FORT LAUDERDALE EXPERIM, FLORIDA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Cooling Degree Days

From Year=1953 To Year=1979
Station:(083171) FORT LAUDERDALE EXPERIM
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
55 328 309 445 551 674 734 805 818 762 661 480 359 6925
57 275 259 385 491 612 674 743 756 702 599 421 303 6220
60 201 190 299 401 519 584 650 663 612 506 335 225 5184
65 94 94 168 253 364 434 495 508 462 351 199 114 3536
70 23 29 66 121 211 284 340 353 312 201 82 36 2058
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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