STONY CREEK 3 ESE, VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1948 To Year=2012
Station:(448129) STONY CREEK 3 ESE
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 92 121 288 545 810 1043 1187 1131 900 565 297 119 7097
40 S 92 213 502 1047 1856 2899 4086 5217 6117 6682 6978 7097 7097
45 M 45 64 179 401 655 893 1032 976 750 414 184 60 5653
45 S 45 109 288 689 1344 2237 3268 4244 4994 5409 5593 5653 5653
50 M 20 30 100 271 501 743 877 821 600 277 100 27 4367
50 S 20 51 150 421 922 1664 2541 3362 3962 4239 4339 4367 4367
55 M 8 11 49 165 352 593 722 666 452 162 47 11 3238
55 S 8 19 68 233 585 1178 1900 2566 3017 3180 3227 3238 3238
60 M 2 3 20 87 220 444 567 511 311 77 17 3 2260
60 S 2 4 24 111 331 775 1342 1853 2163 2240 2257 2260 2260
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 64 86 193 353 520 697 801 768 593 358 194 79 4706
50 S 64 150 344 696 1216 1913 2714 3482 4075 4433 4627 4706 4706
Derived form the 1948-2012 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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