PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
824 AM CDT THU OCT 1 1998

...ABILENE RECEIVES ITS FOURTH WARMEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD....WHILE BOTH 
ABILENE AND SAN ANGELO RECEIVE THEIR SEVENTH DRIEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD...

AFTER TAKING A BRIEF BREAK DURING AUGUST...TEMPERATURES WERE ONCE AGAIN WELL 
ABOVE NORMAL IN WEST CENTRAL TEXAS AS AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE DOMINATED OVER 
THE REGION FOR MOST OF THE MONTH.  

AT ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR SEPTEMBER WAS 
81.2 DEGREES...WHICH IS 5.2 DEGREES ABOVE THE AVERAGE MEAN SEPTEMBER 
TEMPERATURE OF 76.0 DEGREES...AND RESULTED IN THE FOURTH WARMEST SEPTEMBER ON 
RECORD. THE WARMEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD OCCURRED IN 1931 WITH A MONTHLY MEAN 
TEMPERATURE OF 83.4 DEGREES. DAILY RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE SET OR TIED 
ON THE 4TH...8TH...AND 21ST AT ABILENE. 

AT MATHIS FIELD IN SAN ANGELO...THE MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR AUGUST WAS 
78.8 DEGREES...WHICH IS 3.4 DEGREES ABOVE THE AVERAGE MEAN SEPTEMBER 
TEMPERATURE OF 75.4 DEGREES. NO DAILY RECORD HIGHS OR LOWS WERE SET OR TIED 
IN SAN ANGELO THROUGHOUT THE MONTH.

MOST OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS WAS MUCH DRIER THAN NORMAL FOR THE MONTH OF 
SEPTEMBER...WHICH IS NORMALLY THE WETTEST MONTH OF THE YEAR. SIGNIFICANT 
DROUGHT CONDITIONS HAVE CONTINUED OVER THE BIG COUNTRY AND CONCHO 
VALLEY...WHILE RAINFALL AMOUNTS WERE GREATER OVER SOUTHEAST PORTIONS OF WEST 
CENTRAL TEXAS. ABILENE RECEIVED ONLY 0.07 INCH OF RAINFALL IN SEPTEMBER... 
COMPARED TO THE NORMAL SEPTEMBER RAINFALL OF 3.21 INCHES. THIS IS THE SIXTH 
CONSECUTIVE MONTH THAT ABILENE REGIONAL AIRPORT RECEIVED BELOW NORMAL AMOUNTS 
OF RAIN. SAN ANGELO RECEIVED ONLY 0.10 INCH OF RAINFALL...COMPARED TO THE 
NORMAL SEPTEMBER RAINFALL OF 3.41 INCHES. FOR BOTH CITIES...THE DRY 
CONDITIONS RESULTED IN THE SEVENTH DRIEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD. 

ONLY A FEW SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL EVENTS OCCURRED IN SEPTEMBER. ON THE 
16TH...A TROPICAL DISTURBANCE PRODUCED 2 TO 5 INCHES OF RAIN OVER MOST OF 
THE NORTHWEST HILL COUNTRY AND THE SOUTHERN HEARTLAND. ON THE 17TH... 
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN OVER 
PORTIONS OF THE NORTHWEST HILL COUNTRY AND NORTHERN EDWARDS PLATEAU. 
OTHERWISE...ONLY WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED ON A 
FEW DAYS OF THE MONTH...PRODUCING BRIEF HEAVY RAINFALL IN ISOLATED LOCATIONS. 
NO SEVERE WEATHER EVENTS WERE REPORTED ACROSS WEST CENTRAL TEXAS IN 
SEPTEMBER. 

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