PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
237 AM CDT SUN NOV 2 2003

...PRECIPITATION VARIED FROM ABOVE TO BELOW NORMAL AND TEMPERATURES 
AVERAGED SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL IN OCTOBER...

OCTOBER PRECIPITATION WAS MOSTLY ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS CENTRAL AND 
SOUTHERN SECTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS. IN THE BIG COUNTRY THE 
MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS GENERALLY BELOW NORMAL.

AT ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR OCTOBER 
WAS 66.7 DEGREES. THIS WAS 0.7 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL AVERAGE 
TEMPERATURE OF 66.0 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR ABILENE IN 
OCTOBER WAS 1.81 INCHES. THIS WAS 1.09 INCHES BELOW THE MONTHLY 
NORMAL OF 2.90 INCHES. 

AT SAN ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR OCTOBER 
WAS 66.2 DEGREES. THIS WAS 0.8 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL AVERAGE 
TEMPERATURE OF 65.4 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR SAN ANGELO IN 
OCTOBER WAS 3.38 INCHES. THIS WAS 0.81 INCHES ABOVE THE MONTHLY 
NORMAL OF 2.57 INCHES.


OCTOBER 2003 WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS...

A SIGNIFICANT WET PERIOD OCCURRED FROM THE 5TH TO 12TH OF OCTOBER IN 
WEST CENTRAL TEXAS. A SERIES OF UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES...ALONG 
WITH TROPICAL MOISTURE...HAD MOVED INTO THE REGION. THIS SETUP 
BROUGHT SEVERAL EPISODES OF RAIN AND SHOWERS WITH A FEW 
THUNDERSTORMS. THE RAIN COVERAGE WAS WIDESPREAD...ALTHOUGH MOST OF 
THE RAIN FELL SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 20.

RAINFALL TOTALS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES OCCURRED ACROSS MUCH OF THE CENTRAL 
AND SOUTHERN SECTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS. IN THE BIG COUNTRY THE 
HEAVIEST RAINFALL OF 1 TO 2 INCHES FELL IN THE COUNTIES ALONG 
INTERSTATE 20. FARTHER TO THE NORTH ACROSS THE BIG COUNTRY THE 
RAINFALL TOTALED LESS THAN ONE INCH.

THE HEAVY RAIN CAUSED FLASH FLOODING OF MANY ROADS IN THE CITY OF 
BROWNWOOD ON THE MORNING OF THE 9TH. ON THE 10TH...FLASH FLOODING OF 
ROADS AND LOW WATER CROSSINGS OCCURRED AT NUMEROUS LOCATIONS ACROSS 
THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SECTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS.

A STRONG COLD FRONT MOVED SOUTHWARD ACROSS WEST CENTRAL TEXAS DURING 
THE OVERNIGHT HOURS OF THE 11TH AND 12TH. MORNING LOW TEMPERATURES 
IN THE MID TO UPPER 40S WERE RECORDED IN THE BIG COUNTRY ON THE 
14TH...AND THROUGHOUT WEST CENTRAL TEXAS ON THE 15TH. ALTHOUGH WELL 
ABOVE RECORD LOWS...THESE WERE THE COOLEST TEMPERATURES RECORDED 
SINCE THE LATTER PART OF APRIL.

AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE ROCKIES DOMINATED THE 
REGIONAL WEATHER FROM THE MIDDLE TO LATE PART OF THE MONTH. THIS 
BROUGHT DRY WEATHER TO THE REGION WITH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES.

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