PAICINES 4 W, CALIFORNIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

Station:(046610) PAICINES 5 W
From Year=1948 To Year=2011
Growing Degree Days for Selected Base Temperature (F)
Base Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Annual
40 M 196 226 333 393 589 725 846 836 732 543 327 175 5920
40 S 196 422 755 1149 1737 2462 3308 4144 4876 5419 5746 5920 5920
45 M 79 103 188 247 434 575 691 681 582 388 189 68 4224
45 S 79 182 370 617 1050 1625 2316 2997 3579 3967 4156 4224 4224
50 M 20 30 79 123 279 425 536 526 432 239 82 16 2788
50 S 20 49 128 252 531 956 1492 2018 2450 2689 2771 2788 2788
55 M 3 6 20 44 142 276 381 371 283 114 22 2 1664
55 S 3 8 28 73 214 490 871 1243 1526 1639 1662 1664 1664
60 M 0 1 2 12 53 139 228 217 149 37 3 0 842
60 S 0 1 3 15 68 207 435 653 801 839 842 842 842
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 129 144 229 261 390 471 533 529 470 377 232 124 3889
50 S 129 272 502 763 1153 1624 2157 2686 3157 3533 3765 3889 3889
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