WARRIOR LOCK AND DAM, ALABAMA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1958 To Year=2012
Station:(018673) WARRIOR LOCK AND DAM
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 247 217 446 872 876 -99 1256 1260 1189 719 -99 346 -99
40 S 247 464 910 1782 2658 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99
45 M 155 116 316 722 721 -99 1101 1105 1039 564 -99 240 -99
45 S 155 272 588 1310 2030 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99
50 M 90 51 202 572 566 -99 946 950 889 411 -99 159 -99
50 S 90 141 343 915 1481 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99
55 M 47 16 111 422 411 -99 791 795 739 269 -99 89 -99
55 S 47 63 174 596 1006 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99
60 M 18 3 42 280 258 -99 636 640 589 153 -99 35 -99
60 S 18 20 62 342 601 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 160 135 278 580 573 -99 840 843 804 462 -99 221 -99
50 S 160 295 572 1152 1725 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99
Derived form the 1958-2012 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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