COWEETA EXP STN, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

From Year=1942 To Year=2012
Station:(312102) COWEETA EXP STN
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
65 849 702 562 306 126 23 3 4 62 298 553 801 4290
60 694 561 413 185 53 5 0 0 19 171 406 647 3154
57 602 478 329 128 28 1 0 0 8 112 324 556 2566
55 542 423 277 97 17 1 0 0 4 82 272 496 2211
50 397 295 165 42 4 0 0 0 1 31 159 354 1447
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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