BELLE GLADE EXP STN, FLORIDA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1924 To Year=2005
Station:(080611) BELLE GLADE EXP STN
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 721 688 854 933 1095 1172 1258 1268 1195 1096 880 765 11924
40 S 721 1409 2263 3196 4291 5462 6720 7988 9183 10279 11159 11924 11924
45 M 569 547 699 783 940 1022 1103 1113 1045 941 730 611 10102
45 S 569 1116 1814 2597 3537 4559 5662 6774 7819 8760 9491 10102 10102
50 M 421 409 545 633 785 872 948 958 895 786 581 461 8293
50 S 421 830 1375 2008 2793 3665 4613 5570 6465 7251 7832 8293 8293
55 M 284 279 395 483 630 722 793 803 745 631 434 319 6517
55 S 284 563 958 1441 2071 2793 3586 4388 5133 5764 6198 6517 6517
60 M 163 164 254 336 475 572 638 648 595 477 292 191 4804
60 S 163 327 581 917 1392 1964 2602 3249 3844 4321 4613 4804 4804
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 456 438 558 626 755 817 873 879 842 769 588 489 8091
50 S 456 894 1453 2079 2834 3651 4524 5403 6245 7014 7603 8091 8091
Derived form the 1924-2005 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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