Preliminary Local Climatological Data
                               ABILENE TX             
                                DEC 1997

    TEMPERATURES           PRECIP       AVG        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  51  38  45  -4  20  0  0.00  0.0   6.3  13  130         15  130
 2  50  43  47  -2  18  0  0.49  0.0   7.2  18  140    2    22  130
 3  48  31  40  -9  25  0  0.00  0.0  10.6  21  330    2    23  320
 4  61  28  45  -3  20  0  0.00  0.0   7.6  20  280    1    22  280
 5  46  27  37 -11  28  0  0.00  0.0   6.3  11   70         15   50
 6  43  30  37 -11  28  0  0.00  0.0   8.0  18  140         21  140
 7  49  42  46  -1  19  0  0.39  0.0  10.2  20  150    1    24  140
 8  72  45  59  12   6  0  0.00  0.0  13.6  29  280         34  290
 9  64  39  52   5  13  0  0.00  0.0  15.0  37  260    8    46  280
10  45  30  38  -9  27  0  0.00  0.0  11.0  20  340         25  350
11  36  29  33 -13  32  0  0.00  0.0  13.3  21  350         25  340
12  40  22  31 -15  34  0    T    T   10.6  23  340         29  340
13  52  18  35 -11  30  0  0.00  0.0   6.3  20  320         22  320
14  62  28  45  -1  20  0  0.00  0.0   5.6  11  140         14  280
15  70  30  50   5  15  0  0.00  0.0  10.1  17  200         20  200
16  62  32  47   2  18  0  0.00  0.0  11.2  22  350         25  340
17  65  25  45   0  20  0  0.00  0.0   6.6  15  150    8    18  150
18  72  38  55  10  10  0  0.00  0.0  12.0  20  210         24  200
19  75  44  60  15   5  0  0.00  0.0  11.6  21  210         24  180
20  54  35  45   1  20  0  1.52  0.0  13.0  24  330    1    29   10
21  52  32  42  -2  23  0  0.00  0.0  11.9  25  300    1    31  290
22  49  29  39  -5  26  0  0.00  0.0   6.6  14   60         16   50
23  40  36  38  -6  27  0  0.51  0.0  10.2  18  270   1,3   21  270
24  52  33  43  -1  22  0  0.00  0.0  10.5  21  300         24  310
25  41  27  34 -10  31  0  0.17  0.0   5.4  14  360    2    16   10
26  40  31  36  -7  29  0  0.08  0.0  10.6  17  320         20  320
27  50  27  39  -4  26  0  0.00  0.0  10.0  20  250         23  240
28  49  32  41  -2  24  0  0.00  0.0  22.0  37  330         45  330
29  60  29  45   2  20  0  0.00  0.0   8.3  20  290         22  290
30  64  32  48   5  17  0  0.00  0.0   7.5  18   30         23   30
31  57  25  41  -2  24  0  0.00  0.0   6.9  15  160         18  150
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AVG HIGH: 53.9 DEGREES     PRECIP: 3.16 INCHES    AVG WIND: 9.9 MPH
AVG LOW:  31.8 DEGREES     SNOW:   4 INCHES

NOTE: 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: 42.9   Total for Month:   3.16    1 = FOG
Dptr fm normal:  -2.6   Dptr fm normal:    2.13    2 = FOG REDUCING
                                                       VISIBILITY
Highest:    75 on 19    Grtst 24hr 1.52 on 20          TO 1/4 MILE OR
Lowest:     18 on 13                                   LESS
                                                   3 = THUNDER
                               SNOW                4 = ICE PELLETS
                        Total month: 4.0 Inches    5 = HAIL
                        Grtst 24hr   4.0 INCHES    6 = GLAZE OR RIME
                        Grtst depth:  4 INCHES     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
MAX 32 OR below:  0     0.01 inch or more:  6      X = TORNADO
Max 90 or above:  0     0.10 inch or more:  5
Min 32 or below: 21     0.50 inch or more:  2
Min  0 or below:  0     1.00 inch or more:  1

[HEATING DEGREE DAYS (Base 65)]         [Pressure Data]
Total this Mo.   677                    Highest SLP 30.54  on 31ST
Dptr fm normal    72                    Lowest  SLP 29.60  on 09TH
Seasonal total  1199  
Dptr fm normal   196

[OOLING DEGREE DAYS (Base 65)]
Total this Mo.     0
Dptr fm normal     0  
Seasonal total  2238  
Dptr fm normal  -213 
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