PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
750 AM CST MON NOV 1 1999

...OCTOBER WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEST CENTRAL TEXAS...

TEMPERATURES AVERAGED NEAR NORMAL FOR OCTOBER.  AT SAN ANGELO REGIONAL 
AIRPORT/MATHIS FIELD...THE MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR OCTOBER WAS 66.2 
DEGREES...WHICH WAS EXACTLY NORMAL.  AT ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE 
MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE WAS ALSO 66.2 DEGREES...AND THIS WAS JUST TWO 
TENTHS OF A DEGREE BELOW NORMAL.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS BELOW NORMAL FOR BOTH ABILENE AND SAN 
ANGELO.  ABILENE RECEIVED 1.66 INCHES OF RAINFALL...COMPARED TO THE NORMAL 
RAINFALL OF 2.51 INCHES.  SAN ANGELO RECEIVED ONLY 94 HUNDREDTHS OF AN 
INCH...COMPARED TO THE NORMAL MONTHLY RAINFALL OF 2.40 INCHES.

DURING THE MONTH...SCATTERED LIGHTER RAINFALL AMOUNTS UNDER ONE HALF INCH 
OCCURRED ON THE 3RD...8TH...30TH...AND 31ST.

WARM AND MUCH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES PREVAILED THROUGH ABOUT THE FIRST 
HALF OF OCTOBER.  A STRONG COLD FRONT PASSED THROUGH WEST CENTRAL TEXAS ON 
OCTOBER 16TH...BRINGING MUCH COOLER AIR INTO THE REGION...ACCOMPANIED BY 
GUSTY NORTH WINDS.  SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED ALONG AND AHEAD OF 
THIS FRONT...AND THE RAIN CONTINUED INTO THE 17TH. RAINFALL AMOUNTS 
GENERALLY VARIED UNDER ONE INCH...BUT SCATTERED TOTALS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES 
OCCURRED OVER PARTS OF THE CONCHO VALLEY...HEARTLAND...NORTHERN EDWARDS 
PLATEAU...AND NORTHWEST HILL COUNTRY.  ISOLATED LOCATIONS RECEIVED IN 
EXCESS OF 3 INCHES.  THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL OF 6 TO 7 INCHES OCCURRED IN 
PARTS OF SUTTON COUNTY.  AFTER THE COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE...THE COOL AIR 
REMAINED OVER WEST CENTRAL TEXAS FOR A FEW DAYS...AS MORNING LOWS DROPPED 
INTO THE 30S.  AT SAN ANGELO...THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED TO 36 DEGREES ON THE 
18TH...TYING THE THE RECORD LOW FOR THE DATE. 

ON THE NIGHT OF OCTOBER 29TH...A STRONG COLD FRONT MOVED SOUTHEAST THROUGH 
WEST CENTRAL TEXAS.  NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACCOMPANIED THIS 
FRONT.  NORTH WIND GUSTS OF 40 TO 50 MPH OCCURRED WITH THE FRONTAL PASSAGE. 
RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF INCH WERE COMMON THROUGHOUT 
WEST CENTRAL TEXAS...WITH MUCH HIGHER TOTALS RECEIVED AT SOME LOCATIONS.  
WIDELY SCATTERED RAINFALL TOTALS BETWEEN 1.25 INCHES AND 1.75 INCHES 
OCCURRED IN THE AREA BETWEEN BIG SPRING AND ABILENE...AND BETWEEN ABILENE 
AND RICHLAND SPRINGS.  A FEW LOCATIONS TO THE WEST AND SOUTH OF SAN ANGELO 
ALSO RECEIVED AMOUNTS BETWEEN 1.25 INCHES AND 1.75 INCHES.  SCATTERED 
AMOUNTS BETWEEN 0.50 AND 1.25 INCHES OCCURRED...ESPECIALLY NORTH OF A LINE 
FROM ROBERT LEE TO RICHLAND SPRINGS.

NO SEVERE WEATHER WAS REPORTED ACROSS WEST CENTRAL TEXAS DURING OCTOBER.

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GROH

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