LEONARD CREEK RANCH, NEVADA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

Station:(264527) LEONARD CREEK RANCH
From Year=1954 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 10 43 135 276 547 784 1061 1002 713 396 89 18 5074
40 S 10 53 188 464 1011 1795 2856 3858 4571 4967 5056 5074 5074
45 M 1 11 58 160 398 634 906 847 564 260 31 4 3874
45 S 1 12 70 231 628 1262 2168 3015 3579 3839 3870 3874 3874
50 M 0 1 19 78 262 486 751 692 418 146 7 0 2861
50 S 0 2 20 99 361 847 1598 2290 2708 2854 2861 2861 2861
55 M 0 0 4 29 152 343 597 537 281 65 1 0 2010
55 S 0 0 4 34 186 529 1126 1663 1944 2010 2010 2010 2010
60 M 0 0 0 7 73 216 443 385 162 21 0 0 1307
60 S 0 0 0 8 80 296 739 1124 1286 1307 1307 1307 1307
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 4 30 102 202 359 494 652 621 462 270 61 8 3264
50 S 4 34 136 338 697 1191 1843 2464 2925 3195 3256 3264 3264
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