WATAUGA DAM, TENNESSEE

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

From Year=1949 To Year=1982
Station:(409455) WATAUGA DAM
Averages Daily Extremes
Heating Degree Days for Selected Base Temperature (F)
Base Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Annual
65 910 774 615 309 110 17 2 3 45 277 569 847 4476
60 756 633 465 195 49 4 0 0 13 160 425 693 3393
57 664 549 380 139 28 2 0 0 5 107 343 602 2820
55 604 494 327 107 19 1 0 0 3 79 292 542 2468
50 461 365 211 49 5 0 0 0 1 33 182 399 1705
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 May 22,
Months with 5 or more missing days are not considered
Years with 1 or more missing months are not considered

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