LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

From Year=1902 To Year=2012
Station:(314970) LEXINGTON
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
65 761 621 438 188 49 4 0 1 21 180 429 708 3400
60 608 483 302 100 16 0 0 0 6 90 294 556 2454
57 519 402 230 62 6 0 0 0 2 53 222 467 1965
55 461 351 187 43 3 0 0 0 1 36 180 410 1671
50 324 233 100 14 0 0 0 0 0 10 93 277 1051
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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