THOMASVILLE, ALABAMA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1891 To Year=2012
Station:(018178) THOMASVILLE
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 278 305 541 740 1001 1170 1262 1250 1078 792 472 302 9191
40 S 278 584 1125 1865 2865 4035 5298 6548 7626 8418 8889 9191 9191
45 M 175 198 397 591 846 1020 1107 1095 928 637 334 189 7518
45 S 175 373 771 1361 2207 3227 4334 5430 6358 6995 7329 7518 7518
50 M 99 116 268 444 691 870 952 940 778 485 214 109 5967
50 S 99 215 483 927 1618 2488 3440 4380 5158 5644 5858 5967 5967
55 M 49 59 161 305 536 720 797 785 628 340 121 55 4557
55 S 49 108 270 575 1111 1831 2628 3413 4041 4381 4502 4557 4557
60 M 20 24 82 183 384 570 642 630 479 211 57 23 3305
60 S 20 44 126 308 692 1262 1904 2535 3014 3225 3282 3305 3305
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 172 191 339 476 669 790 858 851 727 514 297 184 6068
50 S 172 363 703 1179 1848 2638 3496 4347 5074 5587 5884 6068 6068
Derived form the 1891-2012 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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