MC DERMITT, NEVADA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

Station:(264935) MC DERMITT
From Year=1892 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 6 14 76 175 395 635 901 857 530 226 46 9 3871
40 S 6 20 96 271 666 1301 2202 3059 3589 3815 3861 3871 3871
45 M 1 2 24 87 258 487 746 702 385 119 14 1 2825
45 S 1 3 27 113 371 858 1604 2306 2691 2810 2824 2825 2825
50 M 0 0 5 33 147 344 591 547 251 51 2 0 1971
50 S 0 0 5 38 184 529 1120 1667 1918 1969 1971 1971 1971
55 M 0 0 0 8 71 217 438 395 137 15 0 0 1281
55 S 0 0 0 8 79 296 734 1128 1265 1281 1281 1281 1281
60 M 0 0 0 1 28 112 289 251 57 3 0 0 741
60 S 0 0 0 1 29 142 431 682 738 741 741 741 741
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 5 18 83 156 298 432 568 561 413 239 55 7 2836
50 S 5 23 106 262 559 992 1560 2121 2535 2774 2829 2836 2836
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