POCOMOKE CITY, MARYLAND

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1894 To Year=1979
Station:(187140) POCOMOKE CITY
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 88 83 213 449 756 972 1152 1110 892 592 289 120 6715
40 S 88 171 384 832 1588 2560 3712 4822 5714 6306 6595 6715 6715
45 M 41 39 119 309 601 822 997 955 742 440 177 59 5301
45 S 41 79 199 508 1109 1931 2927 3883 4624 5065 5242 5301 5301
50 M 15 15 58 191 447 672 842 800 592 297 94 24 4047
50 S 15 30 88 279 726 1398 2240 3040 3632 3929 4024 4047 4047
55 M 4 4 24 102 301 522 687 645 443 175 42 7 2956
55 S 4 8 32 135 435 957 1644 2289 2732 2907 2949 2956 2956
60 M 1 1 8 46 177 374 532 490 300 85 15 1 2029
60 S 1 1 9 56 232 606 1138 1628 1928 2013 2028 2029 2029
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 47 47 121 262 473 655 801 771 595 358 163 62 4354
50 S 47 93 215 476 950 1604 2405 3176 3771 4129 4292 4354 4354
Derived form the 1894-1979 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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