PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
1114 PM CST WED NOV 1 2006

...PRECIPITATION VARIED WIDELY FROM ABOVE TO BELOW NORMAL FOR
OCTOBER...

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR OCTOBER WAS ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS MUCH OF
THE NORTHWEST HILL COUNTRY...AND ACROSS MOST OF THE BIG COUNTRY
COUNTIES ALONG AND NORTH OF INTERSTATE 20. MONTLY PRECIPITATION
WAS BELOW NORMAL ACROSS THE CONCHO VALLEY...HEARTLAND...AND MOST
OF THE NORTHERN EDWARDS PLATEAU...ALONG WITH THE FAR NORTHERN BIG
COUNTRY.

TEMPERATURES AVERAGED NEAR TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE MONTH.

AT ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR OCTOBER
WAS 65.9 DEGREES. THIS WAS 0.1 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 66.0 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR ABILENE IN
OCTOBER WAS 1.43 INCHES. THIS WAS 1.47 INCHES BELOW THE MONTHLY
NORMAL OF 2.90 INCHES.

AT SAN ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR OCTOBER
WAS 66.6 DEGREES. THIS WAS 1.2 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 65.4 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR SAN ANGELO IN
OCTOBER WAS 2.21 INCHES. THIS WAS 0.36 INCHES BELOW THE MONTHLY
NORMAL OF 2.57 INCHES.


OCTOBER 2006 WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS...

DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF THE MONTH...A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM ALOFT
OVER THE REGION BROUGHT WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS TO WEST CENTRAL
TEXAS.

NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED ACROSS WEST CENTRAL
TEXAS FROM MIDNIGHT TO MID-MORNING OF THE 10TH...AS A POTENT
UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE LIFTED NORTHEAST ACROSS THE REGION.
RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE HALF TO ONE INCH OCCURRED ACROSS MUCH OF
THE AREA SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 20. SCATTERED LOCATIONS RECEIVED 1 TO
3 INCH  AMOUNTS. ACROSS THE BIG COUNTRY THE AMOUNTS GENERALLY
RANGED FROM ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF INCH. A SEVERE STORM DOWNED
TREE LIMBS IN NORTHERN MENARD COUNTY.

THE GRADUAL APPROACH OF A STORM SYSTEM FROM THE SOUTHWESTERN
STATES BROUGHT SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS TO WEST CENTRAL
TEXAS ON THE 14TH...15TH...AND INTO THE MORNING OF THE 16TH.
SOME OF THESE CONTAINED HEAVY RAINFALL. AREAS OF THE NORTHERN
BIG COUNTRY RECEIVED THE HIGHEST RAINFALL TOTALS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES.
RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES WERE COMMON ACROSS MUCH OF
WEST CENTRAL TEXAS SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 20. THE LOWEST RAINFALL
TOTALS (LESS THAN ONE HALF INCH) OCCURRED ACROSS THE NORTHWEST
HILL COUNTRY.

THE APPROACH OF AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE FROM NORTHERN MEXICO
BROUGHT NUMEROUS SHOWERS TO WEST CENTRAL TEXAS ON THE 25TH AND
25TH. FOR MOST OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS THE RAINFALL AMOUNTS WERE
LESS THAN ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH. A QUARTER TO HALF INCH OCCURRED
AT SCATTERED LOCATIONS. THE GREATEST AMOUNTS (ONE HALF TO ONE
INCH) OCCURRED ACROSS PARTS OF THE HEARTLAND AND NORTHWEST HILL
COUNTRY.

A COUPLE OF STRONGER COLD FRONTAL PASSAGES OCCURRED LATE IN
THE MONTH. AFTER ONE OF THESE FRONTAL PASSAGES...STRONG GUSTY
NORTHWEST WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 27TH. ABILENE RECORDED A PEAK
WIND GUST OF 40 MPH...AND A 43 MPH GUST OCCURRED AT SAN ANGELO.
IN THE THE COOL AIRMASSES WHICH FOLLOWED THESE FRONTAL PASSAGES...
TEMPERATURES DIPPED INTO THE 30S FOR LOWS.

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