PRELIMINARY LOCAL CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA
                                          Station: ABILENE TX      
                                          Month:   MAY
                                          Year:    1997

    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  Dr
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 1  83  53  68  -1   0  3  0.00  0.0  17.5  29  160          37 170
 2  85  56  71   2   0  6    T   0.0  14.3  32  320   1,8    40 300
 3  72  44  58 -12   7  0  0.00  0.0   7.8  15   20          18 100
 4  79  50  65  -5   0  0  0.00  0.0  15.2  24  160          30 160
 5  88  61  75   5   0 10  0.00  0.0  14.8  25  170          31 190
 6  85  59  72   2   0  7  0.00  0.0  11.3  22  130          25 130
 7  82  66  74   4   0  9  0.01  0.0  16.2  30  150    1     36 160
 8  82  63  73   2   0  8  0.19  0.0  10.3  31   30   1,3    41  30
 9  67  51  59 -12   6  0  0.76  0.0  13.8  28  360   1,3    34 360
10  72  44  58 -13   7  0  0.00  0.0   4.5  13   80          15  80
11  77  50  64  -7   1  0  0.00  0.0   7.6  15  200          18 210
12  64  48  56 -16   9  0  0.08  0.0   9.2  21   20    1     28  20
13  80  46  63  -9   2  0  0.00  0.0   9.4  18  220          22 210
14  84  65  75   3   0 10  0.04  0.0  12.1  26  130    3     30 130
15  80  62  71  -1   0  6  0.28  0.0   6.8  16   90   3,1    21 150
16  79  62  71  -2   0  6  0.00  0.0   6.4  14  130    1     15 130
17  85  62  74   1   0  9  0.00  0.0   8.6  15  160          20 200
18  86  63  75   2   0 10  0.00  0.0  13.1  21  170          24 190
19  81  55  68  -5   0  3  0.01  0.0  13.4  23  340    1     28 340
20  66  56  61 -13   4  0    T   0.0   9.4  14  350    1     16  10
21  69  60  65  -9   0  0    T   0.0   6.6  15   90    1     18  90
22  77  61  69  -5   0  4  0.01  0.0   9.9  20  110    1     22 110
23  76  63  70  -4   0  5  0.00  0.0   9.1  18  140    1     21 150
24  87  63  75   0   0 10  0.00  0.0  10.1  17  150          21 140
25  93  68  81   6   0 16    T   0.0  12.2  23  200    3     29 210
26  95  66  81   6   0 16  0.00  0.0  10.2  22  210          28 220
27  84  58  71  -4   0  6  0.00  0.0   9.6  20  360    1     24  10
28  80  58  69  -7   0  4  0.00  0.0   8.7  18   80          22  70
29  85  58  72  -4   0  7  0.00  0.0  11.4  21  140          24 150
30  85  64  75  -1   0 10  0.14  0.0  11.1  23  190   3,1    26 180
31  82  60  71  -6   0  6  0.00  0.0   7.5  14   20          17  10
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AVG HIGH: 80.3         PRECIPITATION: 1.52       AVG WIND: 10.6 MPH
AVG LOW:  57.9

NOTE: WIND SPEED IN COLUMN 10 IS THE FASTEST 2-MINUTE AVERAGE WIND.
      WIND SPEED IN COLUMN 13 IS THE PEAK INSTANTANEOUS GUST.

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[Temperature Data]      [Precipitation Data]       SYMBOLS USED IN
                                                      COLUMN 12

Average Monthly: 69.1   Total for Month:   1.52    1 = FOG
Dptr fm normal:  -3.6   Dptr fm normal:   -1.45    2 = FOG REDUCING
                                                       VISIBILITY
Highest:     95 on 26    Grtst 24hr 0.95 on 8-9        TO 1/4 MILE OR
                                                       LESS
Lowest:      44 on 10                              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:  9
Max 90 or above:  2     0.10 inch or more:  4
Min 32 or below:  0     0.50 inch or more:  1
Min  0 or below:  0     1.00 inch or more:  0

[HEATING DEGREE DAYS (Base 65)]
Total this Mo.    36  
Dptr fm normal    29  
Seasonal total  2624  
Dptr fm normal    40

[COOLING DEGREE DAYS (Base 65)]
Total this Mo.   171
Dptr fm normal   -74    [Pressure Data]
Seasonal total   232    Highest SLP 30.32  on 10
Dptr fm normal  -142    Lowest  SLP 29.48  on 02
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