Preliminary Local Climatological Data (WS Form: F-6)

                                          Station: ABILENE TX       
                                          Month:   APR
                                          Year:    1997


1   2   3   4   5  6a  6b    7    8   9   10  11  12   16    17  18
Dy Max Min Avg Dep HDD CDD  Wtr  Snw Dpth Avg Spd Dir  Wx    Spd Dr
=====================================================================
 1  66  51  59  -2   6   0 0.00   0.0   0 15.9 29 150   1     36 150
 2  75  60  68   6   0   3    T   0.0   0 18.0 26 110   1     31 120
 3  64  61  63   1   2   0 0.69   0.0   0 13.8 22 130   1     25 160
 4  71  53  62   0   3   0 0.16   0.0   0 14.8 33 280         39 280
 5  75  50  63   1   2   0 0.00   0.0   0 18.4 34 260         43 260

 6  64  43  54  -9  11   0 0.00   0.0   0  9.8 28 310         31 310
 7  73  42  58  -5   7   0 0.00   0.0   0 13.7 22 150         30 130
 8  73  36  55  -9  10   0    T   0.0   0 15.2 30 350   1     37 360
 9  58  36  47 -17  18   0    T   0.0   0  9.2 18 160   1     22 150
10  67  56  62  -2   3   0 0.00   0.0   0 22.2 31 160         38 160

11  66  34  50 -14  15   0 1.00   0.0   0 20.5 28 330  3,1,5  33 170
12  49  28  39 -26  26   0 0.00   0.0   0 14.6 25 350         30 340
13  55  27  41 -24  24   0 0.00   0.0   0  7.1 15  20         24  40
14  65  32  49 -16  16   0 0.00   0.0   0  8.4 14 150         16 140
15  77  49  63  -2   2   0 0.00   0.0   0 15.8 23 150         26 160

16  77  52  65  -1   0   0 0.00   0.0   0  9.2 20 160         24 160
17  76  50  63  -3   2   0 0.00   0.0   0  7.5 14 150  1,8    17 110
18  67  55  61  -5   4   0 0.21   0.0   0  9.720  210   1     24 230
19  74  54  64  -3   1   0 0.00   0.0   0  5.6 13 300         14 310
20  90  54  72   5   0   7 0.00   0.0   0 10.4 21 220         25 210

21  88  60  74   7   0   9 0.00   0.0   0  9.0 16 210         21 160
22  71  53  62  -5   3   0 0.01   0.0   0 11.6 37 360         46 360
23  72  51  62  -5   3   0    T   0.0   0  7.4 16 100         22  90
24  75  53  64  -3   1   0 0.00   0.0   0 22.2 36 150   3     46 160
25  58  50  54 -14  11   0 0.37   0.0   0 18.9 41 100  1,3    52 100

26  53  48  51 -17  14   0 0.52   0.0   0 13.5 20 350   1     24  30
27  58  44  51 -17  14   0    T   0.0   0 12.7 24 360   1     30 350
28  74  39  57 -12   8   0 0.00   0.0   0  6.8 18 150         22 150
29  91  54  73   4   0   8 0.00   0.0   0 14.2 28 230         36 220
30  77  58  68  -1   0   3 0.00   0.0   0 11.5 23 200         28 200
=====================================================================

AV HIGH: 70.0    PRECIPITATION: 2.96    AV WIND: 12.9               
AV LOW:  47.8

NOTE: WIND SPEED IN COLUMN 11 IS THE FASTEST 2-MINUTE WIND. WIND    
  SPEED IN COLUMN 17 IN THE PEAK INSTANTANEOUS GUST.


[Temperature Data]      [Precipitation Data]       SYMBOLS USED IN
COLUMN 16

Average Monthly: 58.9   Total for Month:   2.96    1 = FOG
Dptr fm normal:  -6.5   Dptr fm normal:    1.06    2 = FOG REDUCING 
                                                       VISIBILITY
Highest:    91 on 29    Grtst 24hr 1.00 on 11          TO 1/4 MILE OR
                                                       LESS
Lowest:     27 on 13                               3 = THUNDER
                        SNOW, ICE PELLETS, HAIL    4 = ICE PELLETS
                        Total month: 0   Inches    5 = HAIL
                        Grtst 24hr      on __ __   6 = GLAZE OR RIME
                        Grtst depth:   0 on -      7 = BLOWING DUST 
                                                       OR SAND:
                                                       VSBY 1/2 MILE
                                                       OR LESS
                                                   8 = SMOKE OR HAZE
[No. of Days with]      [WEATHER - Days with]      9 = BLOWING SNOW
                                                   x = TORNADO
Max 32 or below:  0     0.01 inch or more:  7
Max 90 or above:  2     0.10 inch or more:  6
Min 32 or below:  3     0.50 inch or more:  3
Min  0 or below:  0     1.00 inch or more:  1

[HEATING DEGREE DAYS (Base 65)]
Total this Mo.   206   
Dptr fm normal   112  
Seasonal total  2588   
Dptr fm normal    11

[COOLING DEGREE DAYS (Base 65)]
Total this Mo.    30
Dptr fm normal   -76    [Pressure Data]
Seasonal total    61    Highest SLP 30.30  on 13
Dptr fm normal   -68    Lowest  SLP 29.49  on 04

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