MOUNTAIN LAKE, FLORIDA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1935 To Year=2012
Station:(085973) MOUNTAIN LAKE
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 662 651 852 958 1148 1220 1295 1301 1212 1074 833 698 11905
40 S 662 1313 2166 3124 4272 5492 6787 8088 9300 10373 11206 11905 11905
45 M 511 512 698 808 993 1070 1140 1146 1062 919 683 546 10086
45 S 511 1022 1720 2528 3521 4591 5731 6877 7939 8857 9541 10086 10086
50 M 367 376 544 658 838 920 985 991 912 764 534 398 8286
50 S 367 743 1286 1944 2783 3703 4687 5679 6590 7354 7888 8286 8286
55 M 239 251 394 508 683 770 830 836 762 609 389 264 6536
55 S 239 490 885 1393 2076 2846 3676 4512 5274 5883 6272 6536 6536
60 M 135 145 255 360 528 620 675 681 612 455 253 151 4870
60 S 135 280 535 895 1424 2044 2718 3400 4011 4466 4719 4870 4870
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 427 422 563 645 781 837 892 898 849 747 555 449 8064
50 S 427 849 1412 2057 2838 3675 4567 5465 6314 7061 7615 8064 8064
Derived form the 1935-2012 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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