BEATRICE, ALABAMA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1941 To Year=1996
Station:(010616) BEATRICE
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 221 269 519 727 1005 1159 1264 1241 1073 781 482 348 9088
40 S 221 489 1009 1736 2741 3899 5164 6404 7477 8258 8740 9088 9088
45 M 123 167 374 578 850 1009 1109 1086 923 626 341 232 7418
45 S 123 290 664 1242 2092 3100 4210 5295 6218 6845 7186 7418 7418
50 M 60 95 244 431 695 859 954 931 773 473 220 142 5876
50 S 60 155 399 830 1524 2383 3337 4268 5041 5514 5734 5876 5876
55 M 25 48 140 290 540 709 799 776 623 325 126 80 4481
55 S 25 73 213 504 1043 1752 2551 3327 3951 4276 4401 4481 4481
60 M 8 19 68 165 386 559 644 621 474 196 60 36 3236
60 S 8 27 95 261 646 1205 1850 2470 2944 3140 3200 3236 3236
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 147 180 330 473 685 790 856 849 728 521 324 234 6118
50 S 147 327 658 1130 1815 2605 3461 4311 5038 5559 5883 6118 6118
Derived form the 1941-1996 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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