ELKO WB AIRPORT, NEVADA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

Station:(262573) ELKO WB AIRPORT
From Year=1888 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 3 11 55 172 393 636 921 847 536 239 44 6 3864
40 S 3 14 69 241 634 1270 2192 3039 3574 3814 3858 3864 3864
45 M 0 1 14 81 254 487 766 692 390 125 13 1 2824
45 S 0 2 16 96 350 837 1603 2295 2685 2810 2823 2824 2824
50 M 0 0 1 28 139 343 611 537 253 50 3 0 1965
50 S 0 0 2 29 168 511 1123 1660 1913 1963 1965 1965 1965
55 M 0 0 0 6 60 213 457 384 136 14 0 0 1270
55 S 0 0 0 6 66 279 736 1119 1256 1269 1270 1270 1270
60 M 0 0 0 1 17 108 305 236 55 3 0 0 725
60 S 0 0 0 1 18 126 431 667 722 725 725 725 725
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 3 16 72 165 303 433 576 556 425 254 68 8 2879
50 S 3 20 92 257 560 993 1569 2125 2549 2803 2870 2879 2879
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