Preliminary Local Climatological Data
                              ABILENE TX
                              MARCH 1998
          
        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 Dr
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 1  55  24  40 -11  25   0  0.00  0.0   5.8  15 300         20 310
 2  57  28  43  -9  22   0  0.00  0.0   6.9  17 360         22 340
 3  68  29  49  -3  16   0  0.00  0.0  11.9  24 210         32 190
 4  81  51  66  14   0   1  0.00  0.0  18.2  31 190         39 200
 5  62  40  51  -2  14   0  0.00  0.0  10.8  21 200   8,1   24 210
 6  46  38  42 -11  23   0    T   0.0   8.1  21  60  1,3,8  24  50
 7  58  42  50  -3  15   0  0.39  0.0   9.1  23 360   2,3   32 320
 8  46  28  37 -17  28   0  0.02  0.0  23.7  39 330    1    46 320
 9  44  26  35 -19  30   0  0.00  0.0  12.2  21 330         25 350
10  48  21  35 -19  30   0  0.00  0.0   7.8  14  10         17  20
11  55  28  42 -12  23   0  0.00  0.0  11.5  24  40         31  40
12  50  23  37 -18  28   0  0.00  0.0   9.2  18 160         22 170
13  63  42  53  -2  12   0  0.00  0.0  13.1  21 150         25 190
14  62  51  57   1   8   0  0.17  0.0  13.0  21 160    1    25 160
15  62  54  58   2   7   0  1.32  0.0  15.1  30 120   1,3   34 120
16  55  41  48  -8  17   0  0.97  0.0  10.5  25 140    1    29 150
17  63  40  52  -4  13   0  0.09  0.0  12.0  22 290    1    26 290
18  77  48  63   6   2   0    T   0.0  14.4  34 320         39 310
19  52  37  45 -12  20   0  0.00  0.0  18.5  33 310         39 330
20  56  33  45 -12  20   0  0.00  0.0  11.7  23 340         26 340
21  63  27  45 -13  20   0  0.00  0.0   4.5  11  50         15  30
22  75  38  57  -1   8   0  0.00  0.0   9.3  16 220         22 230
23  87  54  71  13   0   6  0.00  0.0  14.7  29 210         37 210
24  82  48  65   7   0   0  0.00  0.0   8.0  21 170    1    24 170
25  83  60  72  13   0   7  0.00  0.0  19.5  32 200         38 210
26  83  62  73  14   0   8  0.00  0.0  27.4  38 170         46 170
27  78  52  65   5   0   0  0.23  0.0  17.0  38 240    1    44 240
28  87  50  69   9   0   4  0.00  0.0  15.3  26 150         31 160
29  84  63  74  14   0   9  0.00  0.0  24.4  32 150         40 170
30  83  57  70   9   0   5    T   0.0  18.7  36 290    8    49 300
31  72  42  57  -4   8   0  0.00  0.0  14.6  26 260         32 280
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AVG HIGH: 65.7 DEG    PRECIPITATION: 3.19 INCH    AVG WIND: 13.4 MPH
AVG LOW:  41.2 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: 53.4   Total for Month:   3.19    1 = FOG
Dptr fm normal:  -2.7   Dptr fm normal:    1.83    2 = FOG REDUCING
                                                       VISIBILITY
Highest:    87 on 28    Grtst 24hr 2.24 on 15-16       TO 1/4 MILE OR
Lowest:     21 on 10                                   LESS
                                                   3 = THUNDER
                        SNOW, ICE PELLETS, HAIL    4 = ICE PELLETS
                        Total month: 0   Inches    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:  7          OR SAND:
Max 90 or above:  0     0.10 inch or more:  5          VSBY 1/2 MILE
Min 32 or below:  9     0.50 inch or more:  2          OR LESS
Min  0 or below:  0     1.00 inch or more:  1      8 = SMOKE OR HAZE
                                                   9 = BLOWING SNOW
                                                   x = TORNADO

[HEATING DEGREE DAYS [(Base 65)]         [Pressure Data]
Total this Mo.   389                     Highest SLP 30.63  on 10
Dptr fm normal    90                     Lowest  SLP 29.42  on 07
Seasonal total  2523  
Dptr fm normal    40

[COOLING DEGREE DAYS [(Base 65)]
Total this Mo.    40
Dptr fm normal    17  
Seasonal total    40  
Dptr fm normal    17  

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