CAVE JUNCTION, OREGON

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

Station:(351448) CAVE JUNCTION
From Year=1962 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 74 124 210 317 537 720 948 918 727 453 170 74 5271
40 S 74 197 407 724 1261 1981 2929 3847 4574 5027 5197 5271 5271
45 M 21 43 92 181 383 570 793 763 577 301 72 23 3818
45 S 21 64 156 337 720 1290 2083 2846 3423 3724 3795 3818 3818
50 M 4 9 28 83 240 420 638 608 427 164 18 4 2644
50 S 4 13 40 124 364 784 1422 2030 2457 2621 2640 2644 2644
55 M 0 1 5 28 124 276 483 453 282 65 3 0 1720
55 S 0 1 6 34 157 434 917 1370 1651 1717 1719 1720 1720
60 M 0 0 0 6 51 151 331 300 151 17 0 0 1007
60 S 0 0 0 6 57 208 538 838 989 1007 1007 1007 1007
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 25 72 139 219 356 454 570 555 475 310 73 21 3269
50 S 25 97 236 455 811 1265 1835 2390 2865 3175 3248 3269 3269
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