SPRINGVILLE TULE HD, CALIFORNIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

Station:(048463) SPRINGVILLE TULE HD
From Year=1896 To Year=1955
Growing Degree Days for Selected Base Temperature (F)
Base Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Annual
40 M 66 79 140 265 456 665 936 903 694 443 215 84 4946
40 S 66 145 285 550 1006 1671 2607 3510 4204 4647 4862 4946 4946
45 M 19 26 60 150 312 516 781 748 544 298 110 27 3591
45 S 19 45 105 255 567 1083 1863 2611 3156 3454 3564 3591 3591
50 M 3 6 18 68 186 371 626 593 397 173 42 5 2487
50 S 3 9 28 95 281 652 1278 1871 2268 2440 2482 2487 2487
55 M 0 1 3 22 91 237 471 438 258 81 9 0 1614
55 S 0 1 4 26 118 355 826 1264 1523 1604 1613 1614 1614
60 M 0 0 0 4 33 128 320 286 143 27 1 0 943
60 S 0 0 0 5 38 166 485 772 915 942 943 943 943
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 53 60 100 166 283 418 604 578 448 290 153 62 3214
50 S 53 112 213 379 662 1079 1683 2262 2709 2999 3153 3214 3214
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