PARTLOW 3 WNW, VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1952 To Year=1976
Station:(446533) PARTLOW 3 WNW
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 50 71 206 481 738 950 1107 1071 822 501 218 85 6299
40 S 50 121 326 808 1546 2495 3602 4673 5496 5997 6214 6299 6299
45 M 21 34 116 341 583 800 952 916 672 354 125 44 4958
45 S 21 54 170 511 1094 1894 2846 3762 4434 4789 4914 4958 4958
50 M 6 13 59 222 430 650 797 761 523 224 61 19 3765
50 S 6 19 78 300 730 1380 2177 2938 3461 3685 3746 3765 3765
55 M 1 4 26 131 287 500 642 606 377 121 26 6 2727
55 S 1 5 31 162 449 949 1591 2197 2575 2696 2721 2727 2727
60 M 0 1 9 66 165 353 487 451 244 53 8 1 1839
60 S 0 1 10 76 240 594 1081 1532 1776 1829 1838 1839 1839
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 43 59 157 330 479 625 737 717 537 349 169 64 4266
50 S 43 101 258 588 1067 1693 2430 3147 3684 4033 4202 4266 4266
Derived form the 1952-1976 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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