Monthly Cooling and Heating Degree Day Data

Notes about the content on this page:

  • Last updated: 10/14/2021
  • Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service Degree Days StatisticsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page..
  • Annual heating seasons run October through March (seasonal, weekly, and monthly)
  • "Normal" is a 30-year degree day average value for the period 1971-2000, unless otherwise noted.
  • "Degree-days" are relative measurements of outdoor air temperature used as an index for heating and cooling energy requirements. Heating degree-days are the number of degrees that the daily average temperature falls below 65° F. Cooling degree-days are the number of degrees that the daily average temperature rises above 65° F. The daily average temperature is the mean of the maximum and minimum temperatures in a 24-hour period. For example, a weather station recording an average daily temperature of 40° F would report 25 heating degree-days for that day (and 0 cooling degree-days). If a weather station recorded an average daily temperature of 78° F, cooling degree-days for that station would be 13 (and 0 heating degree days).

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New York State - Statewide

Cooling Degree Day
2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Normal
January 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
February 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
March 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
April 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
May 31 24 11 25 19 43 56 13 32 44 39 18
June 161 132 85 86 111 86 82 93 113 105 97 119
July 193 322 283 260 197 253 213 183 301 271 280 233
August 250 218 168 267 136 279 200 106 135 203 169 200
September 62 59 38 121 89 123 119 69 57 59 84 64
October   0 11 17 19 15 0 7 6 2 1 3
November   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
December   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL   755 596 776 575 799 670 471 644 688 670 637


Heating Degree Day
2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Normal
January 1108 990 1198 1236 1010 1124 1304 1313 1102 1038 1292 1207
February 1051 933 989 854 843 970 1378 1150 1028 894 1051 1021
March 804 735 944 911 994 711 1073 1087 936 601 910 892
April 485 615 488 702 406 579 542 568 540 508 490 516
May 264 293 249 182 281 265 133 207 230 146 193 232
June 32 47 48 49 64 34 64 25 54 51 33 46
July 7 0 0 1 2 0 5 7 3 0 0 1
August 2 5 10 0 25 0 6 16 9 7 4 13
September 54 114 79 76 85 33 47 116 166 117 70 105
October   366 343 417 235 284 429 335 350 347 381 397
November   574 821 795 716 639 560 768 771 775 569 679
December   962 1013 960 1129 1003 662 925 1042 889 876 1038
TOTAL   5634 6182 6183 5790 5642 6203 6517 6231 5373 5869 6147

Note: Normal is a 30-year degree day average value for the period 1981-2010.


Albany

Cooling Degree Day
2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Normal
January 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
February 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
March 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
April 0 0 1 0 21 2 0 6 0 7 13 0
May 28 72 18 68 27 72 122 29 43 68 68 15
June 151 215 123 114 144 142 108 146 142 130 118 97
July 109 345 350 361 216 282 252 233 347 307 311 219
August 191 148 211 319 154 280 256 142 150 227 184 183
September 38 27 43 160 116 105 156 72 62 57 85 33
October   0 6 18 17 6 0 16 0 0 2 3
November   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
December   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL   807 752 1040 695 889 894 644 744 797 781 550


Heating Degree Day
2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Normal
January 1286 1024 1289 1290 1052 1149 1403 1400 1220 1125 1370 1257
February 1152 974 1046 904 886 994 1470 1204 1066 953 1150 1070
March 887 706 922 954 1028 687 1088 1150 964 590 943 889
April 547 551 453 712 377 575 516 529 568 509 499 528
May 321 236 214 86 258 240 100 179 199 124 152 220
June 52 37 28 27 52 38 53 13 58 48 30 42
July 24 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 6
August 6 27 2 0 20 1 0 8 4 2 3 13
September 114 179 81 88 95 67 43 124 171 131 73 124
October   501 358 455 238 389 474 357 380 352 367 463
November   718 847 840 774 686 579 800 826 806 612 741
December   1081 1083 1010 1241 1071 712 995 1157 978 955 1085
TOTAL   6034 6323 6366 6023 5897 6439 6759 6615 5618 6154 6438

Binghamton

Cooling Degree Day
2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Normal
January 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
February 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
March 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
April 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 6 5 4
May 31 25 6 46 17 45 72 22 43 48 40 23
June 140 85 44 58 77 62 50 82 81 93 81 73
July 115 253 210 168 105 216 116 121 218 233 250 153
August 189 154 98 158 65 182 99 66 80 134 97 108
September 116 36 21 84 69 46 100 36 40 29 41 32
October   2 5 14 9 4 0 1 12 1 0 2
November   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
December   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL   555 384 528 346 555 437 330 474 544 514 396


Heating Degree Day
2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Normal
January 1255 1128 1385 1352 1164 1257 1466 1475 1204 1157 1404 1331
February 1167 1080 1093 950 934 1083 1479 1264 1144 992 1127 1156
March 906 833 1058 1122 1117 773 1174 1204 1073 609 1050 997
April 591 719 546 782 438 682 605 609 622 614 570 617
May 335 368 292 148 359 323 154 228 252 150 217 292
June 55 80 100 82 95 69 80 45 89 92 51 90
July 23 0 0 6 8 3 24 26 16 3 1 22
August 13 19 38 7 75 6 25 42 39 19 21 43
September 105 181 137 135 156 117 84 161 244 195 118 202
October   477 442 526 327 493 525 428 394 449 480 514
November   663 963 966 843 720 620 854 912 863 613 812
December   1105 1147 1091 1275 1177 759 1068 1151 1009 990 1161
TOTAL   6653 7201 7167 6791 6703 6995 7404 7140 6152 6642 7237

Buffalo

Cooling Degree Day
2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Normal
January 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
February 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
March 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0
April 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 4
May 42 58 8 87 20 58 91 23 71 83 46 28
June 206 126 74 96 121 123 76 146 93 149 96 101
July 197 392 282 294 180 289 195 125 242 328 320 203
August 333 264 171 249 132 332 155 140 138 211 203 158
September 81 83 49 155 115 104 128 61 51 78 95 50
October   0 7 23 16 11 1 7 7 4 4 4
November   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
December   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL   924 591 904 589 917 646 502 602 863 769 548


Heating Degree Day
2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Normal
January 1102 987 1301 1259 1046 1176 1376 1389 1089 1069 1350 1256
February 1123 1034 1044 923 840 1025 1510 1262 1085 961 1124 1110
March 762 732 1037 1036 988 772 1109 1181 987 549 1022 961
April 503 649 597 767 436 649 574 572 553 590 580 594
May 280 336 301 84 290 240 158 242 175 117 232 268
June 17 60 66 27 50 43 51 29 65 48 39 65
July 6 0 0 0 2 0 8 11 6 0 0 8
August 0 0 3 0 18 0 9 12 12 1 3 21
September 38 107 45 84 94 45 55 110 155 131 78 149
October   415 392 472 262 339 419 365 342 390 401 442
November   555 871 879 751 564 562 812 816 761 556 737
December   969 976 983 1224 1044 709 974 1143 888 914 1081
TOTAL   5844 6633 6514 6001 5897 6540 6959 6428 5505 6299 6692

Glens Falls

Cooling Degree Day
2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Normal
January 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
February 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
March 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
April 14 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 4 1 0
May 125 43 8 24 49 55 77 28 32 38 56 14
June 393 203 51 47 126 102 64 71 98 85 77 63
July 395 655 230 219 120 210 218 155 258 214 212 167
August 450 386 93 198 81 204 177 89 95 153 124 113
September 204 168 37 96 66 89 97 44 43 21 55 14
October   23 0 9 7 3 0 7 0 9 0 0
November   4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
December   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL   1482 419 593 455 663 633 394 526 524 525 371


Heating Degree Day
2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Normal
January 1170 1211 1383 1451 1112 1199 1545 1521 1361 1207 1490 1450
February 998 1188 1199 1076 960 1064 1621 1319 1161 1046 1289 1222
March 671 872 1052 1024 1118 819 1189 1318 1009 718 1064 1011
April 283 668 587 782 451 642 603 552 609 597 590 604
May 96 338 291 179 243 260 137 199 244 172 212 274
June 0 87 68 102 102 46 79 32 93 71 60 65
July 0 0 0 6 12 1 16 1 5 0 0 15
August 0 0 30 3 56 6 2 14 34 15 7 28
September 10 50 170 132 136 111 83 181 250 216 96 198
October   236 464 555 341 461 542 413 485 417 451 550
November   506 979 933 875 687 661 867 918 876 691 835
December   944 1201 1120 1385 1147 828 1072 1262 1073 1011 1234
TOTAL   6100 6445 7363 6791 6443 7306 7489 7431 6408 6961 7486

Massena

Cooling Degree Day
2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Normal
January 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
February 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
March 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
April 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
May 29 49 0 23 14 42 43 15 23 33 28 15
June 135 107 57 70 77 64 45 79 74 111 100 75
July 90 292 228 247 124 160 151 104 193 178 243 163
August 211 112 83 225 106 203 123 78 89 158 125 113
September 10 15 16 104 69 44 78 38 31 29 54 10
October   0 0 3 4 0 0 7 0 0 2 0
November   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
December   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL   575 384 672 396 513 440 321 410 514 552 376


Heating Degree Day
2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Normal
January 1437 1314 1593 1520 1227 1417 1688 1584 1420 1386 1576 1559
February 1366 1307 1335 1116 1081 1293 1756 1395 1289 1103 1267 1332
March 1023 944 1191 1103 1262 1010 1298 1436 1085 773 1098 1122
April 549 723 669 799 544 764 645 701 662 627 595 655
May 336 384 367 201 321 292 184 269 240 191 239 280
June 45 92 98 90 97 67 102 38 119 79 40 81
July 43 0 1 1 12 10 22 22 23 4 0 15
August 13 40 26 8 44 2 13 38 36 19 12 44
September 137 252 194 141 128 145 107 209 244 199 114 209
October   579 499 610 318 482 616 427 484 431 486 563
November   734 1055 1006 907 747 732 875 975 967 693 886
December   1096 1243 1279 1450 1222 871 1183 1465 1184 1182 1343
TOTAL   7465 8271 7874 7391 7451 8034 8177 8042 6963 7302 8089

New York City (La Guardia Airport)

Cooling Degree Day
2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Normal
January 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
February 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
March 2 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1
April 3 0 3 6 30 8 2 0 0 18 1 6
May 86 45 59 137 73 106 119 49 87 102 72 54
June 324 335 242 251 277 269 226 230 278 254 239 209
July 397 556 518 465 413 506 445 380 505 484 486 377
August 447 461 401 503 329 519 451 322 340 430 346 336
September 241 213 223 247 211 271 281 178 129 184 195 141
October   18 29 78 96 46 14 24 49 31 24 17
November   7 0 1 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 1
December   0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL   1635 1475 1688 1429 1732 1544 1183 1388 1503 1363 1142


Heating Degree Day
2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Normal
January 868 807 984 1037 780 903 1086 1123 899 846 1021 1008
February 835 728 812 624 614 769 1136 938 851 680 794 861
March 613 527 734 745 738 499 835 866 755 438 714 713
April 317 428 319 468 246 357 344 412 366 294 354 392
May 132 173 146 57 122 145 53 88 128 69 114 136
June 0 2 4 8 16 2 35 0 4 11 4 16
July 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
August 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
September 4 26 3 9 10 5 3 14 31 9 19 40
October   172 152 233 76 161 217 166 172 173 223 249
November   323 607 580 505 378 352 579 577 591 383 524
December   744 804 750 889 759 435 752 826 681 662 836
TOTAL   3930 4565 4511 3996 3978 4496 4938 4609 3792 4288 4777


Rochester

Cooling Degree Day
2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Normal
January 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
February 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
March 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1
April 1 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 1 6 3 5
May 39 61 10 85 28 61 101 37 70 71 44 32
June 196 148 80 110 133 124 92 147 106 152 102 109
July 149 331 287 320 196 309 194 145 258 300 302 209
August 278 185 166 270 139 343 152 123 147 184 158 162
September 37 51 48 167 115 111 141 67 58 62 77 54
October   2 13 26 22 14 1 10 9 6 1 4
November   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
December   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL   778 604 978 646 962 681 529 649 786 687 576


Heating Degree Day
2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Normal
January 1143 1048 1270 1233 1040 1161 1405 1372 1071 1068 1333 1263
February 1152 1054 1014 870 822 1022 1476 1221 1064 959 1131 1117
March 799 767 970 1013 995 767 1077 1149 976 548 965 958
April 534 677 538 721 415 679 516 565 551 578 557 582
May 293 366 273 92 269 257 131 192 176 126 229 266
June 24 57 48 34 47 47 61 29 60 48 32 69
July 10 0 0 0 3 0 13 7 9 0 0 17
August 2 8 5 0 27 0 8 19 11 7 7 25
September 59 148 62 83 93 52 51 125 174 146 87 154
October   441 363 457 245 345 432 353 367 369 416 447
November   580 897 854 728 572 551 782 820 762 574 741
December   990 1035 960 1211 1036 705 944 1131 888 925 1089
TOTAL   6136 6475 6317 5895 5938 6426 6758 6410 5499 6256 6728


Syracuse


Cooling Degree Day
2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Normal
January 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
February 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
March 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
April 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 1 0 6 11 4
May 57 69 13 59 20 54 105 54 52 86 85 29
June 248 179 81 72 99 98 87 143 126 161 142 105
July 234 382 311 270 173 260 194 209 302 354 340 203
August 323 253 156 241 139 287 179 143 163 252 215 158
September 68 90 40 134 93 90 144 74 67 77 102 48
October   1 11 22 15 7 0 13 1 1 0 3
November   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
December   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL   974 612 798 550 796 709 637 711 938 895 551

Heating Degree Day
2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Normal
January 1169 1051 1346 1333 1099 1208 1478 1393 1154 1048 1364 1296
February 1113 1058 1068 910 883 1086 1576 1228 1112 942 1151 1131
March 823 766 1006 1054 1076 779 1172 1212 959 568 983 959
April 473 619 505 753 430 669 551 568 559 578 487 579
May 241 327 254 123 302 263 127 195 191 106 143 258
June 20 48 53 50 72 55 55 23 61 44 22 66
July 3 0 0 0 2 1 7 3 4 0 0 10
August 0 3 5 0 36 1 4 10 3 2 4 25
September 38 123 71 110 106 92 52 103 173 117 69 158
October   411 364 486 258 416 466 316 345 323 378 460
November   587 864 914 806 664 571 755 820 764 544 748
December   971 1065 1056 1263 1092 734 1005 1139 910 904 1113
TOTAL   5964 6601 6789 6333 6326 6793 6811 6520 5402 6049 6803


Utica

Utica has been removed from our survey.



Watertown

Cooling Degree Day
2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Normal
January 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
February 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
March 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
April 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 5 6 0
May 26 40 0 37 12 29 41 23 31 48 66 9
June 145 105 24 46 79 44 30 110 72 112 60 49
July 99 289 199 214 119 197 116 120 221 212 215 131
August 222 147 87 205 103 231 104 101 103 185 188 97
September 22 41 17 94 50 47 82 55 59 42 65 14
October   0 7 19 6 5 0 17 0 9 0 1
November   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
December   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL   624 334 615 375 553 373 426 486 613 600 301


Heating Degree Day
2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Normal
January 1320 1154 1488 1433 1173 1289 1538 1502 1216 1202 1509 1433
February 1309 1181 1183 997 984 1219 1657 1342 1209 1044 1250 1247
March 938 875 1145 1093 1181 916 1188 1303 1013 651 1040 1062
April 578 721 653 814 526 764 633 621 633 696 610 652
May 360 423 387 223 346 330 220 267 243 183 258 321
June 64 91 107 109 104 102 117 64 106 72 62 99
July 31 0 4 7 11 5 40 23 12 0 0 19
August 8 34 30 8 62 6 18 32 33 18 20 43
September 126 202 176 141 150 148 98 179 235 174 127 206
October   531 444 566 318 470 555 367 418 366 454 536
November   639 985 951 828 664 659 765 894 863 612 830
December   1070 1195 1150 1421 1125 781 990 1264 1027 1014 1233
TOTAL   6921 7797 7492 7104 7038 7504 7455 7276 6296 6956 7681