BUCKINGHAM 1 E, VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1894 To Year=2012
Station:(441136) BUCKINGHAM 1 E
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 43 54 244 432 780 993 1089 1079 822 521 217 63 6338
40 S 43 97 341 773 1553 2547 3636 4715 5537 6058 6275 6338 6338
45 M 14 22 140 305 626 843 934 924 674 372 121 25 5000
45 S 14 36 175 480 1106 1949 2883 3808 4482 4854 4975 5000 5000
50 M 3 6 71 195 473 693 779 769 531 238 56 5 3820
50 S 3 9 80 275 748 1442 2221 2990 3521 3759 3815 3820 3820
55 M 0 1 30 108 326 543 626 614 391 133 20 1 2794
55 S 0 1 31 139 465 1009 1635 2249 2641 2774 2794 2794 2794
60 M 0 0 10 50 198 394 477 459 264 63 5 0 1921
60 S 0 0 10 60 258 652 1129 1589 1852 1916 1921 1921 1921
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 35 42 158 295 508 659 722 721 529 334 152 54 4208
50 S 35 77 235 530 1038 1696 2419 3139 3668 4002 4154 4208 4208
Derived form the 1894-2012 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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