MIAMI 12 SSW, FLORIDA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1958 To Year=1988
Station:(085678) MIAMI 12 SSW
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 793 749 943 1021 1161 1203 1295 1303 1224 1153 961 846 12653
40 S 793 1542 2485 3506 4667 5870 7165 8468 9693 10846 11807 12653 12653
45 M 639 608 788 871 1006 1053 1140 1148 1074 998 811 691 10828
45 S 639 1247 2035 2906 3912 4965 6105 7253 8327 9326 10137 10828 10828
50 M 488 467 633 721 851 903 985 993 924 843 661 537 9008
50 S 488 955 1589 2310 3160 4063 5049 6042 6966 7809 8471 9008 9008
55 M 343 332 479 571 696 753 830 838 774 688 512 387 7204
55 S 343 675 1154 1725 2421 3174 4004 4842 5617 6305 6817 7204 7204
60 M 212 208 330 421 541 603 675 683 624 533 366 248 5446
60 S 212 420 750 1172 1712 2316 2991 3674 4298 4832 5197 5446 5446
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 514 487 640 717 838 875 933 936 888 833 665 557 8882
50 S 514 1001 1641 2358 3195 4071 5004 5940 6828 7660 8325 8882 8882
Derived form the 1958-1988 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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