Preliminary Local Climatological Data
                           ABILENE TX
                           APRIL 1998

  TEMPERATURES        PRECIPITATION    AVERAGE     WEATHER  PEAK
                                         WIND               WIND
1   2   3   4   5  6a  6b    7    8    9    10  11    12   13  14
Dy Max Min Avg Dep HDD CDD  Wtr  Snw  Avg  Spd Dir    Wx   Spd DIR
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 1  80  44  62   1   3  0  0.00  0.0  12.0  21 190          25 220
 2  79  52  66   4   0  1  0.00  0.0  17.1  31 170          38 170
 3  69  46  58  -4   7  0  0.00  0.0  13.6  26 340          32 340
 4  69  36  53  -9  12  0  0.00  0.0   8.2  15 130          18 100
 5  79  44  62   0   3  0  0.00  0.0  13.9  23 160          28 160
 6  79  54  67   4   0  2  0.00  0.0  17.9  26 180          32 270
 7  81  48  65   2   0  0  0.00  0.0  11.5  24 250          30 270
 8  72  44  58  -6   7  0  0.00  0.0  10.6  26 340          31 330
 9  73  37  55  -9  10  0  0.00  0.0   5.2  17  70     8    20  70
10  77  45  61  -3   4  0  0.00  0.0  11.6  21 130          28 120
11  81  51  66   2   0  1  0.00  0.0  21.0  33 150          40 160
12  86  57  72   7   0  7  0.00  0.0  22.3  31 190          41 170
13  84  56  70   5   0  5  0.00  0.0  12.4  26 180          33 190
14  89  54  72   7   0  7  0.00  0.0  14.2  24 200          31 180
15  88  61  75  10   0 10  0.00  0.0   8.3  20 310          24 310
16  66  46  56 -10   9  0  0.00  0.0  11.3  20 360          23  10
17  59  40  50 -16  15  0    T   0.0   7.5  18  70          22  70
18  69  39  54 -12  11  0  0.00  0.0   4.1  20 320          22 320
19  74  37  56 -11   9  0  0.00  0.0   6.7  15 340          18 340
20  81  44  63  -4   2  0    T   0.0  14.6  29  10          36  20
21  71  41  56 -11   9  0  0.00  0.0   6.6  17  20     1    22  20
22  77  45  61  -6   4  0  0.00  0.0   8.4  20 350          29 320
23  83  49  66  -1   0  1  0.00  0.0  11.4  22 150          25 150
24  94  56  75   8   0 10  0.00  0.0  21.0  32 200          39 210
25  91  66  79  11   0 14  0.00  0.0  19.5  30 200          37 210
26  81  56  69   1   0  4  0.35  0.0  12.3  55 270     2    68 270
27  68  48  58 -10   7  0  0.00  0.0  11.5  23 340     8    29 330
28  66  44  55 -14  10  0  0.00  0.0  12.5  24 340          28 300
29  75  38  57 -12   8  0  0.00  0.0   7.5  18 340     1    21 340
30  87  44  66  -3   0  1  0.00  0.0   9.3  21 280          30 270
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AVG HIGH: 77.6 DEG     PRECIP: 0.35 INCH    AVG WIND: 12.1 MPH
AVG LOW:  47.4

NOTES: WIND IN COLUMN 10 IS THE FASTEST 2-MINUTE AVERAGE WIND.
       WIND IN COLUMN 13 IS THE PEAK INSTANTANEOUS GUST.
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[Temperature Data]      [Precipitation Data]       SYMBOLS USED IN 
                                                   COLUMN 12
Average Monthly: 62.5   Total for Month:   0.35    1 = FOG
Dptr fm normal:  -2.9   Dptr fm normal:   -1.55    2 = FOG REDUCING
                                                       VISIBILITY
Highest:    94 on 24    Grtst 24hr 0.35 on 26          TO 1/4 MILE OR
Lowest:     36 on  4                                   LESS
                                                       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:
[No. of Days with]      [WEATHER - Days WITH]          VSBY 1/2 MILE
Max 32 or below:  0     0.01 inch or more:  1          OR LESS
Max 90 or above:  2     0.10 inch or more:  1      8 = SMOKE OR HAZE
Min 32 or below:  0     0.50 inch or more:  0      9 = BLOWING SNOW
Min  0 or below:  0     1.00 inch or more:  0      x = TORNADO


[HEATING DEGREE DAYS [(Base 65)]
Total this Mo.   130  
Dptr fm normal    36  
Seasonal total  2653  
Dptr fm normal    76

[COOLING DEGREE DAYS [(Base 65)]
Total this Mo.    63
Dptr fm normal   -43  
Seasonal total   103  
Dptr fm normal   -26 
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