December 2005
Gas News

The National Weather Service routinely gathers weather data for the Atlanta area. Reports for November and December of 2005 indicated colder temperatures requiring more heating for Georgia's consumers.

  • December 2005 was the coldest month since January 2003 and the second coldest since December 2000.

  • December 2005 required 133 percent more heating than November and was 18 percent colder than normal.

  • Twenty-two of the first 26 days in December 2005 had below normal temperatures, including 19 days with freezing temperatures.

  • December 2005 totaled 710 heating degree days (HDD). HDD measures the amount of heat needed for a home. To figure HDD, take the average of the high and low temperatures for one day and subtract it from 65 degrees.