PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
810 PM CST THU NOV 6 2008

...PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW NORMAL ACROSS MOST OF WEST CENTRAL
TEXAS IN OCTOBER...

ALTHOUGH PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS NEAR OR SLIGHTLY ABOVE
NORMAL IN A FEW POCKETS ACROSS THE REGION...MOST OF THE AREA
EXPERIENCED BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL. THE LOWEST AMOUNTS (LESS THAN
ONE HALF INCH) OCCURRED AT A FEW LOCATIONS ACROSS THE SOUTHERN
BORDERS OF CROCKETT...SUTTON...AND KIMBLE COUNTIES.

TEMPERATURES AVERAGED NEAR TO SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL FOR THE MONTH.

AT ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR OCTOBER
WAS 64.8 DEGREES. THIS WAS 1.2 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 66.0 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR ABILENE IN
OCTOBER WAS 3.15 INCHES. THIS WAS 0.25 INCHES ABOVE THE MONTHLY
NORMAL OF 2.90 INCHES.

AT SAN ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR OCTOBER
WAS 65.4 DEGREES. THERE IS NO DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL AS THIS IS THE
NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR OCTOBER. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR SAN
ANGELO IN OCTOBER WAS 1.81 INCHES. THIS WAS 0.76 INCHES BELOW THE
MONTHLY NORMAL OF 2.57 INCHES.


OCTOBER 2008 WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS...

WITH THE INFLUENCE OF A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM ALOFT DURING THE
FIRST FEW DAYS OF THE MONTH...HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE
UPPER 80S TO MID 90S...WITH DRY CONDITIONS.

FROM THE EVENING OF THE 5TH INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF
THE 6TH...A LARGE AREA OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MOVED EAST
ACROSS WEST CENTRAL TEXAS...AS A VIGOROUS UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE
LIFTED NORTHEAST INTO THE PLAINS FROM THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES. ON
THE 5TH...A PEAK WIND GUST OF 41 MPH WAS RECORDED IN SAN ANGELO...
WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THE STORMS.

RAINFALL AMOUNTS ACROSS THE BIG COUNTRY RANGED FROM 0.75 TO 1.5
INCHES. FARTHER TO THE SOUTH...RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1.5 TO 2
INCHES OCCURRED ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA SOUTHEAST OF A LINE FROM
CROSS PLAINS TO BALLINGER TO ELDORADO INTO NORTH-CENTRAL CROCKETT
COUNTY. THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL OF 2 TO 3 INCHES OCCURRED IN
SCATTERED POCKETS ACROSS THE SOUTHERN HEARTLAND...NORTHWEST HILL
COUNTRY AND NORTHERN HEARTLAND. MUCH LESS RAINFALL (LESS THAN
ONE HALF INCH) OCCURRED ACROSS SOUTHERN KIMBLE COUNTY...FAR
SOUTHERN SUTTON COUNTY...AND THE SOUTHERN FRINGE OF CROCKETT
COUNTY.

ON THE EVENING OF THE 6TH...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
OCCURRED ACROSS THE AREA GENERALLY EAST OF A LINE FROM BROWNWOOD
TO JUNCTION...AS A COLD FRONT APPROACHED THE REGION FROM THE
NORTHWEST. A FEW LOCATIONS RECEIVED RAINFALL AMOUNTS RANGING
FROM ONE HALF INCH TO 1.5 INCHES.

WITH A MOIST AIRMASS...AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM OVER THE
ROCKIES...AND THE APPROACH OF A COLD FRONT...SHOWERS AND A
FEW THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED ON THE 13TH AND EARLY ON THE 14TH.
THE SHOWERS WERE MOST NUMEROUS ACROSS THE BIG COUNTRY. RAINFALL
AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES OCCURRED ACROSS MUCH OF THE BIG COUNTRY.
THIS RESULTED IN STREET FLOODING AT A FEW INTERSECTIONS IN
ABILENE.

AS THE STORM SYSTEM FROM THE ROCKIES LIFTED TO THE NORTHEAST...
THE COLD FRONT PUSHED SOUTH ACROSS ALL OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS
DURING THE MORNING OF THE 15TH. THIS BROUGHT MUCH COOLER AIR
INTO THE REGION. CLOUD COVER REMAINED OVER THE REGION THROUGH
THE 16TH. HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE 60S BEHIND THE FRONT ON
THE 15TH...AND WERE IN THE MID TO UPPER 60S ACROSS MOST OF THE
AREA ON THE 16TH.

HIGH PRESSURE DEVELOPED INTO TEXAS FROM THE PLAINS...ALLOWING
SKIES TO CLEAR ON THE 17TH. WITH CLEAR SKIES...LIGHT WINDS AND
A DRIER AIRMASS...TEMPERATURES DROPPED INTO THE 40 TO 45 DEGREE
RANGE FOR LOWS ON THE 17TH AND 18TH. A FEW LOCATIONS HAD UPPER
30S FOR LOWS ON THOSE DAYS.

WITH THE INFLUENCE OF A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM ALOFT...PLEASANT
WEATHER CONDITIONS WERE EXPERIENCED ON THE WEEKEND OF THE 18TH
AND 19TH WITH CLEAR SKIES.

AN EARLY SEASON FROST AND FREEZE OCCURRED ACROSS MUCH OF WEST
CENTRAL TEXAS ON THE EARLY MORNING OF THE 23RD. FOLLOWING
PASSAGE OF A STRONG COLD FRONT ON THE 22ND...A HIGH PRESSURE
SYSTEM WITH COLD AIR SETTLED SOUTH INTO WEST CENTRAL TEXAS THAT
NIGHT.  WINDS DIMINISHED AND ALLOWED TEMPERATURES TO DROP
QUICKLY AFTER SUNSET. TEMPERATURES DIPPED INTO THE 30S FOR
LOWS...WITH A FEW STATIONS REPORTING LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. FOR
MUCH OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 20...A LIGHT
FREEZE OCCURRED WITH LOW TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW THE FREEZING
MARK.

THIS WAS AN USUALLY EARLY OCCURRENCE OF THE FIRST FREEZE IN THE
AUTUMN SEASON...AS THIS NORMALLY TAKES PLACE DURING THE FIRST
HALF OF NOVEMBER. FOR SAN ANGELO...THE LOW OF 30 DEGREES TIED
THE RECORD LOW FOR THE 23RD. THIS FIRST AUTUMN SEASON FREEZE WAS
JUST ONE WEEK LATER THAN THE EARLIEST ON RECORD FOR SAN ANGELO
(32 DEGREES ON OCTOBER 16TH...1940). AT ABILENE...A RECORD LOW
TEMPERATURE OF 33 DEGREES WAS TIED ON THE 23RD.

SIMILAR LOW TEMPERATURES OCCURRED ACROSS WEST CENTRAL TEXAS ON
THE EARLY MORNING OF THE 24TH.

A QUIET AND DRY WEATHER PATTERN PREVAILED DURING THE LAST WEEK
OF THE MONTH...WITH THE INFLUENCE OF HIGH PRESSURE.

$$

USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.