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 Preliminary Local Climatological Data for Albany, NY

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      Preliminary Local Climatological Data (WS Form: F-6)

                                                    
 		Station: ALBANY NY                
                                          Month:   AUG
                                          Year:    1997

  Temperature in F :        :Pcpn   :Snow:  Wind     :Sunshine: Sky     :Pk Wnd
===================================== Columns =================================
1   2   3   4   5  6a  6b    7    8   9   10  11  12  13   14  15   16   17  18
Dy Max Min Avg Dep HDD CDD  Wtr  Snw Dpth Avg Spd Dir Min Psbl S-S Wx    Spd Dr
===============================================================================

 1  86  56  71  -1   0   6 0.00   0.0   0  6.9 21 300 710   82   M       24 300
 2  88  64  76   4   0  11 0.00   0.0   0  7.2 18 270 784   90   M       24 270
 3  81  64  73   1   0   8 0.07   0.0   0  5.5 15 220 728   84   M 1 8 3 17 220
 4  79  61  70  -2   0   5 0.21   0.0   0  4.6 11 150 642   74   M 1 3   16 140
 5  76  54  65  -7   0   0 0.77   0.0   0  7.4 30 320 718   83   M 1 3   36 320
 6  76  51  64  -7   1   0 0.00   0.0   0  3.7 14 290 777   91   M 1     16 280
 7  80  49  65  -6   0   0 0.00   0.0   0  0.0  2 110 795   93   M        2 110
 8  84  51  68  -3   0   3 0.00   0.0   0  2.2  8 170 555   65   M       10 170
 9  89  58  74   3   0   9 0.00   0.0   0  2.9  8 350 753   88   M       10 360
10  90  60  75   4   0  10 0.00   0.0   0  6.6 16 180 723   85   M 1     22 190
11  87  68  78   7   0  13 0.11   0.0   0  6.9 26 310 424   50   M 1 8   34 300
12  78  60  69  -2   0   4    T   0.0   0  6.6 15  20 771   91   M       18 360
13  75  64  70   0   0   5 1.76   0.0   0 10.7 20 170 104   12   M 1     28 170
14  79  59  69  -1   0   4 0.00   0.0   0  6.7 16 320 754   90   M       21 290
15  76  56  66  -4   0   1 0.04   0.0   0  5.1 18 170 341   41   M       25 160
16  91  70  81  11   0  16 0.01   0.0   0  8.1 18 260 474   57   M 1     23 260
17  80  64  72   2   0   7 0.01   0.0   0  9.3 20 280 253   30   M       23 270
18  77  55  66  -4   0   1 0.04   0.0   0  7.7 18 300 777   94   M       23 300
19  76  51  64  -6   1   0 0.00   0.0   0  3.5 11  30 732   89   M       15 300
20  74  53  64  -5   1   0 0.08   0.0   0  4.4 13 180 537   65   M       17 170
21  59  56  58 -10   7   0 1.23   0.0   0  5.4 11 310   0    0   M 1     14 160
22  73  56  65  -3   0   0    T   0.0   0  5.1 15 210 350   43   M 1 3   18 190
23  72  56  64  -4   1   0 0.01   0.0   0  6.6 16 260 323   48   M       20 270
24  75  55  65  -3   0   0 0.00   0.0   0  3.6 16 290 668   82   M       20 300
25  78  57  68   0   0   3 0.00   0.0   0  2.3 10 260 490   61   M       13 260
26  77  56  67  -1   0   2 0.01   0.0   0  3.7 11 190 338   42   M 1 3   14 200
27  79  61  70   3   0   5 0.05   0.0   0  8.9 17 170 246   31   M 1     22 180
28  77  63  70   3   0   5 0.16   0.0   0  5.8 13 260 281   35   M 1 3   15 230
29  77  62  70   3   0   5 0.05   0.0   0  4.8 14 330 323   41   M 1     16 310
30  79  57  68   1   0   3 0.00   0.0   0  3.0 13 260 498   63   M 1     15 230
31  79  56  68   2   0   3 0.03   0.0   0  4.0 11 190 430   54   M 1     15 180
===============================================================================
Sm 2447 1803        11 129  4.64    0    169.2        16299      M
===============================================================================
Av 78.9 58.2                               5.5 Fastst  Psbl  %   M    Max(mph)
                                 Misc ---->    30 320 25858 63           36  320
===============================================================================
Notes:
# Last of several occurrences
Column 17 Peak Wind in M.P.H.



Preliminary Local Climatological Data (WS Form: F-6) , Page 2

                                          Station: ALBANY NY
             
                                          Month:   AUG
                                          Year:    1997

[Temperature Data]      [Precipitation Data]       SYMBOLS USED IN COLUMN 16

Average Monthly: 68.6   Total for Month:   4.64    1 = FOG
Dptr fm normal:  -1.0   Dptr fm normal:    1.17    2 = FOG REDUCING VISIBILITY
Highest:    91 on 16    Grtst 24hr 1.76 on 13          TO 1/4 MILE OR LESS
Lowest:     49 on  7                               3 = THUNDER
                        SNOW, ICE PELLETS, HAIL    4 = ICE PELLETS
                        Total month: 0   Inches    5 = HAIL
                        Grtst 24hr 0    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: 17
Max 90 or above:  2     0.10 inch or more:  6
Min 32 or below:  0     0.50 inch or more:  3
Min  0 or below:  0     1.00 inch or more:  2

[HDD (Base 65) ]
Total this Mo.    11    Clear  (scale 0-3)   M
Dptr fm normal    -1    Ptcldy (scale 4-7)   M
Seasonal total    14    Cloudy (scale 8-10)  M
Dptr fm normal     2

[CDD  Base 65) ]
Total this Mo.   129
Dptr fm normal   -26    [Pressure Data]
Seasonal total   445    Highest SLP 30.27  on 8
Dptr fm normal   -32    Lowest  SLP 29.76  on 22

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AUG CLIMATOLOGICAL REPORT FOR ALBANY NY               
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE  ALBANY NY
             
 125 AM EDT MON SEP 01 1997


TEMPERATURE DATA......
                             (DEGREES F)
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE.... 68.6   OR 1.0 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL
AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE.... 78.9
AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE.... 58.2
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE WAS  91 ON DAY 16
LOWEST  TEMPERATURE WAS  49 ON DAY  7

HEATING DEGREE DAYS           (BASE 65)        COOLING DEGREE DAYS
MONTHLY TOTAL ...........    11       MONTHLY TOTAL .......... 129
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL....    -1       DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL... -26
SEASONAL TOTAL (JUL-JUN).    14       SEASONAL TOTAL (JAN-DEC) 445
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL....     2       DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL... -32


PRECIPITATION DATA....
                              ..RAIN..
TOTAL FOR THE MONTH.........   4.64  OR   1.17 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL
TOTAL SINCE JANUARY 1ST.....  20.70  OR   3.53 INCHES BELOW NORMAL
GREATEST 24 HOUR RAINFALL WAS  1.76 INCHES ON DAY(S) 13  
                              ..SNOW..
TOTAL FOR THE MONTH.........   0.0
TOTAL FOR THE SEASON........     0
GREATEST 24 HOUR SNOWFALL WAS  0    INCHES ON DAY(S)     

                         ..NUMBER OF DAYS..
WITH  .01 INCHES OR MORE 17          HIGHS 32 DEGREES OR COLDER  0
WITH  .10 INCHES OR MORE  6          HIGHS 90 DEGREES OR WARMER  2
WITH  .50 INCHES OR MORE  3          LOWS  32 DEGREES OR COLDER  0
WITH 1.00 INCHES OR MORE  2          LOWS   0 DEGREES OR COLDER  0


SKY CONDITION.........             SEA LEVEL PRESSURE............

NUMBER OF DAYS  CLEAR ..  M        HIGHEST 30.27  INCHES ON DAY 8
NUMBER OF DAYS PTCLDY ..  M        LOWEST  29.76  INCHES ON DAY 22
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY ..  M

WIND DATA.............

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY WIND SPEED WAS  5.5 MPH
THE FASTEST TWO-MINUTE WIND WAS...   30 MPH FROM 320 DEGREES
THE HIGHEST PEAK WIND GUST WAS....   36 FROM 320 DEGREES

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