FORT BIDWELL, CALIFORNIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

Station:(043157) FORT BIDWELL
From Year=1911 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 1100 879 777 570 361 166 29 40 183 477 804 1056 6442
60 945 737 623 421 225 76 6 10 89 327 654 901 5015
57 852 652 530 334 157 42 2 4 54 244 564 808 4244
55 790 596 469 279 119 26 1 2 36 194 505 746 3763
50 635 455 319 160 49 6 0 0 11 96 358 592 2682
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

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