CANOVANAS, PUERTO RICO

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1955 To Year=2012
Station:(661590) CANOVANAS
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 1049 953 1086 1094 1185 1175 1249 1253 1210 1226 1125 1088 13692
40 S 1049 2002 3088 4181 5367 6541 7790 9043 10253 11479 12605 13692 13692
45 M 894 812 931 944 1030 1025 1094 1098 1060 1071 975 933 11866
45 S 894 1706 2636 3580 4610 5635 6729 7827 8887 9958 10933 11866 11866
50 M 739 671 776 794 875 875 939 943 910 916 825 778 10040
50 S 739 1410 2185 2979 3854 4729 5668 6611 7521 8437 9262 10040 10040
55 M 584 530 621 644 720 725 784 788 760 761 675 623 8214
55 S 584 1113 1734 2378 3098 3823 4606 5395 6155 6916 7591 8214 8214
60 M 429 388 466 494 565 575 629 633 610 606 525 468 6388
60 S 429 817 1283 1777 2342 2917 3545 4178 4789 5395 5920 6388 6388
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 732 665 760 772 844 834 898 889 848 857 798 770 9667
50 S 732 1397 2156 2929 3773 4607 5504 6394 7241 8098 8896 9667 9667
Derived form the 1955-2012 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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