FROSTBURG 2, MARYLAND

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1972 To Year=2012
Station:(183415) FROSTBURG 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 18 23 92 260 518 741 891 861 626 314 126 30 4499
40 S 18 41 133 393 911 1651 2542 3403 4030 4343 4469 4499 4499
45 M 7 8 48 161 369 591 736 706 477 191 64 13 3372
45 S 7 15 64 225 593 1184 1920 2626 3103 3295 3359 3372 3372
50 M 2 2 23 90 236 442 581 551 333 100 27 5 2391
50 S 2 4 27 117 353 795 1376 1927 2260 2360 2387 2391 2391
55 M 0 0 9 44 132 298 426 397 202 43 9 1 1561
55 S 0 0 9 54 185 483 910 1306 1508 1551 1560 1561 1561
60 M 0 0 3 17 59 171 275 247 101 13 2 0 888
60 S 0 0 3 21 80 251 525 773 873 886 888 888 888
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 8 14 59 157 295 457 581 553 366 167 64 15 2736
50 S 8 22 81 238 533 991 1571 2125 2490 2657 2721 2736 2736
Derived form the 1972-2012 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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