PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
320 PM CST SUN NOV 6 2005

...PRECIPITATION WAS ABOVE NORMAL WHILE TEMPERATURES AVERAGED NEAR
TO SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL FOR WEST CENTRAL TEXAS IN OCTOBER...

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR OCTOBER EXCEEDED 3 INCHES AT ABILENE AND SAN
ANGELO.

AT ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR OCTOBER
WAS 65.5 DEGREES. THIS WAS 0.5 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 66.0 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR ABILENE IN
OCTOBER WAS 3.44 INCHES. THIS WAS 0.54 INCHES ABOVE THE MONTHLY
NORMAL OF 2.90 INCHES.

AT SAN ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR OCTOBER
WAS 65.0 DEGREES. THIS WAS 0.4 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 65.4 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR SAN ANGELO IN
OCTOBER WAS 3.72 INCHES. THIS WAS 1.15 INCHES ABOVE THE MONTHLY
NORMAL OF 2.57 INCHES.


OCTOBER 2005 WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS...

HIGH TEMPERATURES REACHED THE 90 TO 95 DEGREE RANGE ACROSS WEST
CENTRAL TEXAS DURING THE FIRST SEVERAL DAYS OF OCTOBER...WHEN A
HOT AIRMASS RESIDED OVER THE REGION. AFTER A STRONG COLD FRONTAL
PASSAGE LATE ON THE 5TH...TEMPERATURES WERE MUCH COOLER ON THE 6TH
AND 7TH. A RECORD COOL HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS TIED IN SAN ANGELO ON
THE 6TH.

AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVED INTO THE REGION AND BROUGHT SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS TO ALL BUT SOUTHEASTERN PARTS OF WEST CENTRAL
TEXAS ON THE 6TH. THE COVERAGE WAS MOST WIDESPREAD NORTHWEST OF A
LINE FROM BROWNWOOD TO SONORA. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES
WERE COMMON ACROSS MUCH OF THE BIG COUNTRY...CONCHO VALLEY AND PARTS
OF THE NORTHERN EDWARDS PLATEAU. AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 3 INCHES OCCURRED
AT A FEW LOCATIONS...INCLUDING ABILENE. SOME LIGHTER RAIN CONTINUED
ON THE 7TH...BUT THE AMOUNTS WERE LESS THAN ONE HALF INCH.

A STORM SYSTEM DROPPED INTO NEW MEXICO LATE ON THE 9TH AND BROUGHT A
ROUND OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO WEST CENTRAL TEXAS. THE
HEAVIEST RAIN OCCURRED WEST OF A ROTAN TO SAN ANGELO TO SONORA LINE.
RAINFALL OF 1 TO 1.5 INCHES OCCURRED AT NUMEROUS LOCATIONS WEST OF
THIS LINE...AND A FEW LOCATIONS IN STERLING AND CROCKETT COUNTIES
RECEIVED 1.5 TO 2.5 INCH AMOUNTS.

AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE OVER SOUTHWESTERN TEXAS BROUGHT SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS TO PARTS OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS ON THE 13TH. THESE
OCCURRED SOUTHWEST OF A LINE FROM BIG SPRING TO SAN ANGELO TO SAN
SABA. NUMEROUS LOCATIONS IN THE WESTERN CONCHO VALLEY...NORTHWEST
HILL COUNTRY AND NORTHERN EDWARDS PLATEAU RECEIVED OVER AN INCH OF
RAIN. WIDELY SCATTERED LOCATIONS RECEIVED 2 TO 4 INCH AMOUNTS. THE
LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL FLOODED A ROAD IN SOUTHEASTERN IRION AND
NORTHWESTERN SCHLEICHER COUNTIES.

A COMPLEX OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MOVED SOUTHEASTWARD ACROSS
WEST CENTRAL TEXAS ON THE 28TH...IN ASSOCIATION WITH A STRONG UPPER
LEVEL DISTURBANCE. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE HALF TO ONE INCH WERE
COMMON ACROSS THE REGION SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 20. SCATTERED LOCATIONS
RECEIVED AMOUNTS RANGING FROM 1 TO 2.5 INCHES. THE GREATEST AMOUNT
REPORTED WAS 3.28 INCHES AT ORIENT (NORTHEASTERN TOM GREEN COUNTY).

ON THE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON OF THE 31ST...SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED ACROSS THE EASTERN HALF OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS.
THESE OCCURRED ALONG AND AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT WHICH MOVED THROUGH
THE REGION. A SEVERE STORM PRODUCED QUARTER SIZED HAIL AT RICHLAND
SPRINGS. SCATTERED LOCATIONS RECEIVED ONE HALF TO ONE INCH OF
RAINFALL.

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