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





                                          Station: DODGE CITY KANSAS        


                                          Month:   DEC


                                          Year:    1997





  Temperature in F :        :Pcpn   :Snow:  Wind     :Sunshine: Sky     :Pk Wnd


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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  49  24  37   0  28   0    T   0.0   0  8.7 18 160  60   10   0 8,1   24 S  


 2  40  30  35  -1  30   0 0.30   1.0   0 10.9 23  10   0    0   0 8,1,2 26 N  


 3  34  27  31  -5  34   0 0.01   0.1   1 14.8 21 310 262   45   0 1     25 NW 


 4  37  18  28  -8  37   0 0.00   0.0   T 12.7 23 340 582  100   0       28 N  


 5  30  13  22 -13  43   0 0.00   0.0   T  6.5 14 310 444   76   0       16 NW 


 6  34  16  25 -10  40   0 0.00   0.0   0  8.4 17 150  99   17   0 1,8   20 S  


 7  34  30  32  -3  33   0    T   0.0   0 13.5 21 150   0    0   0 8,1   24 SE 


 8  41  32  37   3  28   0    T   0.0   0  6.0 18 120  90   16   0 1,2   22 E  


 9  33  29  31  -3  34   0 0.03     T   0 16.1 23 360   0    0   0 2,1   30 N  


10  30  27  29  -5  36   0 0.09   1.0   T 13.8 22  10   0    0   0 1,8   25 N  


11  30  17  24  -9  41   0 0.01   0.1   1 15.8 24 360 531   92   0 1     31 N


12  36  12  24  -9  41   0 0.00   0.0   1 10.9 15 310 576  100   0       17 NW 


13  45  25  35   2  30   0 0.00   0.0   T 12.0 18 340 575  100   0       22 N  


14  56  27  42   9  23   0 0.00   0.0   T  9.5 15 310 575  100   0       16 NW 


15  61  27  44  12  21   0 0.00   0.0   0 11.5 20 170 410   71   0       24 S  


16  52  28  40   8  25   0 0.00   0.0   0 11.4 21 330 574  100   0       25 N  


17  57  27  42  10  23   0 0.00   0.0   0  9.7 18 210 514   90   0       21 SW  


18  66  24  45  13  20   0 0.00   0.0   0  7.7 15 170 483   84   0       16 S  


19  47  26  37   6  28   0 0.00   0.0   0 15.8 28 360 513   90   0 1     33 N  


20  31  26  29  -2  36   0 0.00   0.0   0 12.9 21  10   0    0   0 1     25 N  


21  31  26  29  -2  36   0 0.32   0.0   0 11.5 18  20   0    0   0 1,2,6 21 N  


22  39  28  34   3  31   0    T   0.0   0  7.6 16 340 402   70   0 1     20 NW 


23  31  27  29  -2  36   0 1.27   8.9   0 11.3 22  10   0    0   0 1,2,4 25 N  


24  32  27  30   0  35   0 0.48   2.7  12 16.5 25 360   0    0   0 1     29 N


25  30  14  22  -8  43   0 0.05   0.7  12 13.0 21 340   0    0   0 1     24 N  


26  32  11  22  -8  43   0 0.00   0.0  11 15.1 21 330 435   76   0       24 N  


27  34  13  24  -6  41   0 0.00   0.0  10 12.1 20 200 545   95   0       22 S  


28  33  23  28  -2  37   0 0.03   0.4   8 19.9 31 330 553   96   0 1,8   41 NW 


29  39  26  33   3  32   0 0.00   0.0   7 15.5 22 290 549   95   0       25 W  


30  40  26  33   3  32   0 0.00   0.0   6 14.5 24 350 546   95   0       28 N  


31  39  24  32   2  33   0 0.00   0.0   5 14.6 23 200 576  100   0       26 SW 


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Sm 1223  730      1030   0  2.59    14.9 380.2         9894      0


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Av 39.5 23.5                              12.3 Fastst  Psbl  %  0.0    Max(mph)


                                 Misc ---->    31 330 17849 55           41  NW 


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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: DODGE CITY KANSAS        


                                          Month:   DEC


                                          Year:    1997





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





Average Monthly: 31.5   Total for Month:   2.59    1 = FOG


Dptr fm normal:  -1.0   Dptr fm normal:    1.94    2 = FOG REDUCING VISIBILITY


Highest:    66 on 18    Grtst 24hr 1.75 on 23-24       TO 1/4 MILE OR LESS


Lowest:     11 on 26                               3 = THUNDER


                        SNOW, ICE PELLETS, HAIL    4 = ICE PELLETS


                        Total month:  14.9 Inches  5 = HAIL


                        Grtst 24hr 11.6 on 23-24   6 = GLAZE OR RIME


                        Grtst depth:  12 on 24,25  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:  9     0.01 inch or more: 10


Max 90 or above:  0     0.10 inch or more:  4


Min 32 or below: 31     0.50 inch or more:  1


Min  0 or below:  0     1.00 inch or more:  1





[HDD (Base 65) ]


Total this Mo.  1030                          


Dptr fm normal    22                          


Seasonal total  2123                          


Dptr fm normal   169





[CDD  Base 65) ]


Total this Mo.     0


Dptr fm normal     0    [Pressure Data]


Seasonal total  1268    Highest SLP 30.48  on 12


Dptr fm normal  -197    Lowest  SLP 29.45  on 09





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