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:  1998

  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
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 1  55  28  42   9  23   0 0.03   0.0   0 13.4 38 290 247   44   M 1     51 WNW
 2  66  27  47  15  18   0 0.00   0.0   0  8.5 24 250 526   95   M       29   W
 3  58  38  48  16  17   0 0.00   0.0   0  4.4 14 160 215   39   M       16  SE
 4  63  44  54  23  11   0 0.00   0.0   0 10.1 20 280 427   77   M       36   W
 5  45  31  38   7  27   0 0.01   0.0   0  3.3  9  10 138   25   M 1     11   N
 6  58  44  51  21  14   0 0.02   0.0   0  9.1 161700 304   55   M 1 8   20   S
 7  65  39  52  22  13   0 0.00   0.0   0 14.7 33 290  55   10   M       40 WNW
 8  40  30  35   6  30   0 0.25   0.0   0  5.3 11 260   0    0   M 1     14   N
 9  43  27  35   6  30   0 0.00   0.0   0  6.3 18 320 297   54   M 1     21  NW
10  46  25  36   8  29   0 0.00   0.0   0  4.5 15 170 492   90   M 1     17   S
11  43  23  33   5  32   0    T   0.0   0 11.0 24 280 313   57   M       30   W
12  42  20  31   4  34   0 0.00   0.0   0  7.2 16 170 461   85   M       20   S
13  45  24  35   8  30   0 0.00   0.0   0  5.5 18 300 293   54   M       23  NW
14  39  27  33   6  32   0 0.00   0.0   0  8.0 18  10 509   94   M       22 NNE
15  46  24  35   9  30   0 0.00   0.0   0  8.1 16 170 515   95   M       20 SSE
16  45  30  38  12  27   0 0.00   0.0   0  3.4 10 170 124   23   M       13   N
17  36  30  33   7  32   0 0.13   0.9   1  4.0 10  10   0    0   M 1     10 NNE
18  30  19  25   0  40   0    T     T   T 10.5 24 290 514   95   M 1     30 WNW
19  41  24  33   8  32   0 0.02   0.2   0  9.6 21 170  17    3   M 1     24   S
20  43  29  36  11  29   0 0.00   0.0   0  6.9 14  60 259   48   M       17   E
21  49  29  39  15  26   0 0.15   0.0   0 12.5 26 180   0    0   M 1     33   S
22  52  16  34  10  31   0 0.22     T   0 20.0 36 270  52   10   M 1     44   W
23  23  11  17  -7  48   0 0.00   0.0   0  4.9 17 310 223   41   M       21  NW
24  32  17  25   1  40   0 0.00   0.0   0  4.6 22 300 361   67   M       26  NW
25  32  12  22  -1  43   0 0.00   0.0   0  3.2 11 280 513   94   M       13  NW
26  32  15  24   1  41   0 0.00   0.0   0  8.1 20 190 164   30   M       23   S
27  35  19  27   4  38   0    T     T   0 11.5 23 170 401   74   M       30   S
28  40  26  33  10  32   0 0.00   0.0   0  5.5 20 180   0    0   M       25   S
29  31  18  25   3  40   0 0.15   1.5   2  1.0  6 600   0    0   M 1      7  60
30  34   8  21  -1  44   0 0.06   0.6   2 15.6 34 290 221   40   M 1 8   46 WNW
31  22   6  14  -8  51   0 0.00   0.0   2  7.6 16 310 133   24   M       20   W
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Sm 1331  760       964   0  1.04     3.2 248.3         7774      M
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Av 42.9 24.5                               8.0 Fastst  Psbl  %   M    Max(mph)
                                 Misc ---->    38 290 16936 46           51  WNW
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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:    1998

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

Average Monthly: 33.7   Total for Month:   1.04    1 = FOG
Dptr fm normal:   7.2   Dptr fm normal:   -1.89    2 = FOG REDUCING VISIBILITY
Highest:    66 on  2    Grtst 24hr .36  on 21 22       TO 1/4 MILE OR LESS
Lowest:      6 on 31                               3 = THUNDER
                        SNOW, ICE PELLETS, HAIL    4 = ICE PELLETS
                        Total month:   3.2 Inches  5 = HAIL
                        Grtst 24hr 2.1  on 29 30   6 = GLAZE OR RIME
                        Grtst depth:   2 on  3     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:  7     0.01 inch or more: 10
Max 90 or above:  0     0.10 inch or more:  5
Min 32 or below: 27     0.50 inch or more:  0
Min  0 or below:  0     1.00 inch or more:  0

[HDD (Base 65) ]
Total this Mo.   964    Clear  (scale 0-3)   M
Dptr fm normal  -230    Ptcldy (scale 4-7)   M
Seasonal total  2256    Cloudy (scale 8-10)  M
Dptr fm normal  -309

[CDD  Base 65) ]
Total this Mo.     0
Dptr fm normal     0    [Pressure Data]
Seasonal total   627    Highest SLP 30.65  on 23
Dptr fm normal   120    Lowest  SLP 29.36  on 30

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DEC CLIMATOLOGICAL REPORT FOR ALBANY NY                
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE  ALBANY NY                
 

TEMPERATURE DATA......
                             (DEGREES F)
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE.... 33.7   OR 7.2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL
AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE.... 42.9
AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE.... 24.5
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE WAS  66 ON DAY  2
LOWEST  TEMPERATURE WAS   6 ON DAY 31

HEATING DEGREE DAYS           (BASE 65)        COOLING DEGREE DAYS
MONTHLY TOTAL ...........   964       MONTHLY TOTAL ..........   0
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL....  -230       DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL...   0
SEASONAL TOTAL (JUL-JUN).  2256       SEASONAL TOTAL (JAN-DEC) 627
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL....  -309       DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL... 120


PRECIPITATION DATA....
                              ..RAIN..
TOTAL FOR THE MONTH.........   1.04  OR   1.89 INCHES BELOW NORMAL
TOTAL SINCE JANUARY 1ST.....  38.97  OR   2.80 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL
GREATEST 24 HOUR RAINFALL WAS  .36  INCHES ON DAY(S) 21 22
                              ..SNOW..
TOTAL FOR THE MONTH.........   3.2
TOTAL FOR THE SEASON........    3.2
GREATEST 24 HOUR SNOWFALL WAS  2.1  INCHES ON DAY(S) 29 30

                         ..NUMBER OF DAYS..
WITH  .01 INCHES OR MORE 10          HIGHS 32 DEGREES OR COLDER  7
WITH  .10 INCHES OR MORE  5          HIGHS 90 DEGREES OR WARMER  0
WITH  .50 INCHES OR MORE  0          LOWS  32 DEGREES OR COLDER 27
WITH 1.00 INCHES OR MORE  0          LOWS   0 DEGREES OR COLDER  0


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

NUMBER OF DAYS  CLEAR ..  M        HIGHEST 30.65  INCHES ON DAY 23
NUMBER OF DAYS PTCLDY ..  M        LOWEST  29.36  INCHES ON DAY 30
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY ..  M

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

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY WIND SPEED WAS  8.0 MPH
THE FASTEST ONE-MINUTE WIND WAS...   38 MPH FROM 290 DEGREES
THE HIGHEST PEAK WIND GUST WAS....   51 FROM THE WNW

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