NEW CANTON, VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1905 To Year=1976
Station:(446004) NEW CANTON
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 102 97 255 485 766 960 1106 1061 853 546 258 108 6596
40 S 102 199 454 940 1706 2665 3771 4832 5684 6230 6489 6596 6596
45 M 51 46 154 344 611 810 951 906 703 396 155 53 5180
45 S 51 97 252 596 1207 2017 2967 3873 4576 4972 5127 5180 5180
50 M 22 18 85 222 457 660 796 751 553 259 83 22 3928
50 S 22 40 125 348 805 1464 2260 3011 3564 3823 3906 3928 3928
55 M 8 6 42 129 312 510 641 596 406 147 38 7 2840
55 S 8 14 55 184 496 1006 1646 2242 2648 2795 2832 2840 2840
60 M 2 2 17 63 186 362 486 441 268 67 14 2 1909
60 S 2 4 21 84 270 632 1118 1559 1827 1894 1908 1909 1909
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 69 70 179 317 492 641 758 724 560 350 176 70 4405
50 S 69 138 317 633 1125 1766 2524 3248 3809 4159 4335 4405 4405
Derived form the 1905-1976 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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