HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1893 To Year=2012
Station:(444128) HOT SPRINGS
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 37 40 148 338 616 811 935 902 686 395 147 44 5098
40 S 37 77 224 563 1179 1990 2925 3827 4513 4907 5054 5098 5098
45 M 14 14 77 219 463 661 780 747 536 257 74 17 3859
45 S 14 28 105 324 787 1448 2228 2975 3511 3769 3842 3859 3859
50 M 4 3 34 124 318 511 625 592 390 144 29 5 2780
50 S 4 7 41 165 483 995 1620 2212 2601 2746 2775 2780 2780
55 M 1 1 12 58 190 364 470 437 253 64 8 1 1858
55 S 1 1 13 71 261 625 1095 1532 1785 1849 1857 1858 1858
60 M 0 0 3 19 91 224 316 285 136 21 1 0 1097
60 S 0 0 3 22 113 337 654 939 1075 1096 1097 1097 1097
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 22 29 104 217 380 522 620 591 425 238 93 26 3269
50 S 22 52 156 372 752 1275 1895 2486 2912 3150 3243 3269 3269
Derived form the 1893-2012 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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