GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

From Year=1890 To Year=2012
Station:(313356) GASTONIA
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
65 706 574 405 163 36 2 0 0 15 151 404 666 3123
60 554 436 272 80 11 0 0 0 3 69 271 515 2212
57 466 358 203 47 4 0 0 0 1 38 202 427 1745
55 409 308 162 30 2 0 0 0 0 24 161 370 1467
50 277 195 82 8 0 0 0 0 0 6 80 241 890
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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