BURNS WSO CITY, OREGON

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

Station:(351176) BURNS WSO CITY
From Year=1939 To Year=1980
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 8 44 159 390 588 888 822 543 256 37 4 3741
40 S 2 10 54 213 603 1191 2078 2901 3443 3700 3737 3741 3741
45 M 0 0 12 74 253 439 733 667 397 141 8 0 2725
45 S 0 1 13 86 339 778 1511 2178 2575 2716 2725 2725 2725
50 M 0 0 2 26 142 296 578 513 262 62 0 0 1881
50 S 0 0 2 28 170 466 1044 1557 1819 1880 1881 1881 1881
55 M 0 0 0 5 66 176 424 364 147 18 0 0 1200
55 S 0 0 0 5 70 246 670 1035 1182 1200 1200 1200 1200
60 M 0 0 0 0 22 87 278 226 66 2 0 0 681
60 S 0 0 0 0 22 109 387 613 679 681 681 681 681
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 1 9 46 131 261 372 567 524 374 208 39 3 2537
50 S 1 10 56 188 449 821 1389 1913 2287 2495 2534 2537 2537
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