TALLADEGA, ALABAMA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1888 To Year=2012
Station:(018024) TALLADEGA
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 213 246 469 669 929 1111 1229 1211 1020 717 394 232 8440
40 S 213 459 928 1597 2526 3637 4867 6077 7097 7814 8208 8440 8440
45 M 124 149 330 520 774 961 1074 1056 870 563 263 134 6818
45 S 124 272 602 1123 1897 2858 3932 4988 5858 6420 6683 6818 6818
50 M 64 80 210 376 619 811 919 901 720 412 156 69 5338
50 S 64 144 355 731 1350 2161 3080 3981 4701 5113 5269 5338 5338
55 M 29 36 118 244 465 661 764 746 570 273 78 30 4014
55 S 29 65 183 427 892 1553 2318 3063 3633 3906 3984 4014 4014
60 M 9 12 55 134 316 511 609 591 422 155 32 9 2855
60 S 9 21 77 210 526 1038 1647 2237 2659 2814 2846 2855 2855
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 129 159 302 433 613 744 831 819 685 471 257 143 5586
50 S 129 288 589 1023 1636 2381 3212 4031 4715 5186 5443 5586 5586
Derived form the 1888-2012 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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