BURNS WSO AP, OREGON

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

Station:(351175) BURNS WSO AP
From Year=1980 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 1 4 44 140 349 544 829 770 487 182 25 2 3377
40 S 1 5 49 189 538 1082 1911 2681 3167 3349 3375 3377 3377
45 M 0 0 10 64 216 396 674 615 343 87 6 0 2412
45 S 0 0 10 74 290 686 1360 1976 2319 2406 2412 2412 2412
50 M 0 0 1 21 116 260 519 461 216 32 1 0 1627
50 S 0 0 1 22 138 398 918 1379 1594 1626 1627 1627 1627
55 M 0 0 0 5 53 145 368 311 113 8 0 0 1004
55 S 0 0 0 5 57 203 571 882 995 1004 1004 1004 1004
60 M 0 0 0 0 18 64 227 175 42 1 0 0 527
60 S 0 0 0 0 18 82 309 484 526 527 527 527 527
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 1 6 51 123 248 368 531 512 382 192 28 1 2442
50 S 1 7 57 180 428 796 1327 1840 2222 2413 2442 2442 2442
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