ARCADIA, FLORIDA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1899 To Year=2012
Station:(080228) ARCADIA
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 681 663 853 950 1137 1204 1284 1290 1209 1081 835 720 11908
40 S 681 1344 2197 3147 4284 5489 6772 8063 9271 10353 11188 11908 11908
45 M 529 523 698 800 982 1054 1129 1135 1059 926 685 567 10087
45 S 529 1052 1749 2550 3532 4586 5715 6850 7909 8835 9521 10087 10087
50 M 383 387 544 650 827 904 974 980 909 771 536 418 8283
50 S 383 770 1313 1964 2791 3695 4669 5650 6558 7329 7866 8283 8283
55 M 251 260 394 501 672 754 819 825 759 616 391 280 6522
55 S 251 511 906 1406 2078 2833 3651 4477 5235 5852 6243 6522 6522
60 M 141 151 255 352 517 604 664 670 609 462 254 162 4842
60 S 141 292 547 899 1417 2021 2685 3355 3964 4426 4680 4842 4842
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 439 431 564 635 764 822 882 888 845 751 556 464 8042
50 S 439 870 1435 2070 2834 3656 4538 5426 6271 7022 7578 8042 8042
Derived form the 1899-2012 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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