Preliminary Local Climatological Data
                             ABILENE TX
                           SEPTEMBER 1998

      Temperatures      Precipitation    Average     Weather  Peak
                                          Wind                Wind     
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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 Dr
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 1  97  67  82   2   0  17  0.00  0.0  0   7.0 21  80   1,8   24  70
 2  98  65  82   2   0  17  0.00  0.0  0   3.8 15  80    8    17 140
 3 101  71  86   6   0  21  0.00  0.0  0   7.0 17 230         22 220
 4 102  72  87   8   0  22  0.00  0.0  0   6.2 14 320    8    17 320
 5 101  73  87   8   0  22    T   0.0  0   6.9 24 100    3    29 100
 6  96  70  83   4   0  18  0.00  0.0  0   6.8 16 150         18 160
 7  97  69  83   5   0  18  0.00  0.0  0   6.7 13 340         20 310
 8  99  67  83   5   0  18  0.00  0.0  0   7.5 23  90    8    31 100
 9  97  71  84   6   0  19  0.00  0.0  0   6.7 24 140    8    28 130
10  90  68  79   1   0  14  0.00  0.0  0  10.7 24  90         26 100
11  83  68  76  -1   0  11  0.03  0.0  0  12.7 24  70    1    31  60
12  82  68  75  -2   0  10  0.04  0.0  0  12.5 23  40    1    29  40
13  83  68  76  -1   0  11  0.00  0.0  0  10.1 21 360         23 360
14  94  66  80   4   0  15  0.00  0.0  0   8.4 18  10         23  40
15  93  66  80   4   0  15  0.00  0.0  0   9.3 25 360         29  20
16  85  67  76   0   0  11  0.00  0.0  0   9.9 18 100         23  40
17  88  68  78   2   0  13    T   0.0  0   4.7 14 110    1    16 100
18  91  65  78   3   0  13  0.00  0.0  0   4.7 16 190         21 190
19  95  67  81   6   0  16  0.00  0.0  0   9.1 20 160         24 150
20  98  71  85  10   0  20  0.00  0.0  0  11.6 18 170         23 190
21 101  74  88  14   0  23  0.00  0.0  0  13.4 21 180         24 180
22  83  63  73  -1   0   8  0.00  0.0  0  11.4 17 360    8    22 200
23  89  60  75   1   0  10  0.00  0.0  0   7.4 14 160    1    16 160
24  96  70  83   9   0  18  0.00  0.0  0  10.6  9 160         10 170
25  96  73  85  12   0  20  0.00  0.0  0  14.9 23 160   1,8   28 170
26  92  72  82   9   0  17  0.00  0.0  0  13.1 20 160         25 170
27  95  69  82   9   0  17  0.00  0.0  0   8.4 16 140         18 180
28  96  69  83  11   0  18  0.00  0.0  0   5.7 10 190         14 300
29  99  69  84  12   0  19  0.00  0.0  0   8.2 16 150         20 140
30  97  71  84  12   0  19  0.00  0.0  0   8.9 18 220         23 190
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AVG HIGH: 93.8 DEG       PRECIPITATION: 0.07 INCH    AVG WIND 8.9 MPH
AVG LOW:  68.6 DEG
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NOTE: WIND IN COLUMN 11 IS THE FASTEST 2-MINUTE AVERAGE WIND.
      WIND IN COLUMN 14 IS THE PEAK INSTANTANEOUS GUST.
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[Temperature Data]      [Precipitation Data]       SYMBOLS USED IN COLUMN 13

Average Monthly: 81.2   Total for Month:   0.07    1 = FOG
Dptr fm normal:   5.2   Dptr fm normal:   -3.14    2 = FOG REDUCING VISIBILITY
Highest:   102 on  4    Grtst 24hr 0.07 on 11-12       TO 1/4 MILE OR LESS
Lowest:     60 on 23                               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:  2
Max 90 or above: 23     0.10 inch or more:  0
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)]
Total this Mo.     0  
Dptr fm normal    -6  
Seasonal total     0  
Dptr fm normal    -6

[COOLING DEGREE DAYS (Base 65)]
Total this Mo.   490
Dptr fm normal   154    [Pressure Data]
Seasonal total  2904    Highest SLP 30.13  on 23
Dptr fm normal   585    Lowest  SLP 29.62  on 20

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