SANFORD 8 NE, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

From Year=1972 To Year=2012
Station:(317656) SANFORD 8 NE
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
65 751 592 407 186 53 5 0 0 20 194 420 684 3313
60 600 456 277 100 17 1 0 0 5 102 288 534 2380
57 511 379 209 63 7 0 0 0 1 63 220 449 1901
55 454 330 169 43 3 0 0 0 0 43 179 394 1615
50 319 218 89 14 0 0 0 0 0 13 96 266 1015
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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