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October 1st, 2012 at 9:33 pm by under Weather
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
717 PM CDT MON OCT 1 2012

...FIRST WEEK OF FALL 2012 BRINGS RAIN AFTER ANOTHER WARM SUMMER
OVER SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS...

A DISTURBANCE COMING FROM THE SOUTHWEST U.S. AND NORTHERN MEXICO
COMBINED WITH GULF MOISTURE AND PACIFIC MOISTURE PRODUCED WIDESPREAD
RAINS ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS ON FRIDAY THE 28TH AND SATURDAY THE
29TH. AFTER WIDESPREAD RAINS FROM SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ON
FRIDAY THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY MORNING...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS MOVED ACROSS THE EASTERN HALF OF SOUTH CENTRAL
TEXAS IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING ON SATURDAY THE 29TH...ALONG
A PACIFIC COLD FRONT.

THE LIST BELOW SHOWS A FEW RAINFALL TOTALS FROM SEPTEMBER 28 TO 29.

LA PRYOR.......................8.39
HALLETTSVILLE 17.1 SE..........5.69
LA VERNIA 1.1 S................5.17
PEARSALL 10.2 NW...............5.15
NEW BRAUNFELS 5.2 W............4.90
SAN MARCOS 2.4 WNW.............4.81
SCHERTZ 2.2 N..................4.57
JOURDANTON 0.6 NNW.............4.52
HALLETTSVILLE 13.4 SE..........4.36
CARRIZO SPRINGS 0.6 SSW........4.15
JOURDANTON 6.0 SSW.............3.98
HELOTES 1.0 ENE................3.75
SAN ANTONIO 5.1 W..............3.71
YOAKUM 6.2 NNE.................3.49
BLANCO 6.8 SSE.................3.43

PLEASANTON 5.7 SSE.............3.34
GONZALES 4.5 SSE...............3.24
BULVERDE 4.2 ENE...............3.08
SEGUIN 7.6 N...................2.91
SAN ANTONIO INTL AIRPORT.......2.82
BOERNE 0.7 N...................2.75
UVALDE 0.1 WSW.................2.70
LULING 7.4 NE..................2.60
JOHNSON CITY 0.7 NNW...........2.59
DEL RIO INTL AIRPORT...........2.55
LA GRANGE 4.5 SW...............2.45
FLORESVILLE 8.9 WNW............2.45
FLATONIA 10.7 NNW..............2.40
NEW BRAUNFELS AIRPORT..........2.30
AUSTIN CAMP MABRY..............2.22 
LOCKHART 5.2 SSE...............2.03
PFLUGERVILLE 2.5 NNE...........2.03 
AUSTIN BERGSTROM INTL AIRPORT..1.97 
SAN ANTONIO STINSON............1.93 

FOR SEPTEMBER 2012...SUMMER LIKE DAYS OVER SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS IN
EARLY SEPTEMBER 2012...WITH HIGHS IN THE 90S TO NEAR 100...CHANGED
TO MORE AUTUMN LIKE DAYS BY MID SEPTEMBER. A COOL FRONT THE NIGHT
OF FRIDAY THE 7TH TO THE EARLY MORNING OF SATURDAY THE 8TH DROPPED
HIGHS TO THE MID 80S TO MID 90S. A SEPTEMBER 9TH TO 12TH WARMING TREND
WARMED AFTERNOON HIGHS TO THE 90S TO NEAR 100 THE 12TH. THIS WAS 
FOLLOWED BY COOLER DAYS THE 13TH...WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS...AND 
THE 14TH WITH MORE RAIN. CLOUDS AND SCATTERED RAIN KEPT HIGHS ON
FRIDAY...SEPTEMBER 14TH IN THE 70S IN WAKE OF ANOTHER COLD FRONT.
SEPTEMBER 14TH WAS THE COOLEST DAY SINCE MAY 15TH AT SAN ANTONIO...
SINCE MAY 10TH AT DEL RIO...AND SINCE MAY 8TH AT AUSTIN MABRY.
AFTER RAINS AND MORE AUTUMN LIKE DAYTIME HIGHS THE WEEKEND OF THE 
15TH AND 16TH...WARMER DAYS FOLLOWED SEPTEMBER 17TH TO THE 27TH.
A DISTURBANCE COMING FROM THE SOUTHWEST U.S. AND NORTHERN MEXICO
COMBINED WITH GULF MOISTURE AND PACIFIC MOISTURE PRODUCED 
WIDESPREAD RAINS ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS ON FRIDAY THE 28TH 
AND SATURDAY THE 29TH. BREEZY NORTH WINDS ENDED THE MONTH ON THE
30TH...WITH ISOLATED LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS OVER THE NORTH TO EAST 
PART OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS.

THE LIST BELOW SHOWS RAINFALL FOR SEPTEMBER 2012...AND COMPARES
THIS TO THE LATEST 30 YEAR SEPTEMBER 1981 TO 2010 NORMAL.

LOCATION                        SEP 2012    SEP 1981-2010
                                RAINFALL   30 YEAR NORMAL
                                              RAINFALL

AUSTIN MABRY......................5.70 .........2.99 
AUSTIN BERGSTROM INTL AIRPORT.....4.75..........2.49
DEL RIO...........................3.90..........2.20
SAN ANTONIO INTL AIRPORT..........7.31..........3.03

FALL 2012 BEGAN AT 949 AM CDT SATURDAY...SEPTEMBER 22ND...AND WILL 
END AT 512 AM CST ON FRIDAY...DECEMBER 21ST...2012...WHEN THE
WINTER OF 2012/2013 OFFICIALLY BEGINS.

AFTER THE THE 2ND WARMEST JUNE TO AUGUST AT DEL RIO SINCE 1906...
THE 6TH WARMEST AT SAN ANTONIO SINCE 1885...AND A TIE WITH 
JUNE TO AUGUST OF 1956...2006...AND 2010...FOR THE 6TH WARMEST
JUNE TO AUGUST PERIOD AT AUSTIN MABRY SINCE 1854...COOLER 
CONDITIONS CAME IN SEPTEMBER.

A LIST OF THE WARMEST JUNE TO SEPTEMBER PERIODS IS SHOWN BELOW 
THROUGH YEAR 2012. FOR 2012...THE AVERAGE JUNE TO SEPTEMBER  
TEMPERATURE AT AUSTIN MABRY WAS 84.4...AT DEL RIO 87.1...AND
AT SAN ANTONIO 84.2.  THIS WAS THE 3RD WARMEST JUNE TO SEPTEMBER
AT DEL RIO SINCE 1906...A TIE WITH 2006 FOR THE 9TH WARMEST JUNE
TO SEPTEMBER AT SAN ANTONIO SINCE 1885...AND A TIE WITH 2006 FOR
THE 11TH WARMEST JUNE TO SEPTEMBER AT AUSTIN MABRY SINCE 1854.

AUSTIN MABRY 10 WARMEST JUNE TO SEPTEMBER PERIODS FROM 1854 TO 2012

   1. 88.2  2011              6. 85.0  1925
   2. 85.9  2009              7. 84.9  1923 AND 1954
   3. 85.8  1998              8. 84.8  1884...1911 AND 1956
   4. 85.2  2008              9. 84.7  1956 AND 2005    
   5. 85.1  1980             10. 84.5  1886...1977 AND 2010

DEL RIO 10 WARMEST JUNE TO SEPTEMBER PERIODS FROM 1906 TO 2012

   1. 87.4  2011              6. 86.5  1980
   2. 87.3  1911              7. 86.4  2009
   3. 87.1  2012              8. 86.3  2001
   4. 87.0  1998              9. 86.2  2000
   5. 86.6  1951             10. 86.0  1953

SAN ANTONIO 10 WARMEST JUNE TO SEPTEMBER PERIODS FROM 1885 TO 2012

   1. 86.8  2011              6. 84.6  1998
   2. 85.6  1980              7. 84.5  2005
   3. 85.4  2009              8. 84.4  1962
   4. 84.8  1911              9. 84.3  2006 AND 2012
   5. 84.7  1954             10. 84.2  1986 AND 1994

DAILY RECORDS BROKEN IN SEPTEMBER 2012 ARE LISTED BELOW...

SEPTEMBER 2012 RECORDS SET AT AUSTIN CAMP MABRY

THE DAILY HIGH OF 102 ON SEPTEMBER 6...2012 TIED THE DAILY RECORD 
HIGH OF 102 PREVIOUSLY SET ON SEPTEMBER 6...1990.

THE DAILY HIGH OF 103 ON SEPTEMBER 7...2012 BROKE THE DAILY
RECORD HIGH FOR SEPTEMBER 7 OF 101 SET IN 1963.

THE DAILY RAINFALL OF 1.91 INCHES ON SEPTEMBER 29...2012 BROKE
THE PREVIOUS DAILY RECORD RAINFALL OF 1.20 INCHES SET ON
SEPTEMBER 29...1985.

SEPTEMBER 2012 RECORDS SET AT AUSTIN BERGSTROM

THE HIGH OF 101 ON SEPTEMBER 6...2012 BROKE THE OLD DAILY
RECORD FOR SEPTEMBER 6 OF 100 SET IN 2000.

THE HIGH OF 102 ON SEPTEMBER 7...2012 BROKE THE OLD DAILY
RECORD FOR SEPTEMBER 7 OF 100 SET IN 1985.

THE LOW OF 52 ON SEPTEMBER 10...2012 BROKE THE OLD DAILY
RECORD FOR SEPTEMBER 10 OF 55 SET IN 2011.

A RECORD DAILY RAINFALL FOR SEPTEMBER 14TH OF 1.41 INCHES WAS SET 
AT AUSTIN BERGSTROM ON FRIDAY...SEPTEMBER 14TH...2012.  THIS BROKE 
THE OLD DAILY RECORD OF 1.01 INCHES SET IN 1951.

THE HIGH OF 72 ON SEPTEMBER 16...2012 BROKE THE OLD DAILY RECORD
LOWEST MAXIMUM FOR SEPTEMBER 16 OF 75 SET IN 2002.

SEPTEMBER 2012 RECORDS SET AT DEL RIO

ON SEPTEMBER 1...2012 THE LOW OF 79 AT DEL RIO BROKE THE
RECORD HIGH MINIMUM FOR SEPTEMBER 1ST OF 78 SET
SEPTEMBER 1...2011.

ON SEPTEMBER 4...2012 THE LOW OF 80 AT DEL RIO TIED THE 
RECORD HIGH MINIMUM FOR SEPTEMBER 4 OF 80 SET
SEPTEMBER 4...1941.

ON SEPTEMBER 5...2012 THE LOW OF 79 AT DEL RIO TIED THE
RECORD HIGH MINIMUM FOR SEPTEMBER 5 OF 79 SET
SEPTEMBER 5...1910.

ON SEPTEMBER 7...2012 THE LOW OF 79 AT DEL RIO TIED THE RECORD 
HIGH MINIMUM FOR SEPTEMBER 7 OF 79 SET SEPTEMBER 7...1983.

THE HIGH OF 104 ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 7...2012 BROKE THE DAILY
RECORD FOR SEPTEMBER 7 OF 102 SET IN 1995.

THE HIGH OF 74 ON SUNDAY...SEPTEMBER 16...2012 TIED THE 
OLD DAILY RECORD LOWEST MAXIMUM FOR SEPTEMBER 16 OF 74 
PREVIOUSLY OBSERVED ON SEPTEMBER 16...1975.

A RECORD DAILY RAINFALL FOR SEPTEMBER 28TH OF 2.44 INCHES 
WAS SET AT DEL RIO ON FRIDAY...SEPTEMBER 28...2012. THIS
BROKE THE OLD DAILY RECORD FOR SEPTEMBER 28 OF 1.57 INCHES
SET ON SEPTEMBER 28...1984.

SEPTEMBER 2012 RECORDS SET AT SAN ANTONIO

ON SEPTEMBER 1...2012 THE LOW OF 79 AT SAN ANTONIO TIED
THE RECORD HIGH MINIMUM FOR SEPTEMBER 1ST OF 79 SET
SEPTEMBER 1...1989.

THE LOW OF 59 ON SEPTEMBER 10 BROKE THE RECORD DAILY LOW FOR 
SEPTEMBER 10 OF 60 SET ON SEPTEMBER 10...1907.

THE HIGH OF 73 ON SEPTEMBER 16 BROKE THE RECORD DAILY LOW MAXIMUM 
FOR SEPTEMBER 16 OF 75 SET ON SEPTEMBER 16...1973.

A RECORD DAILY RAINFALL FOR SEPTEMBER 28TH OF 2.19 INCHES WAS 
SET AT SAN ANTONIO ON FRIDAY...SEPTEMBER 28...2012. THIS BROKE 
THE OLD DAILY RECORD FOR SEPTEMBER 28 OF 1.12 INCHES SET ON 
SEPTEMBER 28...1976.

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