OWENSBORO 3 W, KENTUCKY

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

From Year=1896 To Year=1998
Station:(156091) OWENSBORO 3 W
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
65 953 786 569 273 82 6 0 1 38 223 545 860 4336
60 798 645 426 169 33 1 0 0 13 127 406 706 3324
57 706 562 348 119 16 0 0 0 6 84 328 615 2785
55 646 508 299 91 10 0 0 0 3 62 280 555 2453
50 499 379 191 41 2 0 0 0 1 24 175 412 1722
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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