PATTERSON, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

From Year=1898 To Year=2012
Station:(316602) PATTERSON
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
65 925 891 602 351 98 21 1 2 56 327 598 877 4749
60 770 751 451 224 37 4 0 0 20 201 450 722 3629
57 677 667 362 163 17 1 0 0 10 137 363 629 3025
55 615 611 305 129 7 1 0 0 6 100 307 567 2647
50 461 472 179 64 1 0 0 0 0 38 181 415 1810
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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