SENECA STATE FOREST, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

From Year=1938 To Year=2000
Station:(468051) SENECA STATE FOREST
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 1194 989 842 536 273 81 24 37 173 485 778 1064 6475
60 1039 847 688 390 156 29 4 8 85 338 628 909 5119
57 946 762 596 309 103 13 1 2 50 259 539 816 4396
55 884 706 537 260 75 7 0 1 32 210 481 755 3947
50 729 565 394 154 28 1 0 0 9 111 343 603 2937
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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