BRADENTON EXPERIMENT ST, FLORIDA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1911 To Year=1972
Station:(080940) BRADENTON EXPERIMENT ST
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 680 650 814 924 1107 1188 1268 1279 1205 1081 826 705 11725
40 S 680 1330 2144 3068 4175 5363 6631 7909 9114 10195 11021 11725 11725
45 M 527 510 659 774 952 1038 1113 1124 1055 926 676 551 9903
45 S 527 1037 1695 2469 3422 4459 5572 6696 7750 8676 9352 9903 9903
50 M 378 372 505 624 797 888 958 969 905 771 527 400 8092
50 S 378 750 1255 1879 2676 3564 4521 5490 6395 7165 7692 8092 8092
55 M 242 243 355 474 642 738 803 814 755 616 381 262 6324
55 S 242 485 841 1315 1957 2695 3497 4311 5066 5681 6062 6324 6324
60 M 128 133 218 325 487 588 648 659 605 461 245 145 4642
60 S 128 261 479 805 1292 1880 2527 3186 3791 4252 4496 4642 4642
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 415 403 525 624 766 830 888 894 851 755 542 438 7929
50 S 415 818 1342 1966 2732 3562 4450 5344 6195 6950 7491 7929 7929
Derived form the 1911-1972 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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