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Heavy Rainfall and Flash Flooding Over the Southeast; Lingering Fire Weather Concerns in the West

Heavy rainfall, flooding, gusty winds, and the risk of a few tornadoes will continue over portions of the Southeast U.S. as Sally gradually weakens. Elsewhere, critical fire weather conditions linger over parts of Oregon, northern California, and the Great Basin, along with poor air quality for much of the West. Cool weather prevails from the Upper Midwest into New England. Read More >

   ...2001 WEATHER IN ALAMOSA...

JAN--NORMAL WAS THE WORD FOR TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION
     DURING THE MONTH.  SNOWFALL OF 5.5 INCHES FOR THE MONTH
     WAS ABOVE NORMAL. 
FEB--TEMPERATURES, AND MOISTURE WERE  ABOVE NORMAL FOR 
     THE MONTH, WITH 6.6 INCHES OF SNOW.  ON THE 7TH AND 8TH , A
     STRONG WINTER STORM DROPPED 18 TO 20 INCHES OF SNOW
     AROUND CREEDE AND 22 INCHES AT WAGON WHEEL GAP.
MAR--CAME IN LIKE A LAMB WITH WINDS AROUND NORMAL. BOTH 
     TEMPERATURES AND LIQUID PRECIPITATION WERE ABOVE NORMAL
     BUT ONLY 1.4 INCHES OF SNOW WAS WELL BELOW THE USUAL
     7.0 INCHES EXPECTED 
APR--WARM AND DRY WITH WELL ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES BUT
     BOTH LIQUID PRECIPITATION AND SNOW WERE WELL BELOW NORMAL. 
MAY--A WARM AND WET MONTH IN THE VALLEY. TEMPERATURES AND
     PRECIPITATION WERE ABOVE NORMAL, AND THE 6.4 INCHES OF 
     SNOW WAS WELL ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 1.8 INCHES.
JUN--TYPICAL JUNE WEATHER WITH TEMPERATURES ABOVE NORMAL
     BUT DRY WITH ONLY .07 INCHES OF RAIN.  JUNE ENDED THE SNOW
     SEASON WITH A TOTAL OF 23.1 INCHES, WHICH IS 9.1 INCHES BELOW             
     NORMAL.  
JUL--CONTINUED ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES WITH  RAINFALL
     OF 2.75 INCHES, WHICH WAS  WELL ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 1.19
     INCHES.
AUG--NORMAL TEMPERATURES WITH AMPLE MOISTURE FOR LAWNS
     AND GARDENS. 3.22 INCHES OF RAIN...NORMAL IS 1.12 INCHES.
SEP--WARM AND DRY WITH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ONLY .11
     INCHES OF RAIN.  NORMAL RAINFALL IS .89 INCHES.
OCT--WHILE TEMPERATURES WERE JUST ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE
     MONTH, RAIN AND SNOW FALL WERE SCARCE AND WELL BELOW NORMAL. 
NOV--ANOTHER MONTH OF NORMAL TEMPERATURES WITH RAIN AND
     SNOWFALL BELOW NORMAL. 
DEC--WARM AND DRY AND NO WHITE CHRISTMAS.  AVERAGE MONTHLY
     TEMPERATURES WERE 1.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL WHILE ONLY 
     2.6 INCHES OF SNOW FELL.  (NORMAL IS 7.1)

                  .. 2001  STATISTICS ..

         AVG    AVG   MEAN   DEP. FM      PCPN  SNOW   HTG DEG    COOL DEG.
         HI     LOW          NORMAL                     DAYS       DAYS
JAN     33.9    -4.3  14.8   Plus 0.1     0.36   5.5    1550          0 
FEB     40.7     7.3  24.0   Plus 1.6     0.56   6.6    1138          0
MAR     48.7    19.6  34.2   Plus 1.9     1.02   1.4     946          0
APR     62.2    25.9  44.1   Plus 3.0     0.27   1.4     622          0
MAY     71.6    36.5  54.1   Plus 3.7     1.09   6.4     333          0 
JUN     81.4    40.4  60.9   Plus 1.5     0.07     0     126         10
JUL     82.0    49.6  65.8   Plus 0.9     2.75     0      17         53
AUG     78.5    46.7  62.6   Plus 0.2     3.22     0      80         14
SEP     75.9    36.3  56.1   Plus 1.3     0.11     0     259          0
OCT     65.4    23.1  44.3   Plus 0.8     0.03     T     634          0
NOV     49.3    11.7  30.5   Plus 0.6     0.26   2.8    1025          0
DEC     36.3     1.6  19.0   Plus 1.5     0.13   2.6    1420          0

AVG--   60.5    24.5  42.5       TOTALS   9.87  26.7    8150         77
   

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE .. 88  ON  JUNE 30th,       JULY 6,7th
LOWEST  TEMPERATURE .. -21 ON JAN 18th, JAN 19th, Feb. 1st 

RECORD TEMPERATURES .. DURING  2001...          
      5 New Record High  Temperatures
      2 New Record Low   Temperatures
     11 New High Minimum Temperatures
      4 New Low Maximum  Temperatures

AVERAGE WIND SPEED ..  6.8 MPH        NORMAL 7.0 
    PEAK WIND GUST .. SOUTH 54 MPH ON APRIL 10TH 
                   WEST 54 MPH     ON APRIL 20TH
                   WEST 54 MPH     ON JUNE  27TH

PRECIPITATION ..  9.87 Inches  NORMAL 7.57 Inches
      MOST IN 24 HOURS    .89 ON AUG. 21 AND 22ND.


SNOW .. 26.7 Inches          NORMAL 37.4 Inches. 
MOST IN 24 HOURS    4.3 Inches ON MAY 3 AND 4TH.


HEATING DEGREE DAYS .. 8150      NORMAL 8749 
COOLING DEGREE DAYS ..   77      NORMAL   62 


HIGHEST PRESSURE .. 30.86 ON  JAN. 3RD   
LOWEST  PRESSURE .. 29.28 ON APR. 11TH