FOUNTAIN 3 SSE, FLORIDA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1955 To Year=1989
Station:(083230) FOUNTAIN 3 SSE
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 344 377 603 789 1030 1158 1248 1240 1116 870 586 415 9778
40 S 344 721 1324 2114 3143 4301 5549 6790 7906 8776 9363 9778 9778
45 M 225 255 453 639 875 1008 1093 1085 966 715 441 282 8038
45 S 225 481 933 1573 2447 3455 4548 5634 6600 7316 7756 8038 8038
50 M 134 156 312 490 720 858 938 930 816 561 305 174 6393
50 S 134 290 601 1092 1811 2669 3607 4538 5354 5915 6220 6393 6393
55 M 70 84 190 344 565 708 783 775 666 409 187 95 4878
55 S 70 154 344 689 1253 1961 2744 3520 4186 4595 4782 4878 4878
60 M 31 39 96 210 410 558 628 620 517 268 97 42 3515
60 S 31 70 166 376 785 1343 1971 2592 3109 3377 3474 3515 3515
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 232 262 407 530 684 772 846 843 759 588 396 282 6600
50 S 232 494 900 1431 2115 2887 3733 4576 5335 5923 6319 6600 6600
Derived form the 1955-1989 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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