SALISBURY FAA ARPT, MARYLAND

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1948 To Year=2012
Station:(188005) SALISBURY FAA ARPT
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 74 80 197 429 712 958 1141 1089 852 544 268 107 6450
40 S 74 154 350 780 1492 2450 3590 4680 5532 6076 6344 6450 6450
45 M 36 39 110 292 557 808 986 934 702 393 163 54 5073
45 S 36 75 185 476 1033 1842 2827 3761 4463 4856 5019 5073 5073
50 M 14 16 55 177 404 658 831 779 552 256 87 23 3853
50 S 14 30 86 263 667 1326 2156 2935 3488 3743 3830 3853 3853
55 M 5 5 23 96 263 508 676 624 404 145 39 8 2797
55 S 5 10 34 130 393 901 1576 2201 2604 2750 2789 2797 2797
60 M 1 1 8 45 149 360 521 469 264 69 14 2 1903
60 S 1 2 11 55 204 565 1085 1555 1818 1887 1901 1903 1903
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 43 48 116 253 438 641 788 752 558 329 157 60 4182
50 S 43 91 207 460 898 1539 2327 3079 3636 3965 4122 4182 4182
Derived form the 1948-2012 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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