CANAL POINT USDA, FLORIDA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1941 To Year=2012
Station:(081276) CANAL POINT USDA
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 716 703 886 974 1139 1202 1276 1282 1210 1127 911 776 12202
40 S 716 1419 2305 3279 4418 5620 6896 8178 9389 10515 11426 12202 12202
45 M 562 562 731 824 984 1052 1121 1127 1060 972 761 621 10377
45 S 562 1124 1855 2679 3663 4715 5836 6963 8023 8995 9756 10377 10377
50 M 412 422 576 674 829 902 966 972 910 817 611 468 8559
50 S 412 834 1410 2084 2913 3815 4781 5753 6663 7480 8091 8559 8559
55 M 271 288 423 524 674 752 811 817 760 662 462 322 6766
55 S 271 559 982 1506 2180 2932 3743 4560 5320 5982 6444 6766 6766
60 M 150 169 276 374 519 602 656 662 610 507 316 192 5033
60 S 150 319 595 969 1488 2090 2746 3408 4019 4526 4841 5033 5033
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 437 440 580 662 790 837 883 891 853 796 613 487 8268
50 S 437 877 1457 2119 2909 3747 4630 5521 6373 7169 7781 8268 8268
Derived form the 1941-2012 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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