Preliminary Local Climatological Data
                          ABILENE TX             
                         JANUARY 1998

TEMPERATURES              PRECIP     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  62  41  52   9  13  0  0.00  0.0  17.3  26 200          31 160
 2  72  56  64  21   1  0  0.00  0.0  17.5  31 190          39 190
 3  70  58  64  21   1  0  0.00  0.0  15.0  24 150          29 170
 4  62  44  53  10  12  0  0.01  0.0   8.2  21 170    2     24 170
 5  63  43  53  10  12  0  0.01  0.0   3.6  11 340    2     13 340
 6  53  38  46   4  19  0  0.04  0.0  10.0  28 340    2     32 340
 7  38  33  36  -6  29  0  0.05   T   15.0  22 340    1     25 340
 8  53  30  42   0  23  0  0.02   T    9.5  16 330    1     18 300
 9  66  31  49   7  16  0  0.00  0.0  11.4  25 350          29 350
10  38  28  33  -9  32  0  0.00  0.0   7.1  18 350    1     21 350
11  67  33  50   8  15  0  0.00  0.0   7.5  15 320    1     18 200
12  73  36  55  13  10  0  0.00  0.0  10.0  23 230    1     28  20
13  38  32  35  -7  30  0  0.00  0.0   8.2  16  20    1     20  20
14  57  31  44   2  21  0  0.00  0.0   7.3  21 360    1     25 350
15  62  23  43   1  22  0  0.00  0.0   6.8  20 260    1     22 270
16  66  34  50   8  15  0  0.00  0.0  13.2  31 350          38 350
17  69  31  50   7  15  0  0.00  0.0  11.5  23 210          28 210
18  67  39  53  10  12  0  0.00  0.0  12.6  25 360          31 350
19  65  27  46   3  19  0  0.00  0.0  12.8  24 150          30 150
20  72  47  60  17   5  0  0.00  0.0  13.5  28 170          33 170
21  52  37  45   2  20  0  0.33  0.0   9.8  18 020          22 020 
22  42  30  36  -7  29  0     T  0.0  10.1  18 340    1     21 340
23  57  28  43   0  22  0  0.00  0.0   9.3  24 340    1     26  10
24  60  25  43   0  22  0  0.00  0.0  10.9  21 170    1     23 170
25  65  44  55  12  10  0  0.00  0.0  14.2  28 200          36 200
26  63  35  49   6  16   0 0.00  0.0  10.5  22 340          28 340
27  72  33  53   9  12   0 0.00  0.0  11.2  20 210          23 200
28  76  42  59  15   6   0 0.00  0.0  12.5  25 210          32 210
29  64  30  47   3  18   0 0.00  0.0   5.8  15  60          18  50
30  68  38  53   9  12   0    T  0.0  11.5  24 160          30 170
31  65  49  57  13   8   0 0.71  0.0  11.0  26 270    1     31 260
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AVG HIGH: 57.5 DEG     PRECIPITATION: 1.17 INCH    AVG WIND: 9.9 MPH
AVG LOW:  33.7 DEG

NOTES: 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: 45.6   Total for Month:   1.17    1 = FOG
Dptr fm normal:   2.8   Dptr fm normal:    0.14    2 = FOG REDUCING
                                                      VISIBILITY
Highest:    76 on 28    Grtst 24hr 0.71 on 31          TO 1/4 MILE OR
Lowest:     23 on 15                                   LESS
                                                   3 = THUNDER
                        SNOW, ICE PELLETS, HAIL    4 = ICE PELLETS
                        Total month: TRACE         5 = HAIL
                                                   6 = GLAZE OR RIME
[No. of Days with]      [WEATHER - Days with]      7 = BLOWING DUST
Max 32 or below:  0     0.01 inch or more:  5          OR SAND:
Max 90 or above:  0     0.10 inch or more:  2          VSBY 1/2 MILE
Min 32 or below: 12     0.50 inch or more:  1          OR LESS
Min  0 or below:  0     1.00 inch or more:  0      8 = SMOKE OR HAZE
                                                   9 = BLOWING SNOW
                                                   x = TORNADO

[HEATING DEGREE DAYS (Base 65)]         [Pressure Data]
Total this Mo.   497                    Highest SLP 30.33  on 01
Dptr fm normal  -191                    Lowest  SLP 29.63  on 20
Seasonal total  1696  
Dptr fm normal     5

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

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