NANTAHALA, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

From Year=1934 To Year=1976
Station:(316031) NANTAHALA
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
65 654 702 583 281 119 8 2 2 50 217 539 720 3876
60 501 563 437 158 42 1 0 0 16 103 392 565 2775
57 413 480 357 102 19 0 0 0 8 59 308 473 2219
55 358 426 308 73 11 0 0 0 4 39 256 415 1889
50 234 300 197 28 3 0 0 0 0 12 140 278 1193
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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