PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX 
402 PM CST SAT NOV 3 2001

...RAINFALL WAS BELOW NORMAL AND TEMPERATURES WERE SLIGHTLY BELOW
NORMAL ACROSS MOST OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS IN OCTOBER...

AT ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR OCTOBER
WAS 65.5 DEGREES. THIS WAS 0.9 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL AVERAGE OF 
66.4 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION WAS ONLY 0.49 INCH. THIS WAS 2.02  
INCHES BELOW THE MONTHLY NORMAL OF 2.51 INCHES. MORE THAN ONE 
INCH OF RAIN WAS RECORDED IN OTHER PARTS OF THE BIG COUNTRY DURING
THE MONTH. 

AT SAN ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR 
OCTOBER WAS 65.8 DEGREES. THIS WAS 0.4 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL 
AVERAGE OF 66.2 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION WAS 1.48 INCHES.
THIS WAS 0.92 INCH BELOW THE MONTHLY NORMAL OF 2.40 INCHES.    

RAINFALL WAS CLOSER TO NORMAL FOR THE MONTH OVER THE NORTHWEST HILL
COUNTRY...WHERE TOTALS OF 2 TO 2.5 INCHES WERE RECORDED. 

HIGH TEMPERATURES STAYED BELOW 90 DEGREES FOR ALL OF OCTOBER
AT ABILENE...SAN ANGELO...AND JUNCTION. AT ABILENE...A LOW 
TEMPERATURE OF 34 DEGREES ON THE 16TH TIED THE RECORD LOW FOR THE
DATE. 

...OCTOBER 2001 WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS...

AN ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN DURING THE FIRST HALF OF OCTOBER WAS
REPLACED BY A MUCH QUIETER PATTERN DURING THE SECOND HALF OF THE
MONTH.

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED ON THE EVENING OF THE
4TH. THE SHOWERS AND STORMS WERE MOST NUMEROUS OVER THE BIG 
COUNTRY.

A COUPLE OF SIGNIFICANT SEVERE WEATHER EPISODES OCCURRED ON THE 10TH
AND 12TH IN WEST CENTRAL TEXAS. 

NUMEROUS STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS WITH HAIL OCCURRED OVER THE 
NORTHERN HALF OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS ON THE 10TH...AS A STRONG UPPER
LEVEL DISTURBANCE AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT MOVED INTO THE REGION. 
THE MAJORITY OF STORMS WERE IN THE BIG COUNTRY. FLASH FLOODING WAS
REPORTED IN JONES COUNTY IN STAMFORD AND 5 MILES SOUTHEAST OF 
HAMLIN...AND IN THE SOUTHEASTERN PART OF HASKELL COUNTY...WHERE 2 TO
3 INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. LARGE HAIL... 
RANGING FROM NICKEL TO GOLFBALL SIZE...FELL AT NEARLY A DOZEN 
LOCATIONS. 

NUMEROUS STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS ALSO OCCURRED OVER MUCH OF THE 
REGION ON THE EVENING AND EARLY NIGHTTIME HOURS OF THE 12TH...DUE
TO THE INFLUENCE OF A STRONG UPPER LEVEL WEATHER SYSTEM AND COLD
FRONT. NICKEL TO GOLFBALL SIZE HAIL FELL AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS IN 
EASTERN SECTIONS OF THE REGION. WIND DAMAGE WAS REPORTED IN 
MCCULLOCH COUNTY AROUND BRADY. 

A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE TO A DRY PATTERN OCCURRED DURING THE SECOND 
HALF OF THE MONTH...AS HIGH PRESSURE AT THE SURFACE AND ALOFT 
DOMINATED THE WEATHER OVER WEST CENTRAL TEXAS. MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES...
LOW HUMIDITY AND SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES WERE TYPICAL
ACROSS THE REGION DURING THE LATTER HALF OF OCTOBER.
 

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