FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

From Year=1892 To Year=2012
Station:(462920) FAIRMONT
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 1046 908 725 393 160 29 4 8 77 340 645 961 5294
60 891 767 576 270 80 8 0 1 30 215 500 807 4144
57 799 683 490 206 48 3 0 0 15 153 416 715 3529
55 738 627 435 168 33 2 0 0 9 119 363 654 3147
50 588 491 307 91 9 0 0 0 1 54 243 506 2292
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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