CAMP PICKETT, VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1972 To Year=2012
Station:(441322) CAMP PICKETT
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 75 93 252 483 751 979 1138 1104 862 524 271 104 6635
40 S 75 168 420 903 1654 2632 3770 4874 5736 6260 6531 6635 6635
45 M 36 45 151 343 596 829 983 949 712 375 164 51 5234
45 S 36 81 232 574 1171 1999 2982 3931 4643 5018 5182 5234 5234
50 M 15 19 81 221 442 679 828 794 562 242 88 23 3994
50 S 15 34 115 337 779 1458 2286 3080 3642 3883 3971 3994 3994
55 M 5 6 37 128 297 529 673 639 414 135 39 9 2911
55 S 5 12 49 177 474 1003 1676 2315 2729 2863 2902 2911 2911
60 M 1 1 15 64 173 381 518 484 274 62 12 3 1989
60 S 1 3 18 82 255 636 1155 1639 1913 1974 1986 1989 1989
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 58 77 178 313 478 657 775 752 565 338 186 77 4453
50 S 58 135 314 627 1105 1761 2536 3288 3853 4191 4377 4453 4453
Derived form the 1972-2012 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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