PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
938 PM CST TUE DEC 2 2003

...TEMPERATURES AVERAGED ABOVE NORMAL WHILE PRECIPITATION VARIED 
FROM BELOW TO ABOVE NORMAL IN NOVEMBER...

AT ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR NOVEMBER 
WAS 56.3 DEGREES. THIS WAS 2.6 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL AVERAGE 
TEMPERATURE OF 53.7 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR ABILENE IN 
NOVEMBER WAS 2.49 INCHES. THIS WAS 1.19 INCHES ABOVE THE MONTHLY 
NORMAL OF 1.30 INCHES.

AT SAN ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR 
NOVEMBER WAS 56.5 DEGREES. THIS WAS 2.5 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL 
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 54.0 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR SAN 
ANGELO IN NOVEMBER WAS 0.74 INCHES. THIS WAS 0.36 INCHES BELOW THE 
MONTHLY NORMAL OF 1.10 INCHES.


NOVEMBER 2003 WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS...

NOVEMBER BEGAN WITH A PERIOD OF DRY WEATHER AND ABOVE NORMAL 
TEMPERATURES...WITH HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S TO LOWER 80S. A STRONG 
COLD FRONT MOVED SOUTHWARD ACROSS WEST CENTRAL TEXAS LATE ON THE 4TH 
AND 5TH. COOL AND DAMP CONDITIONS WITH CLOUDY SKIES PERSISTED FOR A 
FEW DAYS FOLLOWING THE FRONTAL PASSAGE. THIS RESULTED IN HIGH 
TEMPERATURES ONLY IN THE 40S. A SERIES OF UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES 
ALSO MOVED ACROSS THE AREA...BRINGING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND 
THUNDERSTORMS. THE SHOWERS AND STORMS WERE MOST NUMEROUS ACROSS THE 
BIG COUNTRY WHERE SCATTERED LOCATIONS RECEIVED ONE TO TWO INCHES OF 
RAINFALL. FARTHER TO THE SOUTH THE AMOUNTS VARIED UNDER ONE INCH.

TEMPERATURES WARMED INTO THE 70S BEFORE THE NEXT COLD FRONTAL 
PASSAGE ON THE 12TH. ANOTHER PERIOD OF CLOUDY AND COOLER CONDITIONS 
FOLLOWED THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. A FEW SHOWERS OCCURRED BUT AMOUNTS 
WERE LESS THAN ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH. 

IN MID-NOVEMBER AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM BROUGHT SHOWERS AND A 
FEW THUNDERSTORMS EAST OF A SWEETWATER TO SAN ANGELO TO OZONA LINE 
ON THE 17TH. RAINFALL AMOUNTS FROM ONE HALF TO OVER AN INCH OCCURRED 
IN SOUTHERN AND EASTERN SECTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS...WITH LESS 
THAN ONE HALF INCH FARTHER NORTH AND WEST. A COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE ON 
THE 18TH WAS FOLLOWED BY STRONG GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS. A PEAK WIND 
GUST OF 46 MPH WAS RECORDED IN ABILENE...AND A 44 MPH GUST WAS 
RECORDED IN SAN ANGELO. HIGH PRESSURE WITH COLDER AIR SETTLED INTO 
TEXAS...AND THIS ALLOWED TEMPERATURES TO DIP INTO THE UPPER 20S TO 
MID 30S FOR LOWS ON THE 19TH. SEVERAL LOCATIONS RECORDED THEIR FIRST 
FREEZE OF THE AUTUMN SEASON...INCLUDING SAN ANGELO.

A WIDESPREAD HARD FREEZE OCCURRED THROUGHOUT WEST CENTRAL TEXAS LATE 
IN THE MONTH. FOLLOWING A STRONG COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE...A COLD HIGH 
PRESSURE SYSTEM SETTLED INTO THE REGION. LOW TEMPERATURES ON THE 
MORNING OF THE 24TH GENERALLY RANGED FROM THE MID TEENS TO MID 
TWENTIES. SAN ANGELO TIED A RECORD LOW OF 18 DEGREES (ORIGINALLY SET 
IN 1938).  

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