HICKORY FAA AIRPORT, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

From Year=1949 To Year=2012
Station:(314020) HICKORY FAA AIRPORT
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
65 801 651 486 221 61 5 0 1 28 205 468 740 3667
60 647 511 344 122 20 1 0 0 7 105 327 586 2671
57 556 429 266 78 8 0 0 0 2 64 251 496 2150
55 497 375 219 54 4 0 0 0 1 43 205 437 1836
50 354 252 121 18 0 0 0 0 0 12 111 299 1168
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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