ELBA, ALABAMA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

From Year=1893 To Year=2010
Station:(012577) ELBA
Averages Daily Extremes
Heating Degree Days for Selected Base Temperature (F)
Base Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Annual
65 567 442 160 93 9 0 0 0 3 90 320 528 2212
60 423 312 90 43 3 0 0 0 1 40 194 383 1487
57 340 238 58 24 1 0 0 0 0 21 133 303 1118
55 287 194 42 16 0 0 0 0 0 14 99 253 904
50 169 106 15 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 40 142 480
Heating Degree Day units are computed as the difference between the base temperature and the daily average temperature. (Base Temp. - Daily Ave. Temp.) One unit is accumulated for each degree Fahrenheit the average temperature is below the base temperature. Negative numbers are discarded. Example: If the days high temperature was 65 and the low temperature was 31, the base 50 heating degree day units is 50 - ((65 + 31) / 2) = 2. 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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