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Event Cold/Wind Chill
State TEXAS
County/Area MENARD
WFO SJT
Report Source COOP Observer
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-04-06 22:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2007-04-08 22:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A significant winter weather event with unseasonably cold temperatures affected West Central Texas on Easter Weekend. Winter weather events seldom occur in this region during April. An unseasonably cold airmass developed across the northern Plains, Midwest and Great Lakes Regions on April 5th and 6th. A strong high pressure system dropped south from Canada, and pushed this cold air southward across the Plains states and into Texas. Temperatures dropped into the 30 to 35 degree range across West Central Texas, by the early morning of Saturday, April 7th. The temperatures held steady or slowly dropped a few degrees during the day Saturday, and remained in the upper 20s to lower 30s Saturday night. To make matters worse, an upper level disturbance approached Texas from southern New Mexico, and interacted with the cold and moist air in the region. This brought a few rounds of mixed winter precipitation to the area. The precipitation was mostly in the form of snow across the Big Country. Farther to the south, a mix of sleet, snow and some freezing rain fell. The precipitation was heavy at times, especially when it was accompanied by scattered thunderstorms which moved east across the area. Thunder sleet was reported at San Angelo on Saturday and was accompanied by a heavy burst of sleet and snow. There was a widespread area of sleet and snow that moved across West Central Texas. The Following is a list of sleet and snowfall reports across the area on April 7th: SNOW REPORTS Glen Cove (Coleman County) 6 Inches Brownwood (Brown County) 4 Inches Silver Valley (Coleman County) 4 Inches Brownwood 3SE (Brown County) 3 Inches Anson (Jones County) 3 Inches Albany (Shackelford County) 3 Inches Ballinger (Runnels County) 2 Inches Putnam (Callahan County) 2 Inches Baird (Callahan County) 2 Inches Haskell (Haskell County) 2 Inches Lake Abilene (Taylor County) 2 Inches Rotan (Fisher County) 2 Inches Lohn (McCulloch County) 2 Inches SNOW AND SLEET REPORTS Brady (McCulloch County) 2 Inches (Lots of sleet) Paint Rock (Concho County) 2 Inches (Lots of sleet) Water Valley (Tom Green County) 2 Inches (Much of it sleet) Mertzon (Irion County) 2 Inches (Half sleet) Water Valley (Coke County) 1 Inches (Mostly sleet) San AngeloNWS (Tom Green County) 1 Inches (Mostly sleet) Concho Park (Concho County) 1 Inches (Lots of sleet) London (Kimble County) 1 Inches (Sleet) Colorado Bend (San Saba County) 1 Inches (Sleet) Sonora (Sutton County) 1/2 Inches (Sleet) Northern Crockett County 1/2-1 Inches (Sleet) Despite the warm ground, the precipitation fell heavily enough to cause significant accumulations, especially on elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses. This created Easter weekend travel problems with several weather-related accidents reported. About 50 traffic accidents were reported throughout the area Saturday and into Saturday night. There were even a few road closures near Menard, and the Houston Harte Expressway in San Angelo was closed for a time Saturday evening through Sunday morning. The icy conditions kept road crews busy throughout Saturday into early Sunday. In addition, many Easter-related activities were either moved indoors or had to be postponed, due to the weather. The impacts of the cold weather and wintry precipitation will be felt for sometime to come. The area farmers are still trying to determine how much their crops, such as Pecans and Wheat, were damaged by the prolonged freezing temperatures. Several sheep were lost to the cold and damp conditions as well. The record books for April had a workout over the Easter Weekend. The following is a Record Event Report about the unseasonably cold temperatures: For Abilene, the high temperature of 36 degrees on the 7th was a record low maximum temperature for that date. The previous record was 40 degrees set in 1958. It also established a new record for the coldest maximum temperature ever recorded in the month of April. The previous record was 38 degrees set on April 8th 1938. The low temperature of 28 degrees on the 7th tied the record low temperature for that date, which was previously set in 1938. For San Angelo, the high temperature of 38 degrees on the 7th was a record low maximum temperature for that date. The previous record was 56 degrees set in 1983. It also established a new rcord for the coldest maximum temperature ever recorded in April. The previous record was 39 degrees set on April 13th 1957. In San Angelo the temperature was 32 degrees or below from 5:30 A.M. Saturday through 10:30 A.M. Sunday. This was a total of 29 hours at or below freezing. Prior to this weekend, the lognest period of time with temperatures at or below freezing in April was 10 hours, from 1 A.M. to 11 A.M. on April 13, 1957. The low temperature of 29 degrees on the 7th tied the record low temperature for that date, which was previously set in 1971. Also on the 8th (Easter Sunday), the high temperature of 42 degrees in San Angelo was a record low maximum temperature for that date. The previous record for the 8th was 50 degrees in 1983.
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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 137.00K 228.00K
CALLAHAN (ZONE) CALLAHAN (ZONE) TX 04/06/2007 22:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KIMBLE (ZONE) KIMBLE (ZONE) TX 04/06/2007 22:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MENARD (ZONE) MENARD (ZONE) TX 04/06/2007 22:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCCULLOCH (ZONE) MCCULLOCH (ZONE) TX 04/06/2007 22:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JONES (ZONE) JONES (ZONE) TX 04/06/2007 22:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HASKELL (ZONE) HASKELL (ZONE) TX 04/06/2007 22:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FISHER (ZONE) FISHER (ZONE) TX 04/06/2007 22:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TAYLOR (ZONE) TAYLOR (ZONE) TX 04/06/2007 22:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SUTTON (ZONE) SUTTON (ZONE) TX 04/06/2007 22:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STERLING (ZONE) STERLING (ZONE) TX 04/06/2007 22:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
IRION (ZONE) IRION (ZONE) TX 04/06/2007 22:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHACKELFORD (ZONE) SHACKELFORD (ZONE) TX 04/06/2007 22:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAN SABA (ZONE) SAN SABA (ZONE) TX 04/06/2007 22:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RUNNELS (ZONE) RUNNELS (ZONE) TX 04/06/2007 22:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NOLAN (ZONE) NOLAN (ZONE) TX 04/06/2007 22:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TOM GREEN (ZONE) TOM GREEN (ZONE) TX 04/06/2007 22:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
THROCKMORTON (ZONE) THROCKMORTON (ZONE) TX 04/06/2007 22:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SCHLEICHER (ZONE) SCHLEICHER (ZONE) TX 04/06/2007 22:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CROCKETT (ZONE) CROCKETT (ZONE) TX 04/06/2007 22:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CONCHO (ZONE) CONCHO (ZONE) TX 04/06/2007 22:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLEMAN (ZONE) COLEMAN (ZONE) TX 04/06/2007 22:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COKE (ZONE) COKE (ZONE) TX 04/06/2007 22:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROWN (ZONE) BROWN (ZONE) TX 04/06/2007 22:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MASON (ZONE) MASON (ZONE) TX 04/06/2007 22:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TAYLOR (ZONE) TAYLOR (ZONE) TX 04/07/2007 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALLAHAN (ZONE) CALLAHAN (ZONE) TX 04/07/2007 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
THROCKMORTON (ZONE) THROCKMORTON (ZONE) TX 04/07/2007 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FISHER (ZONE) FISHER (ZONE) TX 04/07/2007 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JONES (ZONE) JONES (ZONE) TX 04/07/2007 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHACKELFORD (ZONE) SHACKELFORD (ZONE) TX 04/07/2007 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NOLAN (ZONE) NOLAN (ZONE) TX 04/07/2007 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HASKELL (ZONE) HASKELL (ZONE) TX 04/07/2007 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CONCHO (ZONE) CONCHO (ZONE) TX 04/07/2007 07:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 8.00K 45.00K
IRION (ZONE) IRION (ZONE) TX 04/07/2007 07:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
TOM GREEN (ZONE) TOM GREEN (ZONE) TX 04/07/2007 07:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 60.00K 30.00K
RUNNELS (ZONE) RUNNELS (ZONE) TX 04/07/2007 07:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 20.00K
STERLING (ZONE) STERLING (ZONE) TX 04/07/2007 07:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
COKE (ZONE) COKE (ZONE) TX 04/07/2007 07:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
SAN SABA (ZONE) SAN SABA (ZONE) TX 04/07/2007 08:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 40.00K
MCCULLOCH (ZONE) MCCULLOCH (ZONE) TX 04/07/2007 08:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 5.00K 50.00K
COLEMAN (ZONE) COLEMAN (ZONE) TX 04/07/2007 08:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 3.00K 23.00K
BROWN (ZONE) BROWN (ZONE) TX 04/07/2007 08:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 3.00K 20.00K
CROCKETT (ZONE) CROCKETT (ZONE) TX 04/07/2007 09:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
SCHLEICHER (ZONE) SCHLEICHER (ZONE) TX 04/07/2007 09:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
KIMBLE (ZONE) KIMBLE (ZONE) TX 04/07/2007 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
SUTTON (ZONE) SUTTON (ZONE) TX 04/07/2007 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
MENARD (ZONE) MENARD (ZONE) TX 04/07/2007 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
MASON (ZONE) MASON (ZONE) TX 04/07/2007 11:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 137.00K 228.00K