MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1927 To Year=2012
Station:(085658) MIAMI BEACH
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 882 828 987 1049 1189 1238 1326 1337 1259 1198 1027 932 13253
40 S 882 1710 2697 3746 4935 6173 7499 8836 10095 11293 12321 13253 13253
45 M 727 687 832 899 1034 1088 1171 1182 1109 1043 877 777 11427
45 S 727 1414 2246 3145 4179 5267 6438 7620 8729 9772 10650 11427 11427
50 M 573 546 677 749 879 938 1016 1027 959 888 727 623 9602
50 S 573 1119 1796 2545 3424 4362 5378 6405 7364 8252 8980 9602 9602
55 M 422 407 522 599 724 788 861 872 809 733 577 470 7784
55 S 422 829 1351 1950 2674 3462 4323 5195 6004 6737 7315 7784 7784
60 M 280 274 370 449 569 638 706 717 659 578 428 322 5990
60 S 280 554 924 1373 1942 2580 3286 4003 4662 5240 5668 5990 5990
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 581 550 678 747 874 923 991 995 942 884 727 627 9520
50 S 581 1131 1809 2556 3430 4354 5344 6339 7281 8165 8893 9520 9520
Derived form the 1927-2012 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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