GOLD BEACH RANGER STN, OREGON

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

Station:(353356) GOLD BEACH RANGER STN
From Year=1948 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 235 237 270 314 420 516 602 625 579 484 328 244 4854
40 S 235 473 742 1056 1477 1992 2594 3220 3798 4282 4610 4854 4854
45 M 109 111 125 167 265 366 447 470 429 329 184 109 3110
45 S 109 220 345 512 777 1143 1590 2060 2489 2818 3002 3110 3110
50 M 31 30 31 51 117 216 292 315 279 179 68 27 1637
50 S 31 61 92 143 260 476 768 1084 1362 1541 1610 1637 1637
55 M 3 4 4 8 27 79 141 162 136 60 12 3 639
55 S 3 7 11 19 45 125 266 428 563 624 636 639 639
60 M 0 0 0 1 4 12 29 38 35 11 1 0 132
60 S 0 0 1 2 6 19 48 85 120 131 131 132 132
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 76 82 96 123 180 240 304 323 296 226 123 76 2145
50 S 76 157 254 376 556 796 1101 1424 1720 1946 2069 2145 2145
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