PARADISE STEAM PLANT, KENTUCKY

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

From Year=1960 To Year=2011
Station:(156155) PARADISE STEAM PLANT
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 1073 813 556 289 80 9 1 8 70 158 552 1031 4639
60 918 672 409 186 34 1 0 2 23 91 410 876 3622
57 825 588 327 134 19 0 0 0 8 60 328 784 3073
55 764 533 276 104 13 0 0 0 4 44 276 722 2735
50 613 401 164 46 3 0 0 0 0 15 157 572 1971
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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