GAINESVILLE UNIV OF FLO, FLORIDA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1903 To Year=1963
Station:(083316) GAINESVILLE UNIV OF FLO
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 551 546 750 884 1102 1193 1267 1275 1175 993 706 552 10994
40 S 551 1097 1847 2731 3833 5026 6293 7568 8743 9736 10442 10994 10994
45 M 406 411 597 735 947 1043 1112 1120 1025 838 558 406 9197
45 S 406 817 1413 2148 3095 4137 5250 6370 7395 8233 8791 9197 9197
50 M 276 285 447 585 792 893 957 965 875 683 415 275 7448
50 S 276 561 1008 1593 2385 3278 4235 5200 6076 6758 7173 7448 7448
55 M 168 176 308 437 637 743 802 810 725 529 281 167 5784
55 S 168 345 652 1089 1726 2469 3271 4081 4807 5336 5617 5784 5784
60 M 87 94 186 295 482 593 647 655 575 379 168 84 4245
60 S 87 181 367 662 1144 1737 2384 3039 3615 3993 4161 4245 4245
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 336 339 481 588 749 820 881 884 820 677 455 339 7370
50 S 336 675 1156 1744 2493 3313 4195 5079 5899 6576 7031 7370 7370
Derived form the 1903-1963 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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