MADISON, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

From Year=1894 To Year=2012
Station:(465563) MADISON
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
65 978 831 636 329 124 17 1 3 52 294 604 898 4767
60 823 690 490 216 58 4 0 0 18 177 459 744 3679
57 731 607 407 159 33 1 0 0 8 122 377 653 3099
55 671 552 354 126 21 1 0 0 5 91 325 593 2740
50 526 420 236 63 5 0 0 0 1 38 211 448 1948
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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