October 2018 ranks 4th wettest month on record for San Angelo, TX


October 2018 is one for the record books when it comes to rainfall totals.

As of 4:30 p.m. October 24, San Angelo has received 10.68 inches of rainfall for the month of October. This rainfall total surpasses the previous record for wettest October, which was 8.68 inches set back in 1981. 

This October is not only the wettest October on record, but also the 4th wettest of any month on record for San Angelo. 

The top ranking wettest month on record for San Angelo are as follows:

  1. September, 1936 with 27.65 inches
  2. May, 1987 with 11.24 inches
  3. September, 1980 with 11.00 inches.

While the heavy rainfall caused flash flooding across the Concho Valley, the rain has aided in filling the reservoirs. These are the current reservoir totals as of 6:00 a.m. October 24:

Nasworthy10/24/20186:00 a.m.1,871.499,0362,944,389,63693.98%
O.C. Fisher10/24/20186:00 a.m.1,874.2914,9204,861,696,92012.49%
Oak Creek10/24/20186:00 a.m.2,001.1942,29013,780,238,790107.86%
Twin Buttes10/24/20186:00 a.m.1,925.4081,81026,657,870,31045.34%
E.V. Spence10/24/20186:00 a.m.1,857.75116,90038,091,981,90022.60%
O.H. Ivie10/24/20186:00 a.m.1,526.15198,20064,583,668,20035.75%

For the next seven days, the Concho Valley will be staying relatively dry. A trough could make its way into the area on Wednesday, October 31, which could set off some showers. Currently, rain chances are low to end the month.

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