Preliminary Local Climatological Data
                          ABILENE TX             
                           MAY 1998

 TEMPERATURES           PRECIPITATION   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  91  51  71   2   0   6    T   0.0   9.5  30 270          41 290
 2  94  64  79  10   0  14  0.00  0.0  11.5  21 360          25 360
 3  82  56  69  -1   0   4  0.00  0.0  10.7  21  70          23  70
 4  92  56  74   4   0   9  0.00  0.0  15.5  23 150          28 140
 5  95  65  80  10   0  15  0.00  0.0  12.7  24 190     8    30 180
 6  95  54  75   5   0  10  0.00  0.0   9.7  23 270          28 270
 7  91  57  74   4   0   9  0.00  0.0   7.1  16 330          20 310
 8  91  62  77   6   0  12  0.00  0.0  17.8  37 150     8    44 140
 9  85  54  70  -1   0   5  0.00  0.0  13.8  28 310     1    33 350
10  87  50  69  -2   0   4  0.00  0.0   6.8  15 120          17 100
11  96  64  80   9   0  15  0.00  0.0  18.6  32 210          43 160
12  96  67  82  10   0  17  0.00  0.0  12.6  22 130     8    26 160
13  92  67  80   8   0  15  0.00  0.0  16.4  25 130    1,8   31 150
14  95  71  83  11   0  18  0.00  0.0  15.5  24 150    1,8   29 160
15  88  59  74   2   0   9  0.12  0.0  11.6  37 260   1,3,8  46 250
16  93  58  76   3   0  11  0.00  0.0  12.4  24 130     8    29 100
17  94  71  83  10   0  18  0.00  0.0  12.4  22 150    1,8   26 130
18  96  71  84  11   0  19  0.00  0.0  12.8  21 190          25 140
19  98  73  86  13   0  21  0.00  0.0  12.4  21 190     8    24 200
20  99  70  85  11   0  20  0.00  0.0  10.5  21 200          24 190
21  92  76  84  10   0  19  0.00  0.0   8.2  18 190          23 190
22  95  75  85  11   0  20    T   0.0  13.4  22 210          26 200
23  96  72  84  10   0  19  0.00  0.0  11.7  21 170          28 180
24  94  75  85  10   0  20  0.00  0.0  14.1  26 150     8    31 150
25  92  67  80   5   0  15  0.16  0.0  13.1  24 150   1,3,8  29 150
26  89  61  75   0   0  10  0.19  0.0  13.1  40 150    1,8   49 170
27  88  63  76   1   0  11  0.25  0.0   7.3  20 200    1,3   23 200
28  97  69  83   7   0  18  0.00  0.0  10.7  17 220          22 180
29 100  72  86  10   0  21  0.00  0.0  11.5  21 190          25 160
30  98  68  83   7   0  18  0.00  0.0  13.1  22 170          28 180
31 103  75  89  12   0  24  0.00  0.0  13.4  22 220          26 220
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AVG HIGH: 93.4 DEG    RAINFALL: 0.72 INCH    AVG WIND: 12.3 MPH
AVG LOW:  64.9 DEG

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 13
Average Monthly: 79.2   Total for Month:   0.72    1 = FOG
Dptr fm normal:   6.5   Dptr fm normal:   -2.25    2 = FOG REDUCING
                                                       VISIBILITY
Highest:   103 on 31    Grtst 24hr 0.44 on 26-27       TO 1/4 MILE OR
Lowest:     50 on 10                                   LESS
                                                   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
Max 32 or below:  0     0.01 inch or more:  4      X = TORNADO
Max 90 or above: 25     0.10 inch or more:  4
Min 32 or below:  0     0.50 inch or more:  0
Min  0 or below:  0     1.00 inch or more:  0


[HEATING DEGREE DAYS (Base 65)]         [Pressure Data]
Total this Mo.     0                    Highest SLP 30.10  on 16
Dptr fm normal    -7                    Lowest  SLP 29.38  on 08
Seasonal total  2653  
Dptr fm normal    69

[COOLING DEGREE DAYS (Base 65) ]
Total this Mo.   446
Dptr fm normal   201  
Seasonal total   549  
Dptr fm normal   175 
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