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: