SANFORD 4 ESE, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

From Year=1951 To Year=1972
Station:(317654) SANFORD 4 ESE
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
65 743 613 470 184 49 5 1 1 24 182 439 698 3409
60 590 475 331 99 17 1 0 0 6 93 303 548 2463
57 502 396 258 62 6 0 0 0 2 56 230 462 1975
55 446 345 212 43 3 0 0 0 1 37 188 407 1682
50 314 228 116 12 0 0 0 0 0 10 101 280 1061
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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