BAY MINETTE 3 NNW, ALABAMA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1913 To Year=2012
Station:(010583) BAY MINETTE 3 NNW
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 381 419 633 814 1051 1186 1271 1266 1117 873 574 420 10003
40 S 381 800 1432 2246 3297 4483 5753 7019 8136 9009 9583 10003 10003
45 M 256 295 482 664 896 1036 1116 1111 967 718 428 287 8255
45 S 256 551 1033 1696 2592 3628 4744 5854 6821 7539 7968 8255 8255
50 M 156 187 339 514 741 886 961 956 817 564 293 178 6591
50 S 156 343 681 1196 1937 2822 3783 4739 5555 6119 6413 6591 6591
55 M 83 103 213 367 586 736 806 801 667 412 179 98 5050
55 S 83 187 399 767 1353 2089 2894 3695 4362 4774 4952 5050 5050
60 M 37 47 113 231 432 586 651 646 517 270 92 46 3666
60 S 37 84 198 428 860 1446 2096 2742 3259 3528 3620 3666 3666
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 228 255 396 531 721 819 884 880 774 577 356 251 6674
50 S 228 483 879 1410 2131 2951 3834 4715 5489 6067 6422 6674 6674
Derived form the 1913-2012 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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