COLUMBIA, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

From Year=1962 To Year=1993
Station:(311956) COLUMBIA
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
65 737 599 430 192 49 5 0 0 8 135 344 578 3078
60 584 462 293 102 15 1 0 0 1 61 218 432 2167
57 494 383 221 63 5 0 0 0 0 33 155 350 1706
55 436 334 179 44 2 0 0 0 0 20 119 300 1435
50 299 221 93 14 0 0 0 0 0 5 53 188 873
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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