FROSTBURG, MARYLAND

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1898 To Year=1971
Station:(183410) FROSTBURG
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 30 25 108 311 608 822 967 919 717 426 145 35 5115
40 S 30 56 164 475 1083 1905 2873 3792 4509 4935 5080 5115 5115
45 M 12 9 56 200 457 672 812 764 567 288 76 12 3926
45 S 12 21 77 277 734 1406 2218 2982 3550 3838 3914 3926 3926
50 M 4 3 25 115 315 523 657 609 421 172 31 3 2880
50 S 4 7 33 148 462 985 1642 2252 2672 2845 2876 2880 2880
55 M 1 1 9 58 192 375 502 454 283 86 9 1 1971
55 S 1 2 11 68 260 635 1138 1592 1875 1961 1970 1971 1971
60 M 0 0 2 23 97 237 348 303 165 33 2 0 1211
60 S 0 0 2 26 123 360 709 1011 1176 1210 1211 1211 1211
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 18 18 74 195 370 530 645 605 453 254 81 19 3262
50 S 18 36 110 305 676 1205 1850 2455 2908 3162 3243 3262 3262
Derived form the 1898-1971 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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