MEADOWS OF DAN 5 SW, VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1950 To Year=2012
Station:(445453) MEADOWS OF DAN 5 SW
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 23 87 321 478 711 925 939 1004 669 448 196 75 5875
40 S 23 111 432 910 1620 2545 3484 4488 5156 5604 5800 5875 5875
45 M 5 37 202 339 556 775 784 849 519 303 100 33 4502
45 S 5 42 244 583 1138 1913 2697 3546 4065 4368 4468 4502 4502
50 M 0 9 120 211 402 625 629 694 372 171 40 10 3281
50 S 0 9 129 340 741 1366 1995 2689 3061 3231 3271 3281 3281
55 M 0 1 63 109 260 475 474 539 235 73 14 1 2244
55 S 0 1 64 173 432 907 1381 1920 2155 2228 2242 2244 2244
60 M 0 0 19 41 135 325 321 384 121 15 1 0 1360
60 S 0 0 19 59 194 518 839 1223 1344 1359 1360 1360 1360
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 20 68 212 294 442 617 622 689 381 267 120 43 3776
50 S 20 87 299 594 1036 1653 2275 2964 3345 3613 3732 3776 3776
Derived form the 1950-2012 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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