SAN ANGELO – A Pacific cold front is making its way to West Texas Monday and will bring strong, gusty north winds and drop temperatures below freezing through the end of the week.
According to meteorologists with the National Weather Service in San Angelo, the Pacific cold front will move into the area Monday from the west bring west to Northwest winds gusting to 35 mph at times. The front will be dry, elevated fire weather conditions will exist. There is no precipitation associated with this cold front.
In addition, afternoon high temperatures will only reach the 40s and 50s throughout the next seven days.
The official first freeze of the season occurred early Saturday morning when the mercury dropped to 29 degrees. The average first freeze in San Angelo is on Nov. 10, so this freeze was virtually right on time.
The last precipitation to fall in San Angelo was the night of Nov. 11, when .58 inches was recorded at the airport. That was also the total rainfall for the month of November so far. For the year, San Angelo has seen 10.47 inches of precipitation, which is 9.04 inches below normal.
The drought continues and seems to be deepening.