCH AMOUNTS. SOME STREET FLOODING WAS REPORTED IN ABILENE AND
SAN ANGELO...AND TO A LOW WATER CROSSING NEAR THE SCHLEICHER AND 
IRION COUNTY BORDER. DESPITE THE FLOODING...THIS RAINFALL WAS 
BENEFICIAL TO THE REGION...AS IT HELPED TO BRING SHORT-TERM RELIEF 
TO THE DROUGHT CONDITIONS.       

* 22ND AND 23RD

ON EASTER WEEKEND...NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED...
AND WERE FOLLOWED BY MUCH COOLER TEMPERATURES. WITH THE PROXIMITY 
OF A WEAK FRONTAL BOUNDARY AND A WEAK UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE...
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED ON THE EVENING AND
EARLY NIGHTTIME HOURS OF THE 22ND. MOST OF THESE WERE ALONG AND
SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 20. A CLUSTER OF STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS 
TRACKED FROM STERLING COUNTY SOUTHEAST ACROSS SAN ANGELO TO JUST
NORTH OF JUNCTION. THESE STORMS PRODUCED NICKEL TO QUARTER SIZE
HAIL AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS. STRONG WINDS FROM THE STORMS BLEW A 
CARPORT ONTO SOME VEHICLES IN KIMBLE COUNTY...6 MILES NORTHEAST 
OF JUNCTION. A PEAK WIND GUST OF 47 MPH WAS RECORDED AT SAN ANGELO.
SCATTERED LOCATIONS SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 20 AND NORTH OF INTERETATE
10 RECEIVED ONE HALF TO ONE INCH OF RAINFALL. OTHERWISE...THE 
AMOUNTS VARIED UNDER ONE HALF INCH. 

ADDITIONAL SHOWERS OCCURRED ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SECTIONS
OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS ON THE 23RD. MUCH COOLER AIR INVADED THE
REGION ON EASTER WEEKEND. HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE 75 TO 80 
DEGREE RANGE ON THE 22ND. WITH CLOUDY SKIES...RAIN SHOWERS AND 
SOMEWHAT GUSTY NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS...TEMPERATURES ON THE 23RD
STRUGGLED TO RECOVER INTO THE 50 TO 55 DEGREE RANGE FOR HIGHS.

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