ANDALUSIA 3 W, ALABAMA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1912 To Year=2012
Station:(010252) ANDALUSIA 3 W
Averages Daily Extremes
Growing Degree Days for Selected Base Temperature (F)
Base Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Annual
40 M 288 328 557 748 998 1152 1245 1237 1070 793 490 328 9235
40 S 288 616 1173 1921 2919 4071 5316 6553 7623 8416 8906 9235 9235
45 M 182 217 411 598 843 1002 1090 1082 920 639 351 209 7544
45 S 182 399 810 1408 2251 3252 4343 5425 6345 6983 7334 7544 7544
50 M 104 130 279 450 688 852 935 927 770 485 229 120 5969
50 S 104 234 513 963 1651 2503 3438 4365 5135 5620 5849 5969 5969
55 M 51 70 169 310 533 702 780 772 620 340 131 61 4538
55 S 51 121 289 600 1133 1834 2615 3387 4007 4347 4477 4538 4538
60 M 21 31 86 187 380 552 625 617 471 211 62 27 3269
60 S 21 52 138 324 704 1256 1881 2498 2969 3180 3242 3269 3269
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 190 219 365 495 666 771 842 837 723 528 325 215 6176
50 S 190 409 774 1269 1935 2706 3548 4384 5108 5636 5961 6176 6176
Derived form the 1912-2012 Data
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 May 22,
Months with 5 or more missing days are not considered
Years with 1 or more missing months are not considered

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