MOUNTAIN CITY R S, NEVADA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

Station:(265392) MOUNTAIN CITY R S
From Year=1955 To Year=1999
Growing Degree Days for Selected Base Temperature (F)
Base Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Annual
40 M 2 5 16 91 261 467 687 655 377 142 20 3 2726
40 S 2 7 22 113 374 841 1529 2184 2560 2703 2723 2726 2726
45 M 0 0 2 33 144 322 532 500 240 58 4 0 1837
45 S 0 0 2 35 179 501 1034 1534 1774 1833 1836 1837 1837
50 M 0 0 0 8 63 190 378 348 125 15 1 0 1128
50 S 0 0 0 8 71 261 639 987 1112 1127 1128 1128 1128
55 M 0 0 0 0 19 86 229 204 45 2 0 0 586
55 S 0 0 0 0 20 106 335 539 584 586 586 586 586
60 M 0 0 0 0 4 26 101 84 8 0 0 0 224
60 S 0 0 0 0 4 30 131 215 224 224 224 224 224
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 3 13 33 120 238 367 515 513 373 222 44 8 2449
50 S 3 16 49 169 408 775 1291 1803 2176 2398 2442 2449 2449
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