CHERITON, VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

From Year=1948 To Year=1976
Station:(441636) CHERITON
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
65 812 680 530 258 74 6 0 0 13 138 398 701 3610
60 657 539 386 150 23 1 0 0 2 60 262 548 2629
57 566 456 306 100 9 0 0 0 0 32 191 460 2120
55 505 402 255 72 5 0 0 0 0 19 149 402 1810
50 361 275 148 25 0 0 0 0 0 5 67 270 1151
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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