THORSBY EXPERIMENT STN, ALABAMA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

From Year=1957 To Year=2012
Station:(018209) THORSBY EXPERIMENT STN
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
65 688 513 329 122 23 1 0 0 9 116 343 588 2731
60 536 380 208 55 5 0 0 0 2 46 220 441 1892
57 449 307 148 30 2 0 0 0 0 23 159 358 1476
55 393 261 115 20 1 0 0 0 0 13 124 305 1232
50 263 162 54 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 60 189 737
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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