TUCUMCARI FAA AIRPORT, NEW MEXICO

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

Station:(299153) TUCUMCARI FAA AIRPORT
From Year=1941 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 98 131 293 545 815 1093 1234 1160 897 602 250 101 7218
40 S 98 229 521 1066 1881 2973 4208 5368 6264 6867 7117 7218 7218
45 M 42 64 177 402 660 943 1079 1005 747 453 146 41 5759
45 S 42 105 283 685 1345 2288 3367 4372 5119 5572 5718 5759 5759
50 M 13 24 91 270 508 793 924 850 598 313 68 12 4463
50 S 13 36 127 397 904 1697 2621 3471 4069 4382 4450 4463 4463
55 M 2 6 37 155 361 643 769 695 451 190 22 2 3332
55 S 2 8 45 200 561 1203 1972 2668 3118 3308 3330 3332 3332
60 M 0 1 10 72 227 494 614 540 311 96 4 0 2369
60 S 0 1 11 83 310 804 1418 1958 2270 2365 2369 2369 2369
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 106 126 230 360 511 689 797 754 570 388 194 105 4829
50 S 106 232 463 822 1333 2022 2819 3573 4143 4531 4724 4829 4829
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