ELKO WB AIRPORT, NEVADA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

Station:(262573) ELKO WB AIRPORT
From Year=1888 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 1276 991 856 614 389 154 17 38 229 560 890 1208 7223
60 1121 850 701 465 248 73 4 9 120 407 741 1053 5792
57 1028 765 608 377 177 42 1 3 74 319 651 960 5005
55 966 709 546 320 136 27 1 1 51 263 591 898 4511
50 811 568 393 192 61 7 0 0 18 144 443 743 3380
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