FIVE POINTS 5 SSW, CALIFORNIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

Station:(043083) FIVE POINTS 5 SSW
From Year=1942 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 193 319 470 621 864 1038 1255 1201 1033 777 419 197 8387
40 S 193 512 981 1603 2466 3504 4759 5960 6993 7770 8190 8387 8387
45 M 86 185 317 471 709 888 1100 1046 883 622 274 87 6668
45 S 86 270 587 1059 1767 2655 3755 4801 5684 6306 6581 6668 6668
50 M 28 77 177 325 554 738 945 891 733 468 149 28 5112
50 S 28 105 282 607 1161 1899 2844 3735 4468 4935 5085 5112 5112
55 M 5 19 75 193 401 588 790 736 583 317 62 5 3775
55 S 5 25 100 293 693 1281 2071 2807 3390 3707 3770 3775 3775
60 M 1 2 23 93 255 439 635 581 434 181 19 1 2663
60 S 1 3 26 119 374 813 1448 2028 2462 2643 2662 2663 2663
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 97 183 288 390 538 639 759 733 644 488 253 102 5114
50 S 97 280 568 958 1496 2135 2894 3627 4270 4759 5012 5114 5114
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