BARTOW, FLORIDA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1892 To Year=2012
Station:(080478) BARTOW
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 661 654 857 959 1153 1224 1302 1310 1219 1080 824 695 11938
40 S 661 1316 2173 3132 4284 5509 6811 8121 9339 10419 11243 11938 11938
45 M 510 514 702 809 998 1074 1147 1155 1069 925 674 542 10119
45 S 510 1024 1726 2535 3533 4607 5754 6909 7978 8903 9577 10119 10119
50 M 365 378 549 659 843 924 992 1000 919 770 525 395 8319
50 S 365 744 1292 1951 2794 3718 4710 5710 6629 7399 7924 8319 8319
55 M 236 253 399 509 688 774 837 845 769 615 380 260 6566
55 S 236 489 888 1398 2085 2860 3697 4542 5310 5926 6305 6566 6566
60 M 129 147 260 361 533 624 682 690 619 461 245 147 4899
60 S 129 277 537 898 1431 2055 2737 3427 4046 4507 4752 4899 4899
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 416 420 565 645 788 842 898 902 853 751 544 441 8065
50 S 416 836 1401 2046 2834 3677 4574 5476 6329 7080 7624 8065 8065
Derived form the 1892-2012 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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