Preliminary Local Climatological Data
                              ABILENE TX             
                               AUG 1998

 TEMPERATURES           PRECIPITATION     AVERAGE   WEATHER  PEAK
                                           WIND              WIND
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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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 1 103  77  90   5   0  25  0.00  0.0  10.8  17  130         24  140
 2 103  79  91   6   0  26  0.00  0.0  11.1  18  130         28  220
 3 102  81  92   7   0  27  0.00  0.0   8.8  23   10         31  360
 4  91  73  82  -3   0  17    T   0.0   7.5  18  330         23  210
 5  85  71  78  -7   0  13    T   0.0   7.7  15  350         17  340
 6  91  71  81  -3   0  16  0.00  0.0   5.3  17  140         20  140
 7  97  67  82  -2   0  17  0.00  0.0   5.8  14  130         18  110
 8 100  74  87   3   0  22  0.00  0.0  10.9  20  160         25  190
 9 102  77  90   6   0  25  0.00  0.0  11.2  20  190         23  210
10 101  75  88   4   0  23  0.00  0.0   9.4  18  180         22  220
11  99  74  87   3   0  22  0.01  0.0   6.1  30  100         33  100
12  95  73  84   0   0  19  0.00  0.0   6.8  17  200         21  190
13  92  74  83  -1   0  18    T   0.0   6.0  17  300         21  300
14  92  70  81  -3   0  16  0.20  0.0   7.1  23   70         25   80
15  94  66  80  -4   0  15  0.00  0.0   5.1  16   90         18   90
16  98  69  84   0   0  19  0.00  0.0   8.9  18  130         22  140
17  95  71  83  -1   0  18    T   0.0  11.6  30  130         33  130
18  91  70  81  -2   0  16  0.00  0.0  10.4  21  160         24  150
19  87  71  79  -4   0  14  0.08  0.0   6.3  23  110    1    30  140
20  97  69  83   0   0  18  0.00  0.0   8.2  21   80         28  100
21  96  69  83   0   0  18  0.00  0.0   7.9  18   80    8    22   70
22  92  73  83   0   0  18  0.00  0.0   9.0  20  120         23  140
23  92  70  81  -1   0  16  0.00  0.0   9.2  18  170         22  170
24  95  72  84   2   0  19    T   0.0   9.1  23  180         26  170
25  95  72  84   2   0  19  0.00  0.0   8.2  20  150         23  160
26  98  72  85   3   0  20  0.00  0.0   9.0  18  170         23  150
27  98  72  85   4   0  20  0.00  0.0  11.1  17  220         30  160
28  94  74  84   3   0  19  0.00  0.0   8.1  20   10         22  360
29  97  72  85   4   0  20  0.17  0.0   5.7  39   20   3,1   46   20
30  95  68  82   1   0  17  0.01  0.0   7.4  23  190         26  180
31  96  64  80   0   0  15  0.00  0.0   5.3  15  140         17  130
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AVG HIGH: 95.6 DEG   PRECIPITATION: 0.47 INCH   AVG WIND: 8.2 MPH
AVG LOW:  71.9 DEG

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 13

Average Monthly: 83.8   Total for Month:   0.47    1 = FOG
Dptr fm normal:   0.6   Dptr fm normal:   -2.33    2 = FOG REDUCING VISIBILITY
Highest:   103 on  2    Grtst 24hr 0.20 on 14          TO 1/4 MILE OR LESS
Lowest:     64 on 31                               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:  5
Max 90 or above: 29     0.10 inch or more:  2
Min 32 or below:  0     0.50 inch or more:  0
Min  0 or below:  0     1.00 inch or more:  0

[HEATING DEGREE DAYS (Base 65)]
Total this Mo.     0  
Dptr fm normal     0  
Seasonal total     0  
Dptr fm normal     0

[COOLING DEGREE DAYS (Base 65)]
Total this Mo.   587
Dptr fm normal    23    [Pressure Data]
Seasonal total  2414    Highest SLP 30.15  on 05
Dptr fm normal   431    Lowest  SLP 29.78  on 24

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