FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1901 To Year=2012
Station:(083207) FORT PIERCE
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 733 699 874 964 1133 1199 1286 1295 1219 1131 904 782 12219
40 S 733 1432 2306 3270 4402 5602 6888 8183 9402 10532 11437 12219 12219
45 M 580 558 719 814 978 1049 1131 1140 1069 976 754 628 10396
45 S 580 1138 1857 2671 3649 4698 5829 6969 8038 9014 9768 10396 10396
50 M 431 419 564 664 823 899 976 985 919 821 604 477 8583
50 S 431 851 1415 2079 2902 3801 4777 5762 6681 7502 8106 8583 8583
55 M 292 289 414 514 668 749 821 830 769 666 457 333 6801
55 S 292 581 995 1509 2177 2926 3747 4577 5346 6012 6469 6801 6801
60 M 172 174 272 366 513 599 666 675 619 511 314 205 5085
60 S 172 346 618 984 1496 2096 2762 3437 4056 4567 4881 5085 5085
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 463 444 574 660 806 860 914 921 881 810 611 502 8448
50 S 463 907 1482 2142 2948 3808 4722 5643 6524 7334 7946 8448 8448
Derived form the 1901-2012 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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