Q: Failing fan clutch symptoms

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Conditions: Ambient temp- 50°F +/- 5° A/C- off Heat- off

I notice that when I start the engine dead cold, the fan spins very aggressivly then almost stops (visibly) after approximately 15 seconds. RPM runs high and then settles in that same time frame. Sometimes, when at operating temperature and I come to a stop, upon acceleration I can hear the fan run very fast and then quite down within seconds. Vehicle is new to me and am not sure of normal operation of fan clutch. Does this sound like normal operation?

My car has 130000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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