AUBURN, ALABAMA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1893 To Year=1970
Station:(010422) AUBURN
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 283 301 507 719 984 1150 1238 1230 1078 809 463 285 9046
40 S 283 584 1091 1810 2794 3944 5182 6411 7489 8298 8761 9046 9046
45 M 176 191 365 570 829 1000 1083 1075 928 654 325 172 7367
45 S 176 367 732 1302 2131 3131 4214 5288 6216 6870 7195 7367 7367
50 M 98 107 240 423 674 850 928 920 778 502 205 91 5815
50 S 98 205 445 868 1542 2392 3320 4240 5018 5519 5724 5815 5815
55 M 46 51 139 285 519 700 773 765 628 355 111 41 4413
55 S 46 97 235 521 1040 1740 2513 3278 3906 4261 4372 4413 4413
60 M 16 18 67 164 367 550 618 610 479 222 48 13 3172
60 S 16 34 100 264 631 1182 1800 2409 2888 3110 3159 3172 3172
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 163 178 310 457 655 778 849 843 729 526 285 164 5938
50 S 163 341 652 1109 1763 2542 3390 4234 4963 5489 5773 5938 5938
Derived form the 1893-1970 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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