DALE ENTERPRISE, VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

From Year=1893 To Year=2012
Station:(442208) DALE ENTERPRISE
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
65 999 863 680 389 150 27 3 7 78 329 626 930 5081
60 844 722 530 261 70 6 0 1 29 201 479 776 3919
57 752 638 443 194 39 2 0 0 14 139 394 683 3299
55 691 582 388 155 25 1 0 0 7 105 341 622 2917
50 541 446 261 77 6 0 0 0 1 45 220 474 2070
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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