DOS BOCAS, PUERTO RICO

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1948 To Year=2012
Station:(663431) DOS BOCAS
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 1060 963 1086 1092 1187 1199 1252 1256 1200 1216 1127 1095 13733
40 S 1060 2023 3109 4201 5387 6586 7837 9094 10294 11510 12638 13733 13733
45 M 905 822 931 942 1032 1049 1097 1101 1050 1061 977 940 11907
45 S 905 1726 2657 3599 4631 5680 6776 7877 8928 9989 10966 11907 11907
50 M 750 681 776 792 877 899 942 946 900 906 827 785 10081
50 S 750 1430 2206 2998 3875 4773 5715 6661 7561 8468 9295 10081 10081
55 M 595 539 621 642 722 749 787 791 750 751 677 630 8254
55 S 595 1134 1755 2397 3118 3867 4654 5445 6195 6946 7624 8254 8254
60 M 440 398 466 492 567 599 632 636 600 596 527 475 6428
60 S 440 838 1303 1795 2362 2961 3592 4228 4829 5425 5952 6428 6428
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 739 667 752 761 830 830 872 872 834 850 797 770 9573
50 S 739 1406 2158 2918 3748 4579 5450 6323 7157 8007 8803 9573 9573
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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