Preliminary Local Climatological Data
                              ABILENE TX             
                             OCTOBER 1998

       TEMPERATURES       :RAIN  /  SNOW   : AVERAGE   :WEATHER  :PEAK
                                              WINDS               WINDS
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1   2   3   4   5  6a  6b    7     8   9    10  11  12   13      14 15
Dy Max Min Avg Dep HDD CDD  Wtr   Snw Dpth  Avg Spd Dir  Wx     Spd Dir
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 1  95  72  84  13   0  19 0.00   0.0   0   12.3 23 150          26 150
 2  96  69  83  12   0  18 0.04   0.0   0   14.0 25 220          31 210
 3  96  70  83  12   0  18 0.00   0.0   0   12.9 25 180          31 180
 4  95  75  85  15   0  20    T   0.0   0   20.1 33 210          43 220
 5  88  62  75   5   0  10 0.06   0.0   0   16.7 29 230          33 220
 6  76  51  64  -6   1   0 0.01   0.0   0    8.2 17  30          22  40
 7  82  49  66  -3   0   1 0.00   0.0   0    6.7 15 350          20 340
 8  84  51  68  -1   0   3 0.00   0.0   0    8.2 16 140          18 140
 9  86  55  71   2   0   6 0.00   0.0   0   10.5 17 160          21 160
10  85  52  69   0   0   4 0.00   0.0   0   12.4 21 160          24 180
11  83  61  72   4   0   7 0.00   0.0   0   11.4 20 220          23 220
12  86  58  72   4   0   7 0.00   0.0   0    6.3 15 110  1       18 110
13  84  62  73   5   0   8 0.00   0.0   0    9.7 17 180  1,8     20 170
14  87  61  74   7   0   9 0.00   0.0   0   12.7 21 170  1,8     26 200
15  85  63  74   7   0   9 0.00   0.0   0   19.6 28 170  8,1     34 180
16  76  68  72   5   0   7 0.14   0.0   0   20.0 30 180  1       38 170
17  81  55  68   2   0   3 0.17   0.0   0   12.2 24 180  1       30 180
18  72  46  59  -7   6   0 0.00   0.0   0    7.6 16  20          21  30
19  76  52  64  -1   1   0    T   0.0   0    7.1 17  80          21  90
20  62  50  56  -9   9   0 0.33   0.0   0   10.0 17  30  1       22  40
21  58  49  54 -11  11   0 0.23   0.0   0    8.5 14  30  1       17  30
22  67  50  59  -5   6   0 0.00   0.0   0    7.2 13 360          16 360
23  70  45  58  -6   7   0 0.00   0.0   0    7.2 16 170          18 160
24  75  44  60  -4   5   0 0.00   0.0   0    9.9 17 170          20 160
25  77  53  65   2   0   0 0.00   0.0   0   13.0 22 180          28 200
26  82  63  73  10   0   8 0.00   0.0   0   14.1 22 140          29 150
27  77  65  71   8   0   6 0.00   0.0   0   15.3 25 170          32 170
28  82  68  75  13   0  10 0.00   0.0   0   14.0 23 220          30 200
29  81  65  73  11   0   8 0.00   0.0   0    9.9 20 230          23 240
30  79  65  72  11   0   7 0.00   0.0   0   13.7 25 170          29 170
31  73  54  64   3   1   0 0.54   0.0   0   17.1 30 330  1,3     34 340
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AVG HIGH: 80.5 DEG      PRECIPITAITON: 1.52       AVERAGE WIND: 11.9 MPH
AVG LOW:  58.2 DEG                            PEAK GUST (DATE): 43 MPH (4TH)
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Note:  WIND IN COLUMNS 11/12 IS THE FASTEST 2-MINUTE AVERAGE WIND
       WIND IN COLUMNS 14/15 IS THE PEAK INSTANTANEOUS GUST
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[Temperature Data]      [Precipitation Data]       SYMBOLS USED IN COLUMN 13

Average Monthly: 69.4   Total for Month:   1.52    1 = FOG
Dptr fm normal:   3.0   Dptr fm normal:   -0.99    2 = FOG REDUCING VISIBILITY
Highest:    96 on  3    Grtst 24hr 0.54 on 31          TO 1/4 MILE OR LESS
Lowest:     44 on 24                               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:  8
Max 90 or above:  4     0.10 inch or more:  5
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.    47  
Dptr fm normal   -28  
Seasonal total    47  
Dptr fm normal   -34

[COOLING DEGREE DAYS (Base 65) ]                   [Pressure Data]
Total this Mo.   188                               Highest SLP 30.53  on 22
Dptr fm normal    70                               Lowest  SLP 29.57  on 04
Seasonal total  3092  
Dptr fm normal   655  

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