ELBA, ALABAMA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1893 To Year=2010
Station:(012577) ELBA
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 250 292 685 731 1058 1186 1226 1241 1044 806 441 264 9224
40 S 250 542 1228 1959 3017 4203 5429 6670 7713 8519 8959 9224 9224
45 M 143 182 534 582 903 1036 1071 1086 894 651 301 153 7535
45 S 143 324 858 1440 2343 3379 4449 5535 6429 7080 7381 7535 7535
50 M 70 97 390 435 748 886 916 931 744 500 179 79 5975
50 S 70 167 557 992 1740 2626 3542 4473 5216 5717 5896 5975 5975
55 M 32 44 263 297 593 736 761 776 594 355 88 35 4573
55 S 32 76 339 636 1228 1965 2725 3501 4095 4450 4538 4573 4573
60 M 14 20 155 174 440 586 606 621 445 225 34 10 3330
60 S 14 34 189 363 803 1389 1995 2616 3061 3286 3320 3330 3330
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 145 181 454 468 681 775 831 843 710 541 299 171 6097
50 S 145 326 780 1248 1929 2704 3534 4377 5087 5628 5926 6097 6097
Derived form the 1893-2010 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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