OCALA, FLORIDA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1892 To Year=2012
Station:(086414) OCALA
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 564 568 783 905 1124 1213 1289 1291 1184 1011 738 591 11262
40 S 564 1132 1915 2820 3945 5158 6447 7738 8922 9933 10671 11262 11262
45 M 418 431 628 755 969 1063 1134 1136 1034 856 588 441 9455
45 S 418 849 1477 2232 3202 4265 5399 6535 7569 8425 9014 9455 9455
50 M 284 302 477 605 814 913 979 981 884 701 442 302 7686
50 S 284 586 1063 1669 2483 3396 4375 5356 6241 6942 7384 7686 7686
55 M 172 189 333 457 659 763 824 826 734 547 305 186 5995
55 S 172 361 694 1151 1810 2573 3398 4224 4958 5504 5809 5995 5995
60 M 87 101 205 312 505 613 669 671 584 395 183 97 4422
60 S 87 188 394 705 1210 1823 2492 3163 3748 4142 4325 4422 4422
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 355 363 511 603 759 829 887 889 823 692 481 373 7563
50 S 355 718 1229 1832 2591 3420 4307 5195 6018 6710 7191 7563 7563
Derived form the 1892-2012 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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