SOLOMONS, MARYLAND

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1893 To Year=2012
Station:(188405) SOLOMONS
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 65 64 206 454 791 1016 1193 1166 955 642 308 94 6953
40 S 65 129 335 789 1580 2596 3789 4955 5909 6551 6859 6953 6953
45 M 26 26 111 311 636 866 1038 1011 805 488 186 39 5543
45 S 26 52 163 474 1111 1976 3014 4025 4830 5318 5504 5543 5543
50 M 8 8 52 188 482 716 883 856 655 339 95 12 4293
50 S 8 16 68 256 737 1453 2336 3192 3847 4186 4281 4293 4293
55 M 2 2 21 97 331 566 728 701 505 206 39 2 3198
55 S 2 3 24 121 452 1018 1746 2446 2951 3157 3196 3198 3198
60 M 0 0 6 42 196 417 573 546 358 101 12 0 2250
60 S 0 1 7 49 245 661 1234 1780 2137 2239 2250 2250 2250
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 30 32 101 236 487 698 846 825 646 361 139 37 4439
50 S 30 62 163 400 887 1585 2431 3256 3902 4263 4403 4439 4439
Derived form the 1893-2012 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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