MOUNTAIN CITY R S, NEVADA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

Station:(265392) MOUNTAIN CITY R S
From Year=1955 To Year=1999
Heating Degree Days for Selected Base Temperature (F)
Base Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Annual
65 1281 1054 1001 744 529 287 113 138 378 689 982 1257 8451
60 1126 912 846 594 377 159 34 50 236 534 832 1102 6800
57 1033 828 753 504 291 99 13 24 163 442 742 1009 5899
55 971 771 691 444 238 70 6 14 123 381 682 947 5336
50 816 630 536 301 126 24 1 3 52 239 532 792 4051
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