BURKES GARDEN, VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

From Year=1896 To Year=2012
Station:(441209) BURKES GARDEN
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 1050 916 764 488 254 77 29 40 157 461 734 1000 5970
60 895 775 610 345 138 25 5 9 72 315 585 845 4621
57 802 690 520 269 89 11 1 3 41 237 497 752 3913
55 741 634 461 224 64 6 0 1 27 191 440 691 3479
50 590 496 326 129 23 1 0 0 7 99 306 540 2517
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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