Preliminary Local Climatological Data
                             ABILENE TX                            
                            FEBRUARY 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  55  42  49   5  16  0  0.00   0.0    9.3  16 330    1    18 340
 2  64  33  49   5  16  0  0.00   0.0    4.7  13 340    1    14 340
 3  61  35  48   3  17  0  0.00   0.0    8.7  16  50    1    20  20
 4  46  37  42  -3  23  0  0.23   0.0    9.2  16  90   1,8   18  80
 5  43  34  39  -6  26  0  0.07   0.0    8.3  17 350    1    18  10
 6  41  29  35 -10  30  0  0.00   0.0    9.3  16 320    1    22 310
 7  56  26  41  -5  24  0  0.00   0.0    5.2  16 170    1    20 180
 8  64  39  52   6  13  0  0.00   0.0    9.9  21 300         24 210
 9  74  45  60  14   5  0  0.00   0.0   13.6  26 250         33 260
10  61  41  51   5  14  0    T    0.0   12.9  24 340         30 350
11  61  34  48   2  17  0  0.00   0.0    0.0   7 130          8 120
12  56  40  48   1  17  0  0.01   0.0   11.4  26 150    1    31 150
13  57  39  48   1  17  0  0.00   0.0    8.7  16 140    1    18 140
14  57  42  50   3  15  0  0.05   0.0   13.5  21 140    1    25 130
15  61  46  54   7  11  0    T    0.0   11.4  23 130    1    26 140
16  55  42  49   1  16  0  0.11   0.0   10.0  18 290    1    22 290
17  53  35  44  -4  21  0    T    0.0   11.5  21 320         24 320
18  64  34  49   1  16  0  0.00   0.0   10.1  24 170         31 160
19  58  38  48   0  17  0    T    0.0   11.3  18 330    1    22  20
20  67  38  53   4  12  0  0.00   0.0   11.7  22 130         28 170
21  54  44  49   0  16  0  0.21   0.0   13.9  30 110    1    37 110
22  57  42  50   1  15  0  0.00   0.0    5.1  14 130    1    16 130
23  76  41  59   9   6  0  0.00   0.0   10.1  22 310         27 310
24  85  45  65  15   0  0  0.00   0.0   17.4  29 160         36 160
25  75  53  64  14   1  0    T    0.0   15.1  31 180         40 180
26  60  35  48  -2  17  0  0.00   0.0   13.2  26 290         31 300
27  60  32  46  -5  19  0  0.00   0.0   10.2  23 290         29 300
28  55  32  44  -7  21  0  0.00   0.0   10.1  22 330         26 340
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AVG HIGH: 59.9 DEG    PRECIPITATION: 0.68 INCH    AVG WIND: 10.2 MPH
AVG LOW:  38.3 DEG

NOTE: WIND SPEED IN COLUMN 10 IS THE FASTEST 2-MINUTE AVERAGE WIND.
      WIND SPEED IN COLUMN 13 IS THE FASTEST INSTANTANEOUS GUST.
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[Temperature Data]      [Precipitation Data]       SYMBOLS USED IN 
                                                   COLUMN 12
Average Monthly: 49.1   Total for Month:   0.68    1 = FOG
Dptr fm normal:   1.7   Dptr fm normal:   -0.48    2 = FOG REDUCING
                        Grtst 24hr 0.30 on 4-5         VISIBILITY
Highest:    85 on 24                                   TO 1/4 MILE OR
Lowest:     26 on  7                                   LESS
                                                   3 = THUNDER
                        SNOW, ICE PELLETS, HAIL    4 = ICE PELLETS
                        Total month: 0   Inches    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:  0     0.10 inch or more:  3          OR LESS
Min 32 or below:  4     0.50 inch or more:  0      8 = SMOKE OR HAZE
Min  0 or below:  0     1.00 inch or more:  0      9 = BLOWING SNOW
                                                   x = TORNADO


[HEATING DEGREE DAYS (Base 65)]            [Pressure Data]
Total this Mo.   438                       Highest SLP 30.25  on 06
Dptr fm normal   -55                       Lowest  SLP 29.42  on 16
Seasonal total  2134  
Dptr fm normal   -50

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

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