SIERRA MADRE HENSZEY, CALIFORNIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

Station:(048210) SIERRA MADRE HENSZEY
From Year=1897 To Year=1958
Growing Degree Days for Selected Base Temperature (F)
Base Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Annual
40 M 448 435 530 599 703 823 1043 1060 970 830 670 521 8633
40 S 448 883 1413 2013 2716 3539 4582 5642 6612 7442 8113 8633 8633
45 M 300 296 376 449 548 673 888 905 820 675 521 368 6819
45 S 300 596 972 1421 1969 2642 3530 4435 5256 5931 6451 6819 6819
50 M 169 170 230 301 393 523 733 750 670 520 373 225 5058
50 S 169 338 569 870 1263 1786 2519 3269 3940 4460 4833 5058 5058
55 M 76 76 116 168 242 373 578 595 520 366 234 116 3461
55 S 76 153 268 436 679 1052 1630 2225 2745 3111 3345 3461 3461
60 M 27 29 48 75 117 227 423 440 371 223 123 48 2152
60 S 27 57 104 180 296 524 946 1387 1757 1980 2104 2152 2152
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 227 226 287 334 404 509 676 687 619 508 392 276 5144
50 S 227 452 740 1074 1477 1986 2662 3349 3968 4476 4868 5144 5144
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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