FRIANT GOVERNMENT CP, CALIFORNIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

Station:(043261) FRIANT GOVERNMENT CAMP
From Year=1912 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 201 297 425 560 831 1024 1259 1210 1029 786 426 212 8259
40 S 201 498 923 1483 2313 3338 4596 5807 6836 7621 8047 8259 8259
45 M 92 167 275 410 676 874 1104 1055 879 631 280 98 6540
45 S 92 259 534 944 1619 2494 3597 4653 5532 6162 6442 6540 6540
50 M 29 70 145 268 521 724 949 900 729 476 155 32 4998
50 S 29 99 244 512 1033 1757 2706 3606 4335 4811 4966 4998 4998
55 M 5 17 57 149 369 574 794 745 579 327 69 6 3691
55 S 5 23 79 228 597 1172 1965 2711 3290 3617 3685 3691 3691
60 M 0 2 14 67 231 425 639 590 429 193 21 1 2612
60 S 0 2 16 82 314 739 1378 1968 2398 2591 2611 2612 2612
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 101 161 255 358 518 611 728 704 620 493 257 113 4919
50 S 101 262 517 875 1393 2004 2732 3436 4056 4549 4806 4919 4919
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

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