TAHOE, CALIFORNIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

Station:(048758) TAHOE
From Year=1903 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 1121 986 981 790 584 342 135 150 318 604 860 1067 7936
60 966 845 826 640 429 203 42 50 178 449 710 912 6249
57 873 760 733 550 338 135 17 21 111 357 620 819 5332
55 811 704 671 490 280 98 8 11 78 297 560 757 4764
50 656 562 516 341 156 37 1 2 27 164 410 602 3475
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