Preliminary Local Climatological Data
                                ABILENE TX
                                MARCH 1999


  Temperature in F :        :Pcpn   :Snow:  Wind     :Sunshine: Sky     :Pk Wnd
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1   2   3   4   5  6a  6b    7    8   9   10  11  12  13   14  15   16   17  18
Dy Max Min Avg Dep HDD CDD  Wtr  Snw Dpth Avg Spd Dir Min Psbl S-S Wx    Spd Dr
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 1  79  50  65  14   0   0 0.00   0.0   0  9.7 20 230   0    0   0       24 230
 2  72  49  61   9   4   0 0.00   0.0   0 17.8 38 360   0    0   0       48 340
 3  64  33  49  -3  16   0 0.00   0.0   0  9.0 23 170   0    0   0       28 170
 4  73  45  59   7   6   0 0.00   0.0   0 20.5 31 200   0    0   0       39 190
 5  74  49  62   9   3   0 0.00   0.0   0 12.9 24 220   0    0   0       33 220
 6  63  43  53   0  12   0 0.00   0.0   0 10.7 22  70   0    0   0       28  70
 7  58  44  51  -2  14   0 0.29   0.0   0 14.0 28 160   0    0   0 1     33 160
 8  73  50  62   8   3   0    T   0.0   0 17.1 36 160   0    0   0 1     43 150
 9  66  38  52  -2  13   0 0.00   0.0   0  8.3 17 150   0    0   0       20 150
10  79  51  65  11   0   0 0.00   0.0   0  9.3 18 160   0    0   0       22 170
11  62  44  53  -1  12   0 0.02   0.0   0 10.1 17  40   0    0   0 1     21  40
12  53  40  47  -8  18   0 0.77   0.0   0 11.4 21 360   0    0   0 1,3   25 140
13  40  33  37 -18  28   0    T     T   0 19.6 30 340   0    0   0       36 340
14  55  31  43 -13  22   0 0.00   0.0   0 13.8 28 350   0    0   0       32 350
15  72  31  52  -4  13   0 0.00   0.0   0 11.2 20 160   0    0   0       24 170
16  76  48  62   6   3   0 0.00   0.0   0 16.6 26 200   0    0   0       32 200
17  70  53  62   6   3   0    T   0.0   0 14.1 26 190   0    0   0 1     30 180
18  61  43  52  -5  13   0 0.71   0.0   0 11.4 21 100   0    0   0 1,3   25  90
19  58  41  50  -7  15   0 0.00   0.0   0 12.0 21 330   0    0   0       25 330
20  62  36  49  -8  16   0 0.00   0.0   0  8.4 14 350   0    0   0       17 350
21  73  40  57  -1   8   0 0.00   0.0   0  7.1 17 170   0    0   0       20 170
22  82  55  69  11   0   4 0.00   0.0   0 18.2 30 220   0    0   0       36 210
23  66  45  56  -2   9   0 0.00   0.0   0 11.4 22 220   0    0   0       29 210
24  59  46  53  -5  12   0    T   0.0   0  8.0 21  20   0    0   0 8,1   24  20
25  64  41  53  -6  12   0 0.00   0.0   0  8.4 16 360   0    0   0 1,8   23  40
26  67  43  55  -4  10   0 0.00   0.0   0 13.1 24 140   0    0   0       29 150
27  58  50  54  -6  11   0 1.13   0.0   0 14.3 25 150   0    0   0 1     30 160
28  56  48  52  -8  13   0 0.00   0.0   0  6.9 17  90   0    0   0 1     22  90
29  58  50  54  -6  11   0 0.00   0.0   0  9.5 17  40   0    0   0 1,2   23  40
30  60  52  56  -5   9   0 0.00   0.0   0  5.8 14 180   0    0   0 1,8   16 190
31  77  49  63   2   2   0    T   0.0   0 15.0 23 190   0    0   0       29 190
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AVG HIGH: 65.5 DEG      PRECIP: 2.92 INCHES         AVG WIND: 12.1 MPH
AVG LOW:  44.2 DEG
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NOTES: WIND IN COLUMN 11 IS THE FASTEST 2-MINUTE AVERAGE WIND.
       WIND IN COLUMN 17 IS THE PEAK INSTANTANEOUS GUST.
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[Temperature Data]      [Precipitation Data]       SYMBOLS USED IN COLUMN 16

Average Monthly: 54.9   Total for Month:   2.92    1 = FOG
Dptr fm normal:  -1.2   Dptr fm normal:    1.56    2 = FOG REDUCING VISIBILITY
Highest:    82 on 22    Grtst 24hr 1.13 on 27          TO 1/4 MILE OR LESS
Lowest:     31 on 15                               3 = THUNDER
                        SNOW, ICE PELLETS, HAIL    4 = ICE PELLETS
                        Total month: 0   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:  0     0.01 inch or more:  5
Max 90 or above:  0     0.10 inch or more:  4
Min 32 or below:  2     0.50 inch or more:  3
Min  0 or below:  0     1.00 inch or more:  1

[HEATING DEGREE DAYS (Base 65)]
Total this Mo.   311  
Dptr fm normal    12  
Seasonal total  2012  
Dptr fm normal  -471

[COOLING DEGREE DAYS (Base 65)]
Total this Mo.     4
Dptr fm normal   -19    [Pressure Data]
Seasonal total    18    Highest SLP 30.35  on 20
Dptr fm normal    -5    Lowest  SLP 29.61  on 02

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