Preliminary Local Climatological Data for Albany, NY

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

                                                    
 		Station: ALBANY NY                
                                          Month:   JAN
                                          Year:    2002

  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  31  13  22  -1  43   0 0.00   0.0   0 11.2 24 300 496   91   M       32  NW
 2  33  20  27   4  38   0 0.00   0.0   0  8.9 21 300  22    4   M       28  NW
 3  37  20  29   6  36   0 0.00   0.0   0  6.9 20 320 347   63   M       25  NW
 4  32  14  23   0  42   0 0.00   0.0   0  6.2 21 290 196   36   M       24  NW
 5  38  29  34  11  31   0 0.00   0.0   0  5.8 12 180   0    0   M       15   S
 6  39  30  35  12  30   0 0.94  12.7  12  6.1 13 360   9    2   M 1 2   16   N
 7  33  17  25   3  40   0 0.28   4.7  12  9.2 15  40   0    0   M 2 1   20  NE
 8  27   1  14  -8  51   0 0.00   0.0  15  4.5 13 180 296   53   M 1 8   15   S
 9  36  24  30   8  35   0 0.01   0.2  14  8.9 17 180   0    0   M 1 5   21   S
10  45  35  40  18  25   0 0.00   0.0   8  8.8 30 290 230   41   M       37  NW
11  40  33  37  15  28   0 0.08   0.0   0  9.1 26 290  11    2   M 1     35  NW
12  42  33  38  16  27   0 0.01   0.1   4  8.7 17 300 213   38   M       22   S
13  38  29  34  12  31   0    T     T   4 17.8 36 280 148   26   M 8     48   W
14  35  23  29   7  36   0 0.00   0.0   3  6.0 23 310 212   38   M       30 WNW
15  38  27  33  11  32   0 0.03   0.1   3  3.9 28 280   0    0   M 1     35 WNW
16  37  28  33  11  32   0    T     T   3 11.6 28 280 287   51   M       39 WNW
17  42  26  34  12  31   0    T   0.1   3 11.2 28 280 114   20   M 1     36   W
18  32  22  27   5  38   0    T     T   2  9.2 22 280 131   23   M 1 8   26  NW
19  27  18  23   1  42   0 0.14   3.4   2  6.8 15 160   0    0   M 1     20   W
20  35  15  25   3  40   0    T     T   5  4.2 15 170 241   42   M 1 2   18   S
21  36  14  25   3  40   0    T     T   4 10.4 29 280  10    2   M 1 8   36   W
22  39  24  32  10  33   0    T     T   4 10.4 25 300 290   41   M 1     36   W
23  50  30  40  18  25   0 0.00   0.0   3 12.0 22 170 307   53   M       28   S
24  44  32  38  16  27   0 0.37   0.0   T  7.4 17  30   0    0   M 1     21  NE
25  40  31  36  14  29   0 0.00   0.0   T 11.1 26 280 274   47   M       35  NW
26  52  31  42  20  23   0 0.00   0.0   T  7.5 18 270 250   43   M       22   W
27  53  26  40  18  25   0 0.00   0.0   0  4.1 13 150 505   86   M       15   S
28  55  26  41  19  24   0 0.00   0.0   0  2.7 10 180 288   49   M       14  SE
29  54  28  41  19  24   0 0.04   0.0   0  3.2 13  10 112   19   M 18    16   N
30  32  24  28   6  37   0 0.14     T   0  7.4 14  10   0    0   M 1     16   N
31  26  21  24   2  41   0 0.73   1.6   T  6.0 13  10   0    0   M 1     15   N
 
 
 
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Sm 1198  744      1036   0  2.77    22.9 247.2         4989      M
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Av 38.6 24.0                               8.0 Fastst  Psbl  %   M    Max(mph)
                                 Misc ---->    36 280 17777 28           48  W  
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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:   JAN
                                          Year:    2002

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

Average Monthly: 31.3   Total for Month:   2.77    1 = FOG
Dptr fm normal:   9.1   Dptr fm normal:    0.06    2 = FOG REDUCING VISIBILITY
Highest:    55 on 28    Grtst 24hr 1.22 on 6 7         TO 1/4 MILE OR LESS
Lowest:      1 on  8                               3 = THUNDER
                        SNOW, ICE PELLETS, HAIL    4 = ICE PELLETS
                        Total month:  22.9 Inches  5 = HAIL
                        Grtst 24hr 17.4 on 6 7     6 = GLAZE OR RIME
                        Grtst depth:  15 on 8      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: 11
Max 90 or above:  0     0.10 inch or more:  6
Min 32 or below: 28     0.50 inch or more:  2
Min  0 or below:  0     1.00 inch or more:  0

[HDD (Base 65) ]
Total this Mo.  1036    Clear  (scale 0-3)   M
Dptr fm normal  -340    Ptcldy (scale 4-7)   M
Seasonal total  3130    Cloudy (scale 8-10)  M
Dptr fm normal  -811

[CDD  Base 65) ]
TEMPERATURE DATA......
                             (DEGREES F)
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE.... 31.3   OR  9.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL
AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE.... 38.6
AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE.... 24.0
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE WAS  55 ON DAY 28
LOWEST  TEMPERATURE WAS   1 ON DAY  8

HEATING DEGREE DAYS           (BASE 65)        COOLING DEGREE DAYS
MONTHLY TOTAL ...........  1036       MONTHLY TOTAL ..........   0
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL....  -340       DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL...   0
SEASONAL TOTAL (JUL-JUN).  3130       SEASONAL TOTAL (JAN-DEC)   0
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL....  -811       DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL...   0


PRECIPITATION DATA....
                              ..RAIN..
TOTAL FOR THE MONTH.........   2.77  OR   0.06 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL
TOTAL SINCE JANUARY 1ST.....   2.77  OR   0.06 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL
GREATEST 24 HOUR RAINFALL WAS  1.22 INCHES ON DAY(S) 6 7  
                              ..SNOW..
TOTAL FOR THE MONTH.........  22.9
TOTAL FOR THE SEASON........   30.7
GREATEST 24 HOUR SNOWFALL WAS  17.4 INCHES ON DAY(S) 6 7  

                         ..NUMBER OF DAYS..
WITH  .01 INCHES OR MORE 11          HIGHS 32 DEGREES OR COLDER  7
WITH  .10 INCHES OR MORE  6          HIGHS 90 DEGREES OR WARMER  0
WITH  .50 INCHES OR MORE  2          LOWS  32 DEGREES OR COLDER 28
WITH 1.00 INCHES OR MORE  0          LOWS   0 DEGREES OR COLDER  0


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

NUMBER OF DAYS  CLEAR ..  M        HIGHEST 30.50  INCHES ON DAY 31
NUMBER OF DAYS PTCLDY ..  M        LOWEST  29.39  INCHES ON DAY 13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY ..  M

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

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY WIND SPEED WAS  8.0 MPH
THE FASTEST ONE-MINUTE WIND WAS...   36 MPH FROM 280 DEGREES
THE HIGHEST PEAK WIND GUST WAS....   48 FROM THE W  

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