THORSBY EXPERIMENT STN, ALABAMA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Cooling Degree Days

From Year=1957 To Year=2012
Station:(018209) THORSBY EXPERIMENT STN
Averages Daily Extremes
Cooling Degree Days for Selected Base Temperature (F)
Base Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Annual
55 16 34 110 252 470 651 753 725 559 268 89 29 3957
57 9 23 82 203 409 591 691 663 500 216 64 19 3469
60 4 11 48 138 320 501 598 570 411 146 35 9 2790
65 0 2 14 55 182 352 443 415 268 61 8 2 1803
70 0 0 2 11 73 206 289 260 141 15 1 0 998
Cooling Degree Day units are computed as the difference between the daily average temperature and the base temperature. (Daily Ave. Temp. - Base Temp.) One unit is accumulated for each degree Fahrenheit the average temperature is above the base temperature. Negative numbers are discarded. Example: If the days high temperature was 95 and the low temperature was 51, the base 60 heating degree day units is ((95 + 51) / 2) - 60 = 13. This is done for each day of the month and summed.
Table updated on May 22,
Months with 5 or more missing days are not considered
Years with 1 or more missing months are not considered

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