PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
1057 AM CDT SAT OCT 1 2005

...4TH DRIEST SEPTEMBER FOR SAN ANGELO AND 10TH WARMEST SEPTEMBER
FOR ABILENE...
...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR SEPTEMBER TIED AT SAN ANGELO...

TEMPERATURES AVERAGED ABOVE NORMAL IN WHILE PRECIPITATION WAS WELL
BELOW NORMAL ACROSS WEST CENTRAL TEXAS. SAN ANGELO RECORDED ITS 11TH
WARMEST SEPTEMBER.

AT ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR SEPTEMBER
WAS 79.7 DEGREES. THIS WAS 4.2 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 75.5 DEGREES. THIS MARKS THE 10TH WARMEST SEPTEMBER
ON RECORD FOR ABILENE. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR SEPTEMBER WAS 0.56
INCHES. THIS WAS 2.35 INCHES BELOW THE MONTHLY NORMAL OF 2.91 INCHES.

AT SAN ANGELO REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR
SEPTEMBER WAS 79.2 DEGREES. THIS WAS 4.4 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 74.8 DEGREES. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR
SEPTEMBER WAS ONLY 0.02 INCHES. THIS WAS 2.93 INCHES BELOW THE
MONTHLY NORMAL OF 2.95 INCHES. THIS WAS THE 4TH DRIEST SEPTEMBER ON
RECORD FOR SAN ANGELO.

AT JUNCTION THE SEPTEMBER PRECIPITATION WAS ONLY 0.04 INCHES.


SEPTEMBER 2005 WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS...

DURING MOST OF SEPTEMBER...HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS PREVAILED IN WEST
CENTRAL TEXAS...UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM ALOFT.
HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE WELL ABOVE NORMAL FROM THE 13TH TO THE 28TH...
WHEN THE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WAS CENTERED DIRECTLY OVER THE REGION.

HURRICANE RITA MADE LANDFALL ON THE GULF COAST NEAR THE TEXAS/
LOUISIANA STATE BORDER EARLY ON THE 24TH...BEFORE MOVING SLOWLY
NORTHWARD. THIS TROPICAL SYSTEM WAS TOO FAR AWAY FROM WEST CENTRAL
TEXAS TO BRING ANY RAINFALL TO THE AREA.

THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURES OCCURRED FROM THE 25TH TO 28TH. DURING THIS
TIME...TEMPERATURES OVER 100 DEGREES WERE RECORDED ACROSS AREAS OF
WEST CENTRAL TEXAS. THESE WERE AMONG THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURES FOR
THE YEAR. AT ABILENE...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE TIED ON THE
18TH AND 25TH. A NEW RECORD HIGH WAS SET IN ABILENE ON THE 28TH. AT
SAN ANGELO...THE RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS TIED ON 28TH. A NEW
RECORD HIGH WAS SET IN SAN ANGELO ON THE 25TH.

THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH INCLUDED 107 DEGREES AT SAN
ANGELO (25TH)...104 AT ABILENE (25TH)...AND 107 AT JUNCTION (26TH).
THE HIGH OF 107 DEGREES AT SAN ANGELO ON THE 25TH ALSO TIED THE
RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER. THIS RECORD WAS
PREVIOUSLY ESTABLISHED ON SEPTEMBER 1ST...1952.

A CHANGE IN THE PATTERN ALOFT ALLOWED A COLD FRONT TO SWEEP
SOUTHWARD ACROSS WEST CENTRAL TEXAS ON THE EVENING OF THE 28TH.
GUSTY NORTH WINDS BEHIND THIS FRONT GENERATED BLOWING DUST AT A FEW
LOCATIONS. ABILENE RECORDED A PEAK WIND GUST OF 40 MPH. THE PASSAGE
OF THIS FRONT BROUGHT AN END TO THE UNUSUALLY HOT CONDITIONS. HIGH
PRESSURE WITH AN APPRECIABLY COOLER AIRMASS SETTLED INTO THE REGION
ON THE 29TH INTO THE 30TH. TEMPERATURES DROPPED INTO THE 50S FOR
LOWS ACROSS MOST OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS ON THE 30TH. THESE WERE THE
COOLEST LOWS OBSERVED ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION SINCE THE MIDDLE OF
MAY.

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFFECTED THE BIG COUNTRY ON THE
AFTERNOON AND NIGHTTIME HOURS OF THE 30TH...AS A STRONG UPPER LEVEL
DISTURBANCE MOVED ACROSS OKLAHOMA. A SEVERE STORM PRODUCED GOLFBALL
SIZE HAIL IN NORTHWESTERN HASKELL COUNTY...AROUND ROCHESTER AND
OBRIEN. IN ADDITION...A PEANUT ELEVATOR WAS BLOWN DOWN IN ROCHESTER.
THE SHOWERS AND STORMS WERE MOST NUMEROUS NORTH OF A LINE FROM
LONGWORTH TO ANSON TO FORT GRIFFIN. SOME LOCATIONS IN THIS AREA
RECEIVED RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE HALF TO ONE INCH...WITH LOCALIZED
HIGHER AMOUNTS.

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