CUMBERLAND 2, MARYLAND

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1974 To Year=2012
Station:(182282) CUMBERLAND 2
Averages Daily Extremes
Growing Degree Days for Selected Base Temperature (F)
Base Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Annual
40 M 29 51 184 440 723 945 1101 1066 808 463 194 44 6049
40 S 29 80 265 704 1427 2372 3473 4539 5347 5811 6005 6049 6049
45 M 12 22 103 305 568 795 946 911 658 317 105 17 4758
45 S 12 34 136 441 1009 1804 2750 3661 4319 4636 4741 4758 4758
50 M 4 7 53 189 416 645 791 756 509 191 47 6 3613
50 S 4 11 64 253 668 1313 2104 2860 3369 3560 3607 3613 3613
55 M 1 1 24 104 275 495 636 601 363 98 16 2 2616
55 S 1 2 26 130 404 899 1535 2136 2499 2597 2614 2616 2616
60 M 0 0 9 49 158 348 481 447 228 41 4 0 1765
60 S 0 0 9 59 217 564 1045 1492 1720 1760 1764 1765 1765
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 20 41 130 282 455 623 737 712 519 291 121 29 3959
50 S 20 61 190 472 928 1550 2287 2999 3519 3809 3930 3959 3959
Derived form the 1974-2012 Data
M = Monthly Data
S - Running sum of monthly data.
Growing Degree Day units are computed as the difference between the daily average temperature and the base temperature. (Daily Ave. Temp. - Base Temp.) One unit is accumulated for each degree Fahrenheit the average temperature is above the base temperature. Negative numbers are discarded. Example: If the days high temperature was 95 and the low temperature was 51, the base 60 heating degree day units is ((95 + 51) / 2) - 60 = 13. This is done for each day of the month and summed.
Corn Growing Degree Day units have the limitations that the maximum daily temperatures greater than 86 F are set to 86 F and minimums less than 50 F are set to 50 F.
Table updated on May 22,
Months with 5 or more missing days are not considered
Years with 1 or more missing months are not considered

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