BANNER ELK, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

From Year=1907 To Year=2012
Station:(310506) BANNER ELK
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 1002 878 758 485 260 79 27 38 148 437 710 942 5763
60 847 736 603 340 138 24 4 6 64 290 561 787 4401
57 754 652 513 262 87 10 1 2 34 212 473 694 3693
55 693 596 454 215 62 5 0 1 21 166 415 632 3260
50 542 458 318 120 22 1 0 0 5 80 280 482 2308
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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