Preliminary Local Climatological Data                
                        Station: ABILENE TX                          
                          SEPTEMBER 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  94  69  82   2   0  17  0.00   0.0   7.7  15  140         18 140
 2  95  70  83   3   0  18  0.00   0.0   6.3  13  100         15 100
 3  90  72  81   1   0  16     T   0.0   9.8  21  350         25 350
 4  85  71  78  -1   0  13  0.00   0.0   7.4  16   80   1,8   20  80
 5  87  68  78  -1   0  13  0.00   0.0   7.0  13  110   1,8   16 130
 6  92  67  80   1   0  15  0.00   0.0   8.5  16  130         20 110
 7  93  67  80   2   0  15  0.00   0.0   7.5  16  200         20 190
 8  96  70  83   5   0  18  0.00   0.0   6.4  14  230         16 300
 9  94  68  81   3   0  16  0.00   0.0   9.9  26   60         31  50
10  82  64  73  -5   0   8  0.01   0.0   5.7  13   30    1    15 350
11  89  60  75  -2   0  10  0.00   0.0   8.1  17  150         22 150
12  94  66  80   3   0  15  0.00   0.0  12.8  22  150         28 160
13  95  75  85   8   0  20  0.00   0.0  12.7  22  180         26 190
14  95  70  83   7   0  18  0.00   0.0   9.1  16  150         23 150
15  97  74  86  10   0  21  0.00   0.0  10.1  18  170         24 160
16  99  72  86  10   0  21  0.00   0.0  11.2  21  210         25 160
17 100  77  89  13   0  24  0.00   0.0  12.7  22  220         25 220
18  97  76  87  12   0  22  0.00   0.0  13.6  21  150         26 140
19  96  73  85  10   0  20  0.00   0.0  12.2  21  190         25 190
20  89  66  78   3   0  13     T   0.0  11.1  21   10         26  30
21  84  56  70  -4   0   5  0.00   0.0  10.1  16   80         18  80
22  80  71  76   2   0  11  0.03   0.0  13.2  22  130    1    25 150
23  80  65  73  -1   0   8  0.00   0.0  14.0  23  350    1    28 340
24  76  59  68  -6   0   3  0.00   0.0  13.3  21  340         24 340
25  80  53  67  -6   0   2  0.00   0.0   6.4  15  340         22 360
26  88  49  69  -4   0   4  0.00   0.0   3.3  10   90         11  90
27  94  60  77   4   0  12  0.00   0.0   8.8  15  220         21 190
28  88  65  77   5   0  12  0.00   0.0  10.8  21  350         30 360
29  92  56  74   2   0   9  0.00   0.0   5.1  13  200         15 210
30  99  72  86  14   0  21  0.00   0.0   9.3  15  160         20 220
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AVG HIGH: 90.7 DEG      PRECIPITATION: 0.04 IN   AVG WIND: 9.5 MPH
AVG LOW:  66.7 DEG

NOTE: 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: 78.7   Total for Month:   0.04    1 = FOG      
Dptr fm normal:   2.7   Dptr fm normal:   -3.17    2 = FOG REDUCING  
                                                       VISIBILITY
Highest:   100 on 17TH  Grtst 24hr 0.03 on 22ND        TO 1/4 MILE OR
Lowest:     49 on 26TH                                 LESS          
                                                   3 = THUNDER       
                                                   4 = ICE PELLETS
[No. of Days with]      [WEATHER - Days with]      5 = HAIL Max 32 or
below:  0     0.01 inch or more:  2                6 = GLAZE OR RIME
Max 90 or above: 18     0.10 inch or more:  0      7 = BLOWING DUST
Min 32 or below:  0     0.50 inch or more:  0          OR SAND:  
Min  0 or below:  0     1.00 inch or more:  0          VSBY 1/2 MILE 
                                                        OR LESS      
                                                   8 = SMOKE OR HAZE 
                                                   9 = BLOWING SNOW  
                                                   x = TORNADO
[HEATING DEGREE DAYS (Base 65)]   [Pressure Data]              
Total this Mo.     0              Highest SLP 30.18  on 21      
Dptr fm normal    -6              Lowest  SLP 29.66  on 27    
Seasonal total     0                                             
Dptr fm normal    -6                                         
[COOLING DEGREE DAYS (Base 65)]                                
Total this Mo.   420                                            
Dptr fm normal    84                                        
Seasonal total  2083                                               
Dptr fm normal  -236  
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