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    Re: Sun SD calculation
    From: Robert Bernecky
    Date: 2014 Oct 17, 06:56 -0700

    I am guessing people will suggest a linear fit. A linear fit for some part of the curve is not too bad.

    16.5 - M*0.12  for M(onth) = 1 through 6

    (though  this gives a bit too high estimate for Jan  16.38 vice 16.27.  Memorize this "special case" ?)

    and for July (M=7) a bit low 15.66 vice 15.73

    For month's past July use the value for 14-M.  (this could be tweaked.)

    If you want to interpolate for days, subtract 0.12/30=0.004 per day. (Maybe adjust for the nearest week

    i.e. use -0.03 per week is more appropriate?)

     

       
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