LAUREL 3 W, MARYLAND

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1895 To Year=2012
Station:(185111) LAUREL 3 W
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 44 52 183 424 737 966 1138 1089 860 531 230 65 6319
40 S 44 96 279 703 1441 2407 3545 4634 5494 6024 6254 6319 6319
45 M 18 22 101 289 582 816 983 934 710 381 132 27 4993
45 S 18 39 140 428 1011 1827 2810 3744 4454 4835 4966 4993 4993
50 M 7 7 50 175 429 666 828 779 560 246 65 9 3821
50 S 7 14 64 239 668 1334 2162 2941 3501 3747 3812 3821 3821
55 M 2 2 22 94 286 516 673 624 412 138 26 3 2796
55 S 2 4 26 119 405 921 1594 2218 2630 2768 2794 2796 2796
60 M 0 0 8 43 164 369 518 469 273 63 8 1 1916
60 S 0 1 9 52 216 585 1102 1571 1845 1908 1916 1916 1916
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 26 32 111 250 454 644 779 745 559 313 126 33 4073
50 S 26 58 169 420 874 1518 2297 3042 3601 3914 4040 4073 4073
Derived form the 1895-2012 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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