QUANTICO 1 S, VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1896 To Year=1976
Station:(446979) QUANTICO 1 S
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 59 57 204 444 761 988 1158 1093 871 556 237 66 6493
40 S 59 116 321 765 1525 2514 3672 4764 5635 6191 6428 6493 6493
45 M 27 24 114 305 606 838 1003 938 721 405 136 27 5143
45 S 27 51 165 470 1075 1914 2917 3854 4575 4980 5116 5143 5143
50 M 10 9 57 188 452 688 848 783 571 264 70 9 3949
50 S 10 19 76 264 716 1405 2252 3035 3606 3870 3940 3949 3949
55 M 3 2 24 102 307 539 693 628 423 148 29 2 2901
55 S 3 5 30 132 439 977 1670 2298 2721 2869 2898 2901 2901
60 M 1 1 9 48 181 390 538 473 283 68 10 0 2001
60 S 1 1 10 58 239 629 1167 1640 1923 1991 2001 2001 2001
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 36 36 124 264 475 663 800 752 571 327 138 38 4225
50 S 36 72 196 460 935 1599 2398 3150 3721 4049 4187 4225 4225
Derived form the 1896-1976 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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