Preliminary Local Climatological Data
                               ABILENE TX
                              DECEMBER 1998


  Temperature in F:        :Pcpn   :Snow:      Wind  WEATHER   Pk Wnd
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1   2   3   4   5  6a  6b    7    8   9   10  11  12    13    14  15 
Dy Max Min Avg Dep HDD CDD  Wtr  Snw Dpth Avg Spd Dir   Wx    Spd DIR
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 1  73  39  56   7   9  0  0.00  0.0  0   8.3  17 160          22 170
 2  75  56  66  17   0  1  0.00  0.0  0  12.9  28 210          33 210
 3  65  53  59  10   6  0  0.59  0.0  0  10.0  26 190    1     33 190
 4  76  47  62  14   3  0  0.00  0.0  0   9.5  22 210          26 210
 5  74  56  65  17   0  0  0.00  0.0  0  13.9  25 220    1     29 220
 6  68  44  56   8   9  0    T   0.0  0  15.1  30 290          38 290
 7  50  37  44  -3  21  0  0.00  0.0  0  10.2  21 360          23 360
 8  51  29  40  -7  25  0  0.00  0.0  0   6.9  15 360          17 360
 9  52  31  42  -5  23  0  0.00  0.0  0  10.4  20 130          23 120
10  45  40  43  -4  22  0  0.19  0.0  0  11.7  18  30    1     24  30
11  41  33  37  -9  28  0  0.52  0.0  0  11.5  20 340    1     22 340
12  53  29  41  -5  24  0  0.01  0.0  0   5.5  15 360    2     18 360
13  64  29  47   1  18  0  0.00  0.0  0   5.3  15 350          18 340
14  64  30  47   1  18  0  0.00  0.0  0   4.9  10 170          11 140
15  63  37  50   5  15  0  0.00  0.0  0   5.9  11 210          15 240
16  64  36  50   5  15  0  0.00  0.0  0   6.0  13 310          15 320
17  62  31  47   2  18  0  0.00  0.0  0   7.6  17 220    1     22 180
18  62  44  53   8  12  0  0.05  0.0  0  12.9  25 190    3     33 190
19  48  36  42  -3  23  0  0.01  0.0  0   9.1  16  30    1     20  30
20  57  37  47   3  18  0  0.00  0.0  0   7.3  16 170    2     18 180
21  60  17  39  -5  26  0    T   0.0  0  15.5  29 360    2     33 360
22  20  13  17 -27  48  0  0.00  0.0  0  10.0  26 360          31 360
23  22  18  20 -24  45  0    T    T   0   5.3  16  10    1     20  20
24  32  20  26 -18  39  0  0.00  0.0  0   9.5  17 360          21 350
25  47  16  32 -12  33  0  0.00  0.0  0   5.7  13 170          15 240
26  65  25  45   2  20  0  0.00  0.0  0  10.0  21 210          25 220
27  58  34  46   3  19  0  0.00  0.0  0  12.0  22 230          29 240
28  64  25  45   2  20  0  0.00  0.0  0   6.8  18 230          22 230
29  63  33  48   5  17  0  0.00  0.0  0   6.6  14  50          17  30
30  67  29  48   5  17  0  0.00  0.0  0  12.6  29 220          37 210
31  50  32  41  -2  24  0  0.00  0.0  0   7.5  15  20          18  20
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AVERAGE HIGH: 56.6 DEG      PRECIP: 1.37 INCH    AVERAGE WIND: 9.2 MPH
AVERAGE LOW:  33.4 DEG
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NOTE: WIND IN COLUMN 11 IS THE FASTEST 2-MINUTE AVERAGE WIND.
      WIND IN COLUMN 14 IS THE PEAK INSTANTANEOUS GUST.

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[Temperature Data]      [Precipitation Data]       SYMBOLS USED IN COLUMN 13
Average Monthly: 45.0   Total for Month:   1.37    1 = FOG
Dptr fm normal:  -0.5   Dptr fm normal:    0.34    2 = FOG REDUCING VISIBILITY
Highest:    76 on  4    Grtst 24hr 0.60 on 3-4         TO 1/4 MILE OR LESS
Lowest:     13 on 22                               3 = THUNDER
                        SNOW, ICE PELLETS, HAIL    4 = ICE PELLETS
                        Total month: T   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:  3     0.01 inch or more:  6
Max 90 or above:  0     0.10 inch or more:  3
Min 32 or below: 15     0.50 inch or more:  2
Min  0 or below:  0     1.00 inch or more:  0

[HEATING DEGREE DAYS (Base 65)]
Total this Mo.   615  
Dptr fm normal    10  
Seasonal total   908  
Dptr fm normal   -95

[COOLING DEGREE DAYS (Base 65)]
Total this Mo.     1
Dptr fm normal     1    [Pressure Data]
Seasonal total  3106    Highest SLP 30.73  on 22
Dptr fm normal   655    Lowest  SLP 29.61  on 06

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