CARITE DAM, PUERTO RICO

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1955 To Year=1980
Station:(661701) CARITE DAM
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 909 819 923 922 964 974 1029 1050 1031 1040 981 948 11590
40 S 909 1728 2651 3573 4538 5511 6540 7590 8621 9661 10642 11590 11590
45 M 754 677 768 772 809 824 874 895 881 885 831 793 9763
45 S 754 1431 2200 2971 3781 4604 5478 6373 7254 8139 8970 9763 9763
50 M 599 535 613 622 654 674 719 740 731 730 681 638 7936
50 S 599 1134 1748 2370 3024 3697 4417 5156 5887 6617 7298 7936 7936
55 M 444 393 458 472 499 524 564 585 581 575 531 483 6109
55 S 444 837 1296 1768 2267 2791 3355 3939 4520 5095 5626 6109 6109
60 M 289 251 303 322 344 374 409 430 431 420 381 328 4282
60 S 289 540 844 1166 1510 1884 2293 2723 3154 3574 3954 4282 4282
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 599 535 613 622 654 674 719 740 730 730 680 638 7934
50 S 599 1134 1748 2370 3024 3697 4417 5156 5886 6616 7297 7934 7934
Derived form the 1955-1980 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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