STAFFORDSVILLE 3 N, VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1951 To Year=2012
Station:(448022) STAFFORDSVILLE 3 N
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 44 62 195 395 635 848 988 962 741 431 190 74 5565
40 S 44 106 301 696 1331 2179 3167 4129 4870 5301 5492 5565 5565
45 M 17 26 107 262 481 698 833 807 591 288 102 32 4244
45 S 17 43 150 412 893 1591 2424 3231 3822 4110 4212 4244 4244
50 M 6 8 49 152 332 548 678 652 443 165 46 11 3089
50 S 6 14 62 214 547 1095 1773 2425 2868 3033 3078 3089 3089
55 M 1 2 19 75 200 399 523 497 299 76 15 2 2109
55 S 1 3 21 96 296 695 1218 1716 2014 2091 2106 2109 2109
60 M 0 0 5 26 98 255 369 343 171 26 3 0 1296
60 S 0 0 5 32 129 385 753 1096 1267 1293 1296 1296 1296
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 29 47 134 252 395 554 665 641 470 277 134 48 3646
50 S 29 76 210 462 857 1411 2076 2717 3187 3465 3598 3646 3646
Derived form the 1951-2012 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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