CAMDEN 3 NW, ALABAMA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1961 To Year=1996
Station:(011301) CAMDEN 3 NW
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 228 284 526 735 974 1131 1241 1218 1045 750 450 280 8863
40 S 228 512 1038 1773 2748 3879 5120 6338 7383 8134 8583 8863 8863
45 M 134 182 382 586 819 981 1086 1063 895 596 315 175 7214
45 S 134 315 697 1283 2102 3083 4170 5233 6128 6724 7039 7214 7214
50 M 69 105 253 438 664 831 931 908 745 442 202 101 5690
50 S 69 174 427 865 1530 2361 3292 4201 4946 5388 5589 5690 5690
55 M 31 53 148 299 510 681 776 753 595 296 114 51 4307
55 S 31 83 232 531 1040 1722 2498 3251 3846 4143 4256 4307 4307
60 M 11 21 73 177 357 531 621 598 447 173 52 20 3080
60 S 11 32 104 281 638 1169 1791 2389 2835 3008 3060 3080 3080
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 141 188 340 480 649 761 836 826 699 491 292 180 5882
50 S 141 329 669 1149 1797 2558 3394 4219 4919 5409 5702 5882 5882
Derived form the 1961-1996 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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