FORT LAUDERDALE EXPERIM, FLORIDA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1953 To Year=1979
Station:(083171) FORT LAUDERDALE EXPERIM
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 773 722 907 1001 1139 1184 1270 1283 1212 1126 928 815 12360
40 S 773 1496 2403 3403 4542 5726 6996 8279 9491 10617 11545 12360 12360
45 M 620 581 752 851 984 1034 1115 1128 1062 971 778 660 10535
45 S 620 1201 1953 2804 3787 4821 5936 7064 8126 9097 9875 10535 10535
50 M 470 442 598 701 829 884 960 973 912 816 629 507 8719
50 S 470 912 1510 2210 3039 3922 4883 5856 6767 7583 8212 8719 8719
55 M 328 309 445 551 674 734 805 818 762 661 480 359 6925
55 S 328 637 1082 1632 2306 3040 3845 4663 5425 6086 6566 6925 6925
60 M 201 190 299 401 519 584 650 663 612 506 335 225 5184
60 S 201 390 689 1090 1609 2192 2843 3506 4117 4623 4958 5184 5184
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 500 467 606 691 805 843 899 901 863 799 634 534 8543
50 S 500 966 1573 2264 3070 3912 4811 5713 6576 7375 8009 8543 8543
Derived form the 1953-1979 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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