TAFT, CALIFORNIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

Station:(048752) TAFT
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
65 483 336 220 135 31 3 0 0 0 56 270 475 2007
60 330 200 106 58 6 0 0 0 0 14 143 322 1180
57 242 127 58 28 1 0 0 0 0 5 86 236 785
55 189 86 36 15 0 0 0 0 0 2 58 183 570
50 82 22 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 75 204
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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