BURKES GARDEN, VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1896 To Year=2012
Station:(441209) BURKES GARDEN
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 41 39 134 289 529 723 847 815 616 330 122 47 4531
40 S 41 81 214 503 1032 1755 2602 3417 4033 4362 4484 4531 4531
45 M 16 14 66 177 379 573 692 660 467 202 57 18 3322
45 S 16 31 97 274 653 1226 1918 2578 3045 3247 3304 3322 3322
50 M 5 4 27 93 241 424 537 505 323 105 21 5 2289
50 S 5 9 36 129 370 794 1331 1836 2159 2263 2284 2289 2289
55 M 1 0 8 37 127 279 383 351 192 42 6 1 1425
55 S 1 1 9 46 173 452 834 1185 1378 1419 1425 1425 1425
60 M 0 0 1 9 46 148 232 203 88 11 1 0 740
60 S 0 0 1 10 56 204 437 640 728 740 740 740 740
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 20 24 86 185 323 453 546 519 380 216 81 24 2856
50 S 20 43 129 314 638 1090 1636 2155 2535 2751 2832 2856 2856
Derived form the 1896-2012 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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