BAKER WB CITY, OREGON

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

Station:(350417) BAKER WB CITY
From Year=1928 To Year=1981
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 12 58 188 413 594 864 816 556 275 46 9 3834
40 S 4 16 74 262 675 1269 2132 2949 3504 3779 3825 3834 3834
45 M 0 2 18 93 270 444 709 661 409 155 12 2 2773
45 S 0 2 20 112 382 826 1535 2196 2605 2760 2772 2773 2773
50 M 0 0 3 35 151 300 554 506 271 69 1 0 1891
50 S 0 0 3 39 189 489 1043 1549 1821 1890 1891 1891 1891
55 M 0 0 0 9 68 174 400 355 154 21 0 0 1181
55 S 0 0 0 9 77 251 651 1006 1160 1181 1181 1181 1181
60 M 0 0 0 1 23 84 253 215 70 3 0 0 650
60 S 0 0 0 1 24 108 361 576 646 650 650 650 650
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 1 8 47 145 275 371 544 516 376 201 30 2 2518
50 S 1 9 56 202 476 848 1392 1908 2284 2485 2515 2518 2518
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