I-L RANCH, NEVADA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

Station:(263940) I-L RANCH
From Year=1962 To Year=1969
Growing Degree Days for Selected Base Temperature (F)
Base Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Annual
40 M 4 25 36 111 355 506 809 777 504 280 62 10 3479
40 S 4 29 64 175 530 1037 1845 2623 3127 3407 3469 3479 3479
45 M 1 5 8 47 226 357 654 622 360 157 17 2 2456
45 S 1 6 14 60 286 643 1297 1919 2279 2436 2454 2456 2456
50 M 0 1 1 14 120 218 499 469 225 70 2 0 1619
50 S 0 1 2 16 136 353 852 1321 1546 1616 1619 1619 1619
55 M 0 0 0 3 42 108 344 322 113 25 1 0 958
55 S 0 0 0 3 45 153 497 819 932 957 958 958 958
60 M 0 0 0 0 7 37 193 189 41 6 0 0 474
60 S 0 0 0 0 8 44 238 427 468 474 474 474 474
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 5 26 57 123 290 324 556 537 411 298 79 11 2717
50 S 5 31 88 211 501 825 1381 1918 2329 2627 2706 2717 2717
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