PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
315 PM CST FRI DEC 1 2000

...4TH COOLEST NOVEMBER FOR SAN ANGELO AND 6TH COOLEST FOR ABILENE...
...8TH WETTEST NOVEMBER FOR SAN ANGELO AND 10TH WETTEST FOR ABILENE... 

WEST CENTRAL TEXAS EXPERIENCED COOLER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL CONDITIONS 
DURING MUCH OF NOVEMBER. 

NOVEMBER 2000 WAS THE 4TH COOLEST ON RECORD IN SAN ANGELO AND 6TH COOLEST IN
ABILENE. AT ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR NOVEMBER 
WAS 48.1 DEGREES. THIS WAS 6.8 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 
OF 54.9 DEGREES. AT SAN ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR
NOVEMBER WAS 49.1 DEGREES. THIS WAS 6.3 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL AVERAGE 
TEMPERATURE OF 55.4 DEGREES.   

THE NOVEMBER PRECIPITATION FOR BOTH ABILENE AND SAN ANGELO RANKED AMONG THE 
TOP 10 ON RECORD. AT ABILENE...THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR NOVEMBER WAS 
2.92 INCHES. THIS WAS 1.44 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL...AND RANKS AS THE 10TH 
WETTEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD. AT SAN ANGELO...THE NOVEMBER TOTAL PRECIPITATION
WAS 3.08 INCHES. THIS WAS 2.00 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL...AND WAS THE 8TH WETTEST 
NOVEMBER ON RECORD. 


...NOVEMBER 2000 WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS...

THE ACTIVE AND WET WEATHER PATTERN WHICH DOMINATED THE WEST-CENTRAL 
TEXAS WEATHER IN OCTOBER CONTINUED IN NOVEMBER...BUT A DRIER AND MORE 
TRANQUIL PATTERN DEVELOPED LATE IN THE MONTH. 

WINTER WEATHER MADE AN EARLY APPEARANCE...AS AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM
BROUGHT SNOWFALL TO MUCH OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS ON THE 8TH. THE MEASURABLE 
SNOW FELL GENERALLY WEST OF A LINE FROM ALBANY TO EDEN TO SONORA. THE 
HEAVIEST SNOWFALL OF 5 TO 8 INCHES FELL OVER THE WESTERN BIG COUNTRY. SAN 
ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT RECORDED 3 INCHES OF SNOW...AND ABILENE REPORTED
3.5 INCHES. FOR SAN ANGELO...THE MEASURABLE SNOW ON THE 8TH TIED A RECORD FOR
THE EARLIEST DATE IN THE SEASON WHEN MEASURABLE SNOW FELL. WITH THE WARM 
GROUND AND TEMPERATURES ABOVE FREEZING...THE SNOW QUICKLY MELTED BY LATE 
AFTERNOON ACROSS THE REGION. 

SEVERAL SEVERE STORMS OCCURRED ON THE AFTERNOON OF THE 2ND. THE STORMS
OCCURRED EAST OF A LINE FROM SWEETWATER TO SAN ANGELO TO SONORA. SEVERAL 
STORMS PRODUCED LARGE HAIL RANGING FROM DIME TO GOLFBALL SIZE. IN ADDITION...
WIND DAMAGE WAS REPORTED IN MASON. 

EXTENSIVE FLOODING OCCURRED ON THE 3RD OVER THE HEARTLAND AND NORTHWEST HILL
COUNTRY...AS AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM AND ABUNDANT MOISTURE COMBINED TO 
PRODUCE VERY HEAVY RAIN OVER THE REGION. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES 
OCCURRED...WITH JUNCTION RECEIVING 5.20 INCHES. NUMEROUS ROADS WERE FLOODED.
RIVER FLOODING OCCURRED ALONG THE SAN SABA AND LLANO RIVERS...AND ALONG THE
COLORADO RIVER NEAR SAN SABA.  

ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM MOVED INTO WEST CENTRAL TEXAS ON THE 5TH...BRINGING 
THUNDERSTORMS AND MORE HEAVY RAIN. MOST OF THE HEAVY RAIN FELL EAST OF A 
LINE FROM ALBANY TO SONORA. THE HEAVIEST RAIN FELL EAST OF A BROWNWOOD TO
JUNCTION LINE...WHERE 2 TO 4 INCHES OCCURRED. WITH THE GROUND ALREADY 
SATURATED...THIS CAUSED ADDITIONAL ROAD FLOODING...WITH RIVER FLOODING ALONG
THE SAN SABA RIVER. 

ON THE 16TH AND 18TH...RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE HALF TO ONE INCH OCCURRED ON 
EACH OF THESE DAYS IN THE NORTHWEST HILL COUNTRY.  

FROM THE AFTERNOON OF THE 22ND THROUGH THE 23RD...AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM
BROUGHT RAIN TO MUCH OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS...ALONG WITH SCATTERED 
THUNDERSTORMS ON THE EVENING OF THE 23RD. THE HEAVIEST RAIN FROM THIS SYSTEM
FELL OVER EASTERN HASKELL AND THROCKMORTON COUNTIES...WHERE 2 TO 3 INCHES 
WERE REPORTED. ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN FELL AT NUMEROUS LOCATIONS ACROSS
THE BIG COUNTRY. ON THE EVENING OF THE 23RD...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS 
DEVELOPED ALONG A LINE FROM ABILENE TO SAN ANGELO...AND MOVED EAST. 
THESE STORMS PRODUCED PEA SIZED HAIL IN ABILENE AND SAN ANGELO.  

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