BISHOP WSO AIRPORT, CALIFORNIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

Station:(040822) BISHOP WSO AIRPORT
From Year=1948 To Year=2012
Growing Degree Days for Selected Base Temperature (F)
Base Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Annual
40 M 50 105 240 417 692 926 1145 1073 821 525 187 50 6231
40 S 50 155 395 812 1504 2431 3575 4648 5469 5994 6181 6231 6231
45 M 12 36 123 278 538 776 990 918 671 374 88 11 4815
45 S 12 47 171 449 986 1763 2752 3670 4341 4715 4803 4815 4815
50 M 1 6 45 159 387 627 835 763 521 234 29 2 3608
50 S 1 7 53 211 598 1225 2059 2823 3344 3578 3606 3608 3608
55 M 0 0 10 69 248 478 680 608 373 115 5 0 2586
55 S 0 0 10 79 327 805 1484 2093 2466 2581 2585 2586 2586
60 M 0 0 1 19 132 332 525 453 231 39 0 0 1733
60 S 0 0 1 20 152 484 1009 1462 1693 1732 1733 1733 1733
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 88 126 225 325 464 557 656 624 523 406 201 97 4293
50 S 88 214 439 764 1229 1786 2442 3066 3589 3995 4196 4293 4293
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 Oct 31, 2012
Months with 5 or more missing days are not considered
Years with 1 or more missing months are not considered

Western Regional Climate Center, wrcc@dri.edu