BREWTON 3 ENE, ALABAMA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1977 To Year=2012
Station:(011080) BREWTON 3 ENE
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 224 299 542 718 985 1156 1253 1233 1056 758 501 311 9036
40 S 224 523 1065 1783 2768 3924 5176 6409 7465 8223 8724 9036 9036
45 M 132 193 397 569 830 1006 1098 1078 906 604 361 198 7370
45 S 132 325 722 1290 2120 3126 4224 5302 6207 6811 7173 7370 7370
50 M 68 111 265 421 675 856 943 923 756 451 239 117 5823
50 S 68 179 444 865 1540 2396 3338 4261 5017 5468 5707 5823 5823
55 M 29 56 156 283 520 706 788 768 606 307 139 62 4418
55 S 29 85 241 524 1044 1749 2537 3305 3911 4218 4357 4418 4418
60 M 10 23 74 162 367 556 633 613 457 184 66 26 3170
60 S 10 32 106 268 635 1191 1824 2437 2893 3077 3143 3170 3170
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 164 209 360 474 658 773 842 829 705 516 347 220 6096
50 S 164 373 732 1206 1864 2637 3480 4309 5014 5530 5877 6096 6096
Derived form the 1977-2012 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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