MARICAO 2 SSW, PUERTO RICO

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1969 To Year=2012
Station:(665908) MARICAO 2 SSW
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 888 813 917 911 981 1012 1039 1046 996 1010 938 904 11454
40 S 888 1701 2618 3529 4510 5521 6560 7606 8602 9613 10550 11454 11454
45 M 733 672 762 761 826 862 884 891 846 855 788 749 9628
45 S 733 1405 2167 2928 3754 4615 5499 6390 7236 8091 8879 9628 9628
50 M 578 531 607 611 671 712 729 736 696 700 638 594 7802
50 S 578 1109 1716 2327 2998 3709 4438 5174 5870 6570 7208 7802 7802
55 M 423 390 452 461 516 562 574 581 546 545 488 439 5976
55 S 423 812 1265 1726 2241 2803 3377 3958 4504 5049 5537 5976 5976
60 M 268 248 297 311 361 412 419 426 396 390 338 284 4149
60 S 268 516 814 1125 1485 1897 2315 2742 3138 3528 3866 4149 4149
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 578 531 607 611 670 708 727 735 695 700 637 594 7794
50 S 578 1108 1716 2327 2997 3705 4432 5167 5863 6563 7200 7794 7794
Derived form the 1969-2012 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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