GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Cooling Degree Days

From Year=1890 To Year=2012
Station:(313356) GASTONIA
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 12 17 75 214 438 643 753 723 523 228 62 14 3703
57 7 10 54 170 379 583 691 661 464 180 43 9 3251
60 3 4 30 114 292 493 598 568 376 117 23 4 2623
65 0 0 8 46 163 345 443 413 238 44 5 0 1707
70 0 0 1 11 65 203 289 261 119 10 1 0 960
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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