FORT DRUM 5 NW, FLORIDA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1948 To Year=2011
Station:(083137) FORT DRUM 5 NW
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 679 657 840 926 1106 1188 1273 1282 1196 1085 868 715 11815
40 S 679 1336 2176 3102 4207 5395 6669 7951 9147 10232 11100 11815 11815
45 M 526 517 685 776 951 1038 1118 1127 1046 930 718 563 9995
45 S 526 1043 1728 2504 3455 4493 5611 6739 7785 8714 9432 9995 9995
50 M 381 380 531 626 796 888 963 972 896 775 568 415 8191
50 S 381 761 1291 1917 2713 3601 4564 5537 6433 7208 7776 8191 8191
55 M 248 253 380 476 641 738 808 817 746 620 421 278 6427
55 S 248 502 882 1358 1999 2737 3545 4362 5109 5728 6149 6427 6427
60 M 138 145 241 327 486 588 653 662 596 465 279 159 4740
60 S 138 283 523 850 1336 1924 2577 3240 3836 4301 4580 4740 4740
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 436 424 551 618 752 821 877 885 836 756 581 462 8000
50 S 436 860 1412 2030 2782 3604 4481 5366 6202 6958 7539 8000 8000
Derived form the 1948-2011 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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