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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:   DEC
                                          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  35  26  31  -2  34   0 0.06   1.0   1 15.5 31 290 218   39   M       40 290
 2  32  26  29  -3  36   0 0.00   0.0   T 20.1 33 280 390   70   M       41 270
 3  41  28  35   3  30   0 0.00   0.0   0  7.0 28 290 457   90   M       33 280
 4  43  30  37   6  28   0 0.12   0.0   0  4.6 11 260  71   13   M 1 8   14 260
 5  42  33  38   7  27   0    T   0.0   0  6.7 21 280 178   32   M       24 270
 6  37  31  34   4  31   0    T     T   0  0.0  7 210 273   50   M        7 200
 7  38  31  35   5  30   0 0.00   0.0   T 10.9 22 300 191   35   M       29 290
 8  37  24  31   2  34   0 0.00   0.0   0  9.8 21 290  54   10   M       25 290
 9  32  18  25  -4  40   0 0.00   0.0   0  1.2  6  30 405   74   M 1      6 020
10  29  22  26  -2  39   0 0.00   0.0   0  6.9 14  10  30    2   M 1     16 010
11  31  24  28   0  37   0 0.17   1.9   2  4.8 10  10 222   41   M 8 1   14 010
12  33  29  31   4  34   0 0.04   0.4   2  5.7 21 280  60   11   M 1     25 280
13  36  29  33   6  32   0 0.00   0.0   2  5.8 14 280  51    9   M       16 270
14  37  15  26  -1  39   0 0.05   0.6   2 12.1 32 310 387   71   M 1 8 2 43 290
15  34  12  23  -3  42   0 0.00   0.0   1  5.0 16 190 492   91   M       21 190
16  45  16  31   5  34   0 0.00   0.0   1  2.9 15 170 474   87   M 1     18 180
17  44  22  33   7  32   0 0.00   0.0   T  4.4 20 290 341   63   M 1 8   22 300
18  41  23  32   7  33   0 0.00   0.0   T  3.8 15 290 528   97   M 1     17 280
19  47  31  39  14  26   0 0.00   0.0   T  9.3 21 300 298   55   M 8     28 290
20  40  25  33   8  32   0    T   0.0   0  8.8 18 290 143   26   M       22 290
21  28  12  20  -4  45   0 0.00   0.0   0  6.0 11 330 542  100   M       15 350
22  26  11  19  -5  46   0 0.05   0.4   0  3.7 11  40 355   65   M 1     13  40
23  36  23  30   6  35   0 0.43   4.2   4  3.1 16 280   0    0   M 1     20 270
24  35  22  29   5  36   0 0.00   0.0   4  4.6 14  10 409   75   M       16  10
25  36  32  34  11  31   0 0.46   0.0   3  2.6 13 330  64   12   M 1 2   16 140
26  40  33  37  14  28   0 0.01   0.0   1  2.4 15 290  53   10   M 1     18 290
27  37  32  35  12  30   0    T     T   T  4.2 14  20  70   13   M 1     16  20
28  33  17  25   2  40   0 0.00   0.0   T  6.1 14 280 373   69   M       16  10
29  36  15  26   4  39   0 0.28   2.5   T  6.2 20 160 324   59   M 1     26 170
30  33  28  31   9  34   0 0.39   3.3   6 12.6 29 280  10    2   M 1 8   38 290
31  30   3  17  -5  48   0 0.04   0.4   6 13.8 30 280 390   71   M 8 1   38 290
===============================================================================
Sm 1124  723      1082   0  2.10    14.7 210.6         7853      M
===============================================================================
Av 36.3 23.3                               6.8 Fastst  Psbl  %   M    Max(mph)
                                 Misc ---->    33 280 16935 46           43  290
===============================================================================
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:   DEC
                                          Year:    1997

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

Average Monthly: 29.8   Total for Month:   2.10    1 = FOG
Dptr fm normal: + 3.3   Dptr fm normal:   -0.83    2 = FOG REDUCING VISIBILITY
Highest:    47 on 19    Grtst 24hr 0.67 on 29-30       TO 1/4 MILE OR LESS
Lowest:      3 on 31                               3 = THUNDER
                        SNOW, ICE PELLETS, HAIL    4 = ICE PELLETS
                        Total month:  14.7 Inches  5 = HAIL
                        Grtst 24hr 5.8  on 29-30   6 = GLAZE OR RIME
                        Grtst depth:   6 on 30     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:  3     0.01 inch or more:  12
Max 90 or above:  0     0.10 inch or more:  6
Min 32 or below: 16     0.50 inch or more:  0
Min  0 or below:  0     1.00 inch or more:  0

[HDD (Base 65) ]
Total this Mo.  1082    Clear  (scale 0-3)   M
Dptr fm normal  -112    Ptcldy (scale 4-7)   M
Seasonal total  2641    Cloudy (scale 8-10)  M
Dptr fm normal    76

[CDD  Base 65) ]
Total this Mo.     0
Dptr fm normal     0    [Pressure Data]
Seasonal total   474    Highest SLP 30.52  on 22
Dptr fm normal   -33    Lowest  SLP 28.85  on 30







DEC CLIMATOLOGICAL REPORT FOR ALBANY NY                
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE  ALBANY NY
              
 109 AM EST THU JAN 01 1998


TEMPERATURE DATA......
                             (DEGREES F)
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE.... 15.8   OR %10.7 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL
AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE.... 20.0
AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE.... 11.5
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE WAS  47 ON DAY 19
LOWEST  TEMPERATURE WAS   0 ON DAY  0

HEATING DEGREE DAYS           (BASE 65)        COOLING DEGREE DAYS
MONTHLY TOTAL ...........  1082       MONTHLY TOTAL ..........   0
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL....  -112       DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL...   0
SEASONAL TOTAL (JUL-JUN).  2641       SEASONAL TOTAL (JAN-DEC) 474
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL....    76       DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL... -33


PRECIPITATION DATA....
                              ..RAIN..
TOTAL FOR THE MONTH.........   1.48  OR   1.45 INCHES BELOW NORMAL
TOTAL SINCE JANUARY 1ST.....  34.10  OR   2.07 INCHES BELOW NORMAL
GREATEST 24 HOUR RAINFALL WAS  0.46 INCHES ON DAY(S) 25   
                              ..SNOW..
TOTAL FOR THE MONTH.........  10.6
TOTAL FOR THE SEASON........   22.4
GREATEST 24 HOUR SNOWFALL WAS  6.1  INCHES ON DAY(S) 29-30

                         ..NUMBER OF DAYS..
WITH  .01 INCHES OR MORE  6          HIGHS 32 DEGREES OR COLDER  3
WITH  .10 INCHES OR MORE  4          HIGHS 90 DEGREES OR WARMER  0
WITH  .50 INCHES OR MORE  0          LOWS  32 DEGREES OR COLDER 16
WITH 1.00 INCHES OR MORE  0          LOWS   0 DEGREES OR COLDER  0


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

NUMBER OF DAYS  CLEAR ..  M        HIGHEST 30.52  INCHES ON DAY 22
NUMBER OF DAYS PTCLDY ..  M        LOWEST  28.85  INCHES ON DAY 30
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY ..  M

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

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY WIND SPEED WAS  3.2 MPH
THE FASTEST TWO-MINUTE WIND WAS...   30 MPH FROM 280 DEGREES
THE HIGHEST PEAK WIND GUST WAS....   38 FROM 290 DEGREES

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