LURAY 5 E, VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1941 To Year=2012
Station:(445096) LURAY 5 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 52 63 182 415 682 891 1033 993 772 474 213 69 5838
40 S 52 114 296 711 1393 2283 3316 4309 5081 5556 5769 5838 5838
45 M 23 28 103 283 528 741 878 838 622 330 122 31 4526
45 S 23 51 154 436 964 1705 2582 3420 4043 4372 4494 4526 4526
50 M 9 10 52 175 379 591 723 683 473 204 59 12 3370
50 S 9 19 71 246 625 1215 1938 2621 3095 3298 3358 3370 3370
55 M 3 3 23 96 244 442 568 528 329 108 22 3 2369
55 S 3 6 28 124 368 810 1378 1906 2235 2343 2365 2369 2369
60 M 1 0 8 43 133 298 413 374 201 45 6 1 1523
60 S 1 1 9 53 186 484 897 1271 1472 1517 1522 1523 1523
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 43 53 137 278 436 582 686 660 495 309 147 54 3879
50 S 43 96 232 510 946 1528 2214 2874 3369 3679 3826 3879 3879
Derived form the 1941-2012 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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