PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
700 AM CDT SUN JUN 8 2003

...PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW NORMAL WHILE TEMPERATURES AVERAGED ABOVE 
NORMAL FOR WEST CENTRAL TEXAS IN MAY...

MAY IS TYPICALLY A VERY ACTIVE SEVERE WEATHER MONTH IN WEST CENTRAL 
TEXAS. NUMEROUS SEVERE WEATHER EVENTS OCCURRED IN MAY OF THIS YEAR. 
STORM AND RAINFALL COVERAGE...HOWEVER...WAS SCATTERED.

AT ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR MAY WAS 
74.6 DEGREES. THIS WAS 1.8 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL AVERAGE 
TEMPERATURE OF 72.8 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR MAY WAS 1.69 
INCHES. THIS WAS 1.14 INCHES BELOW THE MONTHLY NORMAL OF 2.83 
INCHES. 

AT SAN ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR MAY WAS 
77.1 DEGREES. THIS WAS 4.0 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL AVERAGE 
TEMPERATURE OF 73.1 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR MAY WAS 1.07 
INCHES. THIS WAS 2.02 INCHES BELOW THE MONTHLY NORMAL OF 3.09 
INCHES. A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 105 DEGREES WAS TIED IN SAN 
ANGELO ON THE 19TH. 


MAY 2003 WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS...

ON MAY 1ST AND 2ND...WITH A VERY UNSTABLE AIRMASS AND A DRYLINE IN 
THE REGION...SCATTERED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED. ON MAY 1ST THE 
STORMS OCCURRED OVER THE SOUTHERN HEARTLAND AND NORTHWEST HILL 
COUNTRY. LARGE HAIL UP TO GOLFBALL SIZE OCCURRED AT SEVERAL 
LOCATIONS. THE LARGEST HAIL OF BASEBALL SIZE WAS REPORTED AT MASON. 
LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN CAUSED STREET FLOODING IN MASON. ON THE 2ND THE 
STRONGEST STORMS OCCURRED EAST OF A LINE FROM ALBANY TO EDEN. 
BASEBALL SIZE HAIL BROKE NUMEROUS WINDOWS IN DOOLE (NORTHWEST 
MCCULLOCH COUNTY). BASEBALL SIZE HAIL WAS ALSO REPORTED 4 MILES 
NORTHWEST OF BRADY. NUMEROUS OTHER REPORTS OF LARGE HAIL WERE 
RECEIVED...FROM NICKEL TO GOLFBALL SIZE. WIND DAMAGE TO POWER POLES 
OCCURRED SEVERAL MILES EAST OF BRADY. 

ISOLATED SEVERE STORMS BROUGHT GOLFBALL SIZE HAIL DURING THE EARLY 
MORNING HOURS TO ALBANY ON THE 3RD...AND JUST EAST OF ELDORADO ON 
THE 6TH. 

ON THE EVENING OF THE 3RD...A TORNADIC THUNDERSTORM TRACKED EASTWARD 
ACROSS HASKELL COUNTY. A MULTIPLE VORTEX TORNADO WAS REPORTED 8 
MILES SOUTH OF THE TOWN OF HASKELL...AND A LARGE TORNADO MOVED OVER 
LAKE STAMFORD (ABOUT 10 MILES SOUTHEAST OF HASKELL). THIS 
SIGNIFICANT TORNADO OCCURRED IN A RURAL AREA. BASEBALL TO SOFTBALL 
SIZE HAIL OCCURRED WITH THIS TORNADIC STORM SEVERAL MILES SOUTH OF 
HASKELL. 

WITH A VERY UNSTABLE AIRMASS...ISOLATED SEVERE STORMS OCCURRED IN 
THE BIG COUNTRY ON THE EVENING OF THE 7TH. A LARGE SUPERCELL SEVERE 
STORM TRACKED EASTWARD FROM SWEETWATER ACROSS FAR SOUTHERN JONES AND 
SHACKELFORD COUNTIES INTO FAR NORTHEASTERN CALLAHAN COUNTY. THIS 
STORM PRODUCED GOLFBALL SIZE HAIL AROUND HAWLEY...AND 70 TO 80 MPH 
WINDS ABOUT 10 MILES EAST OF HAWLEY. THE STORM PRODUCED A TORNADO IN 
CALLAHAN COUNTY 7 MILES NORTHEAST OF BAIRD. THE TORNADO DESTROYED AN 
OLD SCHOOL BUILDING AND DOWNED POWER LINES. THE STORM ALSO DROPPED 
SOFTBALL SIZE HAIL WHICH BROKE CAR WINDOWS A COUPLE OF MILES NORTH 
OF PUTNAM. ANOTHER SEVERE STORM BROUGHT NICKEL SIZE HAIL TO SAGERTON 
IN SOUTHWESTERN HASKELL COUNTY. 

SEVERAL SEVERE STORMS OCCURRED ACROSS THE BIG COUNTRY FROM THE 
EVENING OF THE 15TH UNTIL JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT OF THE 16TH. A TORNADO 
TRACKED EASTWARD...FROM ABOUT 7 MILES NORTH OF BAIRD TO NEAR MORAN. 
THIS TORNADO AFFECTED RURAL AREAS...BUT CAUSED SOME DAMAGE ALONG ITS 
PATH. GOLFBALL SIZE HAIL OCCURRED NEAR ROTAN. 

OTHER ISOLATED SEVERE STORMS OCCURRED IN THE BIG COUNTRY ON THE 16TH 
AND THE 19TH...AND IN THE CONCHO VALLEY ON THE 19TH. 

MUCH COOLER AIR FOLLOWED THE PASSAGE OF A STRONG COLD FRONT IN THE 
MIDDLE OF MAY. HIGH TEMPERATURES OF 100 TO 105 DEGREES ON THE 19TH 
WERE REPLACED BY HIGHS IN THE 60S NORTH AND CENTRAL...AND 70S TO 
LOWER 80S SOUTH...FOLLOWING THE FRONTAL PASSAGE.

ON THE EVENING OF THE 25TH...SEVERE STORMS PRODUCED NICKEL SIZE HAIL 
JUST NORTHEAST OF SAN ANGELO...AND WINDS DOWNED POWER POLES IN 
OZONA. VERY HEAV RAIN OCCURRED IN CROCKETT AND SUTTON COUNTIES... 
CAUSING LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING. 

ADDITIONAL STORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN CAUSED FLASH FLOODING IN SONORA 
AND 5 MILES SOUTHEAST OF ELDORADO.

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