ELKIN, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

From Year=1913 To Year=2012
Station:(312740) ELKIN
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
65 866 657 415 245 82 0 0 0 31 295 516 848 3954
60 711 515 292 139 37 0 0 0 12 161 369 693 2927
57 618 429 228 91 18 0 0 0 3 103 284 601 2375
55 556 372 188 69 11 0 0 0 0 78 231 540 2043
50 402 239 106 28 1 0 0 0 0 27 111 394 1308
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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