DANTE, VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1917 To Year=1958
Station:(442237) DANTE
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 79 84 217 425 711 894 1025 978 807 504 189 86 6001
40 S 79 163 380 805 1516 2410 3436 4414 5221 5725 5915 6001 6001
45 M 35 36 123 290 557 744 870 823 657 357 103 38 4634
45 S 35 71 194 484 1041 1785 2656 3479 4136 4494 4596 4634 4634
50 M 12 12 59 176 406 594 715 668 508 224 47 13 3435
50 S 12 25 83 259 665 1259 1974 2643 3151 3375 3422 3435 3435
55 M 3 3 23 88 263 445 560 514 363 117 16 3 2398
55 S 3 6 29 117 380 825 1385 1899 2262 2379 2395 2398 2398
60 M 0 0 5 34 142 299 406 359 228 47 3 0 1525
60 S 0 1 6 40 182 481 887 1246 1474 1521 1525 1525 1525
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 46 58 151 278 453 589 693 655 524 334 132 51 3965
50 S 46 104 255 533 985 1574 2267 2923 3447 3781 3914 3965 3965
Derived form the 1917-1958 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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