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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:  August 
                                          Year:    2000

  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  78  65  72   0   0   7 0.02   0.0   0  8.1 14 150 120   14   M 1     17   S
 2  85  71  78   6   0  13 0.00   0.0   0  9.2 17 190 433   50   M 1 8 3 22  SE
 3  82  66  74   2   0   9 0.67   0.0   0  6.9 29 320 443   51   M 8 1 3 35   S
 4  76  60  68  -4   0   3 0.00   0.0   0  8.2 16 280 844   98   M 1     18   W
 5  78  51  65  -7   0   0 0.00   0.0   0  2.8 13 280 746   87   M       16  NW
 6  75  53  64  -7   1   0 0.18   0.0   0  6.8 20 170 347   40   M 1     24   S
 7  87  66  77   6   0  12 0.29   0.0   0  8.3 15 260 325   38   M 1     20   W
 8  84  64  74   3   0   9 0.00   0.0   0  6.4 15 260 702   82   M 1     22   W
 9  88  68  78   7   0  13 0.44   0.0   0  8.4 23 220 614   72   M 1 3   28  SW
10  82  65  74   3   0   9 0.03   0.0   0  5.1 14 290 657   77   M 1 2   16  NW
11  80  62  71   0   0   6 0.73   0.0   0  4.9 20 340 368   43   M 1 2   24 NNW
12  73  60  67  -4   0   2 1.03   0.0   0  5.3 12  30  84   10   M 1     14  NE
13  74  60  67  -3   0   2 0.02   0.0   0  3.2  9  80 139   17   M 1 2   12   E
14  69  62  66  -4   0   1 0.18   0.0   0  4.3 10 310   0    0   M 1     13 NNE
15  79  63  71   1   0   6 0.00   0.0   0  4.3 12 170 454   54   M 1     15   S
16  77  61  69  -1   0   4 0.64   0.0   0 13.6 28 290 522   63   M 3 1   37  NW
17  70  54  62  -8   3   0 0.00   0.0   0 10.8 20 280 491   59   M       24  NW
18  69  47  58 -12   7   0    T   0.0   0  1.5  7 360 324   39   M 2 1 8  9 WNW
19  74  53  64  -6   1   0 0.00   0.0   0  8.2 20 290 763   92   M       24  NW
20  69  48  59 -10   6   0 0.00   0.0   0  8.1 17 280 773   94   M       23   W
21  74  46  60  -8   5   0 0.00   0.0   0  2.4 12 330 759   92   M       14  NW
22  76  51  64  -4   1   0 0.00   0.0   0  4.0 12 170 760   93   M       16   S
23  68  60  64  -4   1   0 0.47   0.0   0  9.0 22 170  21    3   M 1 2   28   S
24  79  58  69   1   0   4 0.00   0.0   0  6.1 16 290 518   64   M 2 1 8 20  NW
25  80  52  66  -2   0   1 0.00   0.0   0  2.4  9 260 768   95   M       13   W
26  81  54  68   0   0   3 0.00   0.0   0  2.6  9 200 807  100   M 1     10   S
27  81  62  72   5   0   7 0.00   0.0   0  4.6 13 290 364   45   M 8     15   W
28  79  61  70   3   0   5 0.00   0.0   0  5.0 13  20 361   45   M       15   N
29  79  64  72   5   0   7 0.00   0.0   0  5.6 13 200 546   68   M 1 8   16   S
30  79  64  72   5   0   7 0.00   0.0   0  4.6 12 210 345   43   M       14   S
31  84  67  76  10   0  11 0.00   0.0   0  7.4 14 180 449   57   0 1 8   18   S
===============================================================================
Sm 2409 1838        25 141  4.70    0    188.1        14847      0
===============================================================================
Av 77.7 59.3                               6.1 Fastst  Psbl  %  0.0    Max(mph)
                                 Misc ---->    29 320 25785 58           37  NW 
===============================================================================
Notes:
# Last of several occurrences
Column 17 Peak Wind in M.P.H.

 
TEMPERATURE DATA......
                             (DEGREES F)
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE.... 68.5   OR 1.1 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL
AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE.... 77.7
AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE.... 59.3
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE WAS  88 ON DAY  9
LOWEST  TEMPERATURE WAS  46 ON DAY 21

HEATING DEGREE DAYS           (BASE 65)        COOLING DEGREE DAYS
MONTHLY TOTAL ...........    25       MONTHLY TOTAL .......... 141
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL....    13       DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL... -14
SEASONAL TOTAL (JUL-JUN).    39       SEASONAL TOTAL (JAN-DEC) 390
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL....    27       DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL... -87


PRECIPITATION DATA....
                              ..RAIN..
TOTAL FOR THE MONTH.........   4.70  OR   1.23 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL
TOTAL SINCE JANUARY 1ST.....  35.13  OR  10.90 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL
GREATEST 24 HOUR RAINFALL WAS  1.76 INCHES ON DAY(S) 11-12
                              ..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 12          HIGHS 32 DEGREES OR COLDER  0
WITH  .10 INCHES OR MORE  9          HIGHS 90 DEGREES OR WARMER  0
WITH  .50 INCHES OR MORE  4          LOWS  32 DEGREES OR COLDER  0
WITH 1.00 INCHES OR MORE  1          LOWS   0 DEGREES OR COLDER  0


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

NUMBER OF DAYS  CLEAR ..  M        HIGHEST 30.34  INCHES ON DAY 21
NUMBER OF DAYS PTCLDY ..  M        LOWEST  29.75  INCHES ON DAY 9 
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY ..  M

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

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY WIND SPEED WAS  6.1 MPH
NORMAL AVERAGE MONTHLY WIND SPEED FOR AUGUST... 7.5 MPH
THE FASTEST ONE-MINUTE WIND WAS...   29 MPH FROM 320 DEGREES
THE HIGHEST PEAK WIND GUST WAS....   37 FROM THE NW 

SUNSHINE...

TOTAL PERCENT OF SUNSHINE FOR THE MONTH... 58 PCT
NORMAL PERCENTAGE FOR AUGUST... 60 PCT

THUNDERSTORM DAYS...

TOTAL FOR THE MONTH... 3
NORMAL FOR AUGUST... 4.4

RECORDS...

RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 68 ON THE 23RD TIED.
THE SUMMER DRAWS TO A CLOSE WITH THE SEASON TIED FOR THE 10TH COOLEST ON
RECORD AND THE 11TH WETEST SUMMER ON RECORD. THE RECORDS FOR ALBANY DATE
BACK TO 1826.


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

                                          Station: ALBANY NY                
                                          Month:   AUG
                                          Year:    2000

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

Average Monthly: 68.5   Total for Month:   4.70    1 = FOG
Dptr fm normal:  -1.1   Dptr fm normal:    1.23    2 = FOG REDUCING VISIBILITY
Highest:    88 on  9    Grtst 24hr 1.76 on 11-12       TO 1/4 MILE OR LESS
Lowest:     46 on 21                               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: 12
Max 90 or above:  0     0.10 inch or more:  9
Min 32 or below:  0     0.50 inch or more:  4
Min  0 or below:  0     1.00 inch or more:  1

[HDD (Base 65) ]
Total this Mo.    25    Clear  (scale 0-3)   1
Dptr fm normal    13    Ptcldy (scale 4-7)   0
Seasonal total    39    Cloudy (scale 8-10)  0
Dptr fm normal    27

[CDD  Base 65) ]
Total this Mo.   141
Dptr fm normal   -14    [Pressure Data]
Seasonal total   390    Highest SLP 30.34  on 21
Dptr fm normal   -87    Lowest  SLP 29.75  on 9