PICARDY, MARYLAND

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

From Year=1927 To Year=1973
Station:(187010) PICARDY
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 1021 899 740 403 155 31 4 11 91 326 632 959 5271
60 866 758 589 276 77 7 0 1 39 199 486 804 4102
57 774 674 502 210 44 2 0 0 21 138 403 711 3480
55 713 618 446 170 28 1 0 0 13 105 350 650 3094
50 563 481 314 90 7 0 0 0 2 45 231 500 2233
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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