Rainfall in April exceeds yearly average

In April, San Angelo had 12 days of rain putting the monthly total at 5.10 inches. 

“This is definitely a wetter April than in 2015. Our normal rainfall for the year up until now is usually 5.02 inches. We have received more rainfall in April than we did in the first three months of the year,” said Jim Wingenroth, meteorologist National Weather Service San Angelo/Abilene.

To put it in perspective, in April San Angelo has received more than Portland, Oregon’s, normal month-to-date of 2.5 inches. San Angelo’s current monthly total precipitation is 5.1 inches. April 16-17 added almost three inches of rain into the rain gauge.

For the year, San Angelo has received 9.23 inches of rain and that is 4.21 inches above the normal year-to-date precipitation.

Currently, San Angelo is not in drought conditions but lake levels are still low.

Lake levels as of April 28:

O.H. Ivie Lake: 13.9 percent capacity

O.C. Fisher Lake: 15.7 percent capacity

Twin Buttes Reservoir: 7.4 percent capacity

Lake Nasworthy: 82.6 percent capacity