ELKTON, MARYLAND

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

From Year=1927 To Year=1976
Station:(182860) ELKTON
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
65 984 866 701 384 128 14 0 3 56 283 585 915 4922
60 829 725 549 254 53 2 0 0 19 164 440 760 3796
57 737 641 460 185 26 1 0 0 8 108 357 667 3189
55 675 584 402 143 15 0 0 0 4 78 305 606 2813
50 523 446 268 62 2 0 0 0 1 28 188 455 1973
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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