BRADENTON 5 ESE, FLORIDA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1965 To Year=2012
Station:(080945) BRADENTON 5 ESE
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 655 642 832 935 1136 1226 1308 1314 1227 1092 852 712 11931
40 S 655 1297 2129 3064 4200 5426 6734 8047 9275 10367 11219 11931 11931
45 M 505 502 677 785 981 1076 1153 1159 1077 937 702 559 10112
45 S 505 1006 1684 2468 3450 4525 5678 6837 7914 8852 9553 10112 10112
50 M 362 367 523 635 826 926 998 1004 927 782 552 410 8312
50 S 362 728 1251 1886 2712 3638 4636 5639 6567 7349 7901 8312 8312
55 M 234 243 374 485 671 776 843 849 777 627 406 274 6559
55 S 234 477 851 1336 2007 2783 3626 4474 5252 5879 6285 6559 6559
60 M 131 138 235 336 516 626 688 694 627 473 268 160 4893
60 S 131 270 505 841 1358 1983 2671 3365 3992 4465 4733 4893 4893
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 408 401 539 632 791 855 912 919 867 764 564 448 8102
50 S 408 809 1348 1980 2772 3627 4539 5458 6325 7089 7654 8102 8102
Derived form the 1965-2012 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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