HOMESTEAD EXP STN, FLORIDA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1910 To Year=1988
Station:(084091) HOMESTEAD EXP STN
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 796 745 916 987 1125 1185 1260 1273 1208 1138 929 836 12398
40 S 796 1540 2456 3443 4568 5753 7013 8286 9494 10633 11562 12398 12398
45 M 641 603 761 837 970 1035 1105 1118 1058 983 779 681 10573
45 S 641 1245 2005 2842 3813 4847 5952 7071 8129 9112 9892 10573 10573
50 M 489 463 606 687 815 885 950 963 908 828 629 527 8751
50 S 489 951 1557 2244 3060 3945 4894 5858 6766 7594 8224 8751 8751
55 M 342 326 452 537 660 735 795 808 758 673 480 377 6944
55 S 342 667 1120 1657 2317 3052 3847 4655 5413 6087 6567 6944 6944
60 M 207 200 304 388 505 585 640 653 608 518 334 237 5180
60 S 207 407 711 1099 1605 2189 2829 3482 4091 4609 4943 5180 5180
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 516 486 614 675 786 832 882 889 856 808 633 548 8526
50 S 516 1002 1616 2291 3077 3910 4792 5681 6537 7345 7978 8526 8526
Derived form the 1910-1988 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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