MINTER 3 NW, ALABAMA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1957 To Year=1978
Station:(015449) MINTER 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 218 260 471 727 961 1112 1236 1213 1047 752 442 269 8707
40 S 218 477 948 1676 2636 3749 4985 6197 7244 7996 8438 8707 8707
45 M 133 165 333 578 806 962 1081 1058 897 597 309 167 7084
45 S 133 297 630 1208 2013 2976 4057 5115 6011 6608 6917 7084 7084
50 M 71 96 212 430 651 812 926 903 747 445 195 94 5581
50 S 71 167 379 809 1459 2272 3198 4101 4847 5292 5487 5581 5581
55 M 32 50 118 292 496 662 771 748 597 301 107 48 4222
55 S 32 82 199 491 987 1650 2421 3169 3766 4067 4174 4222 4222
60 M 11 20 53 172 345 512 616 593 449 178 49 19 3017
60 S 11 31 83 255 600 1112 1728 2321 2770 2948 2998 3017 3017
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 133 166 291 468 639 758 846 832 713 484 277 169 5775
50 S 133 299 590 1058 1697 2455 3301 4133 4846 5330 5607 5775 5775
Derived form the 1957-1978 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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