Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Warm Beginning to Winter, Quantified

Heating Degree Days, per the CPC, are off to a poor start, and the forecast is also grim in the near term.

In short, the gas-weighted HDD total through last Saturday was just 197, against a 371 norm.  That's about half (53%) the normal heating load.  Last year was also weak, at just 263.

By week, here is what we've seen since the beginning of September:

The forecast is no better, with the current 7 day forecast totaling a mere 61: