REDSTONE ARSENAL, ALABAMA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

From Year=1954 To Year=1975
Station:(016833) REDSTONE ARSENAL
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
65 795 640 492 189 46 3 0 0 17 186 477 699 3545
60 643 502 352 103 16 0 0 0 3 95 340 548 2601
57 554 423 276 64 7 0 0 0 1 58 265 461 2109
55 496 372 229 44 3 0 0 0 1 39 219 406 1809
50 361 257 131 14 0 0 0 0 0 12 124 277 1175
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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