GOLDENDALE 2 E, WASHINGTON

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

Station:(453226) GOLDENDALE 2 E
From Year=1972 To Year=1995
Growing Degree Days for Selected Base Temperature (F)
Base Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Annual
40 M 11 24 86 204 399 594 804 809 559 279 56 16 3841
40 S 11 35 121 325 724 1318 2123 2932 3490 3769 3825 3841 3841
45 M 1 5 23 100 252 445 649 654 410 153 17 2 2710
45 S 1 6 29 128 380 825 1474 2128 2538 2691 2707 2710 2710
50 M 0 0 4 39 137 301 495 499 270 67 3 0 1815
50 S 0 1 4 43 180 481 976 1475 1744 1812 1814 1815 1815
55 M 0 0 0 11 65 177 344 347 152 23 0 0 1120
55 S 0 0 0 11 76 253 597 944 1096 1119 1120 1120 1120
60 M 0 0 0 2 26 89 211 211 69 6 0 0 615
60 S 0 0 0 2 29 118 329 539 609 615 615 615 615
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 4 15 62 148 277 386 503 512 385 219 25 5 2540
50 S 4 18 80 228 505 891 1394 1906 2291 2510 2535 2540 2540
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