BISHOP WSO AIRPORT, CALIFORNIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

Station:(040822) BISHOP WSO AIRPORT
From Year=1948 To Year=2012
Heating Degree Days for Selected Base Temperature (F)
Base Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Annual
65 854 652 552 337 133 21 0 1 39 258 592 839 4278
60 699 511 398 204 60 6 0 0 10 136 442 684 3148
57 606 426 309 139 34 2 0 0 4 82 353 591 2545
55 544 370 252 104 21 1 0 0 2 56 296 529 2175
50 390 235 133 43 5 0 0 0 0 20 170 375 1371
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 Oct 31, 2012
Months with 5 or more missing days are not considered
Years with 1 or more missing months are not considered

Western Regional Climate Center, wrcc@dri.edu