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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
1032 AM CDT TUE OCT 1 2002

...TEMPERATURES AVERAGED NEAR NORMAL WHILE PRECIPITATION WAS 
BELOW NORMAL ACROSS WEST CENTRAL TEXAS IN SEPTEMBER...

AT ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR 
SEPTEMBER WAS 75.7 DEGREES. THIS WAS 0.2 DEGREES ABOVE THE 
NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 75.5 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION 
FOR ABILENE IN SEPTEMBER WAS 2.05 INCHES. THIS WAS 0.86 INCHES 
BELOW THE MONTHLY NORMAL OF 1.19 INCHES.  

AT SAN ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR 
SEPTEMBER WAS 75.9 DEGREES. THIS WAS 1.1 DEGREES ABOVE THE 
NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 74.8 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION 
FOR SAN ANGELO IN SEPTEMBER WAS 1.64 INCHES. THIS WAS 1.31 
INCHES BELOW THE MONTHLY NORMAL OF 2.95 INCHES.  


SEPTEMBER 2002 WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS...

HIGH PRESSURE AT THE SURFACE AND ALOFT DOMINATED THE WEST 
CENTRAL TEXAS WEATHER ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS IN SEPTEMBER...
RESULTING IN DRY CONDITIONS AND BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL. THE 
SEPTEMBER RAINFALL CAME FROM A FEW WEATHER SYSTEMS WHICH 
BROUGHT SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO THE REGION. 

IN EARLY SEPTEMBER...THE REMNANTS OF TROPICAL STORM FAY TRACKED 
WESTWARD ACROSS SOUTHERN TEXAS. MOISTURE FROM THIS SYSTEM MOVED 
NORTHWARD INTO WEST CENTRAL TEXAS. THIS SET THE STAGE FOR 
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE SOUTHERN HEARTLAND 
AND NORTHWEST HILL COUNTRY ON THE 7TH AND 8TH. ONE TO THREE 
INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN SOME AREAS. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND A FEW 
STORMS OCCURRED FARTHER NORTH ACROSS MUCH OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS 
ON THE 9TH. 

NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED ON THE 14TH...MAINLY WEST OF A 
LINE FROM THROCKMORTON TO COLEMAN TO JUNCTION...AS A COLD FRONT 
AND UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVED INTO THE REGION. RAINFALL 
AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES OCCURRED AT SCATTERED LOCATIONS. 

ANOTHER ROUND OF THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED FROM THE EVENING OF 
THE 18TH INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF THE 19TH...AS A COLD 
FRONT AND UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE APPROACHED WEST CENTRAL 
TEXAS. A COUPLE OF SEVERE STORMS OVER THE BIG COUNTRY CAUSED 
WIND DAMAGE 6 MILES EAST OF ANSON...AND 5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF 
ABILENE. THE HEAVIER RAINFALL OCCURRED NORTHWEST OF A 
BROWNWOOD TO BALLINGER TO SONORA LINE. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 
0.5 TO 1.5 INCHES WERE COMMON...AND SCATTERED LOCATIONS 
ACROSS THE WESTERN BIG COUNTRY RECEIVED 2 TO 4 INCH AMOUNTS.

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