PRELIMINARY LOCAL CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA
                            ABILENE TX
                           OCTOBER 1997

   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  Dr
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 1  95  67  81  10   0  16  0.00  0.0   7.5  15  140         21  100
 2  93  64  79   8   0  14  0.00  0.0  10.0  20  170         26  180
 3  92  65  79   8   0  14  0.00  0.0  12.9  24  170         31  200
 4  91  68  80  10   0  15  0.00  0.0  12.0  18  130         23  140
 5  90  68  79   9   0  14  0.00  0.0  12.5  23  130         28  120
 6  78  68  73   3   0   8    T   0.0  12.5  22  150         26  160
 7  83  68  76   7   0  11  0.00  0.0  16.0  28  150         33  150
 8  88  70  79  10   0  14    T   0.0  14.9  23  210         26  190
 9  87  70  79  10   0  14    T   0.0   9.4  24  140         29  130
10  82  66  74   5   0   9  0.43  0.0   9.4  22  120    1    24  110
11  73  68  71   3   0   6  0.18  0.0  14.8  29  150    1    36  160
12  81  53  67  -1   0   2  0.06  0.0  17.5  29  160    1    36  180
13  68  45  57 -11   8   0  0.00  0.0   8.0  16   10         22  350
14  72  40  56 -11   9   0  0.00  0.0   5.7  13  100         16   90
15  77  45  61  -6   4   0  0.00  0.0   4.6  10  160         11  150
16  78  48  63  -4   2   0  0.00  0.0   3.9  13   10         15   10
17  73  45  59  -7   6   0  0.00  0.0   6.7  17  350   8     21  350
18  84  48  66   0   0   1  0.00  0.0  10.4  20  200         25  160
19  88  57  73   8   0   8  0.00  0.0  10.9  22  210         32  220
20  73  50  62  -3   3   0  0.00  0.0   6.6  11   30   1,8   15   30
21  55  47  51 -14  14   0  0.39  0.0   6.9  16   20   1,3   20   20
22  68  45  57  -7   8   0  0.00  0.0   6.0  17  130         22  130
23  77  55  66   2   0   1  1.48  0.0  14.2  29  140    3    36  250
24  82  57  70   6   0   5  0.00  0.0  11.1  22  240         26  240
25  66  43  55  -8  10   0  0.00  0.0  15.8  29  280         34  330
26  57  37  47 -16  18   0  0.00  0.0  15.8  28  320         34  330
27  65  28  47 -16  18   0  0.00  0.0   7.5  17  150         22  150
28  74  48  61  -1   4   0  0.00  0.0  13.4  23  210         26  200
29  77  51  64   2   1   0  0.00  0.0  11.6  22  200         28  200
30  84  50  67   6   0   2  0.00  0.0  11.5  22  200         26  200
31  85  44  65   4   0   0  0.00  0.0   5.6  16  260    8    21  270
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AVG HIGH: 78.6 DEG   PRECIPITATION: 2.54 INCHES   AVG WIND: 10.5 MPH
AVG LOW:  54.1 DEG

NOTES: 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 12
Average Monthly: 66.3   Total for Month:   2.54    1 = FOG
Dptr fm normal:  -0.1   Dptr fm normal:    0.03    2 = FOG REDUCING
                                                       VISIBILITY
Highest:    95 on  1    Grtst 24hr 1.48 on 23          TO 1/4 MILE OR
                                                       LESS
Lowest:     28 on 27                               3 = THUNDER
                        SNOW, ICE PELLETS, HAIL    4 = ICE PELLETS
                        Total month: 0   Inches    5 = HAIL
                                                   6 = GLAZE OR RIME
                                                   7 = BLOWING DUST
[No. of Days with]      [WEATHER - Days with]          OR SAND:
Max 32 or below:  0     0.01 inch or more:  5          VSBY 1/2 MILE
Max 90 or above:  5     0.10 inch or more:  4          OR LESS
Min 32 or below:  1     0.50 inch or more:  1      8 = SMOKE OR HAZE
Min  0 or below:  0     1.00 inch or more:  1      9 = BLOWING SNOW
                                                   x = TORNADO

[HEATING DEGREE DAYS (Base 65)]       [Pressure Data]
Total this Mo.   105                  Highest SLP 30.47  on 14
Dptr fm normal    30                  Lowest  SLP 29.47  on 24
Seasonal total   105  
Dptr fm normal    24

[COOLING DEGREE DAYS (Base 65)]
Total this Mo.   154
Dptr fm normal    36  
Seasonal total  2237  
Dptr fm normal  -200  
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