BUENA VISTA, VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1937 To Year=2012
Station:(441159) BUENA VISTA
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 54 82 226 484 795 950 1117 1090 874 514 232 53 6471
40 S 54 136 362 847 1642 2591 3708 4798 5673 6186 6418 6471 6471
45 M 27 37 134 342 640 800 962 935 724 365 136 18 5120
45 S 27 65 199 541 1181 1980 2942 3877 4602 4967 5103 5120 5120
50 M 13 14 67 217 487 650 807 780 574 232 73 5 3918
50 S 13 27 94 311 798 1447 2254 3034 3608 3840 3913 3918 3918
55 M 5 4 26 122 339 501 652 625 425 129 33 0 2861
55 S 5 9 35 157 496 997 1648 2274 2699 2828 2861 2861 2861
60 M 1 1 10 58 207 356 497 471 285 56 11 0 1953
60 S 1 2 12 70 277 632 1129 1600 1885 1941 1953 1953 1953
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 45 77 185 327 510 626 734 715 567 334 179 57 4357
50 S 45 123 307 635 1144 1770 2504 3219 3786 4120 4300 4357 4357
Derived form the 1937-2012 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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