LA BELLE, FLORIDA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1929 To Year=2012
Station:(084662) LA BELLE
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 713 703 874 969 1145 1216 1290 1299 1220 1107 870 751 12158
40 S 713 1416 2290 3259 4404 5621 6910 8209 9429 10537 11407 12158 12158
45 M 560 563 719 819 990 1066 1135 1144 1070 952 720 598 10335
45 S 560 1122 1841 2660 3650 4717 5851 6995 8065 9018 9738 10335 10335
50 M 411 424 564 669 835 916 980 989 920 797 571 447 8523
50 S 411 835 1400 2069 2904 3820 4800 5789 6709 7506 8077 8523 8523
55 M 275 294 413 520 680 766 825 834 770 642 424 304 6747
55 S 275 569 982 1502 2182 2948 3772 4606 5377 6019 6442 6747 6747
60 M 159 178 272 371 525 616 670 679 620 488 284 181 5041
60 S 159 337 608 979 1504 2121 2790 3469 4089 4577 4860 5041 5041
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 463 460 577 648 770 830 885 894 854 772 584 489 8228
50 S 463 923 1500 2149 2919 3749 4634 5528 6382 7155 7738 8228 8228
Derived form the 1929-2012 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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