Preliminary Local Climatological Data (WS Form: F-6)        
                        Station: ABILENE TX                          
                             JULY 1997                     
TEMPERATURES               PRECIP       AVGERAGE    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 Dr
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 1  93  73  83   0   0  18  0.00  0.0   13.9  23  200        26  200
 2  93  72  83   0   0  18  0.00  0.0   11.1  21  190        23  190
 3  93  74  84   1   0  19  0.00  0.0   11.6  20  160        24  200
 4  87  69  78  -5   0  13  0.00  0.0    9.7  23  340        26   80
 5  81  65  73 -10   0   8  0.03  0.0    8.7  30  340    1   36  340
 6  82  65  74  -9   0   9  0.25  0.0    5.8  24  290   3,1  30  280
 7  93  67  80  -3   0  15  0.00  0.0    9.2  16  150    1   20  160
 8  92  72  82  -2   0  17  0.00  0.0   12.0  20  140        23  140
 9  90  72  81  -3   0  16     T  0.0   12.8  21  170        24  150
10  91  73  82  -2   0  17     T  0.0   12.0  20  170    3   25  190
11  92  75  84   0   0  19  0.00  0.0   15.3  24  180        30  180
12  94  74  84   0   0  19  0.00  0.0   14.9  22  170        28  190
13  95  74  85   1   0  20  0.00  0.0   12.8  22  200        28  200
14  95  71  83  -1   0  18  0.00  0.0    8.9  16  200        20  210
15  95  71  83  -1   0  18  0.00  0.0    7.3  15  120        18  110
16  95  71  83  -1   0  18  0.00  0.0    7.3  15  140        17  120
17  95  70  83  -1   0  18  0.00  0.0    9.7  18  200        21  130
18  96  73  85   1   0  20  0.00  0.0   11.7  20  140    3   29  140
19  94  74  84   0   0  19  0.00  0.0   11.0  20  130        23  120
20  95  70  83  -1   0  18  0.00  0.0    9.1  18  110        24  140
21  95  73  84   0   0  19  0.00  0.0    8.1  17  150        21  150
22  96  72  84   0   0  19  0.00  0.0    8.2  16  130        24  140
23  97  70  84   0   0  19  0.00  0.0    8.2  18  140        26  170
24  98  69  84   0   0  19  0.00  0.0    9.4  18  140        21  160
25  96  73  85   0   0  20  0.00  0.0   10.1  18  120        23  140
26  96  75  86   1   0  21  0.00  0.0   10.2  17  120        21  120
27  96  75  86   1   0  21  0.00  0.0    9.8  17  130        21  110
28  97  73  85   0   0  20  0.00  0.0    7.9  15  120        21  100
29  98  73  86   1   0  21  0.00  0.0    8.8  17   70        21   70
30  94  72  83  -2   0  18  0.00  0.0    8.2  22   50        26   40
31  92  71  82  -3   0  17  0.00  0.0    7.4  17   80   1,8  21   70
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AVG HIGH: 93.4 DEG     PRECIPITATION: 0.28 IN      AVG WIND: 10.0 MPH
AVG LOW:  71.6 DEG

NOTE: SPEED IN COLUMN 10 IS THE FASTEST 2-MINUTE AVERAGE WIND.
      SPEED IN COLUMN 13 IS THE PEAK INSTANTANEOUS GUST.
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[Temperature Data]      [Precipitation Data]       SYMBOLS USED IN   
                                                   COLUMN 16  
Average Monthly: 82.5   Total for Month:   0.28    1 = FOG      
Dptr fm normal:  -1.5   Dptr fm normal:   -1.81    2 = FOG REDUCING  
                                                       VISIBILITY 
Highest:    98 on 29    Grtst 24hr 0.28 on 5-6         TO 1/4 MILE OR
Lowest:     65 on  6                                   LESS          
                                                   3 = THUNDER  
[No. of Days with]      [WEATHER - Days with]      4 = ICE PELLETS 
Max 32 or below:  0     0.01 inch or more:  2      5 = HAIL      
Max 90 or above: 28     0.10 inch or more:  1      6 = GLAZE OR RIME
Min 32 or below:  0     0.50 inch or more:  0      7 = BLOWING DUST
Min  0 or below:  0     1.00 inch or more:  0          OR SAND:      
                                                       VSBY 1/2 MILE 
                                                       OR LESS       
                                                   8 = SMOKE OR HAZE 
                                                   9 = BLOWING SNOW  
                                                   x = TORNADO       
                                                            
[HEATING DEGREE DAYS (Base 65)]          [Pressure Data]       
Total this Mo.     0                     Highest SLP 30.16  on 31
Dptr fm normal     0                     Lowest  SLP 29.78  on 18
Seasonal total     0                                            
Dptr fm normal     0                                        

[COOLING DEGREE DAYS (Base 65)]                                
Total this Mo.   551                                            
Dptr fm normal   -38                                         
Seasonal total  1140                                            
Dptr fm normal  -279 
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