GAITHERSBURG, MD - (December 13, 2018) The 2018-19 heating season is off to a cold start, with the period from November 1st to December 12th totaling 969 Gas-Weight Heating Degree Days (GWHDDs) for the U.S.. This total is nearly 100 GWHDDs colder than the 30-year normal and ranks as 6th coldest for the period among records dating back to 1950. Bradley Harvey, Lead Meteorologist at Radiant Solutions, says “the start of the heating season will be remembered for a top-10 November cold, early season snow from the Midwest to the East and record snow this past weekend in parts of the Carolinas and Virginia.” Harvey goes on to state that “a pattern change is now on the doorstep as most areas in the United States have above normal temperatures forecast for the next 10-days.” The Radiant Solutions forecast ranks as 5th warmest for the period for December 13-22, per national GWHDDs measures.

Radiant Solutions expects this near-term warmth to give way to a variable month of January and a colder than normal balance of winter. The November to March heating season is on pace to total 3847 GWHDDs, which would make it the coldest since the 2014-15 season and about 4% colder than last year.


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