BURLEY FAA AP, IDAHO

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

Station:(101303) BURLEY FAA AP
From Year=1948 To Year=2006
Growing Degree Days for Selected Base Temperature (F)
Base Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Annual
40 M 8 22 80 220 471 692 952 897 590 294 62 10 4298
40 S 8 30 110 331 802 1494 2446 3343 3933 4227 4288 4298 4298
45 M 1 4 28 117 325 543 797 742 442 172 20 2 3191
45 S 1 5 33 150 474 1017 1814 2556 2998 3170 3190 3191 3191
50 M 0 0 6 50 197 395 642 587 302 81 4 0 2265
50 S 0 0 6 57 254 649 1291 1878 2180 2261 2265 2265 2265
55 M 0 0 1 17 100 258 487 433 178 28 0 0 1501
55 S 0 0 1 17 117 375 862 1295 1473 1501 1501 1501 1501
60 M 0 0 0 4 38 143 335 284 83 6 0 0 894
60 S 0 0 0 4 42 186 520 805 888 894 894 894 894
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 4 17 67 160 297 430 599 566 392 224 50 5 2810
50 S 4 21 88 248 545 974 1573 2139 2531 2754 2805 2810 2810
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 Jul 28, 2006
Months with 5 or more missing days are not considered
Years with 1 or more missing months are not considered

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