Preliminary Local Climatological Data (WS Form: F-6)        
                      Station: ABILENE TX                            
                         AUGUST 1997                                 

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  Dr
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1   94  68  81  -4  0  16  0.00  0.0   7.3  16   80     8     18  80
2   95  70  83  -2  0  18  0.00  0.0   7.2  17  100     8     23  90
3   95  68  82  -3  0  17  0.00  0.0   7.0  16   80           20  70
4   93  73  83  -2  0  18  0.72  0.0   6.3  32   50   8,3,1   51  40
5   93  69  81  -4  0  16  0.23  0.0   4.7  31  110   1,8,3   38  90
6   97  71  84   0  0  19  0.03  0.0   9.7  41  320    1,8    53 320
7   72  62  67 -17  0   2  1.08  0.0   8.5  20   10     1     22  10
8   80  62  71 -13  0   6  0.00  0.0   3.6  10  110           13 120
9   94  67  81  -3  0  16  0.00  0.0   9.5  21  130     1     23 140
10  96  72  84   0  0  19  0.47  0.0  10.4  55  190   3,8,1   67 190
11  94  75  85   1  0  20  0.00  0.0  12.4  22  170           26 160
12  94  75  85   1  0  20  0.00  0.0  10.2  18  180           22 200
13  94  74  84   0  0  19  0.00  0.0   7.6  15  110     3     18 170
14  96  74  85   1  0  20  0.00  0.0  12.3  20  180     3     24 180
15  99  77  88   4  0  23  0.00  0.0  17.9  28  190           34 190
16 100  77  89   5  0  24  0.00  0.0  17.4  28  200           32 200
17  99  78  89   5  0  24  0.00  0.0  13.8  28  200           32 190
18  97  74  86   3  0  21  0.00  0.0  10.1  25  290           31 270
19  93  75  84   1  0  19  0.00  0.0  10.0  18  200           23 190
20  97  69  83   0  0  18  1.63    T   7.8  32   70    3,5    43  90
21  95  69  82  -1  0  17  0.00  0.0   3.8  13   60           15  60
22  96  72  84   1  0  19  0.00  0.0   7.3  25  350     3     30 350
23  88  69  79  -3  0  14  0.00  0.0   6.2  15   30           17  40
24  88  64  76  -6  0  11  0.00  0.0   6.2  11  100     1     13 100
25  90  65  78  -4  0  13  0.00  0.0   7.1  14  150           16 140
26  90  68  79  -3  0  14  0.00  0.0   8.7  16  200           20 190
27  90  66  78  -3  0  13  0.00  0.0   9.6  17  220           23 180
28  92  69  81   0  0  16  0.00  0.0   9.1  16  120           21 180
29  94  70  82   1  0  17  0.00  0.0   9.3  16  160           21 130
30  93  72  82   1  0  17  0.00  0.0   9.4  17  200           21 150
31  94  69  82   2  0  17  0.00  0.0   7.1  17  120           20 100
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AVG HIGH: 93.0 DEG    PRECIPITATION: 4.16 IN      AVG WIND: 9.0 MPH
AVG LOW:  70.4 DEG                                             
NOTES: SNOWFALL ON THE 20TH WAS HAIL.                                
       SPEED IN COLUMN 10 IS THE FASTEST 2-MINUTE AVERAGE WIND.      
       SPEED IN COLUMN 13 IS THE PEAK INSTANTANEOUS GUST.
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[Temperature Data]      [Precipitation Data]       SYMBOLS USED IN   
                                                   COLUMN 16 Average
Monthly: 81.7           Total for Month:   4.16    1 = FOG      
Dptr fm normal:  -1.5   Dptr fm normal:    1.36    2 = FOG REDUCING  
                                                       VISIBILITY
Highest:   100 on 16    Grtst 24hr 1.63 on 20TH        TO 1/4 MILE OR
Lowest:     62 on  8                                   LESS          
                                                   3 = THUNDER       
                       SNOW, ICE PELLETS, HAIL     4 = ICE PELLETS   
                       Total month: TRACE          5 = HAIL          
                                                   6 = GLAZE OR RIME 
                                                   7 = BLOWING DUST
[No. of Days with]      [WEATHER - Days with]          OR SAND:    
Max 32 or below:  0     0.01 inch or more:  6          VSBY 1/2 MILE
Max 90 or above: 27     0.10 inch or more:  5          OR LESS   
Min 32 or below:  0     0.50 inch or more:  3      8 = SMOKE OR HAZE
Min  0 or below:  0     1.00 inch or more:  2      9 = BLOWING SNOW  
                                                   x = TORNADO
[HEATING DEGREE DAYS (Base 65)]         [Pressure Data]        
Total this Mo.     0                    Highest SLP 30.13  on 24 
Dptr fm normal     0                    Lowest  SLP 29.64  on 15
Seasonal total     0                                            
Dptr fm normal     0                                         

[COOLING DEGREE DAYS (Base 65)]                                
Total this Mo.   523                                            
Dptr fm normal   -41                                        
Seasonal total  1663                                             
Dptr fm normal  -320  
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