PAINTER 2 W, VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1955 To Year=2012
Station:(446475) PAINTER 2 W
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 95 104 250 490 777 1003 1171 1128 915 623 342 148 7045
40 S 95 199 449 939 1716 2719 3890 5017 5933 6555 6897 7045 7045
45 M 45 52 147 348 622 853 1016 973 765 469 217 77 5584
45 S 45 97 244 591 1213 2066 3082 4055 4820 5289 5506 5584 5584
50 M 18 21 76 223 467 703 861 818 615 322 121 35 4280
50 S 18 39 115 338 806 1508 2369 3187 3802 4124 4245 4280 4280
55 M 5 6 34 127 319 553 706 663 465 194 56 12 3141
55 S 5 12 45 173 492 1045 1751 2414 2879 3073 3128 3141 3141
60 M 1 1 13 62 191 404 551 508 319 98 19 3 2170
60 S 1 2 15 77 268 672 1223 1731 2050 2148 2167 2170 2170
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 49 56 135 281 485 685 823 792 613 369 181 73 4543
50 S 49 105 240 522 1006 1692 2514 3306 3919 4288 4469 4543 4543
Derived form the 1955-2012 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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