Energy Update - 10/19/2020  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
Editor's Note
•  Gas Price Relatively Low, for Spring 2022 and Beyond
Weather
•  Washington, D.C. Area Cooling/Heating Degree Days

 

Weather

Washington, D.C. Area Cooling/Heating Degree Days

  

 

**Apr-20 

May-20 

Jun-20 

Jul-20 

Aug-20 

Sep-20 

Normal 

 236

 159

356 

 527

450

260

 Actual

 296

 94

360

 586

453

187

Departure from Normal 

25%, Colder 

41%, Colder 

1%, Warmer 

11%, Warmer 

1%, Warmer 

28%, Colder 

Cooling degree day (CDD) data is for the Washington, D.C. area and is calculated by comparing the day’s average temperature to a 65-degree baseline. If the day’s average temperature is below 65, there are no cooling degree days that day. If the day’s average temperature is greater than 65 degrees, then subtract 65 from the average temperature to find the number of cooling degree days.

**Heating degree day (HDD) data is for the Washington, D.C. area and is calculated by comparing the day’s average temperature to a 65 degree baseline. If the day’s average temperature is above 65, there are no heating degree days that day. If the day’s average temperature is less than 65 degrees, then subtract that average temperature from 65 to find the number of heating degree days.