TUSCALOOSA OLIVER DAM, ALABAMA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

From Year=1900 To Year=2012
Station:(018385) TUSCALOOSA OLIVER DAM
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
65 655 522 344 132 24 1 0 0 8 112 356 590 2745
60 508 390 224 64 6 0 0 0 2 51 234 444 1925
57 424 317 165 38 2 0 0 0 1 28 173 362 1509
55 371 271 131 25 1 0 0 0 0 17 137 311 1264
50 250 170 64 7 0 0 0 0 0 4 68 195 759
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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