FAYETTE, ALABAMA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1892 To Year=2011
Station:(012883) FAYETTE
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 178 220 419 669 912 1107 1242 1212 1002 690 363 203 8215
40 S 178 397 817 1485 2397 3505 4747 5959 6961 7650 8013 8215 8215
45 M 100 127 285 520 757 957 1087 1057 852 536 238 114 6630
45 S 100 228 513 1033 1790 2747 3834 4891 5743 6278 6516 6630 6630
50 M 51 65 174 377 602 807 932 902 702 386 137 58 5193
50 S 51 116 291 667 1269 2076 3008 3910 4612 4998 5135 5193 5193
55 M 22 28 93 245 448 657 777 747 552 249 67 25 3911
55 S 22 50 144 389 837 1495 2272 3019 3571 3819 3886 3911 3911
60 M 8 10 42 135 301 507 622 592 404 137 26 8 2791
60 S 8 17 59 194 495 1002 1624 2216 2620 2757 2783 2791 2791
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 114 146 271 437 601 740 829 809 664 459 246 134 5450
50 S 114 260 530 968 1568 2308 3137 3946 4610 5069 5316 5450 5450
Derived form the 1892-2011 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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