HOUSTON, MISSISSIPPI

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

From Year=1942 To Year=2008
Station:(224265) HOUSTON
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
65 748 584 406 158 38 2 0 0 16 169 425 674 3221
60 598 448 278 84 11 0 0 0 4 88 296 525 2332
57 512 372 211 53 4 0 0 0 1 54 228 439 1874
55 457 323 172 37 2 0 0 0 1 37 187 384 1600
50 326 214 93 13 0 0 0 0 0 12 106 259 1024
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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